California 4-H State Field Day #Ca4HStateFieldDay
NEW date this year! Saturday, June 1, 2019
8:00am - 6:00pm
University of California, Davis - West Quad
- For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Each contest also has their own specific coordinator.
Exhibits and Booths
Events with Pre-registration
State 4-H Presentation Day (pre-qualification and pre-registration required) Volunteer evaluators provide written feedback to individual or teams of 4-H members on their presentations. Evaluation is criterion-based using a rubric. Types of presentations vary between demonstrations, prepared speech, interpretive reading, impromptu, and others.
Interview Contest (pre-registration required)
The Interview Contest is a Public Speaking contest that gives members an opportunity to practice the real-life skill of applying for a job. 2018 Interview Job Descriptions are updated.
State 4-H Fashion Revue (pre-qualification and pre-registration required)
Volunteer evaluators provide feedback on 4-H members’ clothing and accessory choices using criterion-based rubrics. Categories are Traditional, Consumer Science Purchased, Upcycled, See It Sew It Challenge, and Retro/Vintage Challenge. Open to the public are multiple service, craft, judging and fashion activities, and a fashion show. Organized by a committee of youth and adult volunteers who work throughout the year on all aspects of the event.
State 4-H Photography Contest (pre-registration required)
4-H members may submit two photographs in various categories.
State 4-H Film Festival (pre-registration required)
Video is a medium that is both an art and a science. 4-H has been using video to promote various aspects of the program and recruit new volunteers and members. Join the members of 4-H who have already contributed to the videos on the CA 4-H YouTube channel!
4-H Robotics Competition (pre-registration recommended)
Robotics can spark a youth’s interest and imagination or can be a stepping stone to a better understanding of core school subjects that can lead to rewarding careers in STEM related fields. Also, robots are FUN!
NEW!! 4-H Livestock Quiz Bowl (pre-registration required)
Teams of 4-5 youth ages 14-19 compete in this buzz-in style quiz contest. Test your knowledge in swine, sheep, beef, goat, poultry, rabbit, dairy and small animal production, and current events in the livestock industries. This contest is designed to stimulate learning in a variety of livestock topics and qualifies a team to compete at the National Level in Denver, CO.
Drop-in Activities (no pre-registration required)
Having an entomology project informs not only 4-H members but the public on how important insects are to our everyday life.
The objective of judging in the 4-H program is to help members grow in their ability to think, reason, and make logical and scientific judgments. Judging is about making choices and decisions. In each class, youth rank four items based on a standard; typically ten classes. There will also be a small non-competitive Primary Division for Primaries to get judging experience. They will receive a certificate of participation and a participation ribbon.
State 4-H Plant Science Contest
The contest is organized into three parts: judging, plant identification, and written test. The four highest ranking senior 4-H members are qualified to participate in the national contest.
In the morning, 4-H members may submit their logo design for the following year’s Field Day. In the afternoon, 4-H members vote on their favorite design.
Primary 4-H'ers are ages 5 to 9 years old. Age-appropriate activities help keep them included and engaged in State Field Day!
4-H Promotional Advertising Contest
Create an ad to promote 4-H! Use your creativity to create an ad for use in print or online on websites and social media.
4-H Robotics Drop-in Activities
Drop by the Robotics area to get hands-on with robots! Program a Scribbler 2 robot to complete a challenge on one the game boards (we will show you how). See LEGO Mindstorm robots in action or try your hand using remote controlled VEX robots.
About California 4-H State Field Day
The annual California 4-H State Field Day is the largest and most comprehensive educational event for 4-H youth members and 4-H volunteer educators. Since 2002, 4-H'ers from throughout the state have come together to compete at the state level for various competitions. This family-friendly event is for all ages to participate.
Each contest and activity is coordinated by 4-H volunteers and youth. Event coordination and facility support is provided by the State 4-H Office.
The goal of the event is to provide a culminating experience for 4-H members in their year-long 4-H education in public speaking, textiles, plant sciences, photography, interview skills, and entomology.
Tentative Schedule, subject to change
|7:00am - 9:30am||Check-in for various activities - please see activities pages for times and instructions|
|8:30am - 10:00am||Orientation for Evaluators for various events - please see activities pages for times and instructions|
|9:00am - 9:30am||Opening Ceremony|
Fashion Revue contest activities begin
Egg Drop Contestants begin making contraptions
Promotional Advertising Contest submissions (until 10:30)
Logo Contest - submit and draw entries
Plant Science Contest opens
Interview Contest begins
Entomology Contest begins
Robotics Events begin
Primary Member (ages 5-9) activities begin
Educational exhibits and booths
|10:00am - 12:00pm||
Presentations - AM block
Judging Contest opens
Photography contest judging
|11:00 am - 1:00 pm||
Promotional Advertising Contest voting
|11:00 am - 12:00 pm|
Bring your own, go off-campus or purchase from UC Davis eateries on campus
Logo Contest voting
4-H Management Board activities & announcements on West Quad Stage
Presentations/Share the Fun skits - PM block
Plant Science Contest closes
Entomology Contest closes
|1:30pm - 3:30pm||
Fashion Show on West Quad Stage
Judging Contest ends
Primary Member activities end
Interview Contest ends
|4:00pm - 6:00pm||
Event Awards Assembly on West Quad Stage
Promotional Advertisements pick-up
|5:00pm - 6:00pm||
Photography contest-pick up photos
|6:00pm - 7:00pm||
Parking: Parking is free on the weekends.
For GPS Directions: Enter map to “Howard Way, Davis, CA”
Click on the flags to see the event happening at that location.