Pre-Register for 4-H’s 2021 County Activity Day

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County Activity Day is an opportunity for youth to showcase their talents and knowledge in a variety of project areas. Youth have a few activity options, which are detailed under the headings below.

After registering, families will be contacted to schedule an appointment to record their activity in person or online via Zoom. All in-person appointments will scheduled April 26 during the 2 – 8 p.m. time frame.

Pre-register here by April 12, 2021.

All members and participants must be enrolled in 4-H Online by no later than April 12, 2021, if they have not already enrolled for the year. To be eligible to qualify for the 2021 District Activity Day, a parent/guardian must agree to the media release form, which is included during the 4-H Online enrollment process. Families who do not agree to this are welcome to participate in County Activity Day, as is not required.

Youth performer with guitar


Caldwell County youth may receive assistance as they prepare for their presentation by pre-registering early! April 1 or earlier is considered early, although later registrations may still request assistance.

For regulations, scoresheets, other helpful tools and a complete list of presentation topics, visit the North Carolina 4-H website.

Some category winners earn monetary awards and/or medals at District Activity Day and the state contest.

4-H Entertains

The 4-H Entertains portion of County Activity Day allows members to demonstrate their creativity through the performing arts, among other objectives.

Read more about 4-H Entertains, including event guidelines.

Cloverbud Show & Tell

New this year is Show & Tell, which will be a county-only and Cloverbud-only event.

SHOW & TELL: TIME LIMIT: 2 minutes

This division is for Cloverbud (ages 5-8 as of January 1 of the current year) 4-H’ers to give a talk about any 4-H related project or item. Props or a poster may be used. This is a noncompetitive event and every 4-H’er will receive a ribbon. An evaluator will be in the room to give 4-H’er’s positive comments about their talk, if they perform it in person.

Other Activities

There are two additional activities, which only available at the county level.


This may be musical, dramatic, interpretive, humorous or other type of reading. Maximum time for readings for both junior and senior levels is 5 minutes. Use of a script is required. A copy of the script must be given to the judge. There are no team readings. No district entry.

EXTEMPORANEOUS: TIME LIMIT: (ages 9-13) 2-5 minutes and (ages 14-18) 3-7 minutes.

Participants will draw two of the 5 questions provided in the April 4-H Happenings email newsletter and he/she/they will pick which question to answer. The participant will inform the judge of his or her question and will then provide an answer. The judge is permitted to ask questions. No district entry.