4-H Calendar

Please note events are subject to change. Always check with the Grayson County 4-H Office or your 4-H Club Manger to get the most current information. 


Grayson County 4-H Event Deadlines and Dates

What's Happening in Grayson County 4-H?
Event NameEvent DateEvent LocationEvent CostRegistration SiteRegistration Deadline
County Council and Adult Leader MeetingMonday, September 19th
7 p.m.
County CourthouseTwo members from each club, plus council officers
National 4-H WeekOctober 3rd - 9thGrayson County
One Day 4-H
State Community Service Day
Saturday, October 8thGrayson CountyClubs need to plan their own community service experience
County 4-H Food Challenge
Qualifying Contest
Sunday, October 9th
2 p.m.
Sherman Boys and Girls Club$15 per teamhttps://grayson.agrilife.org/foodchallengeTuesday, October 4th
District IV 4-H Shooting Sports Coach CertificationSaturday, October 15th and Sunday, October 16thTexarkana Gun Club, Texarkana, TXhttps://v2.4honline.com
To attend volunteers must complete their 4-H Volunteer Membership in advance
Wednesday, September 28th
Clover Kid Connections and Explore 4-H DaySunday, October 16th
2 to 5:30
Loy Lake Show GroundsFREEhttps://grayson.agrilife.org/gccloverday
County Council and Adult Leader MeetingMonday, October 17th
7 p.m.
County CourthouseTwo members from each club, plus council officers
Validation - New Heifers and County SteersTuesday, October 25thHowe Ag BarnPay for tags at barnContact Tamra McGaughy for details tdmcgaughy@ag.tamu.eduTags must be ordered by Friday, September 11th
Validation - Major and County Show Goat and LambsWednesday, October 19th and Thursday, October 20thLoy Lake Show GroundsTag fees already paidContact Tamra McGaughy at tdmcgaughy@ag.tamueduTags must be order at least one week prior to validation $25 each
County 4-H Officer Training and Leadership Workshop (Designed for all members serving in an officer position at the club or county level)Sunday, October 30th
2 to 5 p.m.
Grayson County Courthousehttps://grayson.agrilife.orgFriday, October 28th
District IV Food Challenge
(Qualifying Event)
Friday, November 4thTBA$15 per team memberhttps://texas4h.online.comCloses: October 19th
Texas 4-H Opportunity Scholarship SeminarSunday, November 7thGrayson County CourthouseFreehttps://grayson.agrilife.org/scholarFriday, November 5th
Fort Worth Stock Show EntriesFriday, November 5thGrayson County AgriLife Office before 5 p.m.Check Show Rule Bookhttps://www.fwssr.com/Friday, November 5th
Junior Leadership LabNovember 12th - 14thTexas 4-H Center in Brownwood$140 youth/ $110 adulthttps://texas4hcenter.tamu.edu/Thursday, October 28th
County Council MeetingMonday, November 15thCounty CourthouseTwo members from each club, plus council officers
Major Show Entries - Houston, San Antonio, San Angelo, and Rodeo AustinFriday, November 19thGrayson County AgriLife Office before 5 p.m.Check Show RuleCheck Show WebsitesFriday, November 19th
District IV Equine Judging WorkshopSaturday, November 20thTAMU - Commerce$12 per personhttps://texas4h.online.comTuesday, November 3rd
District IV Horse Judging ContestSaturday, November 20thTAMU- Commerce$12 per personhttps://texas4h.online.comTuesday, November 2nd
Pie of a Time Workshop and FundraiserNovember 22nd - 24thGrayson County Courthouse$25 per day, limited to 10 youth dailyhttps://grayson/agrilife.org/givethanksFriday, November 19th
Limited to 15 youth per day
District IV Youth and Volunteer ConferenceSaturday, December 4thTBATBAhttps://texas4h.online.comTuesday, November 9th
County Council MeetingMonday, December 20th
7:00 p.m.
TBAAll 4-H members are invited to the Holiday Festival!
Homemade for the Holidays WorkshopsDecember 20th - 22nd from 9 to NoonGrayson County Courthouse $40 per youth/ Limited to 15https://grayson.agrilife.org/holidaycampFriday, December 17th
Texas 4-H Teen RetreatJanuary 7th to 9thTexas 4-H Conference Center, Brownwood,Texashttps://texas4hcenter.tamu.edu/
Fur, Feather and Friends ShowSaturday, January 8thLoy Lake Show GroundsSee Show Cataloghttps://grayson.agrilife.org/furandfeathershow Monday, January 3rd
District IV Dairy Judging Contest
(Must enter FWSSR contest in addition)
Sunday, January 16thFort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo$12 per personhttps://texas4h.online.comTuesday, December 28th
County Food Show
Qualifying Event
Monday, January 17th
10 am
Grayson County CourthouseFreehttps://grayson.agrilife.org/foodshowMonday, January 10th
County Council MeetingMonday, January 17th
7 p.m.
County CourthouseTwo members from each club, plus council officers
District IV Range and Pasture Grass ID Contest (Must enter FWSSR contest in addition)Saturday, January 22ndFort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo$12 per personhttps://texas4h.online.comTuesday, January 4th
Re-Fashion RetreatJanuary 28th -30thTexas 4-H Conference Center, Brownwood, Texashttps://texas4h.online.com
District IV 4-H Photography ContestJudging will take place in February. Digital Contest$12 for first entry, .50C for each additional entryhttps:.//texas.4honline.comTuesday, February 1st
District IV Food Show
(Senior Only Contest)
Saturday, February 12thRain High School
Emory, Texas
$124-H OnlineCloses on January 26th
Qualifying Contest
County Council MeetingMonday, February 21st
7 p.m.
County CourthouseTwo members from each club, plus council officers
Agrobotics at TELSMonday, February 28thMayor Arena$40 per teamhttps://grayson.agrilife.orgFriday, February 18th
Texoma Exposition and Livestock Show - Animal EntriesFebruary 28th - March 4thDrop off entries at the 4-H officeSee registration paperworkhttps://texomalivestock.com/Wednesday, January 19th
Texoma Exposition and Livestock Show, General Exhibits EntriesFebruary 28th - March 4thLoy Lake Show Grounds$10 per entry
late entries $10 each
https://grayson.agrilife.org/telsgeneralexhibitsMonday, February 21st
Late Registration Feb 22nd and 23rd
District IV Storyboard ContestWednesday, March 2nd
Judged during March$12 per personhttps://texas4h.online.com Friday, February 25th
Must turn in boards to 4-H office by Friday, February 25th
County Contest Round-Up (Consumer Decision Making, Photography Judging, Educational Presentations, Pubic Speaking, Share the Fun, Fashion Show, and Duds to Dazzle)Saturday, March 19thTBAFreehttps://grayson.agrilife.orgMonday, March 14th
County Council MeetingMonday, March 21st
7 p.m.
County CourthouseTwo members from each club, plus council officers
TAMU Judging Clinics (Horse, Livestock, Meats, Poultry, Range, Entomology, and Wool)Saturday, March 26thTAMU - College StationJudgingcard.com
County Digital Photography Contest
(Qualifying for Seniors Division)
Monday, March 28thOnline - DigitalFreehttps://grayson.agrilife.orgMonday, March 28th
4-H Recordbook WorkshopSunday, April 3rd
2 p.m.
Grayson County CourthouseFreehttps://grayson.agrilife.orgFriday, April 1st
District IV Spring Roundup (Food Show - Jr and Inter, Educational Presentations, Public Speaking, Leaders 4 Life, Consumer Decision Making, FCH Quiz Bowl, Horse Quiz Bowl, Livestock Skillathon, Healthy Lifestyles Invitational, Wildlife Challenge Invitational, Share the Fun, Fashion Show, Duds to DazzleApril 8th and 9thFirst Baptist Church
Farmersville, Texas
$12 per person per contesthttps://texas4h.online.comTuesday, March 22nd
Validation Tag Orders (Major Show Steers, New Heifers, State Fair Goats, Lambs, and Swine)Friday, April 15thGrayson County 4-H OfficeSteers - $25
Heifers by at time of validation
Goat, Lambs, Swine - $20
https://grayson.agrilife.org/validationtagsFriday, April 15th
State 4-H Photography Contest
(Must qualify at the County Contest)
Friday, April 15thOnline - Digital$10 per photohttps://texas4h.online.comFriday, April 15th
District IV Livestock, Soils, Meats, and Entomology JudgingSaturday, April 23rdTAMU - College Station$12 per personhttps://texas4h.online.comTuesday, March 22nd
District IV Shooting Sports (Archery, Rifle, Pistol, and Shotgun)Saturday, April 30thRocky Creek Outdoors
Texarkana, Texas
$25 per eventhttps://texas4h.online.comTuesday, April 12th
Grayson County Virtual 4-H Agrobotics ChallengeFriday, May 13th and Saturday, May 14thVirtual on Zoom$60 per team + kit fee per sitehttps://grayson.agrilife.orgTuesday, February 1st
County Council MeetingMonday, May16th
7 p.m.
County CourthouseElections will be held for the 2022-2023 Council Officers
County 4-H Recordbooks DeadlineFriday, May 28thGrayson County 4-H Office (printed copies)FreeTurn in - no registrationFriday, May 28th
Texas 4-H RoundupTuesday, June 7 to Thursday, June 9thCollege StationVaries depending on contest dayhttps://texas4h.online.comWednesday, May 11th
District IV Horse ShowWednesday, June 21st to 23rdHopkins County Expo Center Pavilion Arena, Sulphur Springs, TXFees Vary by Eventhttps://texas4h.online.com Tuesday, May 31st
State Fair Goat and Lamb ValidationWednesday, June 23rd, 4 to 6 pmMayor Arena
Loy Lake Show Grounds
State Steer and "New" Heifers Validation June - Exact day TBA4390 East Line Road Whitewright, Texas 75491
District IV Ultra Leadership LabJune 27th to 29thTBATBAhttps://texas4h.online.comTuesday, June 7th
District IV Recordbook Judging (for advancing members only)Thursday, July 7thDistrict IV AgriLife Extension and Research CenterCovered by Grayson County 4-Hhttps://texas4h.online.comTuesday, June 14th
Texas 4-H State Dog ShowFriday, July 8th to July 9thWalker County Fairgrounds, Huntsville, TexasVaries depending on eventhttps://texas4h.online.comFriday, May 13th
Texas 4-H State Shooting Sports GamesTBATBATBAStep 1 and 2: iClays and
May 11 to June 17th
Texas 4-H State Horse ShowTBABrazos County Expo Center, Bryan, TexasDepends on the number of events, must participate at Districthttps://texas4h.online.comThursday, July 1st
Enrollment opens for 2021-2022 year (members going into 3rd grade wait until Sept 1st)Sunday, August 15thTexas 4-H$25 until November 1sthttps://texas4h.online.comParticipation fee increases to $30 on November 1st
Fall MAJOR SHOW Validation Tag Orders (Heifers, Lambs, Goats, Swine)Friday, August 19thMail payment to the Grayson County 4-H office$20 per taghttps://grayson.agrilife.org/validationtagsFriday, August 19th
State Fair of Texas and Heart of Texas Livestock and Competitive Events ENTRIESFriday, August 19thTurn in the the Grayson County 4-H OfficeSee Livestock Show Pages for entry detailsTurn in the the Grayson County 4-H OfficeFriday, August 19th
Grayson County 4-H Awards BanquetSaturday, August 20th
6:00 p.m.
TBADonations Acceptedhttps://grayson.agrilife.orgFriday, August 12th

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