June Jamboree

June Jamboree is once again right around the corner (Saturday, June 1, 2024). It is a time for 4-H members to see what others are doing in their 4-H projects, a chance to learn new things, to see old friends and to make new ones. June Jamboree will also assist 4-H members in preparing for the Cumberland County Fair in September. 4-H club members have the opportunity to participate in many animal clinics, shows, and other activities.

Please read this information carefully and call the Extension Office if you have any questions.

Information to help you prepare for June Jamboree 2024:

General Information: All events will take place at the Cumberland Fairgrounds (197 Blanchard Road in Cumberland, Maine 04021).

Many 4-H livestock leaders plan their own events (shows/clinics) for June Jamboree. However, if you are a 4-H’er doing a livestock project and are not enrolled in a specific livestock club, you may call the Extension Office for details on livestock project activities. All 4-H members who want to exhibit at Cumberland Fair are strongly encouraged to participate in June Jamboree.

Parents / Guardians:  A parent, or designated supervising adult, must attend June Jamboree with the youth (i.e., a 4-H leader, another parent, grandparents, etc.). Each adult who is supervising one or more youth should keep the Health form with them throughout the day. The forms will not be collected at June Jamboree by staff or leaders but should be readily available.

Lunch:  Fat Guys Food Truck

June Jamboree 4-H Project Activities Information


Please be on grounds by 8:30 a.m., bring at least one animal (unless it has ringworm or warts), and also don’t forget your Showmanship clothes (club uniform). There will be some events for Cloverbuds so we encourage you to attend. Please bring your dairy show entry form to June Jamboree.

  • 2024 Dairy Entry Form (PDF)


Please be on the grounds by 10am. Your show will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the show ring. Pens will be available for you to use for the day.


Free 4-H Horse Clinic starting at 9 a.m. on June 1st. All Youth 4-H & MHA Class D Horse Show at 9 a.m. on June 2nd. Please contact Donna Chapman for more information or to register at donna.chapman88@yahoo.com, or 207-893-8584.

Sheep and Market Lamb

Sheep arrive at fairgrounds by 9:15 a.m. Bring all market lambs to be shown and tagged. For those of you in the sheep project bring at least one sheep representing each breed that you are going to carry in your sheep project.  Please bring your animal approval form to June Jamboree. This should be completed except for market lamb tags. To be excused from the Sheep and Market Lamb portion of Jamboree please contact Joan Rolfe, leader of the Cumberland County Sheep Club. Market Lambs Show at 10:00, Sheep at 11:00, Tagging at 12:00.

Swine and Market Hog

Please be at the fairgrounds by 7:30 a.m, your 4-H leaders have your activities planned. Please do not bring your pigs. Be ready for a short meeting & Swine Olympics. We encourage you to participate, if you are unable to attend, please contact your leader, Wendy.

Working Steers

Please be on the grounds by 8:00 a.m., tie your cattle in the cattle barns at the end of the pulling arena and we will have a working steer show starting at 10:00 am in the Blue Seal Show Ring.

June Jamboree is one of the highlights of the 4-H year and offers many hands-on learning opportunities for 4-H members. Let’s make this year’s June Jamboree the best one ever and a memorable family affair!

Tentative Schedule

7:30 – 9:00AM: Swine Project Activities (Show Arena)

9:00AM – 4:00PM: Horse Track Starts (Riding Arena)

10:00AM: Working Steer Show (Blue Seal Show Ring/ Pulling Ring)

10:00 – 11:00AM: Market Lamb Fitting/Showmanship (Show Arena)

10:30 – 11:30AM: Goat Show (Show Arena)

11:00AM – 12:00PM: Sheep Fitting/Showmanship followed by Sheep Judging (Show Arena)

12:00PM: Market Lamb Tagging (Scale Areas)

1:00 – 3:30 p.m.: Dairy Show (Show Arena)