Cumberland County 4-H Calendar

November 2022

November 1: Paul Merrill Applications due to Extension Office

November 1 – 19: Donation Drive for the Preble Street Resource Center. Drop off or ship items to the UMaine Extension Cumberland office 75 Clearwater Dr., Ste. 104, Falmouth, Maine 04105 any weekday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

November 15:

November 18: CC 4-H Leaders & Volunteers meeting, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Online & In-Person, Officer Elections


December 4: Winterfest Awards Ceremony

December 31: Enrollments due for returning 4-H members



January 19: CC 4-H Leaders & Volunteers Meeting, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Online

January 20: Fashion Revue, Intent to Participate Form is due


February 4: Public Speaking/ Demonstartion Day Projects due

February 10: Deadline to Register for 4-H Algae SPIN Club

February 15: ESE Goat Intent to Participate

February 23: Fashion Revue Projects due to the office

February 23: Teen Council Meeting, 6pm at 4-H Office

February 24: Maine 4-H Equity Challenge, open to all Maine Youth ages 5-19

February 25: Fashion Revue at Little Falls Rec Center in Gorham

February 25: Maine 4-H Dairy Quizbowl Contest UMaine Augusta, Randall Student Center

February 25: ESE Dairy Intent Form due


March: Hannaford Community Bag Program- Falmouth location

March 1: Maine 4-H Foundation Scholarships due to County office

March 7- April 18: 4-H Ag Ambassadors, Tuesdays from 3:30-5:00 p.m. virtual program for any Maine teen 14-18 interested in the food system, agriculture, the environment, and community.

March 10: CWF Applications due to County Office

March 16: CC 4-H Leaders & Volunteers Meeting, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Online & Gorham Public Works, 80 Huston Road, Gorham

March 22: Maker Series #1: Basics of Maple, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

March 23: 4-H Page Day in Augusta, 8:30am-3:30pm, Sign up by March 3



April 1:

  • Enrollment due for new 4-H members
  • ESE Sheep Intent Form due

April 7: Cumberland County Scholarships and Camperships due to County Office

April 8: Statewide Public Speaking Tournament

April 14-19: National 4-H Conference, Arlington, Virginia

April 20-21: 4-H Agriculture Symposium, UMaine Orono Campus, ages 14-18

April 26: Maker Series #2: May Day Baskets, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

April 26 – May 7 : Tractor Supply Paper Clover Campaign, 100% of every $1 in clover sales benefits 4-H


May 1:

May 13: Career Fair, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth

May 18: CC 4-H Leaders & Volunteers Meeting, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Online & Gorham Public Works, 80 Huston Road, Gorham

May 24: Maker Series #3: Sunny Sunflower, 5:00-6:00 p.m.


June 1: Summer of Science Teen Teacher Applications due

June 3: June Jamboree

June 5: Fryeburg Fair 4-H Market Lamb Intent Form due to Cumberland County Office.

June 15: CC 4-H Leaders & Volunteers Meeting 7:00-9:00 p.m., Online & Gorham Public Works, 80 Huston Road, Gorham

June 30: Animal Approval Forms due


July 6-9: Ossipee Valley Fair

July 17 – August 17: Summer SPIN Programs

July 21-22: Maine 4-H Days

July 21-23: State 4-H Dairy Show


August 17: 4-H Exhibit Hall Cleanup and Leader’s Association Meeting at the Cumberland Fairgrounds at 5:00 p.m.


September 6: Cumberland County Extension Association Annual Meeting

September 11: Cumberland 4-H Exhibit Hall Entry Form due

September 21: CC 4-H Leaders Association Meeting , 7:00-9:00 p.m., Online & Gorham Public Works, 80 Huston Road, Gorham

September 24 – September 30: Cumberland County Fair, a chance for our members to really shine! There are livestock shows, projects can be shown in the exhibit hall, and key fundraisers happen.


October 4-15: Tractor Supply Company’s Fall Paper Clover Event

October 19: CC 4-H Leaders & Volunteers Meeting, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Online & 80 Huston Road, Gorham, ME

October 23: 4-H Information Night, Windham Town Hall, 6:30-7:30pm

October 25: 4-H Project Records 2022-23 due to the Extension office by 4:00pm

Maine and New England 4-H

April: 4-H State Public Speaking Tournament, Qualifying 4-H youth from participating counties present their county public speaking presentations to a panel of judges competing for Overall 4-H State Public Speaker.

May: 4-H@UMaine, a weekend event held at UMaine in Orono. Teens participate in workshops and activities that familiarize them with campus life and career choices. Visit the 4-H@UMaine: Connecting Kids to Campus page

July: Maine 4-H Days, a three-day event for 4-H families that includes camping, animal science tracks and a wide variety of activities and workshops. Visit the Maine 4-H Days page.

September: Eastern States Exposition at New England’s largest fair in Springfield, MA, 4-H members are eligible to participate in beef, dairy cattle, dairy goats, dog, horse, working steers and sheep shows.

Year-Round: The three 4-H Camp and Learning Centers – Blueberry Cove, Tanglewood, and Bryant Pond provide educational opportunities via summer and day camps, year-round school programs, discovery trips and more.

National 4-H

March/April: 4-H National Conference (ages 14-18) an event that brings teens together from across the country to assist in the creation of the national direction for youth programming for the following year.

National 4-H Trips ApplicationsNational 4-H Trips are excellent opportunities to meet 4-H members from across the nation. Participants learn about many career options, and learn through educational workshops at Congress or become a part of a team making recommendations to National 4-H Council at Conference. To learn more about these trips, visit the National 4-H Trips page. Any Maine 4-H youth, ages 14 to 18, is eligible to apply. Applicants must be current Maine 4-H members both at the time of application and the time of the actual trip. Application packets must be sent to your county office and postmarked by the due date. If you have any questions, please contact Heidi Thuotte at 207.781.6099 or

July: Citizenship Washington Focus (ages 14-18) a week-long adventure that teaches teens about their citizenship responsibilities.

November: 4-H National Congress (ages 14-18) a five-day educational event keyed to the recognition and continuing development of the nation’s most outstanding 4-H youth.