Cumberland County 4-H Calendar



June: June Jamboree

June 4: Summer of Science Teen Teacher Application due

June 17: CC 4-H Leaders Association Board of Directors meeting, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Online & Gorham Public Works, 80 Huston Road, Gorham

June 18th: Chicken to Kitchen Food Drive Closes

June 30: Animal Approval Forms due

June 30: Last day to sign up for Summer SPIN programs


July 14 – August 12: Summer SPIN Programs

July: Ossipee Valley Fair

July: State 4-H Dairy Show


August 19: 4-H Exhibit Hall Cleanup, Pizza Party, and Leader’s Association Meeting at the Cumberland Fairgrounds at 5:00 p.m.


September 8: Cumberland County Extension Association Annual Meeting & Pie Contest

September 16: CC 4-H Leaders Association Board of Directors Meeting, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Gorham Public Works, 80 Huston Road, Gorham

September 26 – October 2: 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: National 4-H STEM Challenge Special Interest Club

October 11: 4-H Maker Program, Online, 4:30 – 5:30PM

October 18: 4-H Project Records 2019-20 due to the Extension office

October 21: CC 4-H Leaders Meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM, Online

October: 4-H Information Night, Online via Zoom 6:30 – 7:30 PM – Contact FMI & to Register

October: Tractor Supply Company’s Fall Paper Clover Event


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 8:00AM – 6:00PM

November 15:

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

November: Last day to register for Winterfest Bingo & Art Project


December 5:

  • 4thH for Health 5K
  • Winterfest Awards Ceremony

December 13: 4-H Maker Program, Online, 4:30 – 5:30PM

December 31: Enrollments due for returning 4-H members



January 10: Beef ESE Intent to Participate Forms due

January 19 – February 23rd: 4-H Passport Around the World SPIN Club

January 21: CC 4-H Leaders Meeting, 7:00-9:00 PM, Online

January: Fashion Revue, Intent to Participate Form is due

January 25: 4-H Presentation Day, The Inn at Village Square on Route 114 in Gorham at 2:00 p.m., Registration, and Set-Up at 1:30 p.m.

January 26: Statewide Public Speaking Workshop 6:00pm – 7:00pm | Online Presentations


February 1: Dairy, Dog, Goat, Horse, and Sheep ESE Intent to Participate Forms due

February 4: Northeast Region Virtual 4-H Teen Meet & Greet for ages 12+, 7:00-8:00PM. Register here by 02/03.

February 9: Statewide Public Speaking Workshop 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Career & College Readiness

February 16: Statewide Public Speaking Workshop 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | Introduction to 4-H Public Speaking for Cloverbuds

February   : Sew-Along, 7:00-8:00PM – Learn about Fashion Revue, meet and ask questions of the committee, then try making a cloth Face Mask. Email with your name, age, & sewing experience. Must have basic understanding of how to use a sewing machine for simple stitches, or have an adult present to help.

February 23: Statewide Public Speaking Workshop 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | All About Judging & Scoring

February 24: Northeast Region Virtual Volunteer Special Interest Club Training, 7:00-8:00PM. Register here.


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

March 5: Fashion Revue Intent to Participate Due

March 11: Animal Bingo, 7:00-8:00PM, via Zoom

March 18: CC 4-H Leaders meeting, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Online Educational Program: Fashion Revue Showcase

March 22: True Leaders in Service – Chicken to Kitchen Orientation


April 1st:

  • Enrollments due for new 4-H members
  • Animal Approval Forms Due for Horse members trying out for ESE

April 9: Cumberland County Scholarships and Camperships due

April 16-18: Virtual Statewide Public Speaking Tournament

April 28 – May 1: True Leaders in Service – Chicken to Kitchen – Chick Pick Up Days

April 28 – May 9: Tractor Supply Paper Clover Campaign, 100% of every $1 in clover sales benefits 4-H


May 1:

May: 4-H Intent to Sell a Market Lamb Project at Fryeburg Fair Form due to Cumberland County Office.

May 20: CC 4-H Leaders Meeting, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Online & Gorham Public Works, 80 Huston Road, Gorham, Educational Program:

May: 4-H@UMaine. For more information, visit the 4-H@UMaine: Connecting Kids to Campus page.

Maine and New England 4-H

March: 4-H Regional Public Speaking Tournament, the last weekend in March at UMaine Orono. Qualifying 4-H Youth from participating counties presents their county public speaking presentations to a panel of judges competing for Overall 4-H Regional 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 Applications Due March 9, 2018: National 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. Interviews will be held on April 21 and 22, 2019. 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. Dates: June 30 – July 7, 2018. Orientation on April 28, 2018.

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.