Cumberland County 4-H Calendar



October: National 4-H Youth Science Day (NYSD), contact to have a 4-H Staff member visit your afterschool program or library with this NYSD activity

October 9-20 Tractor Supply Company’s Fall Paper Clover Event

October 15:

  • 4-H Maker Program, Windham Public Library, 5:00 – 6:00 P.M.
  • 4-H Information Night, Windham Public Library, 6:30 – 8:00 P.M.

October 17: CC 4-H Leaders Meeting, 7:00-9:00PM, Gorham Public Works, 80 Huston Road, Gorham. Educational Program – Learn about the 2019 Cumberland County CWF delegates’ experiences.

October 21: 4-H Project Records 2018-19 due to the Extension office


November 1: Paul Merrill Applications due to Extension Office

November: Toiletries Donation Drive for the Preble Street Resource Center. Drop off new travel-sized toiletry items to the UMaine Extension Cumberland office 75 Clearwater Dr., Ste. 104, Falmouth, Maine 04105 any weekday 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

November 15: 990N E-Postcard due to IRS

November 19: 4-H Maker Program, UMaine Extension Falmouth, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

November 21: CC 4-H Leaders meeting, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Gorham Public Works, 80 Huston Road, Gorham, Board Member Elections and New Project Record Introduction and Q&A


December 8: 4th H for Health Fun 5K Walk/Run, Registration 10:30, Walk/Run 11:00, Lunch 12:00, at Great Falls School, Gorham

December 8: Winterfest Awards Ceremony,1:00 – 3:30 p.m., Great Falls School Gorham, Maine. Bring a snack or dessert to share!

December 16: 4-H Maker Program, Raymond Village Library, 5:00 – 6:00 P.M.

December 31: Enrollments due for returning 4-H members



January: Beef ESE Intent to Participate Forms due

January 16:

  • CC 4-H Leaders meeting, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Gorham Public Works, 80 Huston Road, Gorham, Educational Program:
  •  Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) Scholarship applications due to the UMaine Cooperative Extension Cumberland office (or drop off at Leaders Meeting), 75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104, Falmouth, Maine 04105, (Directions), any weekday from 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

January 17: 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.


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

February 20:

  • CC 4-H Board of Directors meeting, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Gorham Public Works, 80 Huston Road, Gorham
  • Fashion Revue: Project Drop-Off at UMaine Extension in Falmouth by 4:00 p.m.

February 22: Fashion Revue: Judging and Fashion Show at the Little Falls Recreation Building, Gorham


March 1 – April 30: Joann Fabric Paper Clover Campaign

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

March 12: Last Day to register for Mini-Forum

March: 4-H Congress and Conference Applications due to County Office

March 19: CC 4-H Leaders meeting, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Gorham Public Works, 80 Huston Road, Gorham, Educational Program:

March 21: Mini-Forum and Volunteer Training, USM Gorham, Open to 4-H and non-4-H members

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


April 1:

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

April : Statewide Public Speaking Tournament

April 8: Cumberland County Scholarships and Camperships due

April 16: CC 4-H Board of Directors meeting, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Gorham Public Works, 80 Huston Road, Gorham


May 1: Paul Merrill 4-H Memorial Fund Applications Due

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

May 21: CC 4-H Leaders Meeting, 7:00-9:00 p.m., 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.


June 1: Summer of Science Teen Teacher Application due

June 6: June Jamboree

June 18: CC 4-H Board of Directors meeting, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Gorham Public Works, 80 Huston Road, Gorham

June 30: Animal Approval Forms due


July 8 – August 6: Summer SPIN Programs

July: Ossipee Valley Fair

July: State 4-H Dairy Show


August 20: 4-H Exhibit Hall Cleanup, Pizza Party, and Leader’s Association Meeting at the Cumberland Fairgrounds at 5:00 p.m. Please bring a dessert to share if you’re able.


September : Cumberland County Extension Association Annual Meeting & Pie Contest

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

September : The Big E Bus Trip. Register here or contact Jordan Rhoten at by August 30th.

September: 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.

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 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.