June Jamboree

June Jamboree is once again right around the corner (Saturday, June 1, 2019). 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, workshops, 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 2019:

General Information: All events will take place at the Cumberland Fairgrounds (197 Blanchard Road in Cumberland, Maine 04021). 4-H Members should be at the livestock arena for the 4-H Opening Ceremonies at 9:00 a.m.

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:  Lunch will be available for purchase near the Livestock Show Arena. All proceeds will support the Hooves ‘N Stuff 4-H Club. A basic menu of hot dogs, chips, drinks, and various baked goods will be available.

Please call your leader if there is a reason why you cannot attend June Jamboree

June Jamboree 4-H Project Activities Information

Beef Breeding and Baby Beef Projects

Please be on grounds by 8:30 a.m. Leaders of the Young Farmers and the Red and White Faces Beef Clubs have planned the day’s events; please make every attempt to participate. Please bring your animal(s) as we will try to have some showmanship classes. There will be a novice class for any 4-Her that has not shown before.  We are also asking you to bring any fitting equipment that you have as we will work on group clipping. You will be broken out into 3-4 groups with a mix of new and experienced 4-Hers. If you don’t have any, the clubs grooming equipment is housed at the Grant’s home in Gorham; if you want to borrow equipment please make arrangements with Jenn.
On the schedule, we have Clipping/fitting Groups and Showmanship. This is always subject to change.
For those of you who have other activities that day, we can work around what you are doing. Please let us know when you have conflicts and we will work with you to make it a stress-free day.


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.


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 tattoo numbers. 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.

Special Interest Pet Club

The 4-H Cloverbud Pet club will present our own personal pets. The audience will learn information about our relationships with our pets and how we care for them. Each club member will be presented with an award from a judge highlighting strengths of their presentation.

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. We encourage you to participate, if you are unable to attend, please contact your leader, Wendy.

Working Steers

Please be on the grounds by 6:00 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 pulling arena.

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 – 2:00PM: Horse Track Starts (Riding Arena)

10:00AM: 4-H Special Interest Cloverbud Pet Club Presentations (4-H Exhibit Hall)

10:00AM: Working Steer Show (Pulling Ring)

10:00AM – 1:00PM: Beef Project Activities (Show Arena)

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

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

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

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