Lewis & Clark County Opportunities and Events

Applications due April 12, 2024 for 2024-25 Year

  • The primary purpose of a 4-H Ambassador is to strengthen the 4-H program through public relations. A 4-H ambassador must conduct himself or herself with integrity in a mature manner that sets a good example by which other 4-H members may follow.
  • The Lewis & Clark County Ambassador Program consists of a team of up to eight Ambassadors. Any current 4-H member 13 years old or older who wishes to enhance their leadership skills through, fun, hard work, and involvement in the Lewis & Clark County 4-H Program is welcome to apply.

Saturday, January 6th, 2024 8:00-5:00 p.m.
Lewis & Clark County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall and Bill Hamilton Building 

October-December each year

  • The primary purpose of a 4-H Junior Superintendent is to work with adult county project superintendents in planning events, workshops, and other learning activities.
  • The Junior Superintendent has a vote during committee meetings and is the youth voice for individual projects.
  • Junior Superintendents are teen leaders in their project area, and are required to uphold the standards as such.
  • Any current 4-H member 13 years old or older who wishes to take a more active part in their 4-H project area can approach the adult project superintendent and inquire about availability. The junior superintendent is then voted in at October, November, and December meetings.
  • Each project can have up to 5 junior superintendents.

Saturday, February 10, 2024 from 9:00-4:00 p.m.
East Valley Middle School

  • Grand Foods: This event is for 4-H members who would like to challenge themselves with preparation of a new food that can be used for a special event.
  • Open to all students whether or not you are enrolled in Foods and Nutrition

Saturday, February 10th, 2024 from 9:00-4:00 p.m.
East Valley Middle School


To prepare an appealing, nutritious dish that can be prepared easily by using common ingredients available in many homes. Meal should be prepared using food safety techniques and reflect creative use of ingredients. The presentation should exhibit knowledge of the foods prepared, excellent public speaking and use of visual aid skills.


Each year the stir ups contest will have a recipe theme. Recipes range from the simplest to more complicated combinations of ingredients which showcase healthy nutritious meals with the advantage of ease of preparation. Creativity is the key to unique presentation– there is no reason to stick to traditional ingredients.


Individuals or teams of two. Team members should divide work and interview responses equally. An uneven distribution of work will impact the evaluation. Both individuals and teams will receive one score per judge.

  • TIME

Meal preparation and cleanup: 60 minutes

Presentation: 15 minutes

One point/per minute will be deducted from total score for going over 60 minutes preparation time.

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Saturday, May 6th
Bill Hamilton Building

Gather your team and show off your skills at Parliamentary Procedures! 

Through Gavel Games, Lewis and Clark County 4-H members will present previously gained knowledge of parliamentary procedure by acting as officers and members for a model 4-H business meeting.

Rules and Procedures are available on the state website.

Sunday, March 10th 
East Valley Middle School

Registration Due: Sunday, April 23rd at 11:55 p.m. on Google Forms

  • Communication day has long been a part of 4-H. It is competitive in nature, yet it is also intended to be an educational event for all those involved. The event is open to public spectators, and all 4-H members, parents and leaders are encouraged to attend even though they may not have someone directly involved.

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Sunday, April 23rd setup at at 1:30 p.m. and judging starting at 2:00 p.m. at Augusta Community Center

Location TBD 

Sunday, April 14, 2024
4:30 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church 

  • A Sewing Revue has been held by the Lewis and Clark County 4-H program since the 1980’s. The Sewing Revue at both county and state level (Congress) is an educational component of the 4-H Clothing program. It emphasizes development in selecting, constructing, accessorizing and showing an item the member has sewn.
  • You do not need to be in the sewing, handiwork or quilting project to participate

The 2024 4-H Photo Show will be on exhibit fromMay 16th – June 2nd at the Holter Museum of Art. Photos need to be delivered to the Holter on May 13th, 2024. For more details click here. 

August 4-8, 2024
Loon Lake

The main purpose of the camp is to provide an educational and fun learning experience for the members in attendance and also to provide leadership activities for the junior members and adults who are responsible for putting on the event. 

  • Open to 4-H members age 8-13 years (as of October 1, 2023) and not enrolled as a Cloverbud
  • Camper fee for the day camp is $200 and payment can be made out to Lewis & Clark County 4-H Council
  • Fees include: transportation, accommodations, meals, activity supplies, and a T-shirt

Registration Forms Due: Friday, May 31st by 5:00 p.m. to the Extension Office

Click here to register

Camp is limited to 60 campers this year. 


State Opportunities and Events

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Sunday, January 15-Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Registration Deadline: January 8, 2021 on ZSuites

Click here for more information.

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January 21, 2025
Helena, MT

  • Registration is due Wednesday, January 4th on ZSuites

Click here for more information

Legislative Breakfast is a chance to interact with our state’s politicians and share the impact 4-H has on you and your community.This is an excellent opportunity for any 4-H member who wants to practice for Communications Day or as an activity for Teen Leadership.

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October 20-22, 2023
Butte, MT

Fall Training is the annual leadership development retreat for Montana 4-H Ambassadors and Teen Leaders. The event is planned, implemented, and evaluated by the State Ambassador Officer Team. Youth will leave the weekend prepared and excited to take the knowledge and skills they have gained and apply them in their counties.

Click here for more information.

April 19-21, 2024
Jefferson County School, Boulder, MT 

Must be 13+

Click here for more information.

This event is a 4-H member favorite: It provides an opportunity for youth and adults to enhance their leadership, communication, and team building skills in an action-packed and interactive setting.

Rec Lab programming provides participants with tips and tricks for being a better club, camp, and community leader.

This event is ideal for younger senior members to attend as a first-time state event. It allows them to form relationships with 4-H peers from across the state, broaden their skills, and widen their network.

Throughout the year
Multiple Dates

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Montana 4-H Shooting Sports events provide 4-H Shooting Sports members with opportunities to participate in fun and educational competitive matches in archery, air rifle, air pistol, and small bore rifle.

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July 9-12, 2024
MSU in Bozeman

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Montana 4-H Congress provides youth from across the state an opportunity to come together on the Montana State University campus in Bozeman for four days and participate in an event like no other. Congress offers both youth and adults a venue in which to learn, be challenged, and most of all, have a great time with their peers. Its purpose is to provide a safe and fun environment for youth to experience all that 4-H has to offer - contests, workshops, social events, and more.  

  • Families will register youth through ZSuites
  • This is event is for 13 and older youth members
  • Chaperones must be 21 or older and be a certified 4-H Volunteer. If you are interested in being a chaperone please fill out this google form 
  • Registrations due to the Lewis & Clark County Extension office by Wednesday, June 15th by 5:00 p.m.

2023 Lewis & Clark County 4-H Fair Logo

Lewis & Clark County 4-H Fair

Important Dates

Fair Registration

Beginning Monday, June 3rd, 2024, please log on to FairEntry to register

Registration will close Monday, June 24th at 10:59 p.m.

Payment is Due Monday, June 24th at 5:00 p.m. at the Extension Office or 10:59 p.m. on PayPal

Fair July 24-28, 2024

Indoor projects, dog and livestock educational displays Interview Sign up

Beginning Monday, June 3rd, 2024 after registering on FairEntry you can sign up for an interview slot on Sign Up Genius

Interview time slot sign up will close Monday, June 24th at 10:59 p.m. on Sign Up Genius

*This year we will be opening the indoor project, dog and livestock educational display interview judging sign up along with the opening of FairEntry at 8:00 a.m. If you sign up for an indoor project, dog educational display or any livestock educational display (not including horse as they do it during their show) you are required to sign up for a judging time to present on Tuesday. At the very end of registering on FairEntry when you reach the “Check Payment Instructions” and “Terms Message” there will be a link to sign up for a time slot. If you sign up for a time slot before your fair entries have been submitted, the youth member will be removed from that time slot. More specific details on signing up will be emailed out.

Sign Up Genius Indoor Schedule Instructions (please watch video before signing up!)

Click here for more information on the Lewis & Clark County 4-H Fair


The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Montana State University and the Montana State University Extension Service prohibit discrimination in all of their programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital and family status. Issued in furtherance of cooperative extension work in agriculture and home economics, acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Director of Extension, Extension Service, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717