4-H Camp—4-H members travel to Lake Cumberland for Kentucky’s largest 5-day overnight camp.  Activities include swimming, crafts, shooting sports, nature hikes, recreation & much, much more!


County Fair—4-H members exhibit projects & show livestock during this weeklong event in July.  Trophies, ribbons, and premium money are awarded as prizes.


Kentucky State Fair—County Fair winners exhibit winning projects at one of the largest state fairs in the nation.  This 10-day event is held in Louisville and trophies, plaques, ribbons, & premium money are awarded.


Record Books—After a completing a project, a reflective record of experiences and skills learned can be compiled into a project book & judged in a district contest for Junior members (8-13).


Poster Contest—Youth create posters that display what 4-H means to them and earn cash prizes.


Officer Training—After clubs are organized in the fall, club officers participate in workshops to learn the responsibilities of their office & develop effective leadership skills. 


Poetry Contest—Youth submit poems on any subject & are judged at the county and district levels.  District winners have their works published.


Candy Sale—Nelson County 4-H’s main fundraising event is a candy sale.  Proceeds are used for scholarships to camps, activities, & events throughout the year.  Clubs selling candy bars receive a portion of the proceeds to fund club programs.


Speech & Demonstration Contest—Youth learn to write, organize, & deliver a speech or demonstrate a skill.  Winners earn the right to participate in district and state events.


Variety Show—An opportunity for 4-H members to display their talents in singing, acting, dancing, or instrumentals as individuals or groups.


Fashion Revue—Members of the sewing project develop confidence & poise while modeling outfits they designed & constructed.


Pre-Teen Summit—Youth in grades 6-8 travel to the Kentucky Leadership Center for a 3-day conference to develop leadership & life skills.


A Capitol Experience—Club members have the opportunity to travel to the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort for state government’s largest youth event.  4-H members tour the capital, meet state officials, and travel to the Kentucky History Museum.


4-H Awards Banquet—4-H members, project & club leaders, sponsors, and community leaders are honored for their contributions, achievements, & service to Nelson County 4-H at local, district, state, & national events from the previous year.