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!


4-H Exhibit Fair—4-H members exhibit projects & show livestock during this weeklong event in July.  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  plaques, ribbons, & premium money are awarded.


Achievement Program—The 4-H Achievement Program is intended to recognize 4-H participants who have outstanding accomplishments and to provide incentive for youth to increase their knowledge, skills and abilities.


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. 


Written Communication Contest—Does your 4-Her have a passion for writing?  4-Hers can compete in poetry, song writing, essay categories and more.  AT the county level winners will receive recognition and be eligible to move on to the state contest.


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.


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.