Contra Costa 4-H Program
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Contra Costa 4-H Program

Field Day

Field Day

March 18, 2017 @ Contra Costa Fairgrounds, Livestock Area

1201 W 10th St, Antioch, CA (park on "O" Street lot)

ATTENTION CLUBS: Judging Boards needed!  Contra Costa 4-H Field Day is requesting that each of our 11 clubs provide 2-3 judging boards for Field Day, please have ready by Monday March 6 (deliver to County 4-H Council Meeting).  Please click this link  for full details and instructions regarding the Judging Boards.  Thank you!

8:30am  on-site registration (pre-registration not required)

9:00am  Flag Ceremony and Instruction for Field Day / Showmanship Clinic

9:30am - 11:00am Field Day (awards at 1pm)

11:00am - 1:00pm  Showmanship Clinic

1:00pm -   Awards and Closing Ceremony

What is Field Day?

Contra Costa County 4-H Field Day
March 18th, 2017 9 a.m.
Contra Costa County Fairgrounds 1201 W. 10th Street, Antioch
Club Instruction Sheet
ATTENTION: All Contra Costa County Clubs, Leaders, and Members!
Field Day is a countywide educational event where the tables are turned for 4-H youth. Instead of being judged for their animals, stills and showmanship ability, youth learn what it is like to become the judge. Display boards are created by youth, as individuals or within their projects, describing one aspect of the topic of their choice. They then show 4 samples and members are asked to judge by ranking those samples.
For example, they could explain the proper way to frame a photograph or what the proper shape of a sheep’s head or a feather stitch should look like, then provide 4 items to be ranked from 1 to 4, best to worst.  Prizes are awarded to the members with the highest number of correct answers.
Field Day this year will be hosted by the Wildcat 4-H Club. The Field Day planning committee is requesting that each club in the Contra Costa County submit two or three display boards for Field Day. This is ideal for members of a 4-H project to put together about an area of their project.  
Each board simply needs:
  • a short lesson on the judging of a topic.
  • 4 choices labeled A, B, C, and D.  
o   Each letter represents an example of different sample options.
  • a separate answer key, listing the answers from best to worst.
If you are interested in putting together a live animal showmanship display rather than just a board, please notify us so we can coordinate space for you.
Please email Kevin O’Neal at to let the planning committee know if you are planning to submit a display board.
All display boards must be turned in by March 6th at the County Council meeting.


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