1. K-State home
  2. »Research and Extension
  3. »Marion County
  4. »4-H Youth Development
  5. »4-H Update

Marion County

Be in the know...

Bookmark this site and visit often for everything you need to know about upcoming events!  Information will be updated weekly. 



 View our May Newsletter! 



 4-H Fair Assistant Application

Assist the Extension Office at the Marion County Fair - More info



We are looking for County Fair Superintendents AND Assistants!

Be sure to sign up by the end of the day on May 24th to get your name printed in our FairBook!

The success of any community event relies heavily upon volunteer leadership.  Superintendents must be over 18 years of age.  Responsibilities include exhibit check-in, recording results, writing judge's comments, displaying exhibits, attaching award ribbons to entries, and releasing exhibits.  It is also highly recommended that superintendents attend the pre-fair meeting (date to be determined).   More Information/Sign Up HERE

Assistants MUST BE 13 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.  Responsibilities include results/ribbons, writing judge's comments, displaying exhibits, and assisting the Superintendent in any way needed.  Sign Up HERE 




4-H Campference

4-H Campference information is now on the web and online registration is open in the CVENT system. Campference is for 12-14 year old youth (before January 1, 2019).  Campference will be held at Rock Springs 4-H Center, June 23-26, 2019More info - Registration


Tri County Free Fair King & Queen Contest

Entry Form due May 15 - More info


Show us your creativity!

Not sure what a stall card is?  Click here to view past stall cards. 



Oz-Some Camp

June 14-17, 2019 - More info 


Pie/Sweets Baking Day

Join us in making Sweets for the 4-H Food Stand Fundraiser: Monday, July 1, 2019 - More info 


ServSafe Training

FREE Training for Food Stand Fundraiser Volunteers: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - More info 


Fair Dates

Tri-County Free Fair dates: July 11-13, 2019

Marion County Fair dates: July 20-27, 2019


Click here to view 2019 Entomology changes.

Click here to view 2019 Dog Project changes.

Click here to view 2019 SpaceTech changes.

Click here to view Food Safety Recommendations for Food Preservation Exhibits.


YQCA Certification

All youth who plan to participate in a Marion County Livestock Show need to complete the YQCA Certification before entering fair exhibits.

Youth planning to exhibit in the 2019 Kansas State Fair Grand Drive and/or the Kansas Junior Livestock Show (KJLS) need to be aware of the Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) requirement. Both state shows will require ALL exhibitors to be YQCA certified. This includes youth showing market animals, commercial females, and registered purebred breeding females.  Click here for a flyer with more information.  Click here for instructions regarding the online certification.







state news

The Kansas 4-H Scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year is now posted here

Kansas 4-H Scholarship List (provided by the Kansas 4-H Foundation) for the 2019-2020 academic year is now posted here

  Youth who should be applying for these scholarships should be in their Senior year in High School OR OLDER (they have many scholarships that are available to youth who are Freshman-Senior in Post-Secondary Education and some that are available to Vet Med Students). 



K-State Youth Livestock Program Update - Spring 2019

Check out the Youth Livestock Program Website 


Saturday, May 25

Jackson County Spring Show in Holton - Flyer/Registration - Guidelines

Cowley County Sheep & Meat Goat Show in Winfield - More info * WILL BE RESCHEDULED


Tuesday, May 28

Livestock Field Day in Newton - More info - Registration


Wednesday, May 29-Friday, May 31 

Discovery Days in Manhattan - More info - Registration Link


Saturday, June 1

Butler Co Spring Sheep & Meat Goat Show in El Dorado - More info

McPherson Co Spring Sheep & Meat Goat Show in McPherson - More info

Riley Co 4-H Open Invitational Agility Show in Manhattan - More info

Wabaunsee Co Spring Swine Show in Alma - More info


Friday, June 7 - Sunday, June 9

Geology Field Trip - More info


Friday, June 14

Leavenworth Co 4-H Horse Day Camp in Tonganoxie - More info


Friday, June 21 - Saturday, June 22

Kansas 4-H Insect Spectacular in Great Bend - More info


Sunday, June 23 - Wednesday,  June 26 

Campference at Rock Springs - More info


Friday, June 28 - Saturday, June 29

Dr. Bob Hines Swine Classic in Manhattan -  More info - Brochure


Saturday, June 29

KSU Poultry Day & Pullet Sale in Manhattan - More info


Monday, July 1

District Horse Show in Salina - More info


More Spring Shows

For more state-wide event information, check out this Kansas 4-H site