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Cabarrus 4-H Local Competitions

Cabarrus County offers a variety of competitions to allow our youth to experience public expression of their talents. Some activities are just held locally, while others allow for youth to progress to district, state and even national levels. See the 2020 4-H Calendar for this year’s dates.

Age Classes include Cloverbud (5-7), 8-10, 11-13, 14-18.

Presentations, public speaking, Char-Grill and Entertains will hold district competitions at District Activity Day (the great day once a year where all of our 4-H’ers from across our 19 county district come together to showcase our talents).

4-H Entertains Talent Show

Got the performing bug? Love to show your talents? Here’s your chance! Enter your act in our talent show that takes place at the March County Council Meeting. Can be single or a team. Show everyone how “4-H Entertains!”   Talent Show Registration  Talent show will be held March 12 at the Concord Branch of the Cabarrus Public Library following our County Council Meeting, which starts at 6 p.m. Please register by March 2.

Expressive Arts Showcase

Show your creative side – enter an item (or a dozen) into our Expressive Arts Contest. Entries are due before March 12 at the 4-H office or at the County Council Meeting on March 12 (see above). Ages 5-18 as of January 1, 2020. This is a great way to prepare items to be entered in the fair. Expressive Arts Registration form must accompany all items on or before March 12. Items will be showcased with awards displayed at the Expressive Arts Reception on March 26 from 5:30-7 p.m.

Public Speaking at Activity Day

Youth may prepare 5-7 minute speeches on any topic. Speeches include no props, posters or visual aides. See handbook for guidelines. Register online.  No need to clarify topic.

Presentations at Activity Day

Share your passion! Design a presentation or demonstration on your favorite things. Research on a specific topic and show what you know. Demonstrate how to do your favorite hobby. Showcase your collection. Ideas are limitless. Choose from 32 different categories, including an Open Class. Anything goes (must be school appropriate) Presentations can include technology, props, posters, and any visual aid. Limited to 6 ft. tablespace. Restrictions apply. See handbook. Register online and select specific topic and logistics for presentations.

Char-Grill at Activity Day

Love to grill? Want to learn more? Have a favorite recipe to show off? Char-Grill is the perfect fit! A spin on traditional presentations, youth can present their knowledge of food safety and kitchen skills through a grilling competition. Youth will have space for a pop-up tent and all of their wares needed to showcase the recipe. Choose from turkey, beef, chicken, or pork for recipes. Restrictions apply. See handbook. Cabarrus County cook-off will take place at County Activity Day. Register online, choose turkey, beef, chicken or pork char-grill. Restrictions apply. See Handbook for specific meat selection.

Find details about specific categories in the 2020 Awards & Incentive Handbook.