4-H Offers many trips to a variety of ages of youth each year. Youth and families will need to monitor the website and 4HOnline to find when registration opens for specific trips. International travel is different, and application information can be found here. In order to find out more about the state and nationwide events, check out the Statewide Events and Opportunities site, otherwise, you can reference this quick guide: 2023 Trip Guide
May 23rd: 5:30-6:15 PM: Dog Project Registration and Orientation Night
Registration night is scheduled for May 23rd, from 5:30-6:15 PM at the Hansen Arena at the Vernon County Fairgrounds. Dog project training will be held on Tuesdays, starting June 6th at the Vernon County Fairgrounds and will continue through the end of August, weather permitting. There will be no class on July 4th. Advanced agility will begin at 5:00 PM and beginner agility and dog obedience will begin at 6 PM. The class is only open to 4-Her’s at this time. The following forms will need to be submitted at the registration night: 2023 Dog Pre-Registration Form
May 26: All Livestock Tag Photos Due In To Fair Emails
May 27th: 10, Noon & 2:00 PM: Fairy Garden and Houseplant Workshop Series
Join us for some planting fun at Thoreau’s Garden greenhouse in Viroqua! Three sessions are being offered: Cloverbud Fairy Garden and Houseplant, Fairy Gardens for 3-13th graders, and houseplants for 3-13th graders. Specific information can be found on our flyer, Fairy Garden and Houseplant Workshops, including costs, what you need to do in order to prepare, etc. Registration is online, here.
June 4th: 3:00 PM: Jellies Project Day
Open to 3rd-13th graders, June 4th @ 3:00 PM Community room, McIntosh Library. Class is capped at 15. Youth will learn how to sterilize jars, make a jelly of their choice, water bath can, and label for fair entry! Register here! Attendees need to bring the following:
-One 8 oz jelly jar, matching lid and ring
-A hot pad or towel for transferring a hot jar home
June 14th: 5:30 PM: Mountain Biking Clinic
At Sidie Hollow, learn mountain biking basics and how the sport works with our local Vernon Trails Area Composite Mountain Bike Team. Please bring your bike, helmet, and water bottle. Registration is open to ages 9 and up, here.
July 8th: 10:00 AM: Foods Revue
We are excited to announce our 2nd Foods Revue and Tasting Event, slated for July 8th, location TBA. The purpose of this event is to encourage the creative, design, and cooking skills of our 4-H youth. Youth may choose to enter a variety of different classes that focus on presentation, style, and
sharing a dish they made to learn feedback. Registration is here. A full breakdown of classes and rules can be found here: Foods Revue and Tasting Event 2023
July 16th: 4-7 PM: 4-H Family Fun Night
The Vernon County 4-H Youth Leadership Project Presents Family Fun Night! Carnival games and prizes, education stations, club competitions, leader dunk tanks, pie contest and more! We will have a bonfire with hot dogs/sausages/smores and dinner. The Library Lenders 4-H Club will be serving food the food for tips to start their club fund account. The program is free, but bring a little tip for the Library Lenders! The schedule will be as follows:
-4:00 All pies in place for eating/judging
– 5:30 PM Club Watermelon Eating Contest
-6:00 PM Club Frozen T-shirt Contest/Water Olympics
-6:30 Pie Contest Winner Announced
-15 minute dunk tank /dunk your club and project leaders
August 5th: 9-11 AM: Trash to Treasure Day
We are partnering with Vernon County’s Solid Waste and Recycling department to offer a program called Trash to Treasure Day. Take a tour of our county’s recycling facility, help do some general clean up, and then work in their shop to create a unique recycled treasure. We are planning for an item that can be entered in the Dept 18: Cultural Arts, Class I: Recycled Item–so please pre-enter those classes ahead of time. We will be working with old books/magazines, glass bottles, paper and more. This program is open to 3-6th graders, and is capped at 30 participants. Parents are expected to stay with youth during this program. Register here.