Jackson County 4-H Calendar of Events

This is a listing of the 4-H Youth Development events that usually occur every year in Jackson County. Current event information will be posted as it becomes available; until then information from the previous year will be available. 


Reoccurring Meetings & Events

4-H & Equine Councils Officer Application (PDF) (DOC)

4-H Council meeting: 3rd Monday of each month except December.

Equine Council meeting: 1st Thursday of every month, except December, at 7pm at Blue Springs Office, 1600 NE Coronado Dr., Blue Springs, Mo. In September, the 4-H Council and Equine Council have a combined meeting.

Fair Committee meeting: 2nd Monday of each month and the Monday of Fair week. A month is skipped after the fair, and then a fair evaluation meeting is held.

Shooting Sports Club and Committee: Held every other month on the 2nd Tuesday of that month.  Meeting in February, April, June, August, October, and December. 

Event Committees (King & Queen, Achievement, etc.): Meet for 3-4 months prior to the events to prepare. 

Newsletter:  Sent out each Monday through email, unless there is a holiday.  


  • Missouri State Fair (Sedalia)
  • Club leader meeting (required)


  • Sept 30: End of 4-H year – deadline for project records, award & scholarship applications, club leader forms, club reports, etc.
  • County awards evaluation day



  • Nov. 2: Equine Council Meeting
  • Fair ad sales for fair book due
  • Dec 1: Member re-enrollments complete


  • Jan 4: Equine Council Meeting
  • Regional deadlines for MRFs chosen to advance from Jackson County
  • Jan 31: FINAL enrollment deadline for Jackson County to be able to participate in Fair


  • Feb 1: Equine Council Meeting
  • King & Queen Royalty applications due
  • Regional Energizer (Regional Event)


  • March 1: Equine Council Meeting
  • March 10: Equine Trade Day (Sunset Trails Stables, Lee's Summit)
  • Youth Civic Leaders Summit (state event)
  • Teen Conference (state event)


  • King & Queen Royalty Event 


  • April 1: Equine Council Meeting
  • Equine Council Clinic (not every year)


  • May 1: Horse enrollment & helmet policy agreement deadline
  • May 3: Equine Council Meeting
  • Tractor Supply Paper Clover Campaign


  • June 7: Equine Council Meeting
  • June 23: County Fair Horse Show
  • State 4-H Congress (state event)
  • Contest Day
  • June 28-30: Jackson County 4-H Fair, Drumm Farm, Independence
    • Jackson County Fair
    • Livestock Show
    • Youth Tour Day
    • T-shirt Order Form
    • Friday Fun Night


  • July 5: Equine Council Meeting
  • 4-H State Fair Horse Show (Sedalia)
  • Awards workshop for youth