Shasta County Cooperative Extension
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Shasta County Cooperative Extension

Valley Field Day

Valley Field Day 2019

Large & Small Animal Field Day

REGISTRATION DUE: Friday, April 19, 2019 (Pre-Registration Mandatory | No Late Entries Accepted)


(Please note that registration is only available online. If entered correctly, you will receive an e-mail confirmation for your registration. If you have any doubts about your registration, please contact the 4-H Office to confirm at 224-4900.)

WHEN:     Saturday, May 4, 2019

WHERE:    Shasta District Fairgrounds


               Swede Creek - Large Animal Round Robin

               Foothill - Swine

               Golden Acres - Meat Goat

               Oak Run - Beef

               TBD - Pygmy Goat

               TBD - Dog

               Countywide Rabbits - Rabbits

               Countywide Rabbits - Small Animal Round Robin

               Westside - Dairy Goat

               CONCESSIONS BY: Swede Creek 4-H


All 4-H’ers enrolled in livestock projects are encouraged to participate. This is a chance to evaluate the progress of your animals and your showmanship abilities before the fair. It also meets your fair contract requirement to show at the Shasta District Fair.

DRESS:   You must dress neatly and wear clothing that allows you to safely show and tend to your animal. No open-toed shoes and no shorts. Youth dressed in inappropriate attire will be dismissed by the judges. The 4-H uniform is not required.


Large Animal: Junior (9-10) Intermediate (11-13) Senior (14-19)

Small Animal: Primary (5-8) Junior (9-10) Intermediate (11-13) Senior (14-19)


  • Entry forms due to the 4-H office no later than Friday, April 19, 2019.
  • NO bedding is allowed.
  • Every exhibitor must furnish their own feed, feeder, and container for water. Participants must clean pen area and check-out with the club person in charge of the barn before leaving the grounds! You will not receive credit for the event if you do not clean up your pen and check out with the leader in charge.   Everyone must bring their own clean up tools (ie. rake, shovel, etc.).
  • Washing of animals at the fairgrounds is prohibited. Please wash your animal at home before coming to the field day if the weather allows.
  • To receive credit for participating at this field day, please remain on the grounds until the conclusion of the event.
  • All vehicles must exit the grounds after unloading and park in the parking areas.
  • Please do not park along the fence as vehicles will be cited.
  • Gates will remain closed until after round robin awards. Please do not walk animals off grounds before round robin!

SCHEDULE: (All times are approximate) Saturday, May 4, 2019

                    7:00 - 8:00 am  Check-in, registration, weigh-in. Please take animals to their respective areas, gates lock at 9 am.                                                                                                                                                                                                  

                    8:00 - 9:30 am  Educational sessions and expo quizzes for each species.

                               9:00 am  Steer Hoof Trimming by Mr. Chuck ...$30MacFarlane begins.

                9:30 am - 11:00 pm  Showmanship classes. Please note that confirmations  will not be judged this year

            11:00 am - 12:00 pm  Round Robin, followed by awards. Awards will be presented by the Shasta County 4-H All Stars.

                               12:00 pm  All animals are released. Barn areas must be clean! Participants MUST check out with the person in charge of their species barn area before leaving.


PARKING:Shasta District Fair has a couple of events going on that day. So, with that in mind, Gate 4 will be opened at 7:00 am for all members, Home Ec. And livestock exhibitors. There may be other gates open during the day but you can plan on gate 4 being opened at 7:00 am. Once your project has been delivered to Trinity Hall or the Livestock Barns, the vehicle must be moved to the parking lots. Lot 2 is the closest and easiest for the livestock exhibitors. Lot 1 will be available for anyone. So park in lot 1, nearest the fairground office and Briggs Street. We do ask that all exhibitors have their vehicles off the grounds by 8:00am. Thank you and Enjoy!

Ag Mechanics and Science Field Day

REGISTRATION DUE: Friday, April 19, 2019 (Pre-Registration Mandatory | No Late Entries Accepted)

Register Online: 

WHEN:       Friday, May 3 & Saturday, May 4, 2019

WHERE:     Trinity Hall, Shasta District Fairgrounds

COORDINATED BY: Golden Acres 4-H Club


AGE DIVISIONS:   Primary (5-8) Junior (9-10) Intermediate (11-13) Senior (14-19)


Friday, May 3, 2019

Item Drop-off: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm (No late entries will be accepted).

                 Building Closes & Judging Begins: 6:00 pm

Saturday, May 5, 2019

Viewing: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

             Craft Activity: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

             Item Pick-up: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


  1. Plant Science: to include Vegetable Gardens, Crop Management, Field Crop, Ornamental Horticulture, Indoor Mini-Gardens, and Outdoor Mini-Gardens, Jr. Master Gardener projects and posters.
  2. Engineering: to include Automotive, Small Engines, Tractors, Farm Equipment, Electricity, Decorative Wood Working, Mechanical, Rocketry, Welding, Woodworking, Model Building, Bicycles, Lawn Mowers, Robotics, and GIS/GPS projects and posters.
  3. Resource Science: to include Forestry, Christmas Trees, Soil and Water Conservation, Wildlife, Rocks and Minerals, Climatology, Minerals, Marine Biology, Energy Management, and Geology projects and posters.
  4. Leisure Education/Health Science: to include Shooting Sports, Group Sports, Individual Sports, Health, Physical Fitness, Camping, and Outdoor Adventures projects and posters.
  5. Animal Science: to include Vet Science, projects and posters (ex. Horseless Horse)
  6. Primary: any item with the exception of shooting sports items.

Home Ec Field Day

REGISTRATION DUE: Friday, April 19, 2019 (Pre-Registration Mandatory | No Late Entries Accepted)

Register online:

WHEN:         Friday, May 3 & Saturday, May 4, 2019      

WHERE:       Trinity Hall, Shasta District Fairgrounds

COORDINATED BY: Golden Acres 4-H Club

All 4-Her’s enrolled in Home Economic projects are encouraged to participate.

List the description of each item on the entry form.


SDF REQUIREMENTS:   This event can qualify you for participation at the Shasta District Fair. If you haven’t participated in an event yet, this is your final opportunity.Call the 4-H office with questions.


Friday, May 3, 2019    

Item drop off: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm (No late entries will be accepted)

         Building Closes & Judging Begins: 6:00 pm

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Viewing: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Craft Activity: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (Trinity Hall

Item pick up: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (Items will not be released before 12pm)

AWARDS: The Danish system of judging (blue, red, or white ribbons) will be used. Best entry in each category within each age division will receive a medal. Best of Show will be chosen from the three medal winners in each category (all age divisions combined). Each primary member will receive a gold star pin for the event, and a participation ribbon for each item entered.


  1. Clothing– Includes any item machine or hand sewn. Examples: apparel, accessories, pillow, apron, or other item of your choice.
  2. Foods & Nutrition** - includes baked items such as breads, cookies, pies, candies, etc. See notes on food entries** below.
  3. Food Preservation - all canned foods. Foods will not be opened and must be labeled with name of product, method used, & date processed.
  4. Cake Decorating - judged only on appearance. Entries may be fresh cakes or Styrofoam.
  5. Family & Consumer Sciences/Social Sciences - includes Child Care, Community Pride, Citizenship, Computer Programming, and Communications projects. This entry can be in the form of table top display, or other form of visual display.
  6. Home Arts & Furnishings- includes knitting, crocheting, needlework, weaving, macramé, decorative pillows, rugs, dishtowels, flower arrangements, and items used in the home as a decoration or on a day-to-day basis.
  7. Photography - photos (black & white OR color) must be mounted on photo mat board. No foam matt board allowed. Print size 4”x6”, 5”x7”, 8”x10”, or 11”x14” If sequence shots are used, please include 2-5 pictures on any subject.
  8. Creative Arts, Crafts & Hobbies - includes jewelry, decoupage, fine arts, pottery, ceramics, leather crafts, cultural arts, graphic arts, painting, and hobbies such as coin, stamp collecting, and miniatures.
  9. Quilting - includes any item, any size quilted by hand or machine such as full quilt, wall hanging, quilted pillow, rag quilt). Quilt may be original design, made from kit or copied from another quilt, book or pattern. Should be at least 3 layers (such as: top fabric, middle batting, and backing fabric) quilted together.
  10. Scrapbooking - include 2 page layout in sequence (any subject) and cards made with scrapbooking techniques (any subject)
  11. Fiber Arts - includes hand-felted single completed project (ie. toy, table mat, hat or something of your choice). Woven project - single completed project such as scarf, place mat or something of your choice. Fiber Arts - 12ft. Hand-spun double- or single-ply of yarn. Type of fiber used identified on skein.
  12. Primary - any item
  13. Cookbook - This category is to challenge your imagination and have fun at the same time. The cover, title, page and index will be judged on decoration, age appropriateness, how well presented, cleanliness, neatness, and the knowledge of the subject. The cookbook can be typed or handwritten (black or blue ink).
  14. Card Table Display- Decorate a card table to illustrate your theme. No food is to be placed on these tables! Entrants must furnish their own card table, tablecloth, or place mats, dishes, and utensils. Entries will be judged on overall appearance, color design, and texture coordination.

**Food entries:

  • Cover food with clear wrap and use paper plates. Any baked food item may be entered.
  • Examples of quantities to bring -

Muffins, cookies, candies, rolls  1/2 dozen

Pies  1 whole pie

Cakes  1/2 cake & 1 slice

Cupcakes  1/2 dozen

Bread  1/2 loaf & 1 slice

Canned goods(standard jelly)

  • Cakes may be frosted, unfrosted, or decorated if entered in Category #2.



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