Orange County 4-H
Orange County 4-H
Orange County 4-H
University of California
Orange County 4-H

South Section and State Events

What is the California South Section?

The California 4-H South Section Leader's Council and Teen Council hold events, provide resources, and share state 4-H information to the nine counties of the South Section: Imperial, San Diego, Riverside, Orange, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Ventura, San Louis Obispo, and Santa Barbara.  Both the leader's council and the teen council meet quarterly in Los Angeles County, and any adult volunteers or 4-H members (ages 13-19) are welcome to attend the council meetings to become more involved in the 4-H program beyond their county level.

California 4-H South Section Website and Events Calendar

What is State Field Day?

The State 4-H Field Day takes place annually on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend at the UC Davis campus from 8:00am until 6:00pm. The event is open to all 4-H members, volunteers, staff, and parents. Between 1,000 and 1,400 people attend the event. The event has a "picnic" feel as people bring chairs and socialize for the day on the Wellman Hall east lawn. The State 4-H Office provides coordination and facility support. Each contest and activity is coordinated by a group of 4-H staff, volunteers, and youth. During the event, 4-H members may participate in a variety of contests. Some contests require pre-qualification and/or pre-registration. Some are open to all during the event.

California 4-H State Field Day Website

2017 Sectional Field Day

The 2017 Southern Area Field Day has been tentatively scheduled for Saturday, April 1, 2017.  The event will be held at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, CA.
We understand the possible challenges this date change from the traditional third weekend in May may being to county programming, but the SA Field Day needed to be in compliance with new State 4-H Field Day regulations.  
The Southern Area Program Development Committee will release more details in the following weeks including entry deadlines.  (Posted 9/19/2016)

Southern Area Leader's Retreat

Join 4-H volunteers from southern California and beyond in the San Bernardino Mountains for a weekend retreat full of networking opportunities, educational workshops and tracks, speakers, recreation opportunities, and more!  This retreat is open to any 4-H volunteer in California.  Click the registration link for more information and to register.  Please share with all your fellow volunteers!

To be added to the email distribution list or for questions, please message John Trammel at


Online Registration Form


The retreat will be held at The Lodge at Big Bear Lake.  We have rooms available for a group rate.  They are first come, first serve and must be booked by March 24 at 5:00 pm.


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