Welcome to Lewis & Clark County 4-H


BHB = Bill Hamilton Building at the Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds in Helena, MT

Extension Office is located beneath the grandstands, next to the ticket office at the Fairgrounds.

4-H Newsletters 



The 4-H Year (at a glance)

The 4-H year starts on October 1st and ends on September 30th. At the beginning of each year, members and volunteers must re-enroll. This includes completing and turning in forms, paying an enrollment fee, and selecting your project areas.

October - Start of the 4-H Year





  • Club holiday activities
  • Market beef possession and tagging form due
  • Re-enrollment deadline -- December 31st. $50 late fee after this date.
    • Enrollment of new families is continuous.



  • Communications Day
  • Montana 4-H Recreation Lab (Rec Lab) - Held every year in a rotating location across the state, this event is open to 4-H members age 13 or older. The focus is on learning to coordinate activities and to send youth home with new activities and ideas for use in their local clubs and camps.
  • 4-H Citizenship Seminar, Helena (odd-numbered years)
  • 4-H Legislative Breakfast (odd-numbered years) - This event provides an opportunity to educate Montana legislators about the work and successes of 4-H and MSU Extension. It brings youth and adult constituents from across the state together to share ideas, issues and concerns. Organized by Montanans for 4-H.



  • Record Books are checked by project leaders between May 1st and May 31st. Please visit the project page or contact your project leader for specific instructions.
    • This is required to enter your project into the Fair.
  • Montana 4-H Congress Registration - This event is held for teen 4-H members every year in Bozeman on the Montana State University campus. Students can qualify to participate in everything from Livestock Judging to Public Speaking to the Fashion Review to Stir-Ups, a cooking and nutrition event. Members can also attend to assist with competitions or activities and attend leadership workshops. Between 300-400 members from across the state come together to compete, socialize, participate in leadership workshops, and experience campus life.
  • Fair entries








The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Montana State University and the Montana State University Extension Service prohibit discrimination in all of their programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital and family status. Issued in furtherance of cooperative extension work in agriculture and home economics, acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cody Stone, Director of Extension, Extension Service, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717