4-H Activities


Texas 4-H Project Areas

Texas 4-H offers projects in five main categories, otherwise known as the “Big 5” project areas – Agriculture & Livestock, Family & Community Health, Leadership & Citizenship, Natural Resources, and Science, Technology, Engineering & Math.


4-H Project Guide


District 8  4-H Event Dates 2023-2024



Club Meetings

Erath 4H Sign Up District 8 Round-Up and Talent Contest


Holiday Classic

The District 8 4-H Holiday Classic is annual educational event hosted by County Extension Agents in District 8 in November.  Families bring their cattle, lambs, swine, and goats to learn more about the responsibilities that are attributed to exhibiting livestock. During the two day program, experts in livestock and youth development provide educational, hands-on training for these families in both group and individual settings.  After the group and one-on-one trainings, the youth have the opportunity to exhibit their projects for practice and receive advice on how to care for their projects.  The Holiday Classic is unique because it is completely free to the families with all expenses being paid through local sponsorship.

The Holiday Classic is open to all youth and specifically marketed to the 21 counties in District 8:  Bell, Bosque, Comanche, Coryell, Eastland, Ellis, Erath, Falls, Freestone, Hamilton, Hill, Hood, Johnson, Leon, Limestone, McLennan, Milam, Navarro, Robertson, Somervell and Williamson.

Shooting Sports Coaches Training

Texas 4-H Congress





All titles are linked to the District 8 website.  Rules, guidelines, and District contest dates can be found through the link.  Contact the Erath County Extension Office or the Erath 4-H Facebook page for County level contests, workshops, and other opportunities!

Consumer Decision Making 

Fashion Show, Natural Fiber, Fashion Storyboard, & Duds to Dazzle 

Food Challenge and Food Show

Horse Show

Judging Contests

Leaders 4 Life

Nutrition Quiz Bowl

Photography Contest

Recordbook Judging

Rifle Match


  • Share-the-Fun
  • Educational Presentation
  • Public Speaking
  • Horse Quiz Bowl
  • Beef Quiz Bowl



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