Competitive Events

Every year all state qualifying competitors in Demonstrations and Illustrated Talks, as well as Public Speaking, attend 4-H University in hopes of taking home the trophy in a diverse group of categories ranging from food science to small animals and pets. For more information about how to get involved in Florida 4-H Competitive Events, please contact your local County Extension Office or look at the below links:


2017 Event Information

  • When: Monday, July 30th, 2018
  • Where: John Wayne Reitz Union, 686 Museum Rd, Gainesville, FL 32611
  • Competitive Events begin at 1:00 PM
  • Check-in information for competitive events is 11:00AM


If you are a parent and would like to attend and are not a registered participant of 4-H University, please contact your County Extension Office to get put on our approved guest list. Limited parking is available in the Reitz Union Parking Garage for $10 for an all-day parking spot.


Spaces in the rooms, for non-competitors, are first come, first serve and entrances/exits from the room will only be permitted in between presentations. Please be respectful of the presentations and do not talk during them. Please remember that only judges are allowed to ask the youth questions about their demonstrations or speeches.