Discover 4-H Carnival set for Oct. 8 in Sycamore

Harlan Marshall, 9, from DeKalb, and his grandma Sharon Marshall, also from DeKalb, check out some of the exhibits Thursday, July 14, 2022, at the 4-H General Project Show at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau in Sycamore.

SYCAMORE – The University of Illinois Extension will host its annual Discover 4-H Carnival for families to learn about 4-H.

The carnival will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 8 at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 1350 W. Prairie Drive, Sycamore, according to a news release.

Admission to the carnival is free and open to the public.

The carnival features games and activities, including kite-making, a small petting zoo, Bozo Buckets, face-painting, putt-putt golf and painting kindness rocks.

Prizes will be available. Popcorn and hot dogs are being served.

Attendees also can learn about how to join a 4-H club. 4-H members and leaders are available to answer questions.

4-H is a youth organization for boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 18 as of Sept. 1. The program offers more than 170 projects ranging from foods, photography, visual arts, animals, wildlife, computers, woodworking, rocketry and entomology. 4-H emphasizes “learning by doing” by allowing members to select project areas of interest to them.

The organization also offers a Cloverbud program for youth ages 5 to 7. Cloverbuds participate in hands-on learning activities to explore science, the environment, plants, animals and art.

For information, call 815-758-8194.