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4-H International Night

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Girl in India dress holding India flag above her head
Event Date(s)
Event Time

McHenry County Fairgrounds, Building D

Friday, March 8

  • 6:00pm - judging begins
  • 7:00pm - open to the public 

Explore an exciting new world adventure!

4-H clubs are invited to share with other 4-H groups and the public all they have learned about a country of their selection including Geography, People and Culture. Presentation could include dish to taste, music, entertainment, culture, costumes, and history.

Don't miss this International opportunity!

4-H International Night country selections should be submit by February 4. Please select your top three choices. Country selections will be determined on a first request basis.

Clubs will be emailed confirmation within a few days of selection. (Please contact Michele at or the Extension office (815) 338-3737 for questions.


The new Passport Project book has not been released and will therefore not be required to be completed this year. We do have old copies on file if you would like a copy as a guide.

RESOURCE: Guide to Participation in International Night
Illinois 4-H Intercultural page:
International Night Information
Passport to the World - Club display description

New Guidelines this year ONLY:
Passport to the World, Club (SF 50233b)  

Exhibit a display illustrating what your club has learned about a country. This might include topics such as geography, economy, agriculture, people, language, housing, culture, music, crafts, clothing, environment, or holidays.

Exhibits can focus on one or two topics in depth or cover more topics in brief. Exhibit should be educational in nature and should not promote one’s beliefs over another person’s beliefs.

The display must be accompanied by 3 or more club exhibitors at the time of the judge’s critique. Club members should make a 5-7-minute presentation to the judge/s. All club members present for the judge’s critique should be able to discuss the project and answer questions.

Cloverbuds are welcome to participate in the table display, however, they may not participate in the group presentation to the judge and are not eligible for premiums. Suggested studies might include age appropriate crafts, displays about USA, Illinois, flags of different counties, continents, oceans, different geographic features (mountains, deserts, rivers, etc.)

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