Texas 4-H Youth Development announced the 2024 Texas 4-H Roundup will be held in Bryan-College Station June 3-6.

Roundup is an annual invitational and qualifying event for 4-H youth who have placed at a district level roundup or signed up to compete in one of its invitational events.

Group of 4-H youth gathered at a Poultry Science display
The Texas 4-H Roundup is an opportunity for 4-H members from throughout the state to come together to visit, have fun and learn. (Sam Craft/Texas A&M AgriLife)

This year’s Texas 4-H Roundup theme is “Ignite,” and around 2,000 youth and their families are expected to attend the event throughout the week.

Roundup has around 50 diverse competitions and 12 educational workshops that tie in with the wide variety of projects offered by 4-H. Participants can also attend a college and career fair, participate in a statewide community service project, and interact with vendors in the trade show.

Additionally, the Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation will award $2.7 million in scholarships to 229 Texas youth.

“Participating students and their families look forward to Roundup every June and travel to Bryan-College Station from counties across Texas to attend,” said Montza Williams, Ed.D., state 4-H Youth Development program director. “Not only does the Texas 4-H Youth Development Program create lifelong memories for those involved, its participants gain leadership and problem-solving skills that equip them to navigate any endeavor they may encounter.”

Texas 4-H Roundup activities                                                                      

The event will begin June 3 in the afternoon with the expanded College and Career Fair, the Say Yes to Family and Consumer Sciences signing presentation, state council candidate speeches and high-energy kickoff activities.

June 4 begins the three days of contests and educational workshops on the Texas A&M University campus and around Bryan-College Station, followed by the evening assemblies in Reed Arena.

Evening assemblies will consist of an awards ceremony from that day’s competitions, the recognition of scholars and volunteers, live music, and other activities for the 4-H contestants and their families.

This year, Roundup participants will have the opportunity to participate in the Quilts of Valor program, designing a quilt to be given to an active-duty service member or veteran. On June 4 at the evening assembly, a local veteran will be presented with a quilt and honored for their years of service.

Roundup ignites passion for 4-H

“It’s finally time for Texas 4-H Roundup again and we could not be more excited,” Williams said. “Texas 4-H Council chose the theme ‘Ignite’ because they want 4-H’ers across the state to ignite their 4-H journey — their story, their passion, their experience … the list goes on.

“Throughout this week and the year ahead, we hope these youth take the steps necessary to ignite their 4-H experience. Whether it’s in competition, receiving a scholarship or participating in educational workshops or the college and career fair, youth attendees will have something to gain and enjoy at the 2024 Roundup.”

For media inquiries, contact Callie Cline from Texas 4-H at 979-321-5286 or [email protected].

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