4-H Pop-Up Shop

About 4-H Pop-Up Shop

4-H Pop-Up Shop is a service for club leaders, volunteers, and agents to provide our Shop 4-H merchandise in-person at your local events and fairs. We know that having 4-H t-shirts and goodies for sale can add to the camaraderie-building and fun experience of your event, and we’re happy to help make this happen. You can also use this opportunity to generate some extra funds for your club!

How does it work?

We offer two versions of 4-H Pop-Up Shops that fit slightly different needs.

  1. Consignment
    If you have one large event you are buying for and do not want to take on ownership of the items that you do not sell, this could be a good option for you. In the Consignment arrangement, you will place your order, sell what you can, and return the unsold merchandise within 30 days for a refund. You will be responsible for the cost of shipping the merchandise to your venue and shipping the boxes back to our warehouse in Chicago. We recommend pricing the items $1-3 higher than your item cost to cover the cost of shipping and generate some additional funds for your club. The minimum order amount for this model is $1000. Please note that it may take 7-14 days upon receipt of the returned merchandise for the credit to be given.
  2. Discounted Retail
    If you have multiple events during a year and have space where you can store items in between the events, the Discounted Retail model might be a great option for you. With this arrangement, we will sell you the items at a 20% discount from the regular retail price (some items excluded), and you will then own all the products with no opportunity for returns. You can then sell these items at your events throughout the year. We still recommend setting the retails at $1-3 above the item cost so that you can generate funds and cover the initial cost of shipping to your location. The minimum order amount for this option is $750.

Regardless of the version you select, we will work with you to ensure your Pop-Up Shop is a success! We are happy to help you select your items by sharing our insight into which products typically sell well at in-person events. We will also include branded plastic bags in your shipment for no additional cost, and during certain times of year, will include catalogs and Shop4-H.org coupons that can be distributed to your attendees, as well.

Who is eligible?

Any adult involved with a 4-H program is eligible to partner with us to host a 4-H Pop-Up Shop.

Getting Involved

If this opportunity is of interest to you, please email our Director of Operations, Yohannes Berhane, at yberhane@4-H.org with the answers to the following questions.

  1. What are the dates of the event where you'd like to host the pop-up shop?
  2. What type of an event is it?
  3. How many people are attending the event, and what is the expected split of youth vs. adult attendees?
  4. What is your budget for the order?
  5. What is your phone number for him to contact you as needed?

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