• Commodity Carnival
  • Do You Have What It Takes?

    4-H and CME Group have partnered to connect the important work of the world’s leading futures exchange company and the 4-H mission.

    Commodity Carnival is a fun learning activity to experience what it takes to manage the business risks associated with producing and bringing a hog to market.



    Play the Games

    Invest & GrowInvest and Grow

    Participants receive an activity sheet and a plastic egg representing their hog. Participants fill their plastic container with a range of items that represent the various investments needed to raise their hog.



    Participants send their sealed container down a “Pig-Linko” board obstacle course that represents risk factors beyond the producers’ control affecting price at market. Each container ultimately falls into a slot representing the final price for their commodity.

    Find a Commodity Carnival happening near you!  

  • Upcoming Events
    Brookings County Achievement Days
    Early August
    Brookings, SD
    Lincoln County Achievement Days
    Early August
    Canton, SD
    Otoe County Fair
    Aug 11-14
    Syracuse, NE
    Upper Pennisula State Fair
    Aug. 14-15 (10-8pm)
    Escanaba, MI
    Genesee County Fair
    Aug. 12-18
    Mt. Morris, MI
    Turner County Fair
    Aug 12-15
    Parker, SD
    Brown County Fair
    Aug 12-18
    Aberdeen, SD
    Dodge County Fair
    Aug 14-18, 11am-5pm 
    Beaver Dam, WI
    Darke County Fair
    Aug 17 (1-3pm), Aug 18 (2-4pm), Aug 19 (1-3pm) 
    Greenville, OH
    Central States Fair
    Aug 16-25
    Rapid City, SD
    Portage County Fair
    Aug. 22 (11-3pm) Aug 23-24 (2-4pm & 6-8pm) 
    Randolph, OH
    Aug 20-23
    Mitchell, SD
    Minnesota State Fair
    Aug 22
    St. Paul, MN
    Minnesota State Fair
    Aug 23
    St. Paul, MN
    Minnesota State Fair
    Aug 24
    St. Pau, MN
    Minnesota State Fair
    Aug 25
    St. Paul, MN
    Minnesota State Fair
    Aug 26
    St. Paul, MN
    Stark County Fair
    Aug. 27 (4-6pm) Aug 29 (1-3pm) Aug 31 (2-4pm)
    Canton, OH
    Minnesota State Fair
    Aug 27
    St. Paul, MN
    Minnesota State Fair
    Aug 28
    St. Paul, MN
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    Aug 28
    Shawano, WI
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    Aug 29
    St. Paul, MN
    South Dakota State Fair
    Aug 29-sept 2
    Huron, SD
    Walworth County Fair
    Aug 29-Sep 2, 10am-5pm
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    Aug 30-Sep 9
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