Ventura County Fairgrounds
10 W. Harbor Blvd.
Ventura, CA  93001

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   We hope you have a great time at this year's fair! It will be lots of fun! Do you have a story you would like to share? Did you fall in love? Did you discover that you aren't afraid to bungee jump? Were you inspired by the wonderful entries? We would love to hear from you! Send us your Fair time memories so that we may enjoy them and share them with others!
    The Ventura County Fairgrounds provide endless opportunity for local residents. Annual quality programming entertains and educates, but fair-time itself is the most economically stimulating and rewarding time of the year. For twelve exciting summer days, the Ventura County Fair fully dedicates itself to the community at large—Not only can neighbors come out and experience shared solidarity and city pride, but entrants of all ages can showcase their wares and be rewarded for their endeavors.
    The 31st District Agricultural Association (DAA) comprises a legal body which governs the Fair and fairgrounds. Although the DAA is a state entity, it does not receive money from the state general fund. The Association remains endowed through locally generated revenue and horse racing wagering facilities. The Fair is truly a regional enterprise. In troubled economic times, the Fair is a constant source of income for the county and its inhabitants.


   
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    Conference Centers
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    Conventions & Trade Shows
    Fairs & Carnivals
    Festivals & Parades - Misc.
    Food & Drink Festival
    Outdoor Concert Stages
    Parks
    Performing Arts
    Showgrounds
    Theme Park
    Venues - Misc.

Handicapped Accessible?
    Yes
Smoking?
    Some restrictions
Cell Phones & Pagers?
    Permitted
Cameras/Recording Equip.?
    Some restrictions
Pets Allowed?
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 Recent Buzzes!!
11/24/14 - Save the Date! California Rabbit & Cavy Shows -- 11/29
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California Rabbit & Cavy Shows, Inc. is the premier show sponsor in California. Presenting more than a dozen shows per year including West Coast Classic. Mission: The mission of California Rabbit and Cavy Shows, Inc. is to build ARBA membership and promote rabbits and cavies through quality rabbit shows and events.
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11/24/14 - Save the Date! A Fairgrounds Christmas -- 12/6
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Hometown Holiday Fun with Santa Claus Saturday & Sunday, December 6 & 7 10AM ’til 5PM Children’s Activities, Christmas Shopping Boutique, Christmas Music, Entertainment and FUN for all ages. Rain or Shine, it’s all happening indoors! Call (805) 648-3376 for more information.
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10/29/14 - Save the Date! Dinosaurs Are Coming to Ventura- Jurassic Quest -- 11/15
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Admission: Kids Under 2: FREE Regular Kids (2-12): $16 VIP Kids (2-12): $24 Adults (13-64): $20 Seniors & Military ID: $16 Regular Tickets include the dinosaur exhibit, dino crafts, Dino Science Station, Dino theater, coloring stations and Dino Tour, Dino basketball, Dino soccer (tickets for dinosaur rides, dinosaur inflatables and fossil dig can be purchased for $5 each. There is additional cost for face painting and green screen photography) VIP Tickets include all the regular ticket attractions plus UNLIMITED dinosaur rides, UNLIMITED dinosaur inflatables and UNLIMITED fossil dig, unlimited Dino Scooters, and Unlimited dino bungee pull. (There is additional cost for face painting and green screen photography) Need to reach us? Jurassic Quest, Inc. 6046 FM 2920 RD., #516 Spring, TX 77379 Call: 281-251-7237 customerservice@jurassicquest.com All Questions will be answered within 48 hours
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10/2/14 - Save the Date! 42nd Annual Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show Comes to Ventura Fairgrounds! -- 10/3
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VENTURA, CA – Adventure awaits at the Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show in Ventura where shopping and entertainment combine for a fun-filled weekend October 3-5, 2014. The Ventura County Fairground comes alive with hundreds of artisans showcasing more than 24,000 handcrafted originals, stage entertainment, a Kidzone, strolling performers, contests, a pumpkin patch, specialty foods, and more.
Unique reigns supreme at the celebration revered as the west coast’s largest and finest indoor craft show, a fall tradition now 42 years in the making. Exhibitors hail from throughout North America, specializing in “made in the USA” handcrafted items at affordable prices.
The festive fall-themed atmosphere makes exploring the array of exhibits an exciting discovery of beautiful jewelry, blown glass, ceramics, hand woven clothing, photography, candles, wood carvings, garden designs, homemade sauces and soups, antique treasures, children’s accessories, sculptures, holiday ornaments, and more. Patrons appreciate the opportunity to interact with the artists, get items personalized, or even learn some helpful tips through crafting demonstrations.
“Your world is transformed the moment you walk through the gate – with fall decorations and a pumpkin patch, interactive activities, entertainment, and a wide variety of artistry on display.” says Nancy Glenn, Harvest Festival Show Manager. “It’s a juried showcase so the quality of the exhibitors is top notch.” Ever since the 70s when the Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show burst on the scene as a creative way to showcase top artists and craftspeople, the organization has continued to build upon its industry precedent for quality and innovation. Nine shows now crisscross California and Nevada with a loyal following of fans that have come to expect an alluring and uncompromising presentation.
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9/30/14 - Save the Date! 42nd Annual Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show Comes to Ventura Fairgrounds! -- 10/3
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VENTURA, CA – Adventure awaits at the Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show in Ventura where shopping and entertainment combine for a fun-filled weekend October 3-5, 2014. The Ventura County Fairground comes alive with hundreds of artisans showcasing more than 24,000 handcrafted originals, stage entertainment, a Kidzone, strolling performers, contests, a pumpkin patch, specialty foods, and more.
Unique reigns supreme at the celebration revered as the west coast’s largest and finest indoor craft show, a fall tradition now 42 years in the making. Exhibitors hail from throughout North America, specializing in “made in the USA” handcrafted items at affordable prices.
The festive fall-themed atmosphere makes exploring the array of exhibits an exciting discovery of beautiful jewelry, blown glass, ceramics, hand woven clothing, photography, candles, wood carvings, garden designs, homemade sauces and soups, antique treasures, children’s accessories, sculptures, holiday ornaments, and more. Patrons appreciate the opportunity to interact with the artists, get items personalized, or even learn some helpful tips through crafting demonstrations.
“Your world is transformed the moment you walk through the gate – with fall decorations and a pumpkin patch, interactive activities, entertainment, and a wide variety of artistry on display.” says Nancy Glenn, Harvest Festival Show Manager. “It’s a juried showcase so the quality of the exhibitors is top notch.” Ever since the 70s when the Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show burst on the scene as a creative way to showcase top artists and craftspeople, the organization has continued to build upon its industry precedent for quality and innovation. Nine shows now crisscross California and Nevada with a loyal following of fans that have come to expect an alluring and uncompromising presentation.
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9/25/14 - 42nd Annual Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show Comes to Ventura Fairgrounds! -- 10/3
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VENTURA, CA – Adventure awaits at the Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show in Ventura where shopping and entertainment combine for a fun-filled weekend October 3-5, 2014. The Ventura County Fairground comes alive with hundreds of artisans showcasing more than 24,000 handcrafted originals, stage entertainment, a Kidzone, strolling performers, contests, a pumpkin patch, specialty foods, and more.
Unique reigns supreme at the celebration revered as the west coast’s largest and finest indoor craft show, a fall tradition now 42 years in the making. Exhibitors hail from throughout North America, specializing in “made in the USA” handcrafted items at affordable prices.
The festive fall-themed atmosphere makes exploring the array of exhibits an exciting discovery of beautiful jewelry, blown glass, ceramics, hand woven clothing, photography, candles, wood carvings, garden designs, homemade sauces and soups, antique treasures, children’s accessories, sculptures, holiday ornaments, and more. Patrons appreciate the opportunity to interact with the artists, get items personalized, or even learn some helpful tips through crafting demonstrations.
“Your world is transformed the moment you walk through the gate – with fall decorations and a pumpkin patch, interactive activities, entertainment, and a wide variety of artistry on display.” says Nancy Glenn, Harvest Festival Show Manager. “It’s a juried showcase so the quality of the exhibitors is top notch.” Ever since the 70s when the Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show burst on the scene as a creative way to showcase top artists and craftspeople, the organization has continued to build upon its industry precedent for quality and innovation. Nine shows now crisscross California and Nevada with a loyal following of fans that have come to expect an alluring and uncompromising presentation.
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Venue ... Ventura County Fairgrounds  Website
9/21/14 - Save the Date! 42nd Annual Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show Comes to Ventura Fairgrounds! -- 10/3
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VENTURA, CA – Adventure awaits at the Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show in Ventura where shopping and entertainment combine for a fun-filled weekend October 3-5, 2014. The Ventura County Fairground comes alive with hundreds of artisans showcasing more than 24,000 handcrafted originals, stage entertainment, a Kidzone, strolling performers, contests, a pumpkin patch, specialty foods, and more.
Unique reigns supreme at the celebration revered as the west coast’s largest and finest indoor craft show, a fall tradition now 42 years in the making. Exhibitors hail from throughout North America, specializing in “made in the USA” handcrafted items at affordable prices.
The festive fall-themed atmosphere makes exploring the array of exhibits an exciting discovery of beautiful jewelry, blown glass, ceramics, hand woven clothing, photography, candles, wood carvings, garden designs, homemade sauces and soups, antique treasures, children’s accessories, sculptures, holiday ornaments, and more. Patrons appreciate the opportunity to interact with the artists, get items personalized, or even learn some helpful tips through crafting demonstrations.
“Your world is transformed the moment you walk through the gate – with fall decorations and a pumpkin patch, interactive activities, entertainment, and a wide variety of artistry on display.” says Nancy Glenn, Harvest Festival Show Manager. “It’s a juried showcase so the quality of the exhibitors is top notch.” Ever since the 70s when the Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show burst on the scene as a creative way to showcase top artists and craftspeople, the organization has continued to build upon its industry precedent for quality and innovation. Nine shows now crisscross California and Nevada with a loyal following of fans that have come to expect an alluring and uncompromising presentation.
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9/21/14 - Save the Date! The Ventura Flea Market -- 9/28
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The Ventura Flea Market is held near the ocean in Ventura and is a great place to shop. The event features antiques, used and new merchandise sold by over 500 vendors, more than 5,000 buyers visit the Market each time it is held. The Ventura Flea Market is held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ventura County Fairgrounds.
A special Early Bird admission is available from 6am to 9am at $10.00 per person. Regular admission starts at 9 a.m. at $5.00 per person, all children under 12 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.
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9/12/14 - Get Your Comic Books out- Celebrate Central Coast Comicon -- 9/12
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Why we are doing this - The Untold Story, - Until Now. It all started "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...." It is a dark time for the Rebellion. Although the Death Star has been destroyed, Imperial troops have driven the Rebel forces from their hidden base and pursued them across the galaxy. Evading the dreaded Imperial Starfleet, a group of freedom fighters led by Luke Skywalker has established a new secret base on the remote ice world of Hoth The evil lord Darth Vader, obsessed with finding young Skywalker, has dispatched thousands of remote probes into the far reaches of space…. oh wait that's the wrong story - oops my bad. We were watching Disney again.. The real story will be up soon. Well Maybe?
Everything you can think of Comic Related!!!
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9/3/14 - Save the Date! 42nd Annual Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show Comes to Ventura Fairgrounds! -- 10/3
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VENTURA, CA – Adventure awaits at the Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show in Ventura where shopping and entertainment combine for a fun-filled weekend October 3-5, 2014. The Ventura County Fairground comes alive with hundreds of artisans showcasing more than 24,000 handcrafted originals, stage entertainment, a Kidzone, strolling performers, contests, a pumpkin patch, specialty foods, and more.
Unique reigns supreme at the celebration revered as the west coast’s largest and finest indoor craft show, a fall tradition now 42 years in the making. Exhibitors hail from throughout North America, specializing in “made in the USA” handcrafted items at affordable prices.
The festive fall-themed atmosphere makes exploring the array of exhibits an exciting discovery of beautiful jewelry, blown glass, ceramics, hand woven clothing, photography, candles, wood carvings, garden designs, homemade sauces and soups, antique treasures, children’s accessories, sculptures, holiday ornaments, and more. Patrons appreciate the opportunity to interact with the artists, get items personalized, or even learn some helpful tips through crafting demonstrations.
“Your world is transformed the moment you walk through the gate – with fall decorations and a pumpkin patch, interactive activities, entertainment, and a wide variety of artistry on display.” says Nancy Glenn, Harvest Festival Show Manager. “It’s a juried showcase so the quality of the exhibitors is top notch.” Ever since the 70s when the Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show burst on the scene as a creative way to showcase top artists and craftspeople, the organization has continued to build upon its industry precedent for quality and innovation. Nine shows now crisscross California and Nevada with a loyal following of fans that have come to expect an alluring and uncompromising presentation.
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8/20/14 - Save the Date! Golden Future 50+ Senior Expo -- 8/23
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DISCOVER THE POWER OF AGE! The 3rd Annual Golden Future 50+ Senior Expo will feature some of the best products and services for the 50+ community. Get answers to questions about health care, housing, legal, retirement planning, travel/recreation and much more! Be sure to tell your friends & family!
 FREE Admission & Parking!  Health Screenings & Surveys!  Mini Job & Volunteer Fair!  70+ Local & National Vendors!
 Speakers / Lifestyle Workshops!  Entertainment & Activity Hubs!  Beauty & Hair Makeovers /Massages!  Door Prizes! Giveaways! And More!!
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8/7/14 - Last Few Days of the Fair,,, Catch it while you can!
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Jake Owen Thursday, August 7 • 7:30 pm Creedence Clearwater Revisited Friday, August 8 • 7:30 pm P.R.C.A. Rodeo Saturday, August 9 • 2 & 7 pm Sunday, August 10 • 2 & 7 pm PESENTED BY GOLD COAST TOYOTA DEALERS  Website
8/6/14 - Ventura Fair offers $3.00 Before 3 PM Day
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Admission to the Fair is $3.00 before 3 PM
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8/5/14 - Deep Purple In concert tonight at the Ventura County Fairgrounds!
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Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years.
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7/31/14 - Ventura County Fair-goers can help FOOD Share alleviate hunger by participating in “Feed the Need” F
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Fair-goers who bring five canned goods to donate to Ventura County’s regional food bank when they purchase an adult admission ticket before 5 p.m. will receive a free return fair ticket valid Monday through Thursday, August 4-7. Non –perishable foods, such as canned soup, vegetables, meats, spaghetti sauce, peanut butter, pasta, rice, beans and cereal, are FOOD Share's most needed items. Ventura County has experienced a steady increase in the population of hunger insecure individuals over the past five years since the economic downturn. Today, FOOD Share serves more than 74,500 people per month; and according to the latest findings by national hunger-relief charity Feeding America, 102,390 people in Ventura County do not always know where they will find their next meal. “The hunger gap is a reality for every community in our nation, and for Ventura County, that means almost 28,000 children, seniors and adults are going without food,” explains Bonnie Weigel, president and CEO of FOOD Share. “Every donation we receive helps us close this gap, and we encourage the community to take part in this important food drive.” The community also can get involved by supporting the Ventura County Fair Junior Livestock Auction on Friday, Aug. 8, which will benefit FOOD Share, and winning bidders may donate livestock animals directly to the food bank. The 2014 Ventura County Fair runs from July 30 – Aug. 10. For more information about the Ventura County Fair, go to: www.venturacountyfair.org and for more information about FOOD Share, go to www.foodshare.com. About FOOD Share: More than 35 years ago, eight citizens performed a good deed by distributing food to those who were in need underneath a Ventura bridge. The early philanthropic movement quickly formed into what is now Ventura County’s regional food bank, FOOD Share, which has grown from serving a few hundred hungry people per month to 74,500 people. Today, staff and volunteers distribute more than 10 million pounds of food annually from its distribution site; more than 180 partner agencies, which include neighborhood and church food distributions and soup kitchens; as well as hunger assistance programs. FOOD Share’s programs provide healthy nutrition and education to children, families and seniors, which include: KIDS Share, SENIOR Share, Nutrition Education, Community Market, SoCal Gas CARE Program, ART Share and more. A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, FOOD Share is a member of the Feeding America network, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization. For more information about FOOD Share, visit www.foodshare.com. Find us on Facebook and Twitter.   Website
7/31/14 - The Beach Boys Tonight!!
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The Quintessential California Band- The Beach Boys grace the Ventura County Fairgrounds this year!!! They sure get around.....
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7/30/14 - Save the Date! Ventura County Fair Dollar Day -- 7/30
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Entry to the Fair is $1.00 till 3 PM
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7/23/14 - Ventura County Fair-goers can help FOOD Share alleviate hunger by participating in “Feed the Need”
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Fair-goers who bring five canned goods to donate to Ventura County’s regional food bank when they purchase an adult admission ticket before 5 p.m. will receive a free return fair ticket valid Monday through Thursday, August 4-7. Non –perishable foods, such as canned soup, vegetables, meats, spaghetti sauce, peanut butter, pasta, rice, beans and cereal, are FOOD Share's most needed items. Ventura County has experienced a steady increase in the population of hunger insecure individuals over the past five years since the economic downturn. Today, FOOD Share serves more than 74,500 people per month; and according to the latest findings by national hunger-relief charity Feeding America, 102,390 people in Ventura County do not always know where they will find their next meal. “The hunger gap is a reality for every community in our nation, and for Ventura County, that means almost 28,000 children, seniors and adults are going without food,” explains Bonnie Weigel, president and CEO of FOOD Share. “Every donation we receive helps us close this gap, and we encourage the community to take part in this important food drive.” The community also can get involved by supporting the Ventura County Fair Junior Livestock Auction on Friday, Aug. 8, which will benefit FOOD Share, and winning bidders may donate livestock animals directly to the food bank. The 2014 Ventura County Fair runs from July 30 – Aug. 10. For more information about the Ventura County Fair, go to: www.venturacountyfair.org and for more information about FOOD Share, go to www.foodshare.com. About FOOD Share: More than 35 years ago, eight citizens performed a good deed by distributing food to those who were in need underneath a Ventura bridge. The early philanthropic movement quickly formed into what is now Ventura County’s regional food bank, FOOD Share, which has grown from serving a few hundred hungry people per month to 74,500 people. Today, staff and volunteers distribute more than 10 million pounds of food annually from its distribution site; more than 180 partner agencies, which include neighborhood and church food distributions and soup kitchens; as well as hunger assistance programs. FOOD Share’s programs provide healthy nutrition and education to children, families and seniors, which include: KIDS Share, SENIOR Share, Nutrition Education, Community Market, SoCal Gas CARE Program, ART Share and more. A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, FOOD Share is a member of the Feeding America network, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization. For more information about FOOD Share, visit www.foodshare.com. Find us on Facebook and Twitter.   Website
7/17/14 - Save the Date! Ventura County Fair 2014 entry days - Few Days left
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Calling all artists, craftsmen, and bakers! Calling gardeners and collectors too! Entry dates for the Ventura County Fair 2014 begin Friday, July 18th. Whether it’s a hobby or your profession, showcase your talents by entering in the Ventura County Fair. The online entry guide includes a complete list of departments, entry divisions & classes, and entry dates. The complete entry guide can be found at www.venturacountyfair.org under the “Entry Guide” tab.
From July 18-20, the Amateur Fine Arts, Gems & Minerals, Home Arts (excluding baked goods, table settings and cooking contests), and Youth Expo and 4-H/Grange will be accepting entries between 10 AM and 5 PM. Hobbies, Models and Collections are to be entered July 25-27 between 10 AM-5 PM. Dates for entries in the Agriculture Department vary based upon classes. The Amateur Beer and Wine Contest as well as the Olive Oil Contest will be accepting entries on July 25th from 4 pm-7 pm and July 26th from 9 am-2 pm. Produce Day 1 entries are being accepted July 29th from 8 am-6 pm.
Have a green thumb? Enter your plants in the Floriculture Department. The Wheelbarrow Competition will be accepting entries on July 27th from 12 pm-5pm and July 28th from 8 am-12 pm. Roses & Arrangements are to be entered on August 7th from 7 am-10 am. If you have any questions, please contact the Ventura County Fairgrounds at 648-3376.
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7/2/14 - Please join us as we present the 2014 Ventura County Fair poster -- 7/8
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Please join us as we present the 2014 Ventura County Fair poster and introduce the young artists, all Ventura County residents, who have won the 2014 Ventura County Fair poster contest! The theme of this year’s fair is "A Country Fair with Ocean Air" and we are sure that you will agree that the 2014 poster conveys the theme beautifully!
We will have press materials and highlights of this year's entertainment and activities to help you plan your calendar.
First Place: Channy Heng 15 years old Ventura Second Place: Jack Wulf 15 years old Oak Park Third Place: Marietta Collins 16 years old Santa Paula Please call us at (805) 648-3376 ext. 110 if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you on July 8th!
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