Ventura County Fairgrounds
10 W. Harbor Blvd.
Ventura, CA  93001
(805) 648-3376
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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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    Arenas & Pavilions,    Artists: Commercial,    Banquet & Special Event Venue,    Children's Festival,    Conference Centers,    Convention Services & Facilities,    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?
    Permitted

Cameras/Recording Equip.?
    Some restrictions

Pets Allowed?
    Some restrictions


   
 Recent News & Buzz!!
8/3/16 - Ventura County Fair ... is OPEN!!
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The Ventura County Fair began in 1875, when the primary focus of the fair was horse racing. The fair was enjoyed so much that it continued every year up until today- with the exception of a few years during World War II. The tradition continues. We look forward to making lasting memories with you and your family. ... Presented by: Ventura County Fairgrounds ... Venue: Ventura County Fairgrounds
8/2/16 - Ventura County Fair opens tomorrow, Wednesday, August 3
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"A Country Fair with Ocean Air" starts tomorrow, Wednesday, August 3 with a great schedule of fun for everybody! Enjoy the cool ocean breezes as you stroll around the grounds taking in the sights and sounds of an old fashioned country fair. After a brief opening ceremony at 10:30 the ribbon will be cut by the winners of the 2016 Ventura County Fair Poster Contest.
This year's Fair includes Competitive Exhibits, Carnival Rides, Free Concerts, Yummy Fair Food and a fireworks extravaganza every night. Activities for children of all ages include contests, entertainment and all new social media Fair Fun!
Join us for opening day and every day at the 2016 Ventura County Fair, Wednesday, August 3 through Sunday, August 14. Information at www.venturacountyfair.org​ or (805) 648-3376.
7/27/16 - Styx -- August 4th at the Ventura County Fair
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Grandstand Entertainment ..... Grandstand Concerts and Rodeos are Free with Fair admission. ..... Motor Sports requires an additional ticket. ..... Schedules and performers are subject to change without notice. ..... For your safety, seating in the Grandstand Arena is subject to closure at the discretion of the Fire Marshal. ... Presented by: Ventura County Fairgrounds ... Venue: Ventura County Fairgrounds  Website
7/27/16 - Only one week to go ... Ventura County Fair -- starts 8/3
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The Ventura County Fair began in 1875, when the primary focus of the fair was horse racing. The fair was enjoyed so much that it continued every year up until today- with the exception of a few years during World War II. The tradition continues. We look forward to making lasting memories with you and your family. ... Presented by: Ventura County Fairgrounds ... Venue: Ventura County Fairgrounds  Website
12/3/15 - A Week Away ... Chopperfest 2015 -- 12/13
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The event features a very special Motorcycle Art Exhibit, an All Brand Antique and Custom Motorcycle Show; Custom Bike Builder Displays featuring World Class Bike Builders; Hundreds of Motorcycle/Culture Vendors; a New and Used Motorcycle Parts Swap Meet; Live Rock and Blues Bands including Hub Cap Stealers, Food and Beer. General admission is $15, Military with ID $10, kids 12 & under $5 Note: No Colors, No Pets, No Alcohol.
The "If you build it they will come" All Brand Motorcycle Show will feature over 12 classes of motorcycles from Antique and Old School to Twin Cam and Radical Design classes, check out the Bike Show link for more details on all the classes and entering your motorcycle. If you have a bike that fits one of these classes please enter it, it's only $40 and you get 1 admission and an event t-shirt. The trophy's are amazing one of a kind pieces of art by Sonny Boy, and this years winner's will also receive a special limited edition David Mann book courtesy of Easyriders magazine.
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Venue ... Ventura County Fairgrounds  Website
8/29/15 - Winners of the 2015 Ventura County Fair Announced
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The 2015 Ventura County Fair, "A Country Fair with Ocean Air" is pleased to announce the winners of the competitive exhibits in each department. One of the most popular features of the Ventura County Fair are the competitive exhibits. Thousands of entries are carefully and lovingly exhibited at the Fair each year, where they are judged according to specific competitive criteria.
All of the winners can be found on the 2015 Ventura County Fair website on Main Fair web page and on the pages of each department. Visitors can select a link to view the winners from each department.   Website
8/6/15 - Don't miss Huey Lewis and the News -- Friday at Ventura County Fairgrounds
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Huey Lewis and the News is an American pop rock band based in San Francisco, California. They had a run of hit singles during the 1980s and early 1990s, eventually scoring a total of 19 top ten singles.
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Venue ... Ventura County Fairgrounds  Website
8/5/15 - Ventura Police Department Presented with Western Fairs Association Blue Ribbon Award
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The Ventura County Fair Board of Directors and management presented the Ventura Police Department with the Western Fairs Association Blue Ribbon Award. This award is presented to organizations that have demonstrated a long term commitment to the success of a County Fair. Ventura Police Chief Ken Corney accepted the award on behalf of the entire Police Department for the work of all officers, in keeping patrons safe, year after year during the fair.
“We are grateful to the Ventura Police Department for their commitment to keeping the Ventura County Fair a safe family event and we congratulate them on receiving this award.” said Barbara Quaid, Ventura County Fair CEO
The award plaque will hang in the Fair Police Command Post during the 2015 Ventura County Fair, “A Country Fair with Ocean Air,” Wednesday, August 5 through Sunday, August 16.
For more information about the Ventura County Fair visit www.venturacountyfair.org or call (805) 648-3376.   Website
8/4/15 - The Ventura County Fair -- Opens Tomorrow (Wednesday 8/5)
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The Ventura County Fair began in 1875, when the primary focus of the fair was horse racing. The fair was enjoyed so much that it continued every year up until today- with the exception of a few years during World War II. The tradition continues with the 140th Ventura County Fair, “A Country Fair with Ocean Air”. We look forward to making lasting memories with you and your family.
$12 Adults 13 & older ... $9 Children 6-12 years of age ... $9 Seniors 65+ years of age ... Children 5 years of age and under and Super Seniors (100 years of age and older) are admitted free.
Presented by ... Ventura County Fairgrounds
Venue ... Ventura County Fairgrounds  Website
7/6/15 - Plan Ahead! Ventura County Fair -- August 5 - 16
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The Ventura County Fair began in 1875, when the primary focus of the fair was horse racing. The fair was enjoyed so much that it continued every year up until today- with the exception of a few years during World War II. The tradition continues with the 140th Ventura County Fair, “A Country Fair with Ocean Air”. We look forward to making lasting memories with you and your family.
$12 Adults 13 & older ... $9 Children 6-12 years of age ... $9 Seniors 65+ years of age ... Children 5 years of age and under and Super Seniors (100 years of age and older) are admitted free.
Presented by ... Ventura County Fairgrounds
Venue ... Ventura County Fairgrounds  Website
7/2/15 - Shanté Morgan-Durisseau of Moorpark joins the Ventura County Fairgrounds Board of Directors
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The 31st District Agricultural Association (Ventura County Fairgrounds and Event Center) is happy to announce the Governor’s appointment of our newest Director: Shanté Morgan-Durisseau of Moorpark.
Ms. Morgan-Durisseau is managing editor at the CSU Northridge Marketing and Communications Office. She has been an instructor at California Lutheran University, a lecturer at the California State University, Northridge Department of Journalism and a political affairs reporter at Copley News Service. "We are excited to have Shanté as a part of the 31st District Agricultural Association Board,” says Fairgrounds CEO Barbara Quaid.
Governor Brown also reappointed five of the current eight directors: Cecilia Cuevas, of Fillmore; Daniel Long, of Ventura; Armando Lopez, of Oxnard; Jim Salzer, of Camarillo; and Bonnie Weigel, of Ventura.   Website
5/22/15 - This weekend ... Circus Vargas at Ventura County Fairgrounds
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Get ready for the ultimate entertainment extravaganza for ALL AGES! ... Circus Vargas presents its most mind-blowing, highly anticipated spectacular ever! Join us, where the magic begins and the heart-pounding, death-defying action takes place! It’s awe-inspiring ‘Edge of your Seat’ excitement, all under the big top…where imagination comes to life and the world is full of possibility and wonder! It’s not a show ... IT'S AN EXPERIENCE!
Presented by ... Ventura County Fairgrounds
Venue ... Ventura County Fairgrounds - Lot A  Website
3/26/15 - Save the Date! Spring Carnival -- 4/3 at Ventura County Fairgrounds
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Carnival rides for every thrill set ..... ..... Games of chance ..... Children’s Petting Zoo ..... Easter Egg Hunt. Carnival Hours ..... Friday, April 3: 5-10 PM. Saturday, April 4: 12 noon – 10 PM. Sunday, April 5: 12 noon – 7 PM. Free Admission, $5 Parking.
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Venue ... Ventura County Fairgrounds  Website
12/18/14 - WOW Pass is now being sold for Christmas gift giving for the Ventura County Fair
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Give the 12 days of Fair for Christmas this year. Wow Passes make perfect gifts for the Fair lovers on your list. The WOW Pass makes an excellent Stocking Stuffer, Secret Santa or Grab Bag gift. The WOW Pass is a card with 12 days of admission to the 2015 Fair for only $36. That’s only $3 per day! WOW Passes are only available for sale pre-fair. They are not sold at fair time. Call (805) 648-3376 for information. ❇ ❈ ❅ ❇ ❈ ❅ ❄ ❆ ❇ ❈ ❅ ❄ ❆ WOW Passes will be on sale through December 31 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds Administration office (Monday thru Friday, 9AM – 5PM) and at the Derby Club at the Fairgrounds (Wednesday through Sunday)  Website
12/4/14 - A Fairgrounds Christmas At the Ventura County Fairgrounds This Weekend!
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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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Venue ... Ventura County Fairgrounds  Website
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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Venue ... Ventura County Fairgrounds  Website
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.
Presented by ... Ventura County Fairgrounds
Venue ... Ventura County Fairgrounds  Website
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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Venue ... Ventura County Fairgrounds  Website
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.
Presented by ... Ventura County Fairgrounds
Venue ... Ventura County Fairgrounds  Website
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.
Presented by ... Ventura County Fairgrounds
Venue ... Ventura County Fairgrounds  Website



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