2019 Entry Guides are not available yet. Please check back April.
This is the page you are looking for when you want to enter something in the Fair. Whatever department you want, there are links to the correct entry guide below.
1. The Entry Guide is divided by area of interest.
Both senior (adult) and junior (youth/child) competition categories, including 4-H and FFA projects, are listed under each area of interest.
2. All department links are listed below.
Click on the Department you are interested in to download entry details, deadlines, fees, judging schedules and specific rules for your areas of interest . Also, be sure to check the State and Local rules. The downloadable information is provided in Adobe Acrobat pdf format.
If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can download it via this link.
3. Online Entry begins Saturday, June 1, 2019 and close on Monday, July 15, 2019 at 10:00 pm.
Click on the Blue Rectangle below to enter online. Please check individual exhibit departments for entry deadlines.
4. Please have your entry forms filled out when you bring your entries to the Ventura County Fairgrounds.
Links to entry forms are also available below.
5. If you have any questions, please call the Ventura County Fairgrounds at 805-648-3376
The following information is provided in Adobe Acrobat PDF format for downloading and printing.
Large and Small Livestock Market Project Quality Assurance Training and Verification:
Beginning in 2019 all California Fairs are required to participate in the Youth for Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) training program. This course must be completed online at www.yqca.org. There is no instructor training available. The cost is $12 person. A copy of the online training certificate must be emailed to the Exhibit Office (email@example.com) by July 15, 2019. The YQCA training is valid for one year from the date of certification. Previous quality assurance training is no longer valid to participate in the Ventura County Fair.
2019 Ear Tagging Dates for Junior Livestock Market Animal
- Market Steer – Saturday, April 6, 2019 – 8 am-10 am – Livestock Event Center
- Market Swine, Lamb & Goat – Saturday, June 1, 2019 – 8 am-11 am – Porker Flats
- Market Rabbit Meat Pens – Saturday, June 1, 2019 – 9 am-11 am – Porker Flats
**UPDATED INFORMATION ABOUT POULTRY SHOW**
Due to the current outbreak of virulent Newcastle Disease in California, the breeding and market poultry shows have been cancelled for the 2019 Ventura County Fair, July 31-August 11. 2019. This cancellation is a recommendation from State Veterinarian & Director for Animal Health and Food Safety Services, Annette M. Jones, D.V.M. The poultry shows will return next year.
Although live birds cannot be on grounds, poultry and turkey showmanship classes will continue as well as additional exhibit opportunities in the small livestock area for the youth to educate the public on poultry. Complete details will be printed in the Small Livestock Entry Guide which will be available in April.
We hope that you will choose to participate in the 2019 Ventura County Fair. We look forward to seeing you.
2019 Open Youth Horse Show – Independents, Grange & 4-H
Friday, July 12, Saturday, July 13 & Sunday, July 14, 2019
2019 Open Horse Shows
Draft & Carriage Horse Show – Friday, August 2, Saturday, August 3 & Sunday, August 4, 2019
GLAPHC All Breed English & Western Horse Show – Tuesday, August 6 and Wednesday, August 7, 2019
VCCA Cowboy Challenge & Cattle Sorting – Thursday, August 8 & Sunday, August 9, 2019
Tri County Team Ropers & Youth Event – Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11, 2019
Small and Large Livestock
Independent Exhibitors: Independent Applications are no longer being accepted. If you did not turn in an application you will not be able to participate in the 2019 Ventura County Fair. Please visit the Large Livestock page for independent exhibitor information.
Rules and Entry Forms
2019 State Rules for CA Fairs
2019 Adult Entry Form
2019 Adult Photography Entry Form
2019 Amateur Wine Entry Form
2019 Home Brew Beer Cider Mead Entry Form
2019 Olive Oil Entry Form
2019 Open Horse Show Entry Form
2019 Professional Arts Entry Form
2019 Youth Entry Form
2019 Youth Horse Show Entry Form
All Other Departments
2018 4H & Grange
2018 Academic Rodeo
2018 Agriculture & Natural Resources
2018 Amateur Homebrew Beer Competition
2018 Amateur-Homewinemaker Competition
2018 Olive Oil Competition
2018 Amateur Fine Arts
2018 Gems and Minerals
2018 Hobbies, Models & Collections
2018 Home Arts
2018 Kids, Cameral & Crops
2018 Open Horse Shows
2018 Professional Arts
2018 Uncle Leo Story Telling Contest
2018 Youth Expo
2018 Youth Horse Show
Letter from Governor Brown
Letter from Secretary Ross
Ventura County Fair Volunteer Application
Poultry Health Inspection
Release & Waiver of Liability
USDA Animal Health inspection Services