Junior Fair Board
Established in the early 1970’s, the Ventura County Fair’s Junior Fair Board was created to provide young adults with an opportunity to develop leadership skills, perform community service, and become aware of business and the operations of Agricultural District Fairs. Today, this Junior Fair Board has grown in both size and responsibilities to meet the challenges offered to these young men and women.
As many as twenty members are selected to volunteer throughout the year on behalf of the Ventura County Fair. Their efforts include assisting at Fair events, providing outreach, assisting Fair visitors who may have special needs, and planning, developing and coordinating many popular Fair contests. These Fair contests include the Diaper Derby, a Pie Eating Contest, Egg Toss competition, Hog Calling, Look Alike Contests, Karaoke competition, a Senior Talent Contest and more. In addition, members may visit other Fairs around the State representing the Ventura County Fair and bringing back fresh ideas and enthusiasm.
The Junior Fair Board is under the immediate direction and supervision of a minimum of three and a maximum of five adult Advisors who are approved by the Ventura County Fairgrounds Board of Directors.
Potential Junior Fair Board members must be between the ages of 15 and 20 at the time they begin their service on the Junior Fair Board, and must be a resident of Ventura County. An application for membership may be submitted anytime during the year. Interviews may be held throughout the year as deemed appropriate by the Advisors. All new members are notified by a letter from the Advisors and/or Ventura County Fairgrounds management of their acceptance for membership. The term of membership begins on November 1 of each year and ends on September 30 of the following year.
Anyone interested in becoming a Junior Fair Board member may submit a letter of inquiry by mail to:
Junior Fair Board
Ventura County Fairgrounds
10 W. Harbor Blvd.
Ventura, CA 93001