Exhibit Departments


Click the link to view Agriculture and Natural Resources winners:

2019 Homebrew Beer, Cider & Mead
2019 Amateur-Home Wine Maker
2019 Agriculture & Natural Resources

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 (ag’ ri-kul’ chẽr): The occupation, business, or science of cultivating the land, producing crops, and raising livestock.

About the Department
The Agriculture & Natural Resources Building provides a dynamic forum for a great cross-section of Ventura County’s populace. Feature Exhibits showcase the many facets of our local agriculture industry as well as natural resources and museums; interactive displays, activities and special appearances by area experts provide unique opportunities to educate and entertain fair guests of all ages. This is the building where amateurs and professionals proudly enter their products for competition and display in divisions that include beers, wines, honey, herbs and the bountiful produce that is the heart of Ventura County.

Agriculture Department Entry Dates

 Feature Exhibit Entry Deadline – June 21, 2019

AHA/BJCP Amateur Homebrew Beer, Cider, Mead, Wine, Honey, Bee Products & Commercial Olive Oil Accepted: Friday, July 26, 2019 -4:00 PM-6:00 PM and Saturday, July 27, 2019 – 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

NEW – Drop off location for Home Brew Beer Entries at Home Beer Wine Cheese Making Shop – 22836-2 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA.  Deadline for drop off is TBA.  http://homebeerwinecheese.com

Produce Entry Day 1Tuesday, July 30, 2019 – 7:00 AM-5:00 PM
Grains-corn (bulk & dried), dry beans, fruit & pod vegetables, root, bulb & tuber vegetables, vine crops, unusual fruit/vegetable, baby vegetables, apples, citrus fruits, sub-tropical fruits, nuts, avocados, fresh & dried herbs

Produce Entry Day 2 Wednesday, August 7, 2019 – 6:30 AM-11:00 AM
Tomatoes, fresh leafy & stem vegetables, figs, grapes, peaches, pears, plums/prunes, small fruits & berries, other fruits & vegetables

Home Dairy ProductsThursday, August 1, 2019 – 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Butters, cheeses (soft & hard), dessert, ice cream, fresh milk and yogurts
Open to adults and youth

Peoples’ Choice for Bounty of the County Beer & Wine Competitions
Beer and Pub Fare – Thursday, August 1, 2019 – 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Wine and Restaurant Fare – Thursday, August 8, 2019 – 5:00 PM-7:00 PM

Youth Agriculture Projects Accepted – Projects  must be designed and built by exhibitor.

The Stars of Ventura County Slide Show Competition – open to 3rd through 6th grade (2018-2019 school year).  Entries accepted Friday, August 2, 2019 – 11:00 AM-12:30 PM

The Stars of Ventura County Video Competition – open to 6th through 12th grade youth (2018-2019 school year).  Entries accepted Friday, August 2, 2019 – 11:00 AM-12:30 PM

Cowboy Poetry Contest – Entries accepted online only June 1, 2019 through July 30, 2019.

Corn Shuckin’ Contest – Thursday, August 1, 2019 – 3:00 pm

Melon Carving Contest – Thursday, August 8, 2019 – 4:00 pm

Uncle Leo’s Stories of Ventura County – Wednesday, August 7, 2019 – 2:00 pm

Cornhole Tournament presented by the Santa Paula Cornhole Baggers and the Ventura County Fair
Sunday, August 11, 2019 – Check-in/Registration 11:00 AM; first round begins at 12:30 PM
Cornhole Tournament Registration Form





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