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 15, 2020

AHA/BJCP Amateur Homebrew Beer, Cider, Mead, Wine,  Kombucha & Commercial Olive Oil Accepted: Friday, July 31, 2020 -4:00 PM-6:00 PM and Saturday, August 1, 2020 – 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, August 4, 2020 – 7:00 AM-5:00 PM
Honey & Bee Products, 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 12, 2020 – 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 6, 2020 – 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 & Bites – Thursday, August 6, 2020 – 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Wine & Desserts – Thursday, August 13, 2020 – 5:00 PM-7:00 PM

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

Ventura County Agriculture and “The Roaring 20s”  Slide Show Competition – open to 3rd through 6th grade (2019-2020 school year).  Entries accepted Friday, August 7, 2020 – 11:00 AM-12:30 PM

Ventura County Agriculture and “The Roaring 20s” Video Competition – open to 6th through 12th grade youth (2019-2020 school year).  Entries accepted Friday, August 7, 2020 – 11:00 AM-12:30 PM

Cowboy Poetry Contest – Entries accepted online only June 1, 2020 through August 7, 2020.  Contest – Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 12:00 pm.

Corn Shuckin’ Contest – Thursday, August 6, 2020 – 4:00 pm

Melon Carving Contest – Thursday, August 13, 2020 – 3:00 pm

Uncle Leo’s Stories of Ventura County – Wednesday, August 12, 2020 – 2:00 pm

Cornhole Tournament presented by the Santa Paula Cornhole Baggers and the Ventura County Fair
To be Announced
Cornhole Tournament Registration Form





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