Exhibit Departments


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2018 Homebrew Beer

(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 and Shadow Box Entry Deadline – June 25, 2018 by 5:00 PM

AHA/BJCP Amateur Homebrew Beer, Wine, Honey, Bee Products & Commercial Olive Oil Accepted: Friday, July 27, 2018 – 4:00 PM-6:00 PM and Saturday, July 28, 2018 – 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 Friday, July 27.  http://homebeerwinecheese.com

Produce Entry Day 1Tuesday, July 31, 2018 7:00 -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 8, 2018 – 6:30 AM-11:00 AM
Tomatoes, fresh leafy & stem vegetables, figs, grapes, peaches, pears, plums/prunes, small fruits & berries, other fruits & vegetables and eggs

Home Dairy ProductsThursday, August 2, 2018 – 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 2, 2018 – 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
Wine and Restaurant Fare – Thursday, August 9, 2018 – 5:00 PM-7:00 PM

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

Agriculture Feeds Ventura County Slide Show Competition – open to 3rd through 6th grade (2017-2018 school year).  Entries accepted August 3, 2018 between 11:00 AM-12:30 PM.

Agriculture Feeds Ventura County Video Competition – open to 6th through 12th grade youth (2017-2018 school year).  Entries accepted August 3, 2018 between 11:00 AM-12:30 PM.

Cowboy Poetry Contest – Entries must be pre-entered online by July 31, 2018.