The 145th Ventura County Fair with the annual 12 days of fun, excitement, education and entertainment opens Wednesday, August 5 and runs through Sunday, August 16. It’s a Country Fair with Ocean Air! We hope you come enjoy the Fair and it’s joyful sights and sounds and that you will make beautiful Summer time memories with your friends and your family.

The Ventura County Fair began in 1875, when the primary focus of the fair was horse racing. The fair has been enjoyed so much that it continued every year up until today- with the exception of a few years during World War II. The 2020 Fair will bring a mix of the traditional Fair elements and some of the latest offerings, all for you and you family to enjoy.

2019 Poster Illustration by Daríanna Vásquez, age 18 of Santa Paula

“A Country Fair with Ocean Air”

Whether you like to visit for a day or two, or purchase a WOW Pass and come for all twelve days you’ll find that there is something for everyone at the Fair! From carnival rides and corn dogs, to farm animals and exhibits to entertainment and good old family fun, The 2020 Ventura County Fair, “A Country Fair with Ocean Air,” will have  something exciting for everyone!

Like every year, there will be so many great things to do at the Fair you probably won’t know where to start! You can enter a contest, visit the farm animals, watch a free concert, go on the rides, eat lots of yummy food or do one of the hundreds of other down home fair activities. You can spin, flip and fly on the great rides in the carnival midway! Sample the gourmet food and wine (or beer) pairings at the “Bounty of the County: People’s Choice” contest. Snack on fair favorites like mini donuts, turkey legs or funnel cake.  Wander through the inspirational gardens of the Floriculture department and check out all of the exhibits and displays throughout the fair! Enter one of the cooking contests, what could be more down home than that?

Whatever you choose to do at the Fair, we hope you have the time of your life and make some indelible memories that you will share for years to come.

Grandstand Concerts
Every year the Grandstand Arena Concert series at the Fair features something for everyone: Country, Hispanic, Rock, R&B and more. We hope the 11 exciting concerts kept you and your friends moving and grooving. Ventura County Fair Grandstand Arena Concerts are FREE with paid fair admission!

Visit the farm animals in the Livestock Center
The Ventura County Fair Livestock area houses all of the 4H Grange and FFA projects. The Livestock Center adds a modern country look to the Fairgrounds and offers exhibitors the facilities they will need to present their animals in a safe, clean and welcoming environment. This is a great opportunity for you to bring your family to see the farm animals, ask the volunteers and exhibitors questions about livestock and agriculture, and the impact it has on our lives.

Amazing Exhibits!
As every year we are inspired and impressed by thousands of great exhibits that are on display in Agriculture, Amateur Art, Floriculture, Gems & Minerals, Hobbies & Collections, Home Arts, Horse Shows, Large Livestock, Photography, Professional Art, Small Livestock, Uncle Leo’s Barn and Youth Expo. It’s so much fun to see what your neighbors and friends have entered in the Fair, or enter your own creations!


Personalized bricks tell your story as a part of the Fairgrounds legacy, Your purchase will help us prepare for times to come.
Create permanent remembrances, tributes or celebrations for all to see.

In preparation for the future, both good times and emergencies, the #Fairgrounds Strong Brick Campaign is designed to raise funds which will keep the Fairgrounds maintained and ready to serve you while you are here for recreation and to immediately serve in the event of an emergency. During the Thomas Fire more than 8,500 First Responders, Red Cross, and VC Animal Services were supported in their efforts by the quick and attentive Fairgrounds staff. The Ventura County Fairgrounds receives no tax dollars or other State funding. It is because of the funds raised by the Fair, the Derby Club and the events throughout the year that the Fairgrounds is able to provide you with the prompt emergency services that are necessary during wildfires, floods, mudslides, extreme heat and other natural disasters.

We are grateful to the residents of Ventura County for generous patronage at the Fair and throughout the year. (Swap Meets, Dog Shows, Car Shows etc.) and the Derby Club (Horse Racing Live via Satellite)

Every corn dog and every carnival ride enjoyed at the Fair is another monetary contribution to Ventura County Fairgrounds. Because of your continued support we are able to provide necessary services in good times and in times of need. 

The #FairgroundsStrong Brick Campaign is designed to raise funds to keep the Fairgrounds maintained and ready to serve immediately in the event of an emergency. Please order a tax deductable brick today. Please purchase your tax-deductible personalized brick today and help keep the Fairgrounds viable and reliable. Funds raised from the sale of bricks will help us during times of emergency to serve and maintain the high standards of accommodation our community deserves.

Beautifully engraved paving bricks are available for sale now!
Click here or call (805) 648-3376 for information and to order yours today!

Click here for information on how to enter your project in the 2020 Fair

Read & Ride Program

Reading is FUN-damental! The Ventura County Fair invites students to earn free carnival rides through our reading program, “Read & Ride” for local kindergarten through 8th grade students. Students are encouraged to read books to earn carnival ride passes for the 2020 Fair.

Click here to view 2020 Read and Ride Information

Read a good book every day!

Haga clic aquí para ver información sobre la feria en español.

Click here for information about the  2020 Poster Contest.

Mutton Bustin’ at the Fair

Mutton Bustin’ takes place in the Grandstand arena before the rodeos on Saturday and Sunday, August 10 & 11 at 2 and 7 PM. Come out and root for the little riders!

Click here to participate in Mutton Bustin’.

 Thanks to the Sponsors of the Ventura County Fair
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 Fair Shuttles and other Transportation 

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The Fair wants to connect with you!

“Like” us on Facebook, “Follow” us on Twitter and follow our boards on Pinterest! Now you can share your Fair photos on Instagram and Snapchat and follow our Fair time scopes on Periscope. Through social media, fun fair entertainment, concerts and information will be shared. Or share with us- we’d love to see your fair photos and read stories about your experience at the fair. Connect with the Ventura County Fair today!

Restricted Items

To avoid inconvenience at the gate please check your pockets or bag for restricted items before leaving your car. Thank you!

Click here for a list of items that are restricted from being brought into the Fair.

Please note:
Smoking at the Fair is permitted in designated areas only.

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