2018 Entry Guides

This is the page you are looking for when you want to enter something in the Fair.  Whatever department you want, there are links to the correct entry guide below.

Please note: Exhibitor information is in the process of being updated, only pages marked 2018 are current and valid.

1. The Entry Guide is divided by area of interest.
Both senior (adult) and junior (youth/child) competition categories, including 4-H and FFA projects, are listed under each area of interest.

2. All department links are listed below.
Click on the Department you are interested in to download entry details, deadlines, fees, judging schedules and specific rules for your areas of interest . Also, be sure to check the State and Local rules. The downloadable information is provided in Adobe Acrobat pdf format.

If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can download it via this link.

3. Online Entry dates are June 1 through July 16, 2018.
Click on the Blue Rectangle below to enter online.

4. Please have your entry forms filled out when you bring your entries to the Ventura County Fairgrounds.
Links to entry forms are also available below.

5. If you have any questions, please call the Ventura County Fairgrounds at 805-648-3376
The following information is provided in Adobe Acrobat PDF format for downloading and printing.

Large and Small Livestock Quality Assurance/Ethics Training Classes:
There will only be 2 classes in 2018 on:
Tuesday, April 10th and Tuesday, May 8th in the Santa Rosa Hall.
Classes begin at 6:30 pm and will last approximately 1 hour.

Note: All market animal exhibitors are required to attend a quality assurance/ethics training to be eligible to participate in the 2018 Ventura County Fair.

Exhibitors who attended quality assurance training in 2014/2015/2016/2017 taught by the State Training Instructor have met the quality assurance/ethics training requirements for 2018.  To verify that you have met the requirements for the 2018 Ventura County Fair, check the Quality Assurance Master Log link below.

2018 Quality Assurance Master Log 2-8-18

Youth Quality Assurance Program Handout

2018 Ear Tagging Dates for Junior Livestock Market Animal


2018 Open  Youth Horse Show – Independents, Grange & 4-H

July 13, 14 & 15, 2018

2018 Open Horse Shows

Draft & Carriage Horse Show – August 3-5, 2018
GLAPHC All Breed English & Western Horse Show – August 7-8, 2018
VCCA Cowboy Challenge & Cattle Sorting – August 9-10, 2018
Tri County Team Ropers & Youth Event – August 11-12, 2018