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: Auction Checks for youth market exhibitors will be available beginning Friday, September 21, 2018 after 3:00 PM in the Fair Administration Office. After Friday, the checks may be picked up during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5 pm – closed between 12 pm-1 pm). Checks will not be released until thank you cards are turned in.
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. Online entries close at 7:00 PM on July 16, 2018 for most departments. Please check individual exhibit departments for entry deadlines.
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 are no more Quality Assurance Classes for the 2018 Ventura County Fair.
You can still get qualified for the 2018 Ventura County Fair by taking the online course offered by the YQCA (Youth for Quality Care of Animals) at http://yqca.org. The cost is $12 per exhibitor and is valid for 1 year. A copy of the certificate of completion must emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 31, 2018.
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 Ear Tagging Dates for Junior Livestock Market Animal
- Market Swine, Lamb & Goat – June 2, 2018 – 8:00 AM-11:00 AM
- Market Meat Pens – June 2, 2018 – 9:00 AM- 11:00 AM
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
2018 Fun at the Fair Show Premium
VCCA Cowboy Challenge & Cattle Sorting – August 9-10, 2018
Tri County Team Ropers & Youth Event – August 11-12, 2018
Small and Large Livestock
2018 Large Livestock Entry Guide
2018 Junior Breeding Entry Form
2018 Open Senior Breeding Entry Form
2018 Junior Market Entry Form
2018 Large Livestock Quality Assurance Packet
2018 Medications-Biologicials-Treatments Form
2018 Market Swine Procedure
2018 Small Livestock Entry Guide
2018 Small Livestock Entry Form
2018 Small Livestock Quality Assurance Forms
Adult’s Code of Conduct
THANK YOU 2017 BUYERS and SPONSORS
Tips for Contacting Perspective Buyers
Rules and Entry Forms
2018 State Rules for California Fairs
2018 Academic Rodeo Entry Form
2018 Adult & Youth Entry Form
2018 Adult Photography Entry Form
2018 Agriculture & Natural Resources Feature Exhibit Pre-Entry Packet
2018 Amateur Wine Entry Form
2018 Home Brew Beer Entry Form
2018 Olive Oil Entry Form
2018 Pro Art Entry Form
2018 Open Horse Show Entry Form
2018 Youth Horse Show Entry Form
All Other Departments
2018 4H & Grange
2018 Academic Rodeo
2018 Agriculture & Natural Resources
2018 Amateur Homebrew Beer Competition
2018 Amateur-Homewinemaker Competition
2018 Olive Oil Competition
2018 Amateur Fine Arts
2018 Gems and Minerals
2018 Hobbies, Models & Collections
2018 Home Arts
2018 Kids, Cameral & Crops
2018 Open Horse Shows
2018 Professional Arts
2018 Uncle Leo Story Telling Contest
2018 Youth Expo
2018 Youth Horse Show
Letter from Governor Brown
Letter from Secretary Ross
2018 Entry Dates at a Glance
2018 Exhibitor How-To
Ventura County Fair Volunteer Application
2018 Ball Fresh Preserving Announcement-Adult
2018 Ball Fresh Preserving Announcement-Youth
2018 King Arthur Flour Baking Contest – Adult
2018 King Arthur Flour Baking Contest – Youth
2018 State Parks Photography Contest Adult & Youth
Poultry Health Inspection
Poultry & Rabbit QA Info
Release & Waiver of Liability
USDA Animal Health inspection Services
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Fair Entry Information
The Ventura County Fair is here for you to share your greatest accomplishments with all of our community. Thanks to everyone who enters this year, you are the heart of Ventura County and it just wouldn’t be a fair without you!