2019 Entry Guides are not available yet. Please check back April.
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.
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 begins Saturday, June 1, 2019 and close on Monday, July 15, 2019 at 10:00 pm.
Click on the Blue Rectangle below to enter online. 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 Market Project Quality Assurance Training and Verification:
Beginning in 2019 all California Fairs are required to participate in the Youth for Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) training program. This course must be completed online at www.yqca.org. There is no instructor training available. The cost is $12 person. A copy of the online training certificate must be emailed to the Exhibit Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) by July 15, 2019. The YQCA training is valid for one year from the date of certification. Previous quality assurance training is no longer valid to participate in the Ventura County Fair.
2019 Ear Tagging Dates for Junior Livestock Market Animal
- Market Steer – Saturday, April 6, 2019 – 8 am-10 am – Livestock Event Center
- Market Swine, Lamb & Goat – Saturday, June 1, 2019 – 6 am-11 am – Porker Flats
- Market Meat Pens – Saturday, June 1, 2019 – 9 am-11 am – Porker Flats
2019 Open Youth Horse Show – Independents, Grange & 4-H
Friday, July 12, Saturday, July 13 & Sunday, July 14, 2019
2019 Open Horse Shows
Draft & Carriage Horse Show – Friday, August 2, Saturday, August 3 & Sunday, August 4, 2019
GLAPHC All Breed English & Western Horse Show – Tuesday, August 6 and Wednesday, August 7, 2019
VCCA Cowboy Challenge & Cattle Sorting -TBA
Tri County Team Ropers & Youth Event – Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11, 2019
Small and Large Livestock
Independent Exhibitors: Independent Applications are due by Friday, February 1, 2019. If application is not received by February 1, 2019 you will not be able to participate in the 2019 Ventura County Fair.
Independent Exhibitor Application
Independent Exhibitor Information
Independent Exhibitor Project Management Report rev 12-18
Bill of Sale
Rules and Entry Forms
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
Ventura County Fair Volunteer Application
Poultry Health Inspection
Release & Waiver of Liability
USDA Animal Health inspection Services