2020 Entry Guides coming soon.. 

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 Sunday, June 7, 2020 and close on Monday, July 20, 2020 at 11:59 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:

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 and must be completed by online entry deadlines – certificate number is required to enter.  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   Previous quality assurance training is no longer valid to participate in the Ventura County Fair.


Due to the current outbreak of virulent Newcastle Disease in California, the breeding and market poultry shows have been cancelled for the 2019 Ventura County Fair, July 31-August 11. 2019. This cancellation is a recommendation from State Veterinarian & Director for Animal Health and Food Safety Services, Annette M. Jones, D.V.M.  The poultry shows will return next year.

Although live birds cannot be on grounds, poultry and turkey showmanship classes will continue as well as additional exhibit opportunities in the small livestock area for the youth to educate the public on poultry.  Complete details will be printed in the Small Livestock Entry Guide which will be available in April.

We hope that you will choose to participate in the 2019 Ventura County Fair.  We look forward to seeing you.

2020 Open  Youth Horse Show – Independents, Grange & 4-H

Friday, July 17, Saturday, July 18 & Sunday, July 19, 2020

2020 Open Horse Shows

Draft & Carriage Horse Show – Friday, August 7, Saturday, August 8 & Sunday, August 9, 2020
GLAPHC All Breed English & Western Horse Show – To be Announced
Ranch Riding Day at the Fair/Cattle Sorting Day – To be Announced
Tri County Team Ropers & Youth Event – Saturday, August 15 and Sunday, August 16, 2020

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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!


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