GETTING TO THE FAIR
DIRECTIONS FROM LOS ANGELES
The Ventura County Fairgrounds are located on the beach in the city of Ventura, about 1 hour north of Los Angeles.
From the Ventura Freeway (Highway 101) northbound, take the Seaward Ave. exit or the California Street exit. Turn left towards the ocean to Harbor Blvd., turn right on Harbor and continue until you reach The Ventura County Fairgrounds at the corner of Harbor and Figueroa.
DIRECTIONS FROM SANTA BARBARA
The Ventura County Fair is located on the beach in the city of Ventura, about 1 hour north of Los Angeles and about 30 minutes south of Santa Barbara.
From the Ventura Freeway (Highway 101) southbound, take the Seaward Ave. exit, make an immediate right on Harbor Blvd. and proceed to Ventura County Fair at Seaside Park.
2018 SHUTTLE AND PARKING INFORMATION
*This information is subject to change
On-site parking accommodates fewer than 2000 vehicles and the charge is $10.00 per vehicle. However, free shuttle service will be provided daily during the Fair from 10:30am until 11:00pm from off-site parking locations that will be listed below.
For a map to each location, click on the name of the location. To return to this page after viewing the map, use the “back” button in your browser.
*FREE parking and free shuttles to the Fair run continuously at:
- County Government Center off Telephone Road in Ventura, in Lot E and Lot F
- Ventura High School Larrabee lots off Poli Street in Ventura
- Pacific View Mall in Ventura
- Oxnard Performing Arts Center on Hobson Way in Oxnard
- Harbor Boulevard @ Schooner Drive in Ventura
- State Beach Parking Lot:
Shuttle is free, however there is a $10 parking fee at State Beach
Wheelchair capable busing will be available from all sites. To park free of charge, persons with disabilities, even those who display the State handicapped placard, must take advantage of the free parking listed above. Persons with disabilities will be not be permitted to park free of charge on-site at Ventura County Fairgrounds.
Please be sure to check with the appropriate public transportion agency for your ride to Ventura. The contact information is listed below. The Ventura County Fairgrounds is not responsible for public transportation scheduling. Thank you.
Gold Coast Transit
For schedules and information about traveling to the Fair by Gold Coast Transit bus please visit www.goldcoast transit.org or call (805) 487-4222.
Weekend VCTC Intercity Bus Service to the Ventura County Fair
During the Ventura County Fair, VCTC Highway 126 and VCTC Highway 101 buses will stop at the Ventura County Fairgrounds (across from the Amtrak Station) instead of the Ventura Pier on the weekend dates listed below. There will be no change to the schedule.
VCTC Highway 101 Route: August 5 & 12
2017 AMTRAK TRAIN SERVICE
Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliners stop at the Ventura train station daily seven days a week. The Ventura Station is located just across the street from the main parking lot and the pedestrian entrances to the Fair on Harbor Blvd. just past Figueroa St.
Pacific Surfliners serve communities in the coastal portions of San Diego, Orange, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties, the central portions of Orange and Los Angeles Counties, and the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles County. For exact schedules and fares, telephone 1-800-USA-RAIL or visit www.amtrak.com.
We’re sorry but Metrolink service to the Fair will not be available for the 2017 Fair.
Please take advantage of the free Fair shuttle service.
Get Your Tickets
Explore The Fair
Take the Ventura County Fair SurveyMay 16, 2018
Fair Makes Changes to Maintain Standard of ServicesApril 11, 2018
Items Restricted from the Ventura County FairAugust 2, 2016
ABCs of Child Safety at the FairMarch 28, 2014
Fair Shuttles Presented by Ventura County Transportation Commission.