Exhibit Departments

Hobbies and Collections

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(hob’iz ǝnd kǝ-lek’ shǝnz): Activities engaged in for pleasure and relaxation during spare time and sets of objects collected for their interest, value or beauty

About the Department

Working on Hobbies and collecting unique items serves a wide range of purposes and functions. Hobbies and Collections train the eye, create a sense of order, and help develop aesthetic appreciation. Hobbyists and Collectors can be characterized by their joyful dedication to their projects. The world of hobbies and collections can be social when hobbyists and collectors share their pleasure with each other and their neighbors and friends. The Ventura County Fair offers the pride of showing and the pleasure of seeing others’ hobbies and collections, as well as an opportunity to exchange experience and advice. Who knows? A new collection of Blue Ribbons may be your reward!

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Friday, July, 31, Saturday, August 1 and Sunday, August 2, 2020 – 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
2020 Hobbies, Models & Collections Entry Guide

Adult Entry Form
Youth Entry Form

You can enter Online June 7-July 20, 2020 at www.venturacountyfair.org. Online entries close at 11:59 pm on July 20, 2020.   You do not have to enter online to exhibit at the fair just bring your items on entry day.

Cases for Collections cannot be entered online you must call (805) 889-1209 to reserve a case.  Reservations will be taken June 7 – June 14, 2020 between the hours of 9:00 AM-7:00 PM.  Please leave your name and call back number for confirmation.

Note: Legos are entered in the Youth Expo


Exhibits must remain in place for the duration of the Fair.
All items not claimed on Monday, August 17, 2020 become the property of the Ventura County Fair and will be disposed.


 The Departments

» Academic Rodeo
» Agriculture
» Amateur Art
» Floriculture
» Gems and Minerals
» Hobbies and Collections
» Home Arts
» Horse Shows
» Large Livestock
» Photography
» Professional Art
» Small Livestock
» Uncle Leo’s Barn
» Youth Expo

Diane Cook

Diane was born and raised in California. She has called Ventura home since 1986. She is married to John and they have a dog-daughter named Hope! Diane loves camping, rock collecting and people! Since High School, Diane has collected Mickey Mouse, Dolphins, Blown Glass, Rocks and many other items. She is an active member in the Gem & Mineral Societies in Ventura. She has been a volunteer at the Ventura County Fair for 7 years and looks forward to another year in 2016.

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