Exhibit Departments

Youth Expo

Click the links below to view 2019 Youth Expo winners.
2019 4-H & Grange Winners
2019 Kids Camera & Crops Winners
2019 Youth Expo Winners


Presented by Kaiser Permanente with Community Memorial Health System

(ûth ek’spô): Achievements and creations of children from Kindergarten to High School

About the Department

If you can make it…you can enter it! The sky is the limit. Bring your paintings, crayon drawings, sewn or quilted items, crafts, photography, wood projects, etc. to the Youth Expo and join the fair family. Use your imagination. It’s fun to see your items displayed when you visit the fair.


Volunteer Opportunities
Before the Fair opens – join us for fun and friendship as we clean, take in entries, judge and display everything that has been entered. Any time you can spare is welcomed. Opportunities are available from July 16 – August 11, 2019. Opportunities are available for runners, clerks, and judges. During the Fair – We can always use help hosting in the building. Shifts are 4 hours throughout the duration of the fair.

Contact Peggy Kroener at youth@venturacountyfair.org for more information and to sign up to volunteer.

Friday, July 1924, Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26, 2020 – 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Enter online: June 7-July 20, 2020If you miss the online entry deadline you can still enter – just bring your items on July 24-26, 2020.

Legos are entered in the Youth Expo.  Limit 1 entry per class.

PLEASE NOTE: Youth Hobbies, Models and Collections are ONLY accepted in the Gem & Mineral Building – July 31, August 1 & August 2, 2020.

Baked Foods and Preserved Foods:
Entries accepted: Sunday, August 2, 2020 – 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Table Settings:
Sunday, August 2, 2020 – 10:00 AM-4 PM.
Pre-Entry Email Reservations are required for table settings.  Reservations accepted July 20-26, 2020.  Email youth@venturacountyfair.org.  Include  youth’s name and grade in school last year.  Confirmation will be by return email.  No telephone reservations will be accepted.  Space is limited.
Glue A Shoe Contest
Wednesday, August 5, 2019 and Wednesday, August 12, 2020.  Entries accepted 11:00 AM-1:00 PM.  Decorate a shoe, boot, flip-flop and bring to the fair.  All entries will be judged and each participant will receive a ribbon.  Contest open to youth, ages 5 – 18.  Winners will be announced at 3:00 PM
King Arthur Flour Baking Contest
Youth Decorated Cupcake Contest – Thursday, August 13, 2020.  Entries accepted  – 11:00 AM-1:00 PM.  Contest open to individual youth.  For complete information see the link at the right.
Brush-Bots Contest – Build at home and bring to the Fair to race on Friday, August 7, 2020.  Entries accepted from 11:00 AM -1:00 PM.  Timed races begin at 2:00 pm.  See the link at the right for details.
Thanks to the generous donations from members of the Channel Islands Wood Turners, Wood Project Divisions 842 and 843 (Youth 3 and High School) will be sponsored this year.  Best of Division will receive $50 and Best of Class will receive $25.  Remember, there must be at least 3 entries in a class for a Best of Class to be awarded.



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Click here for the
2020 Youth Expo Entry Guide
2020 4H & Grange Entry Guide
2020 Kids, Cameras & Crops Photography Contest


Peggy Kroener

Hi, my name is Peggy Kroener. I have been the Superintendent of the Youth Expo since 1995. I hope you will enjoy your visit to the Ventura County Fair. Be sure to stop by, you will be amazed. I have an amazing staff that works to put together the Youth Expo. Pam Doss and Scott Groenveld are Assistant Superintendents. The three of us as well as the department chairs for each age group are ready and eager to answer your questions and smooth the entry process! Come pay us a visit.