(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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to sign up to volunteer.
WHEN TO ENTER:
Friday, July 19, Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21, 2019 – 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Enter online: June 1-July 15, 2019. If you miss the online entry deadline you can still enter – just bring your items on July 19-21, 2019.
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 26-28, 2019.
Baked Foods and Preserved Foods:
Entries accepted: Sunday, July 28, 2019 – 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sunday, July 28, 2019 – 10:00 AM-4 PM.
Pre-Entry Email Reservations are required for table settings. Reservations accepted July 15-21, 2019. Email email@example.com. 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, July 31 and Wednesday, August 7, 2019. 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 8, 2019. Entries accepted – 11:00 AM-1:00 PM. Contest open to individual youth. For complete information see the link at the right.
New for 2019 – Brush-Bots Contest – Build at home and bring to the Fair to race on Friday, August 2, 2019. Entries accepted from 11:00 AM -1:00 PM. Timed races begin at 2:00 pm. See the link at the right for details.
New for 2019 – 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
Youth Expo Entry Guide rev 5-24-19
2019 4H & Grange Entry Guide
2019 Kids, Cameras & Crops Photography Contest
2019 Youth Entry Form
King Arthur Flour Baking Contest – Youth
Brush-Bots Contest – Youth
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.