Exhibit Departments

Youth Expo

Click the links below to view 2017 Youth Expo winners.

2017 Youth Expo Winners

2017 Kids, Cameras & Crops Winners

2017 4-H & Grange 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 17 – August 12. 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.


Enter online at: www.venturacountyfair.org

If you miss the online entry deadline you can still enter

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.

Baked Foods and Preserved Foods:


PRE-Entry – Email Reservations Required for Table Settings Reservations. Email Peggy Kroener at youth@venturacountyfair.org with the child’s name and grade completed last year.  Confirmation will be by return email.  No phone reservations accepted.  Space is limited.

Glue A Shoe Contest

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

Contest open to individual youth, adult or a team consisting of a youth and adult.  For complete information see the link at the right.



 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

Click here for the

2017 Youth Expo Entry Guide

2017 Kids, Cameras & Crops Photo Contest

2017 4-H & Grange Entry Guide

 Adult & Youth Entry Form

2017 Ball Fresh Preserving Fair Award Announcement Youth

2017 King Arthur Flour 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.

The Youth Expo is Presented by Kaiser Permanente with Community Memorial Health System