Exhibit Departments

Youth Expo

Click the links below to view 2018 Youth Expo winners.
4-H & Grange
Kids Cameras and Crops
Youth Expo


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 19, Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21, 2019 – 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Enter online: Dates TBA.  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: TBA
Table Settings:
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 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, 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 – TBA.  Entries accepted  – 11:00 AM-1:00 PM.  Contest open to individual youth.  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

2018 Youth Expo Entry Guide
2018 Kids, Cameral & Crops Photo Contest
2018 4H & Grange Entry Guide
 2018 Adult & Youth Entry Form
2018-Ball Fresh Preserving Announcement-Youth
2018 King Arthur Flour Baking Contest – Youth
2018 Youth Photography Contest Honoring California State Parks

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