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Agriculture

 (ag’ ri-kul’ chẽr): The occupation, business, or science of cultivating the land, producing crops, and raising livestock.

About the Department

The mission of this Department is to entertain and educate the community about Ventura County Agriculture.

“If you eat food and wear clothes, you’re involved in Agriculture”

The Agriculture & Natural Resources Building provides a dynamic forum for a great cross-section of Ventura County’s populace. Feature Exhibits showcase the many facets of our local agriculture industry as well as natural resources and museums; interactive displays, activities, and special appearances by area experts provide unique opportunities to educate and entertain fair guests of all ages. This is the building where amateurs and professionals proudly enter their products for competition and display in divisions that include beers, wines, honey, herbs, and the bountiful produce that is the heart of Ventura County.

Agriculture Department Entry Dates

Ag Department Theme: "Superheroes"

Entry Dates:

FEATURE EXHIBITS
(Divisions 101, 102 & 103) 

Pre-Entry Information forms due: Thursday, June 16, 2022, by 5:00 PM 

Pre-Entry form, information packets and set-up schedule are available by emailing the Superintendents at VCAGBuilding@gmail.com. Entries will be accepted ONLY on a space available basis at the discretion of the Superintendents. Pre-Entry form must be completed. No day of entries will be permitted. Set-up locations will be decided by the Superintendents. 

OLIVE OIL & VINEGAR, BEER, WINE, KOMBUCHA,

ENTRIES ACCEPTED:

In Person - Friday, July 29, 2022 - 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM and/or

Saturday, July 30, 2022 - 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

PRODUCE ENTRY DAY 1
Tuesday, August 2, 2022 - 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM 

Grains-corn (bulk & dried), dry beans, fruit and pod vegetables, root, bulb & tuber vegetables, vine crops, unusual fruit/vegetables, baby vegetables, apples, citrus fruits, sub-tropical fruits, nuts, avocados, fresh & dried herbs, honey, and bee products.

HOME DAIRY PRODUCTS 

DIVISION 131 – HOME DAIRY FOOD
Open to Adults and Youth
Entries received: Thursday, August 4, 2022 - 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

PEOPLES’ CHOICE FOR BOUNTY OF THE COUNTY  

DIVISION 132 – BEER AND BITES COMPETITION
Thursday, August 4, 2022 – 5:00 PM-7:00 PM

DIVISION 133 – WINE AND DESSERTS COMPETITION
Thursday, August 11, 2022 – 5:00 PM-7:00 PM

PRODUCE ENTRY DAY 2
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 6:30 AM – 11:00 AM 

Beans, tomatoes, fresh leafy & stem vegetables, figs, grapes (table & wine), peaches, pears, plums/prunes, small fruits & berries, other vegetables & fruits 

“Superheroes” – Elementary School
A Slideshow Competition open to Youth currently in the 3rd to 6th Grade (2021-2022 school year)

Friday, August 5, 2022, between 11:00 am-12:30 pm 

“Superheroes” – Middle School & High School
A Video Competition open to youth currently in the 6th - 12th Grade (2021-2022 school year) 

Friday, August 5, 2022, between 11:00 am-12:30 pm 

Corn Shuckin’ Contest
Teams of Two – Thursday, August 4, 2022 – 4:00 pm 

Melon Carving Contest
Thursday, August 11, 2022 – 3:00 pm 

STORIES OF VENTURA COUNTY CONTEST
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 2:00 PM 

COWBOY POETRY CONTEST
Saturday, August 13, 2022 – 12:00 PM (Noon)

CORN HOLE COMPETITION
Santa Paula Cornhole Baggers
August 14th
Check-in/Registration – 12:30 PM / First round begins at 1:00 PM

ENTRY PICK-UP AND CLEAN-UP DAY
Monday, August 15, 2022 - 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM ONLY

Ventura County Fair August 3-14, 2022 

● In Doubles, partners stand on the opposite side from each other. This means that one player from Team A will throw from the right side of the board on one end and the partner will be throwing from the left side of the board on the other end 

● These rules serve as a basic guideline and mirror how we run our tournaments. There are many variations that are played among friends and family. If you are unsure about the rules of a recreational game or tournament, make sure you ask the person in charge before you start playing. 

Spectators Welcome! All ages welcomed and encouraged to play 

Contact: Jessie Segovia (805) 890-9555 with any questions. 

Email the Superintendents for a Registration Form at vcagbuilding@gmail.com 

ENTRY PICK-UP AND CLEAN-UP DAY 

Monday, August 15, 2022 - 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM ONLY 

Perishable entries not claimed by 5:00 PM will be donated to Food Share or discarded. Non-perishable articles not claimed become the property of the 31st District Agricultural Association. 

Vouchers will be issued for Premium winnings of less than $20 and are redeemed on Monday, August 15, 2022, between 12:00 PM and 7:00 PM at the Fair Administration Office Ticket Window. Vouchers expire on October 28, 2022, and will not be redeemed after this date. 

Dates: June 5-July 18, 2022 online only. 

Entries must be submitted online. Except for Feature Exhibits, Bounty of the County, Wine & Desserts, Corn Shuckin’ Contest, Melon Carving Contest, and Stories of Ventura County. See each Contest/Division for entry requirements. Enter online at the Fair’s website www.venturacountyfair.org. (Online entries close at 11:59 PM on July 18, 2022). No emailed entries accepted. Please do not bring entries at this time. 

Special Event Days

August 3rd – Opening Day

August 4th – Bounty of the County – Beer

August 5th – Youth Video & Slide Presentations and Live Beer Evaluations

August 6th – Fire Safety Awareness & Education Day

August 7th – Melon Day

August 8th – Beneficial Insects

August 9th – Citrus Day

August 10th – Uncle Leo’s Storytelling Contest and Museum Day

August 11th – Bounty of the County - Wine

August 12th – Avocado Day and Live Wine Evaluations

August 13th – Cattlemen’s Day & Cowboy Poetry

August 14th – Berry Day

SUPERINTENDENTS

Rosa Vanoni-Brown and Angela Vanoni

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