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Entertainment Application

Entertainment Application, due by May 31.

Please complete and submit this entertainment application and a promotional packet by May 31. Please complete the entire application! Packets submitted after the deadline will not get as much review as those received before the deadline.

IMPORTANT! Due to the dramatic increase in the number and variety of available performers, we are requiring that each performer or group submit a promotional packet of EPK (Electronic Press Kit) to help us in the selection process. This might include one or more of the following:

  • documentation citing past awards or recognition of the performer or group
  • letters of recommendation
  • a listing of public appearances (including radio and TV)
  • pictures, and if possible, a video or audio sample of your performance

Performers may substitute a website address if the site contains all of the above elements or a combination of hard-copy and website information. Acts that complement our fair theme will get more consideration EPK encouraged.

Due to the high number of applications received, Fair staff is unable to give updates on the status of your application. If your act is chosen, you will be notified by the end of June. 

Your proposed act must be family-oriented and appropriate for all ages. 

Prior approval by Fair management is required for all artist merchandise sales. If hired, Entertainment Director will discuss any stipulations and the rules will be in the contract with the Ventura County Fairgrounds.

All bookings will be at the discretion of the Ventura County Fair.

File Uploads (images, audio, video)

  • You may upload 2 image or PDF files and one small audio or video file (mp3, mp4, mov, wav) with this application. Maximum combined upload limit is 100 MB.

Contact Information


Category of Entertainment


Proposed Cost and Availability

  • Maximum Number of Performances per Day

  • Merchandise



    Reference 1

  • Reference 2

  • Reference 3

  • Prior Ventura County Fair Performance


Supporting Files (uploads)

  • You may include supporting files, such as press materials, short videos or images, as examples of your performance. MAX UPLOAD: 100 MB.

Waiver and Acceptance

  • This is only an application for an opportunity to perform. Submission of this application does not guarantee the performer or their agent a booking at the Ventura County Fair, nor does it constitute any agreement with the State to provide space, services or compensation. The parties agree that the participant, and any agent and employees of participant, in performance of this contract shall act and are acting in an independent capacity and not as officers, employees, or agents of the County Fair. Ventura county fair is not responsible for loss or damage to property of participant. Participant is required to provide evidence of workers’ compensation insurance as applicable. By signing this agreement, participant certifies either: (1) participant will provide evidence of workers’ compensation insurance prior to commencement of term; or, (2) participant is independent and has no paid or volunteer employees. This certification does not alter or affect compliance with the workers; compensation requirements in the Labor Code of the State of California. Participant hereby waives all claims and resources against the State of California, California Ventura County Fairgrounds, including the right to contribution for loss or damage to persons or property in any way connected to this Agreement, and shall indemnify and save harmless the State of California, Ventura County Fair, from all claims due to any acts or omissions. Participant shall indemnify, defend, and save harmless the State of California, Ventura County Fairgrounds, its officers, agents, and employees from any and all claims, suits or actions of every name, kind and description brought forth from, or on account of, injuries to or death of any persons including, but not limited to, workers and the public, or damage to property resulting from the performance of this agreement except as otherwise provided by statue. The duty of the participant to indemnify and save harmless includes the duties to defend as set forth in California Civil Code section 2778.



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