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Hobbies & Collections

(hob’iz ǝnd kǝ-lek’ shǝnz): Activities engaged in for pleasure and relaxation during spare time and sets of objects collected for their interest, value or beauty.


Working on Hobbies and collecting unique items serves a wide range of purposes and functions. Hobbies and Collections train the eye, create a sense of order, and help develop aesthetic appreciation. Hobbyists and Collectors can be characterized by their joyful dedication to their projects. The world of hobbies and collections can be social when hobbyists and collectors share their pleasure with each other and their neighbors and friends. The Ventura County Fair offers the pride of showing and the pleasure of seeing others’ hobbies and collections, as well as an opportunity to exchange experience and advice. Who knows? A new collection of Blue Ribbons may be your reward!

Entry Information:

You MUST reserve a case for Collections (Division 467) by calling (805) 889-1209 between 9 am and 7 pm. Leave your name, call back number and the type of collection. The Superintendent will call to confirm the reservation. Case Collections cannot be entered online.

  • Exhibit Drop-Off Dates: Friday, July 28, Saturday, July 29, and Sunday, July 30, 2023, 10:00AM – 5:00PM (see Entry Guide for details)
  • Exhibit Pick-Up Day: Monday, August 14, 2023, 10:00AM – 6:00PM (see Entry Guide for details)

Hobbies & Collections Entry Guide (PDF)


Diane Cook

Diane was born and raised in California. She has called Ventura home since 1986. She is married to John and they have a dog-daughter named Hope! Diane loves camping, rock collecting, and people! Since High School, Diane has collected Mickey Mouse, Dolphins, Blown Glass, Rocks, and many other items. She is an active member in the Gem & Mineral Societies in Ventura. She has been a volunteer at the Ventura County Fair for 7 years and looks forward to another year in 2016.


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