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Youth Expo

(ûth ek’spô): Achievements and creations of children from Kindergarten to High School


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.

Click Here to View the Youth Expo Entry Guide

Click Here to View the 4H & Grange Entry Guide

Click Here to View the Kids, Cameras & Crops Entry Guide

Entry Dates

Crafts, Fine Arts A, Fine Arts B, Sewn Items, Creative Writing,
Legos/K’nex, Photography and Special Exhibits
Friday, July 22, Saturday, July 23 & Sunday, July 24
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM 

Baked and Preserved Foods

 Sunday, July 31, 2022 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM 


PLEASE NOTE: Youth Hobbies, Models & Collections are ONLY accepted on July 29 – July 31, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM in the Gem & Mineral Building 


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.


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.


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