Ventura County Fair Opens July 30
“A Country Fair with Ocean Air”
The 2014 Ventura County Fair, “A Country Fair with Ocean Air” runs from July 30th through August 10th at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. As always, the fair will feature exciting entertainment and activities for all ages. Concerts, interesting exhibits, farm animals, wild carnival rides and delicious fair food are on tap for summertime family fun.
Fairgoers will enjoy new exciting events and attractions, including Cub Country with rides for children under 36”, a Ten-in-One Carnival Sideshow with old fashioned wonders of the world, “Deep Fried-Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers” in the Food Court, A Slider-Eating Contest in Kelly Court, The Bounty of the County Peoples’ Choice: Beer Contest and the Ventura County Fair Agricultural Scholarship Contest. Come on down to the fair and check out these new attractions, as well as your returning fair favorites!
This year’s Grandstand entertainment features The Beach Boys, Little Big Town, The Spinners, Larry Hernandez, Carmen Jara, Mariachi Aguilas de Mexico, Tony Orlando, Deep Purple, Seether, Jake Owen and Creedence Clearwater Revisited. All concerts are FREE with paid fair admission. In addition, Motorsports and the PRCA Rodeo are back by popular demand for the 2014 Fair! Motorsports with the Demolition Derby will take place on Wednesday, July 30, and has an admission cost of $5. Don’t miss the free Rodeos on Saturday, August 9th and Sunday, August 10th with shows at 2 PM and 7 PM.
The Ventura County Fair is home to a wide variety of exhibits. Whether you’re enjoying the slicers and dicers in the Commercial Exhibit building, sampling cooking creations in the Home Arts building or educating yourself on the county’s natural resources in the Agriculture building, the fair’s exhibits feature something for everyone. While you’re here, visit the various exhibits and learn about all that Ventura County has to offer.
Throughout the fair various horse shows will be presented in the Morgan Arena. These shows include the Friesian Horse Show, the Draft & Carriage Show and the two-day Open Horse Show with English classes. On Friday, August 8, Cattle Sorting and Team Roping will take place. Don’t miss these exciting Horse Shows, running throughout the duration of the fair.
Check out the farm animals in the livestock area! Chickens, rabbits, sheep and goats are just a few of the animals that will be displayed. These animals have been raised by county residents, and are showcased for all to see.
The Junior Livestock Auction, on Friday, August 8th, is an authentic livestock auction. You will feel the excitement of a good old country fair at this culmination of the 4-H, FFA and Grange youth livestock projects.
Thrilling rides in the Carnival Midway include the Carousel, the Wave Swinger and, of course, the famous Ferris Wheel overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Ride enthusiasts will want to take advantage of the “Pay One Price” Carnival Wristband Days: July 31st, August 4th, 5th and 7 th. On these days, fair visitors can purchase a $25 wristband until 6 PM to ride unlimited rides until 7 PM.
The nightly fireworks extravaganza is the fair’s gift to the community! The dazzling show lights up the sky over the ocean at the end of the day.
For more information, visit the Ventura County Fairgrounds website at www.venturacountyfair.org, or call (805) 648-3376.