Adventures in Agriculture comes to Ventura County Fairgrounds
Festivities include Bull Riding, Great American Children’s Dell, Family Fun

Adventures in Agriculture is coming to the Ventura County Fairgrounds! The free event will be an educational and fun agricultural festival Saturday, May 31; 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Antique Farm Equipment, Limoneira’s Giant Hot Air Balloon, Farmer’s Market, Children’s Activities, Entertainment, and more are on tap with a goal of educating visitors about the productive fields and agricultural assets here in our own back yard.

The Great American Children’s Dell has more fun than you can shake a stick at! Pony Rides, Kid’s Tractor Pull, The Great American Petting Zoo, Farmyard Follies (Ed-Utainment Animal Show) and Gascar Crazy Animal Races. (Watch a race between a goat a pig a duck and a sheep!) Ventura County Fair’s Uncle Leo will be on hand to show the kids how to milk a cow! The youth group “Alma de Mexico” will perform traditional Mexican Dance in the authentic costumes of Mexico’s many states.

Fine Art and Music are important features of Adventures in Agriculture. Gail Pidduck and John Nichols, acclaimed artists whose work has become well associated with agriculture in Ventura County, will show their artwork in a gallery setting. Ventura County’s favorite songsters “The Tune Bandits” and “The Iron Mountain Boys” will provide musical entertainment

Professional Bull Riding (America’s original extreme sport) will round out the day in the Grandstand arena. The show starts at 2pm and tickets for this special PBR sanctioned attraction are only $15. Tickets are on sale at the Fairgrounds Box Office.

Wyndham Hotels, Toyota and many other generous sponsors make Adventures in Agriculture possible. Stop by the Wyndham booth and ask how you can get a free hot dog and soft drink!

“Agriculture is Ventura County’s most valuable resource. We are happy that we can bring it to the community so that everyone can see the processes, and learn the values and opportunities it brings to us all,” said Barbara Quaid, CEO of the Ventura County Fairgrounds. “We have mixed in some fun and we hope that our neighbors and friends will enjoy what we have to offer.”

For more information please call 648-3376 or visit