Ventura County Fair Parade Announces 2008 Grand Marshals
Fair Honors Agricultural Commissioner and Armed Services

The Annual Ventura County Fair Parade will march down Main St. from Catalina to Palm St. on Saturday, August 2nd at 10am. The parade will feature colorfully decorated floats, lively marching bands, car clubs, clowns, and many other community organizations. The co-Grand Marshals will be Ventura County Agricultural Commissioner W. Earl McPhail and local representatives of the United States military.
Commissioner McPhail has been chosen as Grand Marshal to honor his almost 30 years as Ventura County Agricultural Commissioner. His involvement county-wide illustrates the same commitment to service and community that the Fair promotes. McPhail served on the Ventura County Fair Board of Directors for 14 years, is the current president of the Ventura County Sherriff’s Posse, and is past president of The Rotary Club of Santa Paula. Look for him coming down Main Street on Saturday atop his beautiful horse.
The Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Marines will share the honor in thanks for their courageous protection of our country. Representatives from local bases will march on Saturday. Make sure you are present at the parade to cheer for our local heroes.
The Al Malaikah Shriners are back with 11 units of cars and clowns and more that are sure to entertain you. The parade will also feature 8 local marching bands. St. Gabriel’s Celestial Brass Band will march in the parade, and if you just can’t get enough of them, you will be able to find them marching through the Fairgrounds most days.
Summer wouldn’t be complete without a PARADE! Make sure you join in all the festivities sounding the Ventura County Fair. For more information, please call (805) 648-3376 or visit