What’s NEW at the 2008 Ventura County Fair
Old and New “Meet” at Annual County Fair

You are sure to MEET your favorites at the Ventura County Fair this year. The Ferris Wheel will be here as always, along with cotton candy, Floriculture displays, the Junior Livestock Auction, and great Grandstand Entertainment. But, every year the Ventura County Fair also brings you new events, presentations, food, and fun.

For the first time this year, the Fair will have a Wine Garden sponsored by Shell Vacations Club. After you visit the Home Arts and Photography Buildings, you can sip a glass of wine in one of the Fair’s most relaxing areas. You are sure to find your new favorite local wine from Herzog Wine Cellars and the Ventura County Wine Trail.

The scarecrows have decided to leave their posts in Ventura County’s fields to enjoy the fun of the Fair. The Agriculture Department is hosting a scarecrow contest for the first time this year, and the entries are sure to be dressed to impress. Check out how children and adults have creatively outfitted these good-looking straw people.

Child ID wristbands, sponsored by Children’s Dental Group, will be available on Friday, August 1, and Saturdays and Sundays August 2-3 and 9-10. The first 1,600 children on each of these days will be given wristbands. Parents can write emergency contact information on the inside of the wristbands for safe keeping.

The California Lottery and Milk Advisory Board are hosting a “Moo If You Love California Contest.” Come down to the Kelly Court Stage on Fridays August 1st and 8th to have a mooing good time.

The Turkey Stampede will be back with turkeys blazing around a track, and joining them in Porker Flats this year will be Valentine’s Performing Pigs. You will not want to miss these talented pigs skateboarding and bowling. The highlight is sure to be the pigs dancing their hearts out, complete with tutus.

New themes, exhibits, and presentations abound in each of our wonderful departments. Stop by and see what Ventura County has been up to in the last year. You’re sure to find NEW ideas to inspire you at the Ventura County Fair, July 30th through August 10th.