The Ventura County Fair, themed “A country Fair with Ocean Air” runs August 3-14, 2016 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Boulevard in Ventura.
The Ventura County fair features live entertainment, contests, lots of interesting fried food, nostalgic and modern games and rides, horseshoes and everything else you would expect from a county fair.
Exhibits at the fair include Agriculture, Amateur Art, Flowers, Gems & Minerals, Hobbies & Collections, Home Arts, Horse Shows, Large Livestock, Photography, Professional Art, Small Livestock, Uncle Leo’s Barn and Youth Expo.
Like every other county fair, discount days ae offered that save money on admission and rides. See below for a list of deal days for the Ventura County Fair.
Ventura County Fari Discounts
Wednesday: Dollar Day, with admission $1 until 3 p.m. Motorsports at 6 p.m. with $5 additional admission.
Thursday: Feed the Need Food Drive (buy your adult admission ticket and bring five cans of food for FOOD Share before 5 p.m. and get a free return fair ticket, valid Aug. 8-11). Free Styx concert at 7:30 p.m. Carnival Wristband Day, so buy a wristband for $30 before 6 p.m. and have unlimited rides until 7 p.m.
Friday: Youth Day, with all fair visitors 12 and younger admitted free all day. Free Old Dominion concert at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 7: Free concert at 3 p.m. featuring El Chapo de Sinaloa, Los Rieleros del Norte, and El Dasa.
Monday, Aug. 8: Carnival Wristband Day, so buy a wristband for $30 before 6 p.m. and have unlimited rides until 7 p.m. Free UB40 concert at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 9: Seniors and Persons with Disabilities Day, with people 65 and older and people with disabilities admitted free all day. Carnival Wristband Day, so buy a wristband for $30 before 6 p.m. and have unlimited rides until 7 p.m. Free America concert at 1 p.m. Free Patti Labelle concert at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 10: $3 Before 3 Day, with admission $3 before 3 p.m. Free Chris Young concert at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 11: Military Appreciation Day, with all military personnel holding a current, valid military ID admitted free. Carnival Wristband Day, so buy a wristband for $30 before 6 p.m. and have unlimited rides until 7 p.m. Free Joan Jett and the Blackhearts concert at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 12: Junior Livestock Auction starts at 9 a.m., with last sales starting at 1 p.m. Free Trace Adkins concert at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, Aug. 13 -14 : PRCA Rodeo at 2 and 7 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 14: PRCA Rodeo at 2 and 7 p.m.
Grandstand Entertainment is included with the price of admission. See you at the fair.
Ventura County Fair
When: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday through Aug. 14; midway opens at noon; exhibits close at 10 p.m.
Where: Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura
Cost: $12. adults age 13 to 64; $9.00 children age 6 to 12. Seniors age 65 and over kids 5 and younger are free.