142nd Annual Ventura County Fair is Coming August 2-13, 2017


The 142nd Ventura County Fair, "A Country Fair with Ocean Air" will be held August 2nd through 13th at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Boulevard in Ventura.

The fair features arts, crafts, food, exhibits, displays, demonstrations, farm animals, petting zoo, carnival rides, games and entertainment. More information at www.VenturaCountyFair.org.

General Admission Prices:  Adults (13 to 64) $12.00, Children 5-12 $9.00, Seniors 65+ $9.00. Children under 4 Super Seniors (100+) admitted free.

Open at 11am every day; early birds on Tuesday, August 8th, allowed in at 10am. Carnival Midway opens at noon daily. Fair closes at 11pm daily. Carnival closes between 11pm and midnight.

Special Admission Days:

8/2: Dollar Day - $1 admission before 3pm

8/3: Feed the Need Day - Purchase your adult admission ticket and donate 5 cans of food for FOOD SHARE before 3PM and receive a free return Fair admission ticket. Return ticket valid Monday, August 7 through Thursday, August 10.

8/4: Kids' Day: Children ages 12 and under will be admitted free all day. 13 and over will be admitted for $9 child admission.

8/8: Seniors and Persons with Disabilities Day - Seniors ages 65 and older and all persons with disabilities will be admitted free all day

8/9: $3 before 3 Day - Admission to the Fair is $3 before 3PM.

8/10: Military Appreciation Day - All military with current, valid i.d. will be admitted to the Fair free all day.

Carnival Wristband Days - 8/3, 8/7, 8/8, 8/10 - Wristbands sold until 6pm for $30; good for unlimited carnival rides until 7pm.

Entertainment Lineup

  • Wed 8/2: Motorsports at 6pm (additional ticket required - $5)
  • Thurs 8/3: Smash Mouth at 7:30pm
  • Thurs 8/3: Sugar Ray at 7:30pm
  • Fri 8/4: Huey Lewis and The News 7:30pm
  • Sat 8/5: KC and the Sunshine Band 7:30pm
  • Sun 8/6: Noel Torres, Banda Carnaval, Chiquis Rivera at 3pm
  • Mon 8/7: Billy Currington 7:30pm
  • Tue 8/8: The Spinners 1pm
  • Tue 8/8: Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds 7:30pm
  • Wed 8/9: Shinedown 7:30pm
  • Thurs 8/10: Gabriel Iglesias "FluffyMania" Comedy Tour 7:30pm
  • Fri 8/11: Wynonna and the Big Noise 7:30pm
  • Sat/Sun 8/12-8/13: P.R.C.A. Rodeo 2pm and 7pm


  • Sat, August 5th: FAIR PARADE down Main Street in Ventura begins at 10am themed "Rooted in Tradition"