Ventura County Fair asks the community to determine this year’s fair theme

The fair is celebrating 150 years of heritage, history, and community.

The Ventura County Fairgrounds is excited to announce the 2024 Ventura County Fair 150th Theme Contest .

The Ventura County Fair is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2024, including a series of events and contests leading up to the annual Ventura County Fair July 31 through August 11, 2024.

The first in these events is the 150th Theme Contest where the community is asked to submit
their theme ideas for this year’s Fair. A judging panel will decide the top three themes, with cash prizes for first, second, and third place of $1,000, $750, and $500 respectively. Theme ideas should reference the Fair’s 150th anniversary or birthday or the year the Fair began (1874) in some direct or indirect way. Theme submissions should be 8 words or less. The public can submit their ideas online at The entry period ends on Friday, February 23rd with winners announced late February.

“We’re celebrating 150 years of heritage, history, and community. There isn’t a better way to
kick-off the fair season than with a community contest,” said Ventura County Fairgrounds and
Event Center CEO Jen McGuire. “We’re excited to involve our community with some of the
planning and ideas for the 2024 Ventura County Fair.”

Following the 150th Theme Contest, the Ventura County Fair will hold its annual Youth Poster
Contest, now with no entry fee and expanded to include all grades K-12.

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