Fair Magic. Fall Under its Spell…
The timeless poetry of the Ventura County Fair returns every summer to the Ventura County Fairgrounds at 62-acre Seaside Park beside the sea. Carousel kisses, exhibits (art to agriculture), outdoor concerts, professional rodeo, 4-H livestock, rainbow fireworks, the smells of fried dough and cinnamon, hand-holding under the stars, happy shrieks, and memories made on the sea breeze.
It’s a fascinating life, and the Fair (almost) covers it all. Photo exhibits, agriculture exhibits, floriculture exhibits, art (amateur and professional), hobbies, home arts; all of it in one place.
And the musical lineup never disappoints. The 2022 Ventura County Fair – from August 3rd through August 14th – showcases bands ranging from the Beach Boys to Martina McBride to KC & the Sunshine Band.
Yep, the concerts are free with admission.
Fall under its spell …
2022 Ventura County Fair Music Lineup
From Los Angeles
The Ventura County Fairgrounds are located on the beach in the city of Ventura, about 90 minutes north of Los Angeles.
From the Ventura Freeway (Highway 101) northbound, take the Seaward Ave. exit or the California Street exit. Turn left towards the ocean to Harbor Blvd., turn right on Harbor and continue until you reach The Ventura County Fairgrounds at the corner of Harbor and Figueroa.
From Santa Barbara
The Ventura County Fair is located on the beach in the city of Ventura, about 40 minutes south of Santa Barbara. From the Ventura Freeway (Highway 101) southbound, take the Seaward Ave. exit, make an immediate right on Harbor Boulevard and proceed to the Ventura County Fairgrounds at Seaside Park.
Parking at the Ventura County Fair is $20.00 per car. Parking at the Fairgrounds is limited. Free shuttle buses are provided from off Fairground sites located around Ventura. Find everything you need to know about off site parking here.
Wise out-of-town visitors might consider riding the train into town. The Amtrak stop is right at the Fairgrounds, and it’s only a ten-minute walk to several hotels and downtown Ventura.
SPECIAL FAIR PROMOTIONS
DOLLAR DAY: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3
All Fair visitors pay $1 admission until 5 pm.
FEED THE NEED, FOOD SHARE DAY: THURSDAY, AUGUST 4
Purchase an adult Fair ticket and donate 5 cans of food before 5 pm and get a free Fair return ticket. Return ticket is valid Monday-Thursday, August 8-11 before 5 pm only.
YOUTH DAY: FRIDAY, AUGUST 5
All Fair visitors age 12 and under will be admitted free all day.
VCCU DAY: MONDAY, AUGUST 8
Members of the Ventura County Credit Union can purchase tickets at $4 discount at a special tent located at the Main Gate until 5 pm.
SENIORS & PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES DAY: TUESDAY, AUGUST 9
All Fair visitors age 65 and over will be admitted free all day. All disabled persons and their companion will be admitted free all day.
MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY: THURSDAY, AUGUST 11
All Fair visitors presenting current, valid military ID will be admitted free all day.
PAY ONE PRICE CARNIVAL WRISTBAND DAYS:
- Thursday, August 4
- Monday, August 8
- Tuesday, August 9
- Thursday, August 11
Wristbands will be sold for $40 until 6 pm and can be used until 7 pm.
Wristbands are only valid on the day of purchase and do not include admission to the Fair.
For ticket prices, please click here.
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