Ventura County Fair (2022) | Pig Races | Things to Do and See at the Fair
By theFUNnelCakeBlog | Aug 05, 2022
The Ventura County Fair is back! When visiting, make sure to see the fair favorite... the All-Alaskan Racing Pigs!
All-Alaskan Racing Pigs are rare, heritage breeds. One of the breeds is called Gloucestershire Old Spots pigs. This breed dwindled to as low as 22 pigs in the United States. All-Alaskan Racing Pigs has been working with U.S. breeders and The Livestock Conservancy to help rebuild their numbers.
From pigraces.com: “Our porcine athletes travel and live in comfort. The Piggy Penthouse is fully insulated, air conditioned, and heated. A water system with storage for travel keeps them hydrated on the track and off. We change bedding twice daily, keeping everyone clean and bright. The interior is washed and sanitized at least daily. Security is a priority. We keep these guys safe everywhere we go.”
The Ventura County Fair… “A County Fair with Ocean Air” is back for the first time since 2019! Enjoy the fair from August 3 to August 14, 2022 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds for carnival rides, food booths, concerts, exhibits, agricultural shows and more!
Children up to 5 will be admitted to the Fair for free.
6-12: $10.00 per day.
13-64 $15.00 per day.
65-99 $10.00 per day.
Fairgoers ages 100 and over shall be admitted to the Fair for free, with proper identification.
The Ventura County Fair will open at noon five days (the first day of Fair and both weekends) and 1 p.m. the other seven days. Exhibit buildings will close at 10:00 p.m. nightly; the Commercial Building and Commercial Annex will close at 10:00 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, 11:00 pm Fridays and Saturdays. Admissions will be sold from opening until 10:00 pm nightly.
ALL BUILDINGS CLOSE AT 10 PM
(Commercial Building and Annex close at 11p.m. on Friday and Saturday)
Concession Stand Closing Time: Outside stands remain open until 11 p.m.
Midway Closing Time: Main Midway closes no later than midnight and not before 11 p.m.
Grandstand entertainment is FREE with fair admission. Good vibrations and great live music will be the standard for the 2022 Grandstand Entertainment series, sponsored by Chumash Casino and Resort.
The VC Fair Grandstand Arena, presented by Firestone 805, will present 8 free concerts covering a range of music from Country to Pop, Rock R&B and Funk.