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The Ventura County Fair is like a meadow

The Ventura County Fair is like a meadow

.   By Tim Pompey This is my fourth year covering the Ventura County Fair, and every year I wonder if I’m going to find something different. The fair is like a meadow. If you return often enough, you’ll notice what’s always there and you’ll notice things missing. There are subtle things, and I think […]

A Tribal Gathering at the Ventura County Fair

A Tribal Gathering at the Ventura County Fair

By Tim Pompey After all the heat and humidity that Ventura County has suffered during July and August, today is unusually cool and overcast. A welcome relief. To the fair goers clamoring up the stairs of my bus, the weather doesn’t seem to matter. The mood is upbeat. People are friendly. Kids are excited. Call […]

Yesterday’s bungee jump ride rescue at the Fair

Yesterday’s bungee jump ride rescue at the Fair

Ventura City Fire personnel responded to multiple reports of a person hanging upside down from an amusement park bungee-jump ride. The first arriving unit reported an approximately 19 y/o M subject who had been hanging by his feet for approximately 20 minutes, attached by a bungee cord to a metal cage suspended from a crane […]

Ventura County Fair Wins Top Awards at Western Fairs Association, Announces Reappointment of Fair Directors

Ventura County Fair Wins Top Awards at Western Fairs Association,  Announces Reappointment of Fair Directors

The Ventura County Fair was honored at the Western Fairs Association’s Convention & Trade Show, in which roughly 125 fairs from throughout the Western United States attend to gather new ideas, attend seminars and participate in the annual Achievement Awards. The Achievement Awards recognize the very best efforts that a fair puts forth for its […]

Ojai Studio Artists Win Big at Ventura County Fair

Ojai Studio Artists Win Big at Ventura County Fair

The Ojai Studio Artists won seven awards in the Ventura County Fair’s Professional Arts Competition this year. Richard Franklin won Best of Show as well as First Place for his sculptured ceramic portrait, “Survivor.” Franklin also won First Place in drawing and Second Place in printmaking. Linda Taylor won both First Place and Third Place […]

Fair Artistry Is Both Local and Global

Fair Artistry Is Both Local and Global

By Tim Pompey It’s another beautiful day for browsing around at the Ventura County Fair. Their latest theme: “A Country Fair with Ocean Air.” The saying seems particularly appropriate today as a cool breeze blows off the ocean and the sky is a shimmering, cloudless blue. Never mind the long lines to get through the […]

Ventura County Credit Union Named Official Credit Union of the Ventura County Fair

Ventura County Credit Union Named Official Credit Union of the Ventura County Fair

D.A. won’t charge Zamarippa-Mata Paralyzed by police bullet: He crashed VC Fair gate, struck Ventura PD officer, positive for amphetamines

D.A. won’t charge Zamarippa-Mata Paralyzed by police bullet: He crashed VC Fair gate, struck Ventura PD officer, positive for amphetamines

More Ventura County Fair photos

More Ventura County Fair photos

By George Miller Pictures say thousands of words. More on the 2015 Ventura County Fair …. This year’s slogan: “A country fair with ocean air”. This work below was one of many in the arts, crafts and photography exhibits, which housed everything from poorly executed banality to masterpieces. There was such variety and creativity, that I […]

Citizens Journal photographer wins blue ribbon at VC Fair

By George Miller Let’s all congratulate Donna Hendricks of Ventura, a photographer for CitizensJournal.us, for winning the Blue Ribbon First Award in her category at the Ventura County Fair ths week.  Ms. Hendricks specializes in seascapes and local scenes. She can often be found selling her beautiful wares near the Ventura Pier on Saturdays and at the […]

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