CBF Productions is proud to present the BEST socially-distanced concert and entertainment series, Concerts In Your Car! This LIVE drive-in concert series is a new entertainment experience - all from the comfort and safety of your own vehicle. Taking place in the parking lot of the Ventura County Fairgrounds, each week top tier talent performs on our outdoor, in-the-round stage, giving us all an opportunity to sing, dance and laugh again.
The first Ventura County Fair took place in 1874 at the end of the local San Miguel Days harvest festival with attractions that included cockfighting, bullfighting and horse racing, as well as nightly balls. From 1877 it was held at Pierpont Bluffs, until 1891 when it was moved to Port Hueneme. The Seaside Park property that includes the Ventura County Fairgrounds was donated to the county in 1909 by E. P. Foster, and the fair began to be held there from 1914.
The fair was formerly held at the beginning of October, reflecting its focus on agriculture. In 1987 the event was moved to August in an effort to boost attendance by taking advantage of better weather.
The fair attracts more than 300,000 visitors each year. The County Fair parade is held on the nearby Main Street each year near the opening day.