VENTURA COUNTY FAIR

The 2019 Ventura County Fair is now history, and just released figures show attendance was up this year. More than 302,000 people attended this year’s fair, an increase of about 1.3% from 2018.

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It’s perhaps one of the more unusual rescues performed by law enforcement officers in Ventura County, and it’s gone viral around the world via social media. Deputies found a giant stuffed pig Monday night at the Camarillo Metrolink Station. The stuffed animal is so big they had to use a pickup truck to get it to the Camarillo Police Station.

It’s cholesterol on a stick. How about chocolate covered bacon? Or is it bacon covered chocolate? Where else but at the Ventura County Fair can you find treats so decadent that one serving is a day’s worth of calories? From pork chops on a stick, to deep fried loaded chili cheese tater tots, you can find some exotic tasty items guaranteed to put any cardiac specialist into cardiac arrest.

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Two of the largest community events on the Central and South Coasts officially kick off Wednesday morning. The Ventura County Fair’s opening ceremonies are at 11 a.m. at the Ventura County fairgrounds.

It's the last hurrah for the 2018 Ventura County Fair.

The last major concert of the fair is Friday, with Creedence Clearwater Revisited performing in the main grandstand s at the Ventura County Fairgrounds.

There are pro rodeo events at the fair Saturday and Sunday, as well as fireworks shows Saturday and Sunday nights.

(Photo courtesy Visit Ventura)

It’s the first weekend of the Ventura County fair, and the entertainment lineup includes some big names. The “Plain White T’s” are the headliners in the main grandstand Friday night, and country star LeeAnn Rimes takes the main stage Saturday night.

It’s fair time on the South Coast. The 2018 Ventura County Fair opens August 1st. It’s the 143rd annual fair, and features exhibits, entertainment, all kinds of food, and of course carnival rides.

Reggae band UB40, country singer LeAnn Rimes, and rock band Plain White T’s are among the headliners just announced for the 2018 Ventura County Fair.

The fair will also feature The Fifth Dimension, Boys II Men, and Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons. This year’s fair will take place August 1st through 12th.

A young man who wanted the thrill of a bungee jump at the Ventura County Fair got more of a thrill than he was expecting.

The young man was connected to the bungee when some type of a malfunction left him stuck Wednesday night, hanging upside down at the end of his jump. Ventura firefighters used a ladder truck to rescue the 19 year old man, who was stranded for about 15 minutes. He was unhurt.

Two others in the bungee cage at the top of the ride also had to be rescued by firefighters.

The final countdown is on for the 2017 Ventura County Fair, the latest edition of a tradition which began in 1875.

The Ventura County Fair officially opens at 11 a.m. Wednesday, but hundreds of people lined up at Seaside Park Tuesday to get discount admission and ride tickets.

An entertainment lineup which includes some classic 70’s and 80’s music acts plus a popular comedian has been announced for the 2017 Ventura County Fair.

Huey Lewis and the News, KC and the Sunshine Band, Sugar Ray, and The Spinners are among the headliners for this year’s fair, which runs August 2nd through 13th.

The country music lineup features Billy Currington and Wynonna.

Comedian Gabriel Iglesias is also set to perform.

The fair includes a night of motor sports, and wraps up with two days of professional rodeo.

The Ventura County Fair is getting ready to move into its final weekend, but there’s lots of fair left.

Thursday night, rock musicians Joan Jett and the Blackhearts will perform on the fair’s main stage.  Friday night country star Trace Adkins will be the headliner.

The fair runs 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. through Sunday at Seaside Park. The midway opens at noon, and stays open until midnight. More than 300,000 people are expected to visit the 2016 fair during its 12 day run.

(Photo by James Lockwood, Ventura County Fair)

What would the home shopping channel look like if you were there in the studio?

It’s sort of like what you can find at the Ventura County Fair, where buildings full of booths feature everything from high tech mops to space age pillows.

The fair is underway on the South Coast, with more than 300,000 people expected to attend before it wraps up this weekend. KCLU’s Lance Orozco has a taste of this old fashioned part of the fair.