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Ventura County Fair hands out ribbons on “Entry Pick-up Day”

The Ventura County Fair wrapped up on Sunday, but the fairgrounds were bustling on Monday.

Fair organizers call it “Entry Pick-Up Day.” Volunteers helped hand out ribbons and premium winning checks to the top three finishers in all the adult categories. The winners lined up to cash their checks at the front gate. For example, a second place orchid premium paid $6.

Volunteers encouraged people who didn’t win to try again next year.

Fair marketing director James Lockwood said they are still tallying the attendance numbers that change from year to year. He said he doesn’t think the reduction of fireworks shows will impact attendance, but the hot weather may play a role.

“I am feeling great about the fair, I miss it already, the 143rd Ventura County Fair is now in the history books, we are already planning 144, Ventura County Fair, ‘A County Fair with Ocean Air’ and looking forward to everybody coming back and saying hi, ” said Lockwood.

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