County Fair in Ventura ....California Right on the Beach ! Starts in July - August

Fun for the whole Family in August every Year!

Day seems to quickly turn to Night as everyone is involved in seeking out their favorite displays, rides and games...and of coarse trying all the food along the way!
Day seems to quickly turn to Night as everyone is involved in seeking out their favorite displays, rides and games...and of coarse trying all the food along the way! | Source
The Ventura County Fair comes alive with night lights
The Ventura County Fair comes alive with night lights
Be sure to come early to enjoy the Ocean Views!
Be sure to come early to enjoy the Ocean Views!

The United States celebrates Excellence in so many ways...here is a Great One!!

Only in The United States of America, can you find such diversity and excellent ways to celebrate! I am proud that the Ventura County Fair Honors our American Military by inviting all service men & women to join us for free! They even have their own day, and everywhere you look you see patriotic reminders of our support and how thankful we are. Read this Hub and enjoy its' many exciting photos and such a wealth of information.

Looking forward to Thursday - August 8, 2013!

Members of all USA Military Service bring your valid ID's and you are invited to spend the day for free on Thursday, August 8th, 2013! Let us thank you for your service to our country!

Ventura Fairgrounds, Amtrak stop right at the Fairgrounds!

Ventura County Fairgrounds has an Amtrak station stop walking distance to the County Fair.
Ventura County Fairgrounds has an Amtrak station stop walking distance to the County Fair. | Source

Ventura Beach has a very Special Event each year in August. All Photos taken by Deborah-Lynn.

        Not Just a Beautiful Beach, not just a great place to surf, swim and "sun worship", Ventura Beach has the most incredible fun spot on the coast!
Not Just a Beautiful Beach, not just a great place to surf, swim and "sun worship", Ventura Beach has the most incredible fun spot on the coast!
Just beyond the breakers of a beach so quiet you'd think it was a private beach, if you look to the west, there lies a pennisula that holds a County Fair in Ventura.
Just beyond the breakers of a beach so quiet you'd think it was a private beach, if you look to the west, there lies a pennisula that holds a County Fair in Ventura.
Ventura is located on the California Coast, right off the 101 Freeway and the 126 Hghway.  It's a beautiful beach town with a special event each year in August.
Ventura is located on the California Coast, right off the 101 Freeway and the 126 Hghway. It's a beautiful beach town with a special event each year in August.

We Appreciate our Military and Vets, Free Admission to Ventura County Fair!

Enter the Ventura County Fairgrounds, A World of Wonder!

           You are In for a Treat, this is a Great choice to remedy late summer blues, you will find yourself looking forward to next year!
You are In for a Treat, this is a Great choice to remedy late summer blues, you will find yourself looking forward to next year!
    Several bands are playing simultaneously through-out the Fair, just about every kind of music you can think of from Native American to punk pop, from post-grunge to Country Western & Rock and Roll!
Several bands are playing simultaneously through-out the Fair, just about every kind of music you can think of from Native American to punk pop, from post-grunge to Country Western & Rock and Roll!
If you are an animal lover, a horse lover or just curious...you will not go away dissappointed, I promise!
If you are an animal lover, a horse lover or just curious...you will not go away dissappointed, I promise!
       Everywhere you look, people are roaming the Fair with huge stuffed animals and other great prizes.  I even won a bear myself!  You get 25 balls for $5.oo!  Not like any carnival I've been to!
Everywhere you look, people are roaming the Fair with huge stuffed animals and other great prizes. I even won a bear myself! You get 25 balls for $5.oo! Not like any carnival I've been to!
You can rent wagons, two seater cars, even electric chairs for the day to help your visit be more comfortable!
You can rent wagons, two seater cars, even electric chairs for the day to help your visit be more comfortable!
Just a peek for now, keep reading for the Fun Photos!!!
Just a peek for now, keep reading for the Fun Photos!!!
    There is a ferris wheel for the kiddies, but the really big ferris wheel over looks the Ocean, not so much for the faint of heart!
There is a ferris wheel for the kiddies, but the really big ferris wheel over looks the Ocean, not so much for the faint of heart!
Admission is a small percentage of Amusement Parks yet what this event has to offer to all ages is as high quality if not surpassing in all areas!
Admission is a small percentage of Amusement Parks yet what this event has to offer to all ages is as high quality if not surpassing in all areas!
    You are HERE! *
You are HERE! *
   There are a host of non-profit organizations volunteering their time to support the Fair and give voice to the folks with needs that they sponsor.
There are a host of non-profit organizations volunteering their time to support the Fair and give voice to the folks with needs that they sponsor.
   Did you ever?   I never!          Will she ever?  YES! She has helpers! (see below)
Did you ever? I never! Will she ever? YES! She has helpers! (see below)
   The game booths are packed full with wonderful prizes!
The game booths are packed full with wonderful prizes!
   Jamba Juice sponsors a good cause as well as they are providing nutritional beverages during the Fair.
Jamba Juice sponsors a good cause as well as they are providing nutritional beverages during the Fair.
This young boy made it all the way to the top of the climbing wall, notice the palm tree in the background! (see below for some action shots!)
This young boy made it all the way to the top of the climbing wall, notice the palm tree in the background! (see below for some action shots!)
   So many vendors of Quality and Craftsmanship.  What a variety,  you just can't resist!
So many vendors of Quality and Craftsmanship. What a variety, you just can't resist!

KIDS Love Animals, big livestock and small animals, especially furry or feathery small animals.

Blue Ribbon Animal Competions!

   (2009)Proud head, excited about the whole event, this handsome horse was enjoying the spotlight to the MAX!
(2009)Proud head, excited about the whole event, this handsome horse was enjoying the spotlight to the MAX!
 This one I nicknamed "The Prancer" he was a natural attention getter, the crowd was in awe of him!
This one I nicknamed "The Prancer" he was a natural attention getter, the crowd was in awe of him!
   The kids were as starstruck as I was, the horses were charming and accepted their food offering.
The kids were as starstruck as I was, the horses were charming and accepted their food offering.
   Then end of a long day, his trophy wall shows his success!
Then end of a long day, his trophy wall shows his success!
   After each event, spectators are invited to visit the horses at their barn areas, you can see the results of their competitions hanging on their doors.
After each event, spectators are invited to visit the horses at their barn areas, you can see the results of their competitions hanging on their doors.
   The muscle tone on this boy was remarkable!
The muscle tone on this boy was remarkable!
   The thing that does it for me is when they just look you in the eye, like an invitation to come closer.
The thing that does it for me is when they just look you in the eye, like an invitation to come closer.
   Patience of both rider and horse are tested as the showing continues.
Patience of both rider and horse are tested as the showing continues.
   It was a beautiful day for Horses and people, right on the beach coastline, the weather is almost always mild and not too hot.
It was a beautiful day for Horses and people, right on the beach coastline, the weather is almost always mild and not too hot.
   All the "Sully" or carriage entries are Antique, one was owned by Robert Wagner, TV Star made famous by his role in "Hart to Hart"!
All the "Sully" or carriage entries are Antique, one was owned by Robert Wagner, TV Star made famous by his role in "Hart to Hart"!
   I loved the thick hair on the legs of this palomino colored stallion, it brought to mind those Budweiswer Horses that draw the Beer Wagons at the Rose Bowl Parade.
I loved the thick hair on the legs of this palomino colored stallion, it brought to mind those Budweiswer Horses that draw the Beer Wagons at the Rose Bowl Parade.
   Waiting for the Judging each pony looks alert and proud.
Waiting for the Judging each pony looks alert and proud.
   Tension builds as the Judging Begins
Tension builds as the Judging Begins
   Line up of the Winners!  Congradulations!  Job well done!
Line up of the Winners! Congradulations! Job well done!
   I felt so small and insignificant standing near these hugh animals, even for horses, I'd never seen such height and muscle and strength!
I felt so small and insignificant standing near these hugh animals, even for horses, I'd never seen such height and muscle and strength!
   It's like he knows he's getting his picture taken, he would follow me around as I changed my vantage point!
It's like he knows he's getting his picture taken, he would follow me around as I changed my vantage point!
   Can you tell this is one of my favorites?  I just couldn't stop taking pictures!
Can you tell this is one of my favorites? I just couldn't stop taking pictures!
   I was drawn to the horses like some people are drawn to celebrities, they were very cordial to me even though it was obvious that I was "starstruck!"
I was drawn to the horses like some people are drawn to celebrities, they were very cordial to me even though it was obvious that I was "starstruck!"

"Purebred and Home Grown" Ventura County Fair Dates: August 5th through August 15th!

Anyone living or visiting Los Angeles or Ventura County areas need to find a way to get yourself and loved ones to this years' County Fair! I say this because I did drag a very tired husband and two extremely reluctant teenagers to the Fair today and experienced the most wonderful metamorphosis a family could have! The kids were invigorated by the fresh sea air and five music Stages, lots of exciting rides and game booths and what a variety of food and snack choices! My husband saw a favorite Entertainer, had a couple of "cervezas" (beers) and got "nose to nose" with some extraordinary stallions.

It was obvious the mood of this "late summer-bored family" had not only elevated to great enthusiasm, but the process of cell-phone text messaging between all family members brought us together at several attractions! "Mom you gotta see this..." "Honey, meet us at the Photography exhibits," "Dad, did you try the Itallian Gelato, it's made on the spot!" This is an event planned, designed an carried out with an eye for detail and excellence. There are blue ribbon competitions of all kinds, but I say the committee that works out this event each year deserves the biggest and best Blue Ribbon this year!

Transportation has been made with convenience in mind, if you drive, there is plenty of parking everywhere, because the entire town has adapted to this annual tradition, and also the "drop off" point is a short walk to the front entry of the Fairgrounds. Amtrak service stops at the train station right across the street from the main pedestrian entrances on Harbor Blvd.

At the entrance you can rent large plastic wagons to pull the kids for $8. to $13. for the whole day! They also rent wheelchairs inexpensively and even electric chairs for people who have difficulty walking, $45. for the entire day!

Bathroom facilities are handicapped ready and kept clean consistently, always plenty of the necessary amenities in all restrooms as well.

The Pacific Ocean air in Ventura is clean and fresh, and the weather during the month of August is nearly always mild during the days and in the evenings. I can't decide when I enjoy the Fair more, during the day you can see the ocean and mountains and beautiful sky views, but at night the beautiful carnival lights are shimmering and lighting up the night sky like the Fourth of July Fireworks! Coming later in this Hub will be a summary of the Entertainment lineup, all Nationally known and many world renown entertainers! There will also be a section describing the foods and treats made right there in front of you from donuts to fudge, from grill-roasted sweet corn to BBQ of all kinds....foods of all cultures and well, I can't think of anything that was NOT there!

There are many special values such as special days when admission is $1.00 per person, second day return for free days, a special day for the military personnel, admission free! All Entertainment is free, where else can you see David Cook, winner of American Idol, 80's rock band Huey Lewis and The News, Rick Springfield, and country western music artist Grechen Wilson all in the same place - some free, all for $5.00 or less!!

Miller Lite sponsors a Raceway and Grandstand for the car races, there are Antiques of all kinds such as Grandfather clocks and a wonderful Antique Horse and buggy competition. I was impressed by the people as the competition was over and ribbons awarded, the horses and buggies would mingle with spectators and pose for pictures and talk with everyone.

There is a museum, a youth exhibit, bungee jump, 500-700 barns of animals, livestock competitions for large and small livestock of all kinds.The Morgan Horse show Arena, and Pepsi has sponsored a Community Stage for exceptional local talent. The corn dogs are made to order with JUMBO beef hot-dogs, there size you have never seen! The cotton candy is portioned in bags you could recycle as trash can liners, and there are waffle ice cream cones over a foot and a half tall, I've seen three people share one! (See photos below!)

I could go on and on but you have to see for yourself, the carnival games are lively and really top notch, the prizes are valuable, well made and large, there was no skimping in this area! Part of the excitement is seeing people everywhere carrying Giant Stuffed animals on their shoulders....I also observe first hand several game booths give out free stuffed animals to young players who tried a game but didn't win.

There are many chances to learn about the charities and public services providing care and sponsored at the Ventura County Fair, for example, Lions' B I N G O...a Ventura tradition for over 26 years! They provide aid to people with needs such as vision, hearing and keeping kids off drugs and off the streets.

Come to the Fair prepared to enjoy good, quality food, ride huge carnival rides, enjoy gaming and competition events, but best of all, the vendors...oh the vendors! You will not expect to find the quality crafts and shopping opportunities available inside the tents in the Fair. You can tell without question that each of these vendors were well screened and hand-pick before allowed to sell at the fair. You can find things you won't find in most other places, from wonderfully crafted Grandfather Clocks to exquisite jewelry, to unusual custom lighting and the most colorfully designed glassware of all descriptions.

Also for vacationers and travellers, there are many hotels, motels and summer rentals available walking distance or a short bike ride to the Fairgrounds. I spoke to a sales manager, Crystal Bentle, at the Marriott Hotel and Resort, "Ventura Beach Marriott", and the prices were comparable to those in other areas nearby, there did not appear to be any price gouging because of this grand event.

Read on for more detailed information and interviews...

All photos in this article taken by Deborah-Lynn.

Rides are of the best quality, and no 1/2 mile lines like at Amusement Parks!
Rides are of the best quality, and no 1/2 mile lines like at Amusement Parks!
The Ventura County Fair Invites Military Personnel to visit on Thurday, August 13th, an wear your uniform if you can...all soldiers with ID will be admitted free!
The Ventura County Fair Invites Military Personnel to visit on Thurday, August 13th, an wear your uniform if you can...all soldiers with ID will be admitted free!
Tired? Tense? Muscle aches?  Just because you arrived that way doesn't have to mean you will leave the same, try a message, have an alcoholic beverage, or ride a hair raising coaster, you'll alter your mood and be glad you did!
Tired? Tense? Muscle aches? Just because you arrived that way doesn't have to mean you will leave the same, try a message, have an alcoholic beverage, or ride a hair raising coaster, you'll alter your mood and be glad you did!
Music for the listener of every preference.
Music for the listener of every preference.
   Giant Roasted Turkey Legs, Kielbasa, Giant Links and Barbeque!
Giant Roasted Turkey Legs, Kielbasa, Giant Links and Barbeque!
   Have your pictures taken with exotic birds....there were at least eight different species oflive birds you'd expect to find in a tropical paradise...unusual photos to be sure!
Have your pictures taken with exotic birds....there were at least eight different species oflive birds you'd expect to find in a tropical paradise...unusual photos to be sure!
     Oh! The LIVE Snakes, You either love them or Fear them...Which are you?
Oh! The LIVE Snakes, You either love them or Fear them...Which are you?
   The people are friendly and full of FUN!  Communicating with the vendors is light and very enjoyable, the atmosphereis so welcoming.
The people are friendly and full of FUN! Communicating with the vendors is light and very enjoyable, the atmosphereis so welcoming.
   A music booth has information as well as entertainment.  One of the teen favs!
A music booth has information as well as entertainment. One of the teen favs!

Places to eat and places to stay within walking distance

The Ventura County Fairgrounds is walking distance to hotels and motels, very convenient for spending a few days, also fast food or top restaurants and everything in between. Have a drink on a restaurant patio looking over the beach at sunset, perfect ending for a perfect day at the County Fair!


Crowne Plaza Hotel...Ventura708

East Thompson Boulevard, Ventura0.4 miles0.7 miles

Best Western PLUS Inn of Ventura...450 East Harbor Boulevard,




You can just stop in the middle of all the excitement and...Have a Relaxing Massage!

THE GRANDFATHER CLOCK IS A FAMILY HEIRLOOM, YOU MUST INVEST IN FINE QUALITY WOOD AND CLOCK WORKINGS, SEE THESE BEAUTIFUL PIECES OF FURNITURE AT THE VENTURA COUNTY FAIR!
THE GRANDFATHER CLOCK IS A FAMILY HEIRLOOM, YOU MUST INVEST IN FINE QUALITY WOOD AND CLOCK WORKINGS, SEE THESE BEAUTIFUL PIECES OF FURNITURE AT THE VENTURA COUNTY FAIR!
    There is so much walking, you keep wanting to see everything, but now your feet are aching, Take A Break, get a relaxing massage treatment, right in the middle of the Fairgrounds!
There is so much walking, you keep wanting to see everything, but now your feet are aching, Take A Break, get a relaxing massage treatment, right in the middle of the Fairgrounds!
    You will Leave the Fairgrounds feelin better than you arrived!
You will Leave the Fairgrounds feelin better than you arrived!

2009 Ventura County County Fair is : "Purebred and Home Grown" The Fair is Honoring all United States Military Personnel on Thursday, August 13th

All military personnel: bring your valid military ID to the Ventura County Fair on Thursday, August 13th, you will be honored with free admission. Everyone would consider it an extra special bonus if you all were to wear your uniforms, not required of coarse but much appreciated!

Our country appreciates and loves our military men and women, we thank you for all that you do. ♥♥♥ God Bless America! ♥♥♥

 

Is there really a lot to keep the kids busy?

First order of the day, a nice cold "Slushee", picking your own flavor, making a parfait of brightly colored flavors...it's all good!

You may think climbing a Rock Wall or Face Painting is typical for most kids events, but even in the most relaxing of atmospheres, kids need the ritual of "arriving" . After sitting in a car driving and holding back the anticipation, some are better at holding back than others, I'll give you that, expending energy, being made to focus and concentrate will bring the kids into alignment with the plan of the day. The Face Painting Ritual speaks to each childs' individuality and makes the announcement "I am here" or later, "I was there"!

Riding the mechanical bull requires coordination and strength, these kids learn and become better at it each time they climb back on! Thank goodness the flooring is made of a padding that is very soft and mattress-like!

All ages will enjoy the Fair but lets' look at some of the available fun for the "wee ones" first...

     Choosing a familiar treat, deciding on the favorite flavors can take a while, mixing them can be interesting!
Choosing a familiar treat, deciding on the favorite flavors can take a while, mixing them can be interesting!
     Eight year old boy, harnessed securely, made it to the very top of the Rock Climbing wall!
Eight year old boy, harnessed securely, made it to the very top of the Rock Climbing wall!
     This young boy enjoyed the view of his young life after climbing the Rock Wall at the Ventura County Fair!
This young boy enjoyed the view of his young life after climbing the Rock Wall at the Ventura County Fair!
  The sun is setting as he is repelling downward from the Rock Wall, note the tops of the Palm Trees as he passes them!  He went pretty high!
The sun is setting as he is repelling downward from the Rock Wall, note the tops of the Palm Trees as he passes them! He went pretty high!
     This is one of the most hysterically funny events/rides!  The ride is over when the "bull" throws you off into onto a soft-mattress like floor, I couldn't believe my eyes, as I was walking by, when I happened to see people flying off the mechani
This is one of the most hysterically funny events/rides! The ride is over when the "bull" throws you off into onto a soft-mattress like floor, I couldn't believe my eyes, as I was walking by, when I happened to see people flying off the mechani
Whoops, whoops...he's going!
Whoops, whoops...he's going!
     You just have to click on these photos to get the "Full Picture"  Whoa!  He's down!  Down but not for long,  this guy jumps back up and straddles this "puppy"  "Git along little Doggie"!
You just have to click on these photos to get the "Full Picture" Whoa! He's down! Down but not for long, this guy jumps back up and straddles this "puppy" "Git along little Doggie"!
   Thank goodness for the soft flooring, he's really down this time, Hair flying every which way but loose! (Click to see more detail!)
Thank goodness for the soft flooring, he's really down this time, Hair flying every which way but loose! (Click to see more detail!)
     I know, alot of places have face painting for kids, they love it, but this artist does "tatoo" quality work, the detail is truly ART!
I know, a lot of places have face painting for kids, they love it, but this artist does "tattoo" quality work, the detail is truly ART!
     He has some photos of his past work so kids can easily pick what they like!
He has some photos of his past work so kids can easily pick what they like!
     It's as much fun for the parents to watch as for the kids when it's finished!  I wanted to get into that chair myself!
It's as much fun for the parents to watch as for the kids when it's finished! I wanted to get into that chair myself!
     Another happy customer!
Another happy customer!
     Dipped his hand into wax to make a "glove mold"...next step decorating with colored wax.
Dipped his hand into wax to make a "glove mold"...next step decorating with colored wax.
     The wax artist trims the mold of this boys' hand before the decorations begin.
The wax artist trims the mold of this boys' hand before the decorations begin.
    She started out confidently, "This bull likes me!"
She started out confidently, "This bull likes me!"
     I think her friends took "side-bets" on how long she would last, she surprised them...right up until the end!
I think her friends took "side-bets" on how long she would last, she surprised them...right up until the end!
    The the rough riden" begins!
The the rough riden" begins!
    Oh Oh..what the...?  She got thrown by the bad bad bull!....
Oh Oh..what the...? She got thrown by the bad bad bull!....
      Fast, sleek and unexpected, that is only some of the reasons the kids get off this ride and want to get right back ON!
Fast, sleek and unexpected, that is only some of the reasons the kids get off this ride and want to get right back ON!
     Kiddie cars were not like this when I was a kid!
Kiddie cars were not like this when I was a kid!
     There are different levels of rides, one whole area are kiddy rides,  the more adventurous rides will be illustated later in this Hub!
There are different levels of rides, one whole area are kiddy rides, the more adventurous rides will be illustated later in this Hub!
     Later in the Unusual Vendors Food section...I go further into detail on the automated mini doughnut maker, the kids are facinated and they love eating these miniature treats while they are still soft and warm!  YUM!
Later in the Unusual Vendors Food section...I go further into detail on the automated mini doughnut maker, the kids are facinated and they love eating these miniature treats while they are still soft and warm! YUM!
     One of the draws for this Fair is the colorful, brand new condition of all the rides and features in the carnival.  The costumes of the staff are also high quality!
One of the draws for this Fair is the colorful, brand new condition of all the rides and features in the carnival. The costumes of the staff are also high quality!
One of the inside features is for young and old alike, very creative tropical fish tanks, fresh water and salt water. An informative and really fun exploration!
One of the inside features is for young and old alike, very creative tropical fish tanks, fresh water and salt water. An informative and really fun exploration!
     Who would have thought that fish and cows can get along?  This is one of the many unusual approaches illustrated in the creative world of tropical fish! A COOL place to hang out.... (click the photo to see the fish more easily)
Who would have thought that fish and cows can get along? This is one of the many unusual approaches illustrated in the creative world of tropical fish! A COOL place to hang out.... (click the photo to see the fish more easily)
Ride'em Cowboy!
Ride'em Cowboy!
      Even the Clowns clown around in this Fair!  Imagine!
Even the Clowns clown around in this Fair! Imagine!
     This is typical of the ambiance, bright colors, vacation-like atmosphere.
This is typical of the ambiance, bright colors, vacation-like atmosphere.
     Some kids really need to come to the County Fair even if only to learn about pigs!
Some kids really need to come to the County Fair even if only to learn about pigs!
     Some don't, won't eat!  Not even popcorn!
Some don't, won't eat! Not even popcorn!
       Some do eat,  Boy oh Boy...do they    eat!
Some do eat, Boy oh Boy...do they eat!
     The Ventura County Fair really draws "Horse People".
The Ventura County Fair really draws "Horse People".

Segments in this Hub (article) have enlargeable photos.

  1. Introduction - Ocean View
  2. Overview of the County Fairs' Main Attractions!
  3. A Military Welcome!
  4. Is there REALLY alot to keep the Kids busy? (Ha Ha Ha - Really!!!)
  5. Horses, competitions and Awards! (Antiques! too!)
  6. Exquisite Vendors and their shops...."I've never seen these before...."
  7. More Unique Vendors....
  8. Unusual Foods, Exemplary Food Products and More!!!
  9. Carnival rides, Games and BIg, Big, Big PRIZES!!! WOW! "OMG!"
  10. A County Fair has Animals...all kinds, all sizes of Animals...Lots of cute photos! Kids and animals go together!
  11. Music....Live Bands!
  12. Keep scrolling down the pictures until you see the Goodbye sign, this is a long Hub!
  13. Please add your comments at the end?

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Is this a day Your Children will remember???

Vendors at the Ventura County Fair stand out as Quality Sources for unusual or hard to find items.

It has been a great weekend, my family enjoyed everything the Fair has to offer and still they want to return this Wenesday. There is some food I didn't get to taste, and a couple rides I couldn't get on for fear of mangling my camera; so there's a great chance we'll be back! The main attraction for me personally, however will be the shopping! There are finds to be found and lovely gifts to be purchased for loved ones. I saw so mmany things I just have to have in my curio cabinet, and wow, I hope you get to see the Grandfather Clocks, what craftsmanship!

I really did enjoy talking with several of the Vendors, people with wears to sell. I have a few interesting booths to share with you, if you happen to be reading this before you attend the Ventura County Fair, you may decide to bring your checkbook, for there are beautiful and helpful purchases to be purchased!

I met Julianna Cross just last night. She is the Executive Director of a company named "Romance with Glass" and I have to say, the name really fits her product. I am releasing photographs in tonights' segment of this Hub which cannot do justice to her unique glassware. Her wares are displayed ina booth inside the merchant tent and no one, I mean no one can walk by her area without stopping to look and even covet these beautiful pieces.

Colorful and unique stemware, many unusual dishware sets, you'll never find them ina retail store...and the glass miniatures, every thing you can think of! I am ready to begin my own "Glass Menagerie" . The better way to describe her collection is Blown-glass Art. There are large vases and other glass pieces of such colorful design you may want to keep one on a curio shelf lit up all by itself, they make such a romantic statement.

After viewing these treasures in person, you may want to contact her or the company. You may click on the following Links to get direct access to their website:

rwginfo@version.net

www.romancewithglass.net

Romance with Glass, just one of many fine Vendors associated with the Fair.

   Click on each picture to see a full sized photo, more detail can be viewed!
Click on each picture to see a full sized photo, more detail can be viewed!

There's no frozen or pre-packaged food Here!

   Fun people, drop in for a visit and a yummy treat!
Fun people, drop in for a visit and a yummy treat!
   The fragrance is a treat in itself!
The fragrance is a treat in itself!
   Your kids will love watching these mini doughnuts make their journey, the taste of freshly made, warm doughnuts cannot be beat!
Your kids will love watching these mini doughnuts make their journey, the taste of freshly made, warm doughnuts cannot be beat!
   Watch them fire up the Copper Kettles and make fudge, then sample a taste of Heaven!
Watch them fire up the Copper Kettles and make fudge, then sample a taste of Heaven!
   Perfectly Grilled/Roasted, the dipped in real butter!  Ummmm!
Perfectly Grilled/Roasted, the dipped in real butter! Ummmm!
   Old Fashioned freshly squeezed lemonade, a thirst quencher with a smack at the end!
Old Fashioned freshly squeezed lemonade, a thirst quencher with a smack at the end!
    She can't handle this by herself!!!!
She can't handle this by herself!!!!
   Aha!  The friends begin to arrive!
Aha! The friends begin to arrive!
    Giant candy apples covered in Everything, or anything, even Gumballs!
Giant candy apples covered in Everything, or anything, even Gumballs!
    The are the best quality apples with decadent candied dippings, Like you've never tasted!
The are the best quality apples with decadent candied dippings, Like you've never tasted!
    Chocolate delights of all kinds!
Chocolate delights of all kinds!

SAHARATREASURES.COM

Receives my personnal Blue Ribbon for most creatve and unusual high quality merchandise!
Receives my personnal Blue Ribbon for most creatve and unusual high quality merchandise!
 These lampos must be see in person to appreciate their quality and deep beauty!
These lampos must be see in person to appreciate their quality and deep beauty!

Lights Imported from Morocco must be seen first-hand!

Photographs cannot show intricasies and uniqueness so I advise you to have a look for yourself, these lamps are fascinating, unlike anything we have in the USA. You should have a look while you are enjoying the Ventura County Fair.

Sahara Treasures designs and creates original Goatskin and Henna Lamps, the luxurious Moroccan Red colors are achie ved by using pomagranate juice dyes. Everything is made with Natural Products and even the goat skin is a by product from goat meat production.

Sahara Treasures can be found on eBay, using SAHARATREASURES.COM or call Karim at 951/764-2583.

This is an excerpt taken from Karims' web site which is presently under construction...

"If travel is a search for lost paradise, the Kingdom of Morocco is large and mysterious enough to infinitely prolong the quest. Created by the conflicting influences that have washed against this northwestern corner of Africa. From the moment you arrive adventure awaits you. In simple transactions, like buying piece of safi pottery, there is unexpected drama, humor and competitive gamesmanship. It is not only the sites of Morocco - Sahara desert, Atlas mountains, ancient cities, elegant Islamic monuments---but also the everyday way of life that lingers in the various markets (souks). A concert of scents and scenes will haunt you; the pungent fragrance of the spice market; brightly colored handmade items, heavy odor of olive oil and the craftsmanship of artistic items. Moroccan life, landscape and culture is extraordinarily diverse, but ultimately it is the people that prove most fascinating. In any one Moroccan there may lurk a turbulent and diverse ancestry: of slaves brought across the Sahara to serve as concubines or warriors; of Andalucian refugees who came from the ancient Muslim and Jewish cities of southern cities, and of Bedouin Arabs from the tribes which fought their way along the North African shore. All these peoples have mingled with the indigenous Berbers, who continously occupied the land since the Stone Age. The frenetic energy, noisy animation and ceaseless babble of the streets initially threaten to overwhelm a visitor. In Morocco, however do as the Moroccans do. A certain wry but friendly sense of humour is all that is needed to cope anarchic but addictive lifestyle."    Come and see for yourself!

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Giant Prizes, rides and Lots of Fun!

More very Unique Vendors

      This vendor has a good selection of rare and favorite types of Bonsai.
This vendor has a good selection of rare and favorite types of Bonsai.
     This vendor also has some unique water feature suitable for hone use, patio or small gardens.
This vendor also has some unique water feature suitable for hone use, patio or small gardens.
     Beginning your collection or adding to it, you will find some lovely Bonsai in this booth.
Beginning your collection or adding to it, you will find some lovely Bonsai in this booth.
     Remember, bonsai must have sunlight and water...if we respect them, they will be with us for a lifetime!
Remember, bonsai must have sunlight and water...if we respect them, they will be with us for a lifetime!
      I've see these garden "pinwheels" before but never this quality or so Original.  You must select the pieces individually and the artist custom design your right there!
I've see these garden "pinwheels" before but never this quality or so Original. You must select the pieces individually and the artist custom design your right there!
      I am sorry these photos don't show the reflections caught from the sunlight as it is in person, the twinkle goes on into infinity!!!
I am sorry these photos don't show the reflections caught from the sunlight as it is in person, the twinkle goes on into infinity!!!
      Hand carved personalized signs of every size and shape, and much much more!
Hand carved personalized signs of every size and shape, and much much more!
     I wanted what she bought, you know what they say about the "early bird!"
I wanted what she bought, you know what they say about the "early bird!"
     Handmade beadwork of the most Intricate of designs.
Handmade beadwork of the most Intricate of designs.
   Customed beaded bags are delicately deisgned but sturdily constructed.
Customed beaded bags are delicately deisgned but sturdily constructed.

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Earng 19 months ago

Shannon Fanning - Jessica! The pics are sooo beautiful! I love them and they came out beettr than I could have ever imagined! Thank you for capturing our fairytale and bringing it to life again and again!


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

You certainly provided us with a plethora of pictures! I have to admit many of them made me want to head out to California again. You've certainly made this County Fair sound special.

I like all the different "discount days" offered. What a great way to attract people. Certainly a place to have a sense of humor and a good time!

Voted up, useful, and very interesting.


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Deborah-Lynn 7 years ago from Los Angeles, California Author

Thanks Veronica, I hope that it is good for people who are too far away to visit. Should I add a place in my poll for people who live too far away to come?


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Veronica Allen 7 years ago from Georgia

Wow! Your article and your illustrations really made me feel like I was there.

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