Opening day of the Ventura County Fair

Here are a few photos from Wednesday’s opening day at the Ventura County Fair. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers LEAP - Jessica Perez of Camarillo bungee jumps from a 130 foot high crane during opening day of the Ventura County Fair on Wednesday.

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LEAP – Jessica Perez of Camarillo bungee jumps from a 130 foot high crane during opening day of the Ventura County Fair on Wednesday.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers People wait for the gates to open on the first day of the Ventura County Fair on Wednesday.

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People wait for the gates to open on the first day of the Ventura County Fair on Wednesday.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers JUGGLING - Tadpole the Clown entertains the crowd while they wait for the gates to open on the Ventura County Fair on Wednesday. The fair runs through August 10.

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JUGGLING – Tadpole the Clown entertains the crowd while they wait for the gates to open on the Ventura County Fair on Wednesday. The fair runs through August 10.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers FAMILY EVENT - Camilla Ortega, 11, left, her brother, Adam, 9, and grandmother, Mercy Gomez, pose for a photo with a costumed character at the entrance of the Ventura County Fair on Wednesday. Gomez has not missed a fair in 60 years.

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FAMILY EVENT – Camilla Ortega, 11, left, her brother, Adam, 9, and grandmother, Mercy Gomez, pose for a photo with a costumed character at the entrance of the Ventura County Fair on Wednesday. Gomez has not missed a fair in 60 years.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers A rooster in the small livestock area is one of many animals on display at the Ventura County Fair.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
A rooster in the small livestock area is one of many animals on display at the Ventura County Fair.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers A goat poses for a portrait during the first day of the Ventura County Fair on Wednesday.

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A goat poses for a portrait during the first day of the Ventura County Fair on Wednesday.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers LIVESTOCK - Julia Tushla, 11, of Thousand Oaks pets one of the goats in the Judge William Clark Livestock Center during opening day of the Ventura County Fair on Wednesday.

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LIVESTOCK – Julia Tushla, 11, of Thousand Oaks pets one of the goats in the Judge William Clark Livestock Center during opening day of the Ventura County Fair on Wednesday.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers READY TO EXIT - Liam Craig, 2, of Ventura is not happy about bring on the train ride during opening day of the Ventura County Fair on Wednesday.

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READY TO EXIT – Liam Craig, 2, of Ventura is not happy about bring on the train ride during opening day of the Ventura County Fair on Wednesday.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers The All Alaskan Racing Pigs perform during opening day of the Ventura County Fair on Wednesday.

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The All Alaskan Racing Pigs perform during opening day of the Ventura County Fair on Wednesday.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers KIDS FUN - Joseph Pennock (cq), 10, of Camarillo bobs for apples at the Junior Fair Board area during opening day of the Ventura County Fair on Wednesday.

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KIDS FUN – Joseph Pennock (cq), 10, of Camarillo bobs for apples at the Junior Fair Board area during opening day of the Ventura County Fair on Wednesday.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Catlin Berry, 10, of Santa Paula bobs for apples at the Junior Fair Board area during opening day of the Ventura County Fair on Wednesday.

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Catlin Berry, 10, of Santa Paula bobs for apples at the Junior Fair Board area during opening day of the Ventura County Fair on Wednesday.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers The All Alaskan Racing Pigs perform during opening day of the Ventura County Fair on Wednesday.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
The All Alaskan Racing Pigs perform during opening day of the Ventura County Fair on Wednesday.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Fair goers pet one of the horses on display during opening day of the Ventura County Fair on Wednesday.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
Fair goers pet one of the horses on display during opening day of the Ventura County Fair on Wednesday.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers HELLO THERE - A horse checks out Heather Williams of Camarillo as she has her picture taken by her father, Hal, (not pictured) during opening day of the Ventura County Fair on Wednesday.

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HELLO THERE – A horse checks out Heather Williams of Camarillo as she has her picture taken by her father, Hal, (not pictured) during opening day of the Ventura County Fair on Wednesday.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers KICKING UP SOME DIRT - Sandra Nefzger (cq) has Ids, a 12-year-old Friesian horse, make a sharp turn as they perform a demonstration in Morgan Arena during opening day of the Ventura County Fair on Wednesday. Not seen in the photo is Rita Knight who is acting as navigator and helping to balance the cart's four wheels during the turn.

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KICKING UP SOME DIRT – Sandra Nefzger (cq) has Ids, a 12-year-old Friesian horse, make a sharp turn as they perform a demonstration in Morgan Arena during opening day of the Ventura County Fair on Wednesday. Not seen in the photo is Rita Knight who is acting as navigator and helping to balance the cart’s four wheels during the turn.

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