If you haven't made it to the fair, you've only got four days left.
The Ventura County Fair promises something for everyone--from the usual stockpile of fuzzy animals, prize begonias and carnival rides to the stranger, but ever-popular pig races, where four of the enthusiastic little porkers huff and puff their way to the ribbon for the fair's lavish purse: an Oreo cookie.
"The people love the pig races," fair general manager Jeremy Ferris said. "They come out and cheer for their favorite pig and wave the racing silks around. It's quite an event."
Whether people have been drawn by the scampering swine or the old fair staples of rides, entertainment and displays, attendance at the halfway point was up from about 125,000 last year to 142,000 this year, fair spokeswoman Teri Raley said.