LB County Fair and Blue Ribbon, Urban Agriculture & Local Food Contests

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LB County Fair and Blue Ribbon, Urban Agriculture & Local Food Contests

Get ready for a day of fun at LB County Fair's Blue Ribbon Urban Agriculture & Food Contest with petting zoos, stilt walkers and more!

By Long Beach Fresh

When and where

Date and time

Friday, April 7 · 6:30 - 9pm PDT


Expo Arts Center 4321 Atlantic Avenue Long Beach, CA 90807

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About this event

  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

The LB County Fair harkens back to our city's agricultural roots. Get to know your local green thumbs at the Blue Ribbon Urban Agriculture and Local Food Contest where you might encounter a radish the size of a small tree or a beautiful bunch of bananas grown by your neighbor! Submissions are being accepted now in multiple categories including fruits, leafy greens, vegetables, root vegetables, flower bouquets and food art. Local farms and food producers will be in attendance and hope to get more acquainted with you, and the folks at Bixby Knolls always embellish the event with exciting sights and sounds like a petting zoo, stilt walkers and musical accompaniment. Sponsored by the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association in partnership with LB Fresh.

Compete at the LB County Fair in the following categories by submitting here:

  • Fruits
  • Root Veggies
  • Leafy Greens
  • Vegetables
  • Food Art
  • Additional categories will be judged at the Sunday Farmers Market

About the Foodways Summit:

The Foodways Summit is a multi-day, multi-site exploration of potential and emerging innovations in local food, with the goal of expanding healthy food access, education, and opportunities. Supporters are encouraged to become a Foodways Champion .

About the organizer

Organized by
Long Beach Fresh

Our Mission

To increase the production, distribution and consumption of healthy, local foods in Long Beach, California

Food in America is broken: Inequalities in food access and overconsumption of processed foods, chemicals and GMOs are affecting public health and the environment in disastrous ways.

Communities are organizing to fix the gap: Local farms, chefs and activists are educating citizens and establishing sustainable, local food growth and distribution. Urban agriculture is becoming an increasingly viable source of fresh affordable foods.

We believe in helping all three parts of a local food economy work together: Eaters (consumers), Feeders (establishments ranging from schools and hospitals to restaurants, distributors and co-operatives) and Seeders (local farms and growers). Eaters, Feeders and Seeders comprise the agricultural cycle of supply, distribution, and demand. If Eaters, Feeders and Seeders can become more connected, both supply and demand for local food production will scale up and become a change agent in public health and the local economy.