Local Farmers and Gardeners Invited to Exhibit at LB County Fair

The fifth annual Long Beach County Fair returns on Friday, April 6th at The Expo in Bixby Knolls!

Long Beach Fresh seeks Urban Agriculture-focused entries for a blue ribbon locally grown produce competition, farms and gardens photography exhibit, and local community organizations and businesses highlighting ways to grow local food.

Judges at last year’s event reviewing herb and flower entries.

Blue Ribbon Urban Agriculture Competition

Entries are now open, with four initial categories. Judging occurs during the Long Beach County Fair at the EXPO Building, 4321 Atlantic Avenue at around 7:30pm; entries must be brought in by 6:30pm. Judges will look at each entry’s overall vitality, color, size, weight, etc. A team of judges award 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place ribbons in each category, and one Best of Show! Growers may sign up using the form below to guarantee a spot, or simply show up the day-of with their entry. It’s free to participate!

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Farmer Kelli’s produce stand from last year’s event.

Urban Agriculture Photography Exhibit

Bixby Knolls BIA is sponsoring a photography exhibit of local farms and gardens – send your best photo, whether it’s a closeup or the whole urban farm, in high resolution. Entries chosen will be notified the week of the event, and displayed in large print on the walls of the Expo during the event. Email us your photo, alongside a description of the site you photographed (high resolution images only, 25mb maximum) at tonylbfresh@gmail.com


Exhibit hall from last year’s event.

Community Organizations and Businesses

We have limited space for community organizations and businesses that highlight ways to support urban agriculture in the region, ways to grow and share food, and opportunities to benefit hunger relief efforts. Contact us if you’re interested in being considered for this curated space.