California Commercial Extra Virgin Olive Oil

The California State Fair prides itself in showcasing California’s best commercial wine, cheese, craft brew, and extra virgin olive oil. This competition designates the best extra virgin olive oils which are grown, processed and packaged in California.

How to Enter

Check the guide for full instructions on how to enter.

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Step by Step Online Instructions for Entry Form

Michelle E. Johnson

Program Coordinator

(916) 263-3189

Competition Dates

Dates Details
January 1, 2024 Entries open
February 14, 2024 Entries close
January 1 – February 14, 2024 Ship or hand deliver according to times & locations (Guidebook page 8)
February 23, 2024 Lab test and oil delivery deadline, 4:00 pm
March 6, 2024 Judging day
March 12, 2024 Results available online

Frequently Asked Questions

Olive Oil Source has a list of Testing Laboratories

Free Fatty Acid level must be ≤0.5%

Judges are recruited from several California Sensory Panels certified by the International Olive Council (IOC).

No, only Extra Virgin Olive Oils need to be sent with lab test results.

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