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

Competition Dates

Dates Details
April 13, 2022 Entries open
May 6, 2022 Entries close
April 18 – May 13, 2022 Ship or hand deliver according to times & locations (page 7)
May 13, 2022 Lab test and oil delivery deadline
May 18, 2022 Judging day
May 25, 2022 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.

For more information, contact oliveoil@calexpo.com

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