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.

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How to Enter

Competition Dates

TBA Entries Open
TBA Entries Close
TBA Lab Test and Oil Delivery Deadline
TBA Judging Date
TBA Results Available Online

Divisions & Classes

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

• EVOO Single Variety Delicate
• EVOO Single Variety Medium
• EVOO Single Variety Robust
• EVOO Blend Delicate
• EVOO Blend Medium
• EVOO Blend Robust


All classes listed below are in each division above.

• Mission
• Manzanillo
• Sevillano
• Ascolano
• Arbequina
• Arbosana
• Koroneiki
• Frantoio
• Any other Cultivar


Flavored Olive Oil

• Co-milled Flavored Oil• Infused Flavored Oil


All classes listed below are in each division above.

• Citrus Flavored Oil
• Herbal Flavored Oil
• Chili-based Flavored Oil
• Garlic Flavored Oil
• Any Other Flavored Oil


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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