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.

Click here to download our Best of California Olive Oil Award Winners from our 2020 Olive Oil Competition!

How to Enter

Dates

2020 Dates
January 6 Entries Open
February 14 Entries Close
Feburary 21 Lab Test and Oil Delivery Deadline
March 4 Judging Date
March 10 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.

For more information, contact oliveoil@calexpo.com