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
January 19, 2023 Entries open
February 17, 2023 Entries close
January 19 – February 24, 2023 Ship or hand deliver according to times & locations (Guidebook page 8)
February 24, 2023 Lab test and oil delivery deadline, 4:00 pm
March 8, 2023 Judging day
March 15, 2023 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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