California Commercial Extra Virgin Olive Oil

BIG NEWS! The 2024 California Commercial Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition has received a record-breaking 197 entries! We look forward to experiencing the craftsmanship and expertise of this year’s entries!

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 16, 2024 Entries open
February 14, 2024 Entries close
January 16 – February 23, 2024 Ship or hand deliver according to times & locations (Guidebook page 9)
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

Suggested testing laboratories located in California:

  • Agbiolab, Inc.
    • Durham, CA
    • 530-924-4789
  • Baker Wine & Grape Analysis
    • Paso Robles, CA
    • 805-226-8386
  • IEH – JL Analytical
    • Modesto, CA
    • 209-538-8111
  • Modern Olives
    • Woodland, CA
    • 530-669-6921

Free Fatty Acid level must be ≤0.5%

Judges are recruited from reputable Sensory Evaluation Panels across the state of California.

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

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