The California State Fair presents a family-friendly event for all ages to enjoy July 14-30! The 17 day event features entertainment, sports, music and performances, carnival rides and fair food - overwhelmingly the deep-fried variety. The State Fair is at Cal Expo and open Monday - Thursday from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. and Friday- Sunday from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. On the last day, July 30, gates will close at 8 p.m.
There are a number of special events going on during the fair this year. Including but not limited to:
- $2 Taste of the Fair on Wednesdays and Thursdays (11 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
- $2 Rides for all & Kids Free Tuesdays
- July 22: Brewfest
- July 29: Cornhole tournament
You can also enjoy concerts, horse racing, professional soccer and freestyle motocross.
The Golden 1 Stage will be rocking nightly with appearances by Sheila E., Smash Mouth and Melissa Etheridge, to name a few. The Toyota Concert Series on the Golden 1 Stage web page lists the full lineup and ticket information.
Looking for a more leisurely time at the fair while also staying cool? There are plenty of art and shopping exhibits featured indoors. Be sure to check out the Sacramento County showcase at the California Counties Exhibit.
For ticket pricing and general information, please visit California State Fair Tickets.