The California State Fair, held at the CalExpo in Sacramento each July, is a multi-week event that has been taking place for over 150 years. It’s a non-stop exhibition of fun and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy, with activities ranging from thoroughbred racing to corn dog and pie eating contests and athletic events like soccer and motocross as well as engaging educational events for kids. There are also animal shows and competitions, live music from big-name bands and tons of delicious fair food. The State Fair is also the only time of year when people can ride the monorail, one of only two working monorails in California.
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Highlights: California State Fair (music, food, and fun)
$2 TASTE OF THE FAIR
$2 Taste of the Fair: Wednesdays and Thursdays (11 a.m. – 4 p.m.) Everyone knows that Fair food is delicious, but with so many options it’s hard to try everything. Now with the $2 Taste of the Fair you can get smaller versions of all your favorite Fair foods – for only $2 a taste! This event is great for little ones, or simply anyone who wants to sample a variety of treats from favorite Fair vendors. With all food vendors participating, there are plenty of tastes to please your palette. Whether a small snack or a full meal of minis, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy!
Music & Performances
Sit back, cool down and enjoy 17 days of music, dance, cultural performances and stage shows. Catch some of the biggest names in classic rock, funk, pop and more as part of the Toyota Concert Series. Grab a Heineken at the ultra intimate Blues & Brews Stage or hot barbecue at the Honky Tonk stage. Visit the new Jest In Time Family Fun Stage or catch Sadie on the Farm-Tastic Stage. Get up and dance at Hussong’s Cantina or the SMUD Promenade Stage. And don’t forget to keep an eye out for entertainers who walk the grounds and bring the show to you!
Take a stroll through the Carnival for rides, games and fried food favorites. No trip to the Fair is complete without a ride on the Giant Ferris Wheel. Looking for something a little more exciting? Take a ride on the Ex Scream Machine Coaster or even the Zipper.
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