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California State Fair

Sacramento | July 13-29, 2018

The Golden State offers a world-class cornucopia of unforgettable visitor experiences, which can make narrowing down an itinerary a challenge. That’s the beauty of the event that gathers the best of California into a single, two-and-a-half-weeklong celebration: the California State Fair.

Dating back to 1854, the fair is held in July at Sacramento’s Cal Expo, with its signature monorail, and is an incomparable deep dive into California’s most sought-after sights, sounds, tastes and experiences. Highlighting the state’s top artists, artisans and makers — including wine, beer and cheese producers — the California State Fair offers exhibitions from all 58 counties, demonstrations and competitions (expect everything from agriculture and livestock to horse racing and pie-eating), as well as big-name concert performances, motocross races, a classic car show and cook-offs with top chefs — not to mention carnival rides on the midway, massive shopping opportunities, a petting zoo and a spectacular spread of specialty foods.

Event Themes
The California State Fair offers up entertainment and family fun, all while enabling visitors to get a taste of the state’s history and diverse industries.

  • Arts
  • Culture
  • Entertainment
  • Family
  • Food
  • Music
  • Wine