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California Exposition & State Fair

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Address: 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95815
Phone Number: 916/263-3000
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Nice display of Christmas lights

We visited the Global Winter Wonderland at the Cal Expo. It's a great thing for families to do. The light displays are quite impressive and enjoyable to look at. They seem to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2015
Silicon Valley, CA

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Sacramento, California
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298 reviews
39 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Cal Expo for the Home and Landscape show. Great venue for all the vendors participating in this show. There was more than enough space for all the vendors on the grounds of Cal Expo. Parking=$10. A wide variety of food can be found in the outdoor spaces.

Thank ranishi
Fremont, California
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3,544 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,972 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We had a very nice time at Global Winter Wonderland (December 2015). The colorful lights were very beautiful. They had an ice skating show. They also had food vendors, art galleries, shopping areas, and a photo meet and greet with Santa Claus. For an additional price there were also amusement games and ice skating. We had a very nice time... More 

1 Thank mini
Silicon Valley, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We visited the Global Winter Wonderland at the Cal Expo. It's a great thing for families to do. The light displays are quite impressive and enjoyable to look at. They seem to rotate the type of exhibits or change the theme every year. Last year, it was an international theme, featuring landmarks from all over the world like the Eiffel... More 

1 Thank venturequest
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

My family and I go to the state fair every year and have for over 25 years! There is so much for everyone of every age to do and enjoy!! I started taking my kids when they were just babies and now I take my kids with their kids and we just can't get enough! Best advice I could give... More 

Thank fawnishtar
Antelope, California
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39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The California state fair was better than some I have been to, lots of rides, exhibits, food and music. It could be a very fun day for a family but they would have to have a hefty savings account to do all as a family of 4 could easily drop 300 in a day.

Thank Carol P
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

I've lived here for 15 years and haven't gone to the fair due to the hot weather we always have here in the summer. This year we decided to take our granddaughter, go early and hopefully avoid the heat.. It was cooler early on, but it got hot fast and so at that point we went to the inside exhibits.... More 

2 Thank KimR_7
Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Very nice state fair. Parking was reasonable with shuttle service. The grounds were well maintained. The variety of sights, vendors, food, rides and performances were good. I was inspired to purchase a Vitamix. :) Lovely day at the fair.

1 Thank Joygiver
Sacramento, California
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52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

The State Fair was much better this year than some of the past years. I think that it had to do with a much better crowd. This was the first time seeing the parking areas so full and people actually wanting to go and recommending the State Fair.

Thank Alejandro O
Sacramento, California
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68 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

I've been a volunteer at the "State Fair" since 2002, but have been attending the fair since the mid 50s. I lived in a house on 8th Avenue which at that time was an empty field across from the State Fair. My older brother & I would sneak out of the house, cross Broadway and get into the fair for... More 

Thank Claudia A
Placerville, California
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225 reviews
136 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

California Exposition & State Fair, Sacramento, CA - if you love going to fairs, this is one to not miss. Lots of fun and attractions. The Expo also offers year round activities and events including the Auto Show, The Western States Horse Expo, concerts, and lots of other events. Be sure to check their online calendar to see what's available... More 

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