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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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Every year

A must go at least once every year. Food, music, animals, and fireworks. Well spread out so bring your walking shoes.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Vacaville, California
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Vacaville, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

A must go at least once every year. Food, music, animals, and fireworks. Well spread out so bring your walking shoes.

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Sacramento
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I am biased about the State Fair as my husband & I have been volunteers both during the Fair and on other occasions for 34 years. It has a different theme every year. There is a list of free concerts, horse races etc, what is in the buildings etc. on the website. I love the county exnibits where I can... More 

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Sacramento, California, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

O.K. it's the State Fair. It has all the pluses and minuses of a State Fair. Animal exhibits that are terrific - staffed by owners, exhibitors and 4H Club members. Rides that most adults would rather not be on but that are a terrific attraction for children and teenagers. Classic State Fair food - not exactly healthy - but fine... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We love to check out all of the displays...the animals, the plants, and the shops. Also, the music...just love the music and dancing.

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Lincoln, California
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123 reviews 123 reviews
67 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Get there before opening to get a good parking spot. We visited every exhibition; The kids pavilion showcasing their art, engineering,etc. , was a showcase of the brilliance of the states students. The farm exposition hall is great for kids. There is a lot of great midway food to be had from many countries.

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Sacramento, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Its HOT in Sacramento in July, so when you go to Cal Expo for the state fair, you will need water. Lots of it. Its a large area, and my feet always hurt at the end of a day. The buildings that consist of cal expo, need better A/C to escape the heat and enjoy the stands of things to... More 

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California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

State fair is a real treat for the whole family. It is huge and takes all day to see everything, a wonderful yearly experience, we haven't missed the fair for the last 35 years!

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Rescue, Ca.
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72 reviews 72 reviews
62 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

You have to experience this fair with friends and/or family to really make it fun. It's a large fair with plenty of things to do and see and you don't need to spend a lot of money to have a good time.

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Rio Linda, California, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The CA State Fair is not to be missed. It's a family tradition, a part of California's history and a chance to marvel at new exhibition's, see livestock, eat a "hot out of the oil" corn dog and just have FUN. We used to just head over to the carnival rides, but now skip that part and enjoy the exhibits.

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

California State Fair is so much fun. We love going to it. First there are the amazing animal areas. We like to see the animal judging events. We enjoy going to the carnival area....although we are the type who ride a couple of rides and then move on. We like the hall where each county can showcase what makes their... More 

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