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California Exposition & State Fair

1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95815
916/263-3000
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Ranked #30 of 96 attractions in Sacramento
Type: Convention Centers
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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

The hotel has all the nice touches that a business traveler needs! Free parking and the rooms are really clean. The staff is Amazing! especially Moe! Moe makes the courtyard feel like a home away from home.

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

There's something for everyone at the California State Fair! Three generations attended the fair and all had a great time. The younger kids enjoyed the rides and animals. The older folks enjoyed the exhibits, shopping, entertainment and concerts. Entree fee is reasonably priced. If it wasn't for the overpriced food, I would have rated it excellent.

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Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I haven't attended the California state fair since I was a little kid and went because of the AMA motorcycles race being held Saturday night. I decided to go on Friday which was Senior Day so I got a discount. It was the mid 90's but there were lots of shady areas where you could stop and rest and have... More

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

There were multiple halls for livestock and products. Nicely spread out. Lots of games and rides. Food was okay. Churros were rancid! Yuck! Bring your sunscreen, sunglasses, hat and a cool neck wrap because it gets hot there.

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Monterey Park, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

This was my first visit to the State Fair and I was pretty impressed after attending the L.A. County Fair many years prior. I was impressed with the exhibits, especially the Huell Howser exhibit, the science exhibit and hands on activities, the creative arts, both adult and youth. The science activities were great for kids. Overall, it is clean, and... More

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Turlock, California
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43 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

The weather is warm, but not so hot to ruin a day at the fair. I enjoyed the first day of the fair. Things to see. All the exhibit buildings. It is terrific to see examples of how talented and creative our youth are. The Fifth Dimension is worth waiting in line for. See the County exhibits and look at... More

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Cool, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

A real blend of old and new. Art, music, agriculture, critters, midway and of course the ever popular "Fair Food". You can also get combo tickets for the water park and fair or a Poppy pack with discounts for families or groups. Be prepared to pay for parking and a long trek to the entrance.

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Sacramento, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

I won't go here anymore. The Fair has been occupied by miscreants and thugs. The weather is usually unbearably hot. The agricultural exhibits, which were once the primary focus, take a backseat to all kinds of snake-oil and out of order youth attractions.

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Sacramento, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Yes, in the current world of video games and laser tag, a state fair may not seem that appealing - but give it a try - it's of fun for the entire family.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

This is a large state fair and no one should ever be bored here or run out of things to see. It usually takes us more than 1 day to see everything we want. The midway is large with a wide variety of games and rides. The exhibitions are interesting, and there are plenty of animals to interact with. The... More

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