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California Exposition & State Fair

1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95815
916/263-3000
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Ranked #23 of 97 Attractions in Sacramento
Type: Convention Centers
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Fremont, California
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1,118 reviews 1,118 reviews
693 attraction reviews
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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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Sacramento, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My friends and I go every year to the California State Fair. There are two best times of day to go: early in the day, or later in the evening. If you get there early, you can enjoy the cooler weather, the lack of crowds, and have a good lunch there. If you go later, you can enjoy the night... More

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Jonesboro, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I had so much fun, Great food and the Whispers was awesome. There is no other fair like it. I came from Georgia and it was well worth it and will be there next year if GOD says the same

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whitestone, ny
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

as NYers who happened to be visiting Sacramento during the California State Fair we HAD to go. we met some friends and were there for HOURS and probably only saw about 10% of the fair. The baby petting zoo was adorable. who gets to pet a baby kangaroo right next to a baby llama. We happened to go on a... More

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Sacramento, California
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4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This was my first visit to the fair this year. It has lots to do and lot of walking, walking from rides to food stall takes easy 10 mins. It was difficult to find places, we spent few hrs, though end up wandering generally around and finding places as we bump into them. Few maps and much better signage will... More

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Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
6 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

Wife and I went to the fair. We have been attending the fair for over 40 years. It hasn't changed much. Less people, higher costs for parking, and junk foods. We stopped for a cinnamon roll for my wife. She has one every year. The exhibits in the Counties Building are interesting. Then we went to the DMV booth. Same... More

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Sacramento, California
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9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

It was as always quite nice. If you come during the week it's quieter and you can see everything without crowding

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San Francisco, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Always a good time at the State Fair but be prepared to shell out quite a bit of dough for fried foods and drinks. Must have the funnel cake as a treat. Exhibits are interesting and worth a peek, vendors are stale with nothing you can't leave without, race track is fun and included at no extra cost except for... More

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San Jose
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Born and raised in CA and had never been to the fair, so I decided to get a groupon and plan a family trip. We had a great time; ate a lot of delicious food and enjoyed some rides. We will definitely be returning!

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Sacramento, California
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34 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Tuesdays are "Kid Day" so children under 12 get in free and rides for all ages are $1 (this is a significant savings). Food and drinks are expensive (water is $3 and I never saw a drinking fountain). You can take food and plastic drink bottles into the fair - no alcohol. There are very few rides in the carnival... More

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