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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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In my experience, the State Fair gets a lot of hate, but I don't see why. Years and years ago there was a shooting, but it was in the parking lot and I don't believe anyone got... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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West Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

In my experience, the State Fair gets a lot of hate, but I don't see why. Years and years ago there was a shooting, but it was in the parking lot and I don't believe anyone got hurt. Anyway! My favorite part of the state fair, and in my opinion, the best part, is the exhibits. There's so much to... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Always a fun place to go. I love it when the FFA (future farmers of America) are there with the animals they have raised and they show them === then they are judged and an auction is held at the end. The Fair itself, the entire area is wonderful and fun. It can get warm so bring water.

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Vacaville, California
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about California Exposition & State Fair

Address: Address: 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95815
Phone Number: 916/263-3000
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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