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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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Great summer adventure!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

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 

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Placerville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

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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Sacramento, Ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We go just about every year mainly because we check out the quilts that are on display. My wife is a professional top stitcher and sometimes she enters the contest and has winners. A lot of the fair is the same each and every year, but the consistent thing that changes each time is what food is going to be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We visited the state fair July 2015. I suggest buying your tickets and other activities online before you go they are pricey at the window!

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Cypress, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

My favorite part about the state fair was the agriculture section. They had great ideas on drought resistant crops and plants for your garden. They also had displays on aquaponics and hydroponics which I thought were informational and interesting. Overall, it was kind of small time compared to the LA county fair or the Orange county fair.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I did go closing night of the fair, so perhaps it was busier than normal. Packed in fact. You need to take cash with you, many of the food vendors only accept cash. The wine tasting area was a joke - really? we are tasting Barefoot and any cheap under $10 bottle in North California, suggesting it's wine 'tasting'. Don't... More 

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Riverside, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

If. You have not been to a fair in a while get ready for a price shock. The rides cost anywhere from 3 to 5 dollars a person. The food while good is way overpriced. If you wish to have a beer: 10 bucks a pop. Try to win a cheap stuffed animal games are outrageous. Very poor value for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

My children and I showed livestock at the fair, the staff was extremely nice and the facilities were clean. I was impressed how smoothly it ran, awesome job, Eunita Boatman and staff.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Typical fair exhibits, vendors, midway. Some of the county exhibits were exceptional. Not happy at having to go to ATM to get cash for food and drinks. This is 2015 and credit cards could not be used!

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Went to the State Fair and it was lots of fun. Would suggest that you kind of scope out the places you want to see/do because if you don't budget your money, you could easily spend $100 for a modest meal and a few activities for a couple of people. Tried the famous Squeeze Inn burger and fries. We shared... More 

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