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California Exposition & State Fair

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Fun at the fair

We look forward to going to the state fair every year. First thing we always did was head straight... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2018
Sacramento, California
Every year

Its always the same but always different. Food is always excellent. The carnies are, well... read more

Reviewed January 11, 2018
Boise, Idaho
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1600 Exposition Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95815-5199
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

We look forward to going to the state fair every year. First thing we always did was head straight to the original state fair tacos. It was not there. We were told by several of the merchants that we visited and bought from every year...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank robbmadd
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Sac Republic FC has become an obsession ever since my first visit to this park. The game is exciting, the stadium and surrounding area is outstanding with many food and drink options for the game. Most importantly is the "Tower Bridge Battalion" and the energy...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 13, 2018

The fair was good, nice shows but the food prices are obscene as if the price to get in... Glad we went but I am reminded why I haven't been in 30 years... PS their Carnival workers aren't that honest either.. Don't try and rope...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Heatherinaa
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

We used to go to the fair every weekend and just hang out and listen to music however the prices have skyrocketed. Not to mention that the fair was also changed to one of the hottest months of the year. Now we only go once...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank seo95758
Reviewed July 25, 2018

Be prepared to pay $15 for parking, Good food for the price. We purchased two beers and the cost was $13.00 each for a small plastic glass. The County exhibits are very good this year.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Nanc819
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

So the title basically says it all. CalExpo has been there since about 1960 or so. It needs some attention, desperately. When we were there yesterday, on our way for a tram ride, an out of commission tram stopped and started shooting sparks all over...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MikeandJim
Reviewed July 22, 2018

We found nothing special about the fair this year. And, we were disappointed in many of the exhibits we have enjoyed in the past. The Photography exhibit was good but Fine Arts, California Crafts and Student's exhibits were not the quality or quantity of past...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Maryann L
Reviewed July 2, 2018

I have always loved the State Fair. The exhibits, animals, shows and food. I do not like the fair rides for my kids though. Always be prepared for the fair to be 5 -10 degrees hotter than it is. I do not know why it...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Ranchwed
Reviewed April 7, 2018

Typical state fair with food, rides and vendors. It is a fun thing to do however it is very expensive. Almost too expensive when taking a family of 4. They do have concerts that are smaller venue so that is kind of nice. Lots of...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Evachad
Reviewed January 11, 2018

Its always the same but always different. Food is always excellent. The carnies are, well, interesting? Typical fair rides and games that are impossible to win at. Check out the Expo areas.

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank BoiseID999
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November 7, 2017|
Response from nidan196 | Reviewed this property |
No. It only gets you past the gates. Rides are paid separately along with the games.