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California Exposition & State Fair

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Address: 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95815
Phone Number: 916/263-3000
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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We had a pleasant day at the fair. Always carry water though, because it can get very warm. We found the food trailers, and had large baked potatos with pulled pork covered in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Laura H
El Dorado Hills, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visit this State Fair every year. We were disappointed as they have very little music entertainment during the day. They save it for the evenings. The blues area is empty during the day. The Alameda County Fair has much better music all day and through the evening. Where we bought our lunch they were very unorganized for the last... More 

Thank Rochelle S
El Dorado Hills, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a pleasant day at the fair. Always carry water though, because it can get very warm. We found the food trailers, and had large baked potatos with pulled pork covered in ketchup. We also had a large polish sausage in a white bun with some relish-also drowned in ketchup. We ate a merino. It's kind of like a... More 

Thank Laura H
Irvine, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's been a while since I've been to the California Sate Fair but it was a fun full day experience. Fortunately it wasn't too hot but there seems to be a lot more shaded areas than in the past. The kids liked the petting zoo (separate charge), carnival games, the rides, and especially the free treecircus while the adults liked... More 

Thank irvinejohn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a nice day, not too hot. Plenty of exhibits and the usual booths selling a variety of junk. We enjoy the spectacle, plenty of food and drinking areas. We parked in back at gate 12, no traffic , no wait and free shuttle to exhibits

Thank Jfeil
Sacramento, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go to the fair just about every other year or two and this year we decided to go Saturday the 9th since we were getting a roof put on the house. We arrived about 10:15 thinking maybe we would be at the tail end of the morning rush. Wrong move. Lines were huge and migrating into the driveway area... More 

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Elk Grove, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As far as Fair's go, this is by far one of the biggest and best in the state. Some great exhibits to see, livestock to take a look at, and plenty of comfort food to scarf down and make ya feel guilty.

Thank Richard B
Roseville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The State Fair starts in two weeks, and this will be the 5 year of going. I wouldn't miss it for the world. I will leave to you all to find what the best and enjoy yourselves

1 Thank Aussieroses
Petaluma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

This is located off of exposition blvd/I80 in Sacramento. A large and vast layout be prepared to do some walking. Excellent display of various county's products, a carnival with large selection of carnival rides and games, good livestock display, and the typical selection of fair food selections. Worth going to at least once to get a good overview of the... More 

Thank M F
Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

Visited Cal Expo for the Home and Landscape show. Great venue for all the vendors participating in this show. There was more than enough space for all the vendors on the grounds of Cal Expo. Parking=$10. A wide variety of food can be found in the outdoor spaces.

Thank ranishi
Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We had a very nice time at Global Winter Wonderland (December 2015). The colorful lights were very beautiful. They had an ice skating show. They also had food vendors, art galleries, shopping areas, and a photo meet and greet with Santa Claus. For an additional price there were also amusement games and ice skating. We had a very nice time... More 

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