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Address: 1600 Exposition Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95815-5199
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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Wonderful State Fairgrounds

My family and I went for our first time to the State Fair and had a marvelous time. The fairgrounds are enormous and accommodate all the venues well. The guidance signage could be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Enjoy not only rides, exhibits of animals, cars, birds, but also try out different culture's food. Adults and kids both enjoy and learn from the fair. Love the shows, performances, and culture dances.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with another couple in the evening. We had fun walking around having a couple drinks, going on a couple rides and listening to live music. Great place to people watch!

Thank choirboy1fan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I went for our first time to the State Fair and had a marvelous time. The fairgrounds are enormous and accommodate all the venues well. The guidance signage could be better to aid in directions. Parking was ample.

Thank lisan664
Sacramento, California, USA
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to the state fair with my husband, adult children, and teenage children. We went for more then half the day and saw the buildings with the products you can purchase. Yes, we purchased some unique items as always. We ate at the food court, and had some delicious BBQ sandwiches, corn and some awesome lemonade. We met our... More 

Thank LISA L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to State Fair haven't been in 5 years still look the same but good value for the money food cost to much and lot of people on the weekends.

Thank Verna R
Sacramento, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on opening day and it was like they were'nt quite ready for the opening in fact we were even delayed getting in as the gates did not open when they were suppose to.The fair this year was the same as the fair in the past, no real changes.

Thank Allan B
Placerville, California
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm glad I visited the state fair this year. It has been years since I last visited. Enjoyable for all ages. The food was great and friendly environment. Thank you and looking forward to visiting next year!

Thank gomezmail77
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 July 20, 2016

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 July 18, 2016

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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