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California Exposition & State Fair

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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
A Fun Day!

We are seniors who enjoy one day at the fair every year. We are just like kids there, finding all... read more

Reviewed November 19, 2017
Winters, California
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1600 Exposition Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95815-5199
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Reviewed yesterday 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

Thank MikeandJim
Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank Maryann L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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

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.

2  Thank BoiseID999
Reviewed November 19, 2017

We are seniors who enjoy one day at the fair every year. We are just like kids there, finding all kinds of new and interesting things to taste, try or purchase. My children called me the "Wait There's More" Queen of Fairs when, many years...More

Thank FarmerJeanio
Reviewed November 19, 2017

We spent an evening at the 2017 State Fair, but were disappointed. We had looked forward to the horses but is the best that California can gather? We spent some time watching the goats being shown, but could not hear what the judge said, so...More

Thank Sitta
Reviewed September 13, 2017

I enjoyed the mid-way rides and had the opportunity to buy an all ride ticket. Then visiting the exhibits gave me a good chance to think about what I would like to improve on my home.

Thank zep5151
Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

We went to the Sacramento Republic v Reno 1868 match at Papa Murphy's park at the California expo, and had a great time. The stadium is very clean and all the staff we encountered were extremely friendly. Our only problem with the stadium was the...More

Thank ChefJohnS
Reviewed August 12, 2017

The state fair needs to be upgraded. The 2016 fair was rather poorly attended, and most things seemed less than they should have been. Security really needs to be improved. The food was more expensive (in a venue where food is always overpriced) and worse...More

Thank alives
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Alijah G
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.