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California State Fair at Cal Expo in Sacramento

Fri. Jul 12, 2019 - Sun. Jul 28, 2019

Free – $45
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The California State Fair will be at Cal Expo in Sacramento from July 12 – 28, 2019, with various entertainment each day.

SACRAMENTO – Summer is upon us which means one thing is for sure, the California State Fair is approaching, and you won’t want to miss these two weeks of exhibits, fair food, live music and competition! This year’s fair boasts plenty of activities including horse racing, Irish dance, acrobats, animal and livestock shows, a youth Mariachi competition and more.

Photo courtesy California State Fair.

The fair opens July 12 with a lineup of activities. If you’re into gaming, check out the ESports Bear Cup Tournament, one of the hottest gaming competitions in the state. Join daily tournaments and meet and greet with your favorite ESports gaming legends. Continuing through Sunday, celebrate diversity on Sunday, July 14, with Drag Queen Bingo, a Silent Disco, and a performance by TLC to cap off your evening on “Out at the Fair” day.

At the California State Fair you can learn all about forests with a hands-on learning experience at the California Forest Center. Photo courtesy California State Fair.

On the fair’s second weekend, you’ll have the opportunity to sample some brews at the Best of California Brewfest on Saturday, July 20, where over 30 of the state’s most qualified breweries will showcase their goods. Tickets are $35 in advance or $15 for a designated driver (include entrance to the fair). Also taking place that weekend is the Plein Air at the Fair contest, where novice, as well as expert painters, are invited to paint the sights as they see them outdoors at the fair.

Photo courtesy California State Fair.

Brand new for this year is the Food Festival, where fairgoers can purchase a Food Festival Pass for only $28. Each pass allows the recipient to choose 4 items from over 30 participating food vendors, offering mouthwatering appetizers and savory plates to one-of-a-kind desserts and even a Vegan Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich – they have it all!

Photo courtesy California State Fair.

Whether you’re coming for the fun, food, or festivities, there will be something for you at this year’s California State Fair!

2019 Toyota Concert Series
Enjoy FREE concerts every night of the California State Fair on the Golden 1 Stage or purchase your reserved seat to sit front and center.

July 12 • Plain White T’s • Reserved Seat $15
July 13 • Queen Nation • FREE
July 14 • TLC • Reserved Seat $25
July 15 • Def Leppard Tribute • FREE
July 16 • Clay Walker • Reserved Seat $20
July 17 • The Marshall Tucker Band • Reserved Seat $15
July 18 • Petty and the Heartshakers • FREE
July 19 • Sean Kingston • Reserved Seat $20
July 20 • Joe Nichols • Reserved Seat $15
July 21 • Mariachi Vargas • Reserved Seat $25
July 22 • The Boys of Summer • FREE
July 23 • 38 Special • Reserved Seat $20
July 24 • We Are Messengers • Reserved Seat $15
July 25 • California Surf, Inc. • Reserved Seat $15
July 26 • Tony! Toni! Toné! • Reserved Seat $15
July 27 • Journey Revisited • FREE
July 28 • Martina McBride • Reserved Seat $25

Photo courtesy California State Fair.

California State Fair at Cal Expo in Sacramento
July 12 – 28, 2019
Cal Expo, Sacramento
Admission: $0-45

Mondays: Bring 3 non-perishable items to donate (before 3pm) and gain FREE entry to the fair.
Tuesdays: FREE entry for kids 12 & under. All rides are $2, all day (for all ages!)
Thursday, July 18: FREE admission for military, veterans and active duty dependents with ID.
Thursday, July 25: FREE admission for first responders with work ID.
Fridays: Senior Savings Day – Seniors ages 62 and over enter for just $10 and can ride the Grand Carousel and Giant Wheel for free.

For more information or to purchase special event tickets, visit CAStateFair.org.


Cal Expo
1600 Exposition Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95815 United States
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