Farm Tours

As we continue to face these uncertain times, we are working hard to keep our community, volunteers, and staff safe and healthy. Due to the challenges and budget constraints imposed for the foreseeable future, the California State Fair has made the difficult decision to suspend Farm and Forest Center Tours indefinitely.

If you have any questions, please contact farm@calexpo.com.

What will Students Learn?
Students grades K-6 will enjoy a 1.5-2 hour tour of the California State Fair Farm’s crops and interactive stations, including a functioning greenhouse. Primarily focused on 3rd and 4th grade curriculum, the tour will highlight California agriculture, seeds, crop growing and innovations in farming, soil and worm composting, and tasting farm fresh produce.

The California State Fair Farm is an essential part of mobilizing interest for young minds to pursue a career in agriculture and to further contribute to our bountiful state and sustain the industry.

The Farm overview at CA State Fair - approved for media use
Forest and Farm Tour

California Forest Center Tour

Enhance your Farm Tour with a California Forest Center Tour. Take a walk in the woods and experience the one-acre forest dedicated to educating Californians about the many benefits of forests and the value of trees in our everyday lives.

In this 1-hour tour, students will learn how trees provide us with clean air and water; wildlife habitat; and much needed wood products. Learn more here.

Review the Tour Checklist.

Booking Information

Tours are offered for grades K-6 in the Spring and Fall seasons.
For groups smaller than 25 or groups over 75, please contact us.

Price per student is $7. Optional Forest Center Tour is free with paid Farm Tour reservation.

School must provide transportation for students.

For questions, please contact farm@calexpo.com or call 916-263-3277.

Program Supporters

• AAMSI• Financial Center Credit Union
• Ag in the Classroom• Friends of the California State Fair
• Bank of America• Gail Kautz/Ironstone Vineyards
• Bank of America Merrill Lynch• Healthy Kids Concepts
• Bank of Stockton• Heritage Organics
• Beneto, Inc.• HM Clause
• Bohart Museum of Entomology, UCD• Jody VanLobenSels
• Brookfield CA Land Holding• Kaiser Permanente
• Butler Amusements• Kimley-Horn and Association
• California Agriculture Museum (Woodland, CA)• Leisure Sports
• California Business Properties Association• Lowell Richardson
• California Cherry Board• Mark and Abigail Nelson
• California Department of Water Resources-
Save Our Water
• Mark Pratt
• Mary Kaems
• California Grain & Feed Association• Montra Farms LP
• California Pear Advisory Board• Patsy Gilbert
• California Seed Association• Phil Ogiluey
• California State Fair• Rick Nelson
• California Warehouse Association• Rima Barkett/Trivoli
• Certified Farmers Market• Rina DiMare
• County of Sacramento• Sacramento Republic FC
• Craig Reinhardt• Sacramento Valley Walnut Growers
• ECORP Consulting• Save Mart SuperMarkets
• Edward Barkett• Sonney Chong
• Eisley Nursery, Inc.• Teresa Castanias
• Event Partnership• UC Davis

 

This project is supported by the CalAgPlate Grant Program.