CA State Fair Programs & Exhibits

Guests looking at an Olive Oil Display


Join in the fun and participate in one of the Fair's special programs.
CA State Fair Golden Bear Award


Show California your best and enter in a CA State Fair competition.
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Toyota Concert Series

Join us for the free Toyota Concert Series on the Golden 1 Stage!
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Read to Ride Program

For every two books you read, receive two ride tickets! For K-8th graders.
Chef Cooking Challenge at Save Mart California's Kitchen

Save Mart California’s Kitchen

From amateurs to professionals, check out all of the cooking challenges.
Apply to a vendor

Poppy’s Schedule

Meet and greet with Poppy, the CA State Fair mascot!
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Food Vendors

Savory treats, sweet-tooth loving, and thirst-quenching food & drink vendors!
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Food Festival Pass

Eat your way through the CA State Fair with a Food Festival Pass!
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Cornhole Championship

Saturday, July 16 – CA State Fair’s Annual Cornhole Championship
Gospel Poster

Multicultural Gospel Celebration

Saturday, July 16 – Enjoy choirs, groups, ensembles, dancers, and the MGC Youth Quire!

Sacramento Republic FC vs Birmingham

Saturday, July 16 – Sacramento Republic FC faces off against Birmingham Legion FC
Fiesta Futbolera - Bandas and Beers - July 17 2022

Bandas and Beers

Leyendas De Guadalajara face off against Leyendas De Morelia in an epic soccer match!
A pig

Livestock Awards Ceremony

Those individuals who exhibit the best market beef, sheep, swine will be recognized.
Military and Veterans standing in a group photo

Appreciation Day

A day revolved around immense appreciation for military, veteran & first responders.

Corn Dog Eating Contest

Put your corn dog eating skills to the test and compete for a first place cash prize!
people enjoying Brewfest

Best of California Brewfest

Celebrate more than thirty of the most incredible breweries in California.
san luis reservoir lake

Save Our Water

A statewide, water conservation program asking all Californians to conserve water!
People getting ready to compete for the CA State Fair Pie Eating Contest

Save Mart Pie Eating Contest

Compete in the famous Save Mart Pie Eating Contest!

Sacramento Republic vs Sporting KC

Sacramento Republic kicks off the semifinals against Sporting KC

Anthrax & Black Label Society

Anthrax and Black Label Society will bring the finest thrash metal to Heart Health Park
A large crowd of people posing together for a group photo with CA State Fair mascot, Poppy, at the Fair. For Out at the Fair group photo 2019

Out at the Fair

Join us in our celebration of diversity with Out at the Fair on Saturday, July 30.
Fashion Show

Made in California Fashion Show

A fashion show featuring work by your favorite California fashion designers!

Ag Heritage Breakfast

Wednesday, July 20 – A special breakfast and award presentation!
A man recycling

SMUD Giving Monday

Donate and get into the world-renowned CA State Fair & Food Festival for FREE!
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Tuesday Kids Free Day

Each Tuesday of the Fair, Kids 12 and under get free Fair admission!
A girl on a carnival ride

Tuesday $2 Rides for All

Each Tuesday of the Fair, all guests of all ages only pay $2 per Carnival ride.
Tater Tots

$2 Taste of the Fair

Everyone knows that Fair food is delicious, why not get a little of everything.
Senior Group Friends

Senior Savings Fridays

Each Friday of the Fair, seniors 62 and older pay only $10 admission.
Century Wheel


Experience rides for all ages during the CA State Fair & Food Festival!

Taste of California Education

Partake in a variety of classes and tasting.
horse racing

Thoroughbred Racing

Watch Thoroughbred Horse Racing during the Fair!
Wine Garden

Save Mart Wine Garden

Taste your way through the rich diversity of California’s best wines.
Three girls posing in front of Saucy Stand

California Fresh Exhibit

Learn about the state’s diverse specialty crops with a fun interactive exhibit!


Toytopia visitors learn about the origins of toys, who made them, and why.

Candy Maze Selfie Experience

Bring some sweetness into your life at the Candy Maze Selfie Experience!
girl in hard hat with exhibit

Incredible Me Exhibit

Discover your Incredible inner Super Hero!
Authors standing behind a booth and meeting readers while doing book signings.

California Authors Booth

Meet the authors who call California home.
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Cavalcade of Horses

Enjoy all the amazing shows at the Horse Arena!
Silent Disco

Silent Disco

Put on your headphones, tune in to 3 DJs, and dance the night away!

Freestyle Motocross

Awesome Freestyle Motocross stunts for the whole family to enjoy!
Camp Smokey exhibitors smiling at a table

Camp Smokey

Learn how YOU can prevent wildfires!
Stamped Envelopes

United States Postal Service Booth

Stop by to purchase a commemorative Fair post card!
Man standing in cannabis farm holding a cup

CA Cannabis Exhibit

Take a trip through the history of cannabis and its impact on the agriculture industry.
Kid on tree

Tree Circus

Climb vertical ropes and see climbing demonstrations from professional arborists!