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.
Crowd cheering at a concert

Toyota Concert Series

Join us for the free Toyota Concert Series on the Golden 1 Stage!
Two girls reading a book together

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.
July 16
couple playing cornhole

Cornhole Championship

CA State Fair’s Annual Cornhole Championship
July 21
Military and Veterans standing in a group photo

Appreciation Day

A day revolved around immense appreciation for military, veteran & first responders.
July 22

Corn Dog Eating Contest

Put your corn dog eating skills to the test and compete for a first place cash prize!
July 23
people enjoying Brewfest

Best of California Brewfest

Celebrate more than thirty of the most incredible breweries in California.
July 18 & 27
A pig

Livestock Awards Ceremony

Those individuals who exhibit the best market beef, sheep, swine will be recognized.
July 26
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!
July 30
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.
Weds & Thurs
Food Festival Tatter Tots

$2 Taste of the Fair

Everyone knows that Fair food is delicious, why not get a little of everything.
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.
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!
Dog and Cat laying down

Cats & Dogs The Exhibition

Learn about cats and dogs from a scientific, sociological and cultural perspective.


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

Candy Maze Selfie Experience

Bring some sweetness into your life at the Candy Maze Selfie Experience!
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!