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.
CA Produce Trivia

California Produce Trivia

We challenge YOU to prove your produce prowess with CA Produce Trivia!
Apply to a vendor

Poppy’s Schedule

Meet and greet with Poppy, the CA State Fair mascot!
Hand holding the food festival pass

Food Festival Pass

Come visit all of our award-winning Food Festival Pass participants to taste it all!
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Food Vendors

Savory treats, sweet-tooth loving, and thirst-quenching food & drink vendors!
July 14 – 15
Titan Monster Truck

Monster Truck Mayhem

Watch in awe as the mighty Titan, Hillbilly, Obsessed, and Wild Card trucks compete.
July 15
Made in CA

Made in California

This fashion show proudly showcases the creativity and style that’s made in California!
July 15

Out at the Fair

Come celebrate diversity at the annual Out at the Fair! Everyone is welcome.
July 15
man making a sandwich

Save Mart Employee Cooking Challenge

Teams of 2 current employees of Save Mart compete in a live cooking challenge.
July 15
Sac Republic FC players on Field celebrating

Sac Republic FC vs Memphis 901 FC

Sacramento Republic FC faces off against Memphis 901 FC!
July 16

Junior Livestock Awards Ceremony

Recognizing the talented winners of the Junior Livestock Competitions.
July 16
Man mixing ingredients

Postal Service Cooking Challenge

Teams of two US Postal Service employees will use mystery ingredients to prepare a meal
July 18
Pie Eating Contest

Pie Eating Contest

Participate in a good old fashioned pie eating contest.
July 21-22
Corndogs for corndog eating contest

Corn Dog Eating Contest

Participants will be given a set time to eat as many corn dogs as they can.
July 21-22
CA Professional Chef Challenge

CA Professional Chef Challenge

California is bursting with rising star chefs who make our state’s bounty really shine!
July 22
2 Destruction Derby Cars

Destruction Derby Day

If you’re looking for impacts, crashes, and twisted metal, you’re in the right place.
July 22
Gospel Choir

Multicultural Gospel Celebration

A spiritually uplifting experience with choirs, groups, ensembles, and more!
July 23
Two women holding glasses of beer at Brewfest

Best of California Brewfest

Savor and taste award-winning flavors of California's craft beer scene.
July 25
Kevin Cooper Jr. being presented a scholarship grant check from Friends of the California state fair

Ag Heritage Club Awards Ceremony

Start your Fair day with a breakfast and celebrate California's farming legacy.
July 25
kid cooking

Junior Chef Cooking Challenge

Junior Chefs will create and prepare an original recipe against each other!
July 25
Poppy waving and standing near tables full of cupcakes

Poppy’s Birthday

Come celebrate another year older and better with your favorite golden bear, Poppy!
July 26

Dairy Awards Ceremony

Recognizing the talented winners of the Dairy Livestock Competitions.
July 26
Sac Republic FC

Sac Republic FC vs Phoenix Rising FC

Sacramento Republic FC faces off against Phoenix Rising FC!
July 27
Military and Veterans standing in a group photo

Appreciation Day

A day revolved around immense appreciation for military, veteran & first responders.
July 27
Man cooking

Dinner 911! Cooking Challenge

Military, Veterans, and First Responders face off in a live cooking challenge.
July 29
Falling in Reverse

Falling in Reverse

Special Guest Ice Nine Kills, Our Last Night, and Catch Your Breath.
July 30
Lucha Xtreme

Lucha Xtreme

Hosting the best lucha libre and American styles of professional wrestling!
Tater Tots

Taste of the Fair

Everyone knows that Fair food is delicious, why not get a little of everything.
Century Wheel


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

Taster’s Row

Booths of California's most outstanding commodities with education and sampling.
Dragon Eye

The Lost World of Dragons

Learn about dragon mythology and its origins around the globe.
People looking at a tall display with pipes

Wild Science!

Embark on a captivating journey into the fascinating realm of science.
Selfie with Candy

Candy Maze Selfie Exhibit

This maze-like exhibit winds through 14 candy-themed photo stations!
Three girls posing in front of Saucy Stand

California Fresh Exhibit

Learn about the state’s diverse specialty crops with a fun interactive exhibit!
Authors standing behind a booth and meeting readers while doing book signings.

California Authors Booth

Meet the authors who call California home.
Fine Art

Fine Art & Photography Exhibit

Explore the greatest forms of CA visual arts during the State Fair!
Student Showcase

Student Showcase & CA Crafts Exhibit

A platform where students and artists display their work in a distinguished exhibition!
Horse in Truck - approved for media use

Cavalcade of Horses

Enjoy all the amazing shows at the Horse Arena!

O’Reilly Auto Parts FMX Shows

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!
Kid on tree

Tree Circus

Climb vertical ropes and see climbing demonstrations from professional arborists!
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.
Two children on a carnival ride

Tuesday Kids Free Day

Each Tuesday of the Fair, Kids 12 and under get free Fair admission!
Senior Group Friends

Senior Savings Fridays

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