Perform At The Fair

Apply by Wednesday, March 29

The Entertainment Applications for Bands & Musicians and Dance & Performance are now available.

Junior Livestock DNA Kit

Now Accepting Submissions

Request your DNA Kit for the 2023 CA State Fair now!

California Commercial Wine Competition

Enter by Friday, May 19

Submit your winery's best to America’s oldest wine judging competition.

California Commercial Cheese

Enter by Friday, April 21

Present your commercial cheese for a chance to be recognized as one of California's best!

Rex Hime

In Memory of Rex Hime

For nearly 28 years, Rex Hime has been a powerful voice on the Cal Expo Board of Directors. He was continuously re-appointed by Governors on both sides of the aisle and was our longest serving board member. While most people love the State Fair, Rex had a special affinity for the yearly event. We will miss his infectious smile, his staple Hawaiian shirts, and the hours he would spend greeting patrons and partners throughout the fairgrounds. On behalf of everyone at Cal Expo and the State Fair, we send our deepest condolences to Rex’s family and many friends.

His family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Friends of the California State Fair Scholarship Program.

Friends of the California State Fair
P.O. Box 15649
Sacramento, CA 95852

Tax ID #94-2722656

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the 2023 CA State Fair & Food Festival.

We can’t wait to celebrate all of the amazing things California has to offer with you next year, July 14-30, 2023!