Code of Conduct

On Friday, June 10, 2022, the California Exposition and State Fair Board of Directors voted to implement the new Code of Conduct after the 30 day comment period. The newly added sections are highlighted in gray in the document below. Questions on the Code of Conduct will be answered in the Q&A section.

The California Exposition & State Fair (CE&SF) aims to provide a safe, comfortable and pleasant environment for its guests. When attending events at CE&SF, we ask that all guests abide by the following:


1. Please show common courtesy to fellow guests by not using profanity or engaging in unsafe, illegal, disruptive or offensive behavior.

2. All guests and containers entering CE&SF are subject to a protective screening and/or search for prohibited items, including alcoholic beverages, narcotics or other illegal items.

3. CE&SF is a smoking and vaping free facility. Smoking of tobacco, e-cigarettes or other products that produce a vapor or smoke are allowed only in designated smoking areas.

4. No sale or consumption of cannabis in any form is allowed on the State Fairgrounds during the California State Fair.

5. CE&SF is monitored 24 hours a day by video security cameras.

6. Guests are allowed to bring single wagons and may not connect multiple wagons to each other. Any attached cooler compartment cannot exceed 12 in. x 18 in.

7. A speed limit of 15 MPH is enforced on all facility roadways and parking lots.

8. CE&SF is not responsible for and assumes no liability arising from fire, theft, damage to or loss of vehicle or any article left inside the vehicle for persons parked at CE&SF. Please lock your car.

9. This facility operates in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. Service Animals must remain on a leash or in a harness and under the control of the owner at all times.

10. Guests entering CE&SF grant unrestricted rights and license to promoters, facility management and all other entities associated with CE&SF or their respective agents to use guests’ likeness in any broadcast, telecast, photograph taken or other transmission or reproduction in connection with the event.

11. Shirts and shoes are required to be worn at all times.

12. All bags entering CE&SF must follow our clear bag policy. It requires your bag be clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC no larger than 12”X12”X12” or a one gallon clear plastic bag (Ziploc or similar) or a small clutch. See acceptable bags and exceptions at
Clear Bag Policy
13. All youth under the age of eighteen (18) are required to be accompanied by an adult (age 21+) to be admitted to the CE&SF after 6:00 pm on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Any person entering may be asked to show a valid California Driver License or Identification Card or other Government issued ID. Any youth under the age of eighteen (18) not accompanied by an adult will not be admitted. Exceptions to this policy will be at the discretion of the Fair Management.


1. Weapons of any kind or objects that appear to be weapons (including toy blasters, squirt guns, etc.).

2. Running, shouting, aggressive horseplay and throwing of any objects. Disorderly or disruptive conduct and threatening, belligerent or hostile behavior.

3. Blocking any building, booth, exhibit, concession stand, performance, ticket window, gate, stage doorway, walkway, fire exit or stairway so as to impede access.

4. Bicycle riding, skateboarding, rollerblading, skating, or recreational scooters.

5. Bringing in alcoholic beverages, narcotics or any illegal substances.

6. Sitting on or placing feet on table tops, spitting and littering.

7. Drones, selfie sticks or tripods, including those purchased onsite at CE&SF.

8. Pets and Emotional Support Animals

9. Items that obscure the face, including but not limited to clothing, apparel or masks. Exceptions will be made for medical or health masks.

10. Interfering with business or law enforcement activities in violation of applicable statutes.

11. Soliciting contributions or signatures, leafletting, picketing or displaying signs, posters or banners, except in designated areas as defined by the current CE&SF Freedom of Expression Policy posted on the CE&SF website.

12. Distributing or selling buttons, stickers, hats, balloons, T-shirts, novelty items, food and beverage items by non-concessionaires.

13. Any activity that could result in physical harm to a person or property.

NOTE: Any violation of the Code of Conduct will result in a person already admitted to CE&SF to leave the facility grounds, without refund, liability or compensation.

Last Updated: June 16, 2022