Unaccompanied Minors

With safety being the top priority of the CA State Fair & Food Festival, it is required that all youth under the age of eighteen (18) are required to be accompanied by a parent/guardian (adult – age 21+) to be admitted into the California Exposition & State Fair grounds. Any person entering may be asked to show a valid California Driver License or Identification Card or other Government issued ID. Each adult can only chaperone 5 minors at a time. Groups larger than 5 minors require an additional chaperone for every 5 minors. The chaperone (parent/adult) are required to remain on the property while the minors are on the property.

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The youth must provide a telephone number of the attending parent/adult to a California Exposition & State Fair Grounds representative upon request. Any and all misbehaving minors will be held and released to their chaperone (parent/adult). Any minors under the age of eighteen (18) not accompanied by an adult will not be admitted.

Organized and ticketed group outings, such as school, church, corporate, summer camp, sports, and other pre-scheduled group visits are exempt from the policy as these groups have established chaperone policies and practices already in place. Exceptions to this policy will be at the discretion of the Fair Management.