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Address: 1600 Exposition Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95815-5199
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It's all about the bands

I have visited the fair these past few years and it gets better each year. The fair basically has the same events each year, the livestock event, animal and bird competition, the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Tlazazalca
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited the fair these past few years and it gets better each year. The fair basically has the same events each year, the livestock event, animal and bird competition, the museums, a photo contest for amateurs and semi-professional, however, it is the variety and quality of bands that make the difference. Overall people are in a good mood,... More 

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Martinez, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Great adventure and lots of neat lights! Adequate enough rides for the younger kids. Any fair food purchases was delicious, gourmet food, the Chinese, was disgusting! Lights were stunning willmgo to again next year! It was magical!

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Sacramento, California
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31 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

I went there on 12/21/16 with a friend, his daughter and grandchildren. It was very expensive but thank goodness you can get discounts on Groupon and Living Social. The light displays are cool but in order to ride the rides you have to pay an additional fee. The food is expensive fair type food and not worth it. It also... More 

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Turlock, California
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307 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went to the Christmas Wonderland event for the holidays. It was nice. They had some really nice Christmas lights and holiday blow ups. They had a pretty good size Midway with rides for the kids. I recommend checking Groupon for good discount on the tickets.

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Sacramento, California
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134 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

The California State Fair is always wonderful--many traditional vendors and events and always something new. If your legs can hold up, you can easily spend all day here, especially if you have kids. The big problem is that the fair is in the summer and often the heat is near or over 100 degrees. Be sure to bring lots of... More 

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Thank John W
San Francisco, California
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123 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I go there every year with the family. Even though my kids are all grown up and married, we still go there every year. Always new things to look at and we end up buying stuff.

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Thank Ebert K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I've never been to any other state fair, so I don't have anything to compare it to, but we love this one!

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Thank DeidreKing
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31 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Love it. Love the attractions and especially the County displays. Some are quite elaborate. Great set-up. Easy to get around and fabulous music and food. I walk every bit of it and though I've seen it just the year prior, I am still amused and entertained. My favorite is the monorail after taking in all the sights.

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Thank Michelle D
Sacramento, California
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

There is such a variety of things to do at the State Fair, for kids, older people and everyone in between! Great food, so much to see, try and ride! Not a boring second!

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Thank photohappyervin
Sacramento, California
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Fun for all ages, love to see animals. Food, what can you say about fair food, Greasy, on a stick, different! Great!

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