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What we are exhibiting at the fair

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Celebrate at the fair

About the California State Fair

8.14.08

When

Friday, Aug. 15-Labor Day, Sept. 1 (this year the fair returns to an every-day schedule; i.e., 18 days in a row, with no Monday closures).

Hours

Noon-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday and Labor Day

  • Exhibit buildings close at 10 p.m.
  • Magnificent Midway open 2-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 10 a.m.-midnight Friday-Sunday and Labor Day
  • Kaiser Permanente Kids Park open noon-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Sunday and Labor Day

Where

Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., off Business 80 (Capital City Freeway), Sacramento

Admission

  • Discount tickets available online (bigfun.org) through Aug. 13: $8 general admission, $6 for seniors 62 and up, $5 for children ages 5-12 and $29.95 for a Poppy Pak (four general admission tickets and one parking pass). Children 4 and under get in free.
  • After Aug. 13 (at the gate): $10 general admission, $8 for seniors 62 and up and $6 for children ages 5-12. Children 4 and under get in free.
  • Kids Day is every Tuesday: free admission all day for ages 12 and under.

Parking: $8

Information

Telephone: (916) 263-3000 or 263-FAIR (3247), or (877) CAL-EXPO (toll-free)

The State Fair online