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California Exposition & State Fair

1600 Exposition Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95815-5199
+1 916-263-3000
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Every year

Its always the same but always different. Food is always excellent. The carnies are, well... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2018
BoiseID999
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Boise, Idaho
A Fun Day!

We are seniors who enjoy one day at the fair every year. We are just like kids there, finding all... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2017
Jean K
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Winters, California
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1600 Exposition Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95815-5199
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

Its always the same but always different. Food is always excellent. The carnies are, well, interesting? Typical fair rides and games that are impossible to win at. Check out the Expo areas.

1  Thank BoiseID999
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

We are seniors who enjoy one day at the fair every year. We are just like kids there, finding all kinds of new and interesting things to taste, try or purchase. My children called me the "Wait There's More" Queen of Fairs when, many years...More

Thank Jean K
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

We spent an evening at the 2017 State Fair, but were disappointed. We had looked forward to the horses but is the best that California can gather? We spent some time watching the goats being shown, but could not hear what the judge said, so...More

Thank Sitta
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

I enjoyed the mid-way rides and had the opportunity to buy an all ride ticket. Then visiting the exhibits gave me a good chance to think about what I would like to improve on my home.

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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

We went to the Sacramento Republic v Reno 1868 match at Papa Murphy's park at the California expo, and had a great time. The stadium is very clean and all the staff we encountered were extremely friendly. Our only problem with the stadium was the...More

Thank ChefJohnS
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

The state fair needs to be upgraded. The 2016 fair was rather poorly attended, and most things seemed less than they should have been. Security really needs to be improved. The food was more expensive (in a venue where food is always overpriced) and worse...More

Thank alives
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

you haven't been to a fair until you visit the state fair. mother if all fairs. so many exhibits and so much to see

Thank CasperGraceGGH24
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

We come every year since we live near Sacramento. It helps that my wife enters the quilting competitions and many times earns awards. Cal Expo will then give us free tickets! ;) Many of the exhibits are the same in that there are quilts, rabbits,...More

Thank nidan196
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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

It disappointing to hear Rap music blaring over the speakers with very understandable profanity for all those families with children. Wait, it gets worse. No, it wasn't a guy with his undies hanging out for all to see. It was an 18-20 year old female...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

We have made a habit of visiting other states' state fairs. This was one of the best we've been to, but it was also (by far) the most expensive. The price to get in is slightly more than other fairs, but the price for parking...More

Thank paigepants
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Alijah G
8 November 2017|
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Response from nidan196 | Reviewed this property |
No. It only gets you past the gates. Rides are paid separately along with the games.
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Diannescott132
22 July 2015|
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Response from Kathi C | Reviewed this property |
Golden Corral Restaurant is not close to Cal Expo; certainly drivable but not in the immediate vicinity (5 to 7 miles).
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