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California State Fair Sacramento

July 14-30, 2023

1600 Exposition Blvd.
Sacramento, CA
877 - CALEXPO
$16, calexpostatefair.com
$15 parking

Weekdays 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Weekends 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Carnival Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday  2-11 p.m.
Tuesday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Friday Sunday 11 a.m. - Midnight

California State Fair 2023 Concerts

Free with fair admission, or upgrade to reserved seating for $25. The fair has announced record-breaking ticket sales for concerts in 2023.

  • July 14, 2023 Fitz and the Tantrums
  • July 15, 2023 Confunkshun
  • July 16, 2023 Ashley McBryde
  • July 17, 2023 Boyz II Men
  • July 18, 2023 Ginuwine
  • July 19, 2023 LeAnn Rimes
  • July 20, 2023 Scotty McCreery
  • July 21, 2023 Revisiting Creedence
  • July 22, 2023 The Isley Brothers
  • July 23, 2023 Third Eye Blind
  • July 24, 2023 SantanaWays *Free, seats are first-come, first-served
  • July 25, 2023 38 Special
  • July 26, 2023 Ashanti
  • July 27, 2023 George Thorogood & The Destroyers
  • July 28, 2023 Gin Blossoms
  • July 29, 2023 Kool & the Gang
  • July 30, 2023 Trace Adkins

Special events

  • July 14 & 15, 2023 Monster Truck Mayhem Get ready for an adrenaline-fueled night of entertainment as Monster Truck Mayhem takes over the CA State Fair
  • July 22, 2023 Destruction Derby Day If you're looking for impacts, crashes, and twisted metal, you're in the right place with Destruction Derby Day!
  • July 22, 2023 Best of California Brewfest Taste award-winning craft brew samples at Heart Health Park.
  • July 25, 2023 Agricultural Heritage Club Awards Ceremony & Breakfast Inductees and members will be honored at a special breakfast and award presentation.
  • July 30, 2023 Lucha Xtreme. Lucha Xtreme is an independent professional wrestling company that fuses both the Lucha libre and American styles of professional wrestling.

Competitions

  • Cannabis Competition
  • Canning and Baking
  • Open Livestock
  • Junior Livestock - best of California's youth FFA programs
    Small Animals
  • Crafts
  • Student Showcase
  • Photography
  • Fine Art
  • Plein Air at the Fair Contest
  • Wheatland FFA ag Lucas Skinner
  • Ag Mechanics
  • County Fair Best Of Show
  • Homebrew
  • CA Kitchen
  • Design-A-Round Contest
  • A Counties Exhibit at CA State Fair
    California Counties Exhibit

Entertainment

  • Esports Bear Cup Tournament Gaming competitors from around the GALAXY will go head to head!
  • California Produce Trivia
  • Meet and greet with Poppy, the CA State Fair mascot!
  • Food Festival - buy a Pass to taste it all!
  • Big O Tires Monster Truck Mayhem - Titan, Hillbilly, Obsessed, and Wild Card trucks compete
  • Made in California fashion show
  • Save Mart Employee Cooking Challenge
  • Sacramento Republic FC faces off against Memphis 901 FC!
  • Postal Service Cooking Challenge
  • Save Mart Pie Eating Contest
  • Corn Dog Eating Contest
  • CA Professional Chef Challenge
  • Destruction Derby Day
  • Gospel Choir Multicultural Celebration
  • Best of California Brewfest
  • Junior Chef Cooking Challenge
  • Sacramento Republic FC faces off against Phoenix Rising FC!
  • Dinner 911! Cooking Challenge - Military, Veterans, and First Responders face off in a live cooking challenge.
  • Falling in Reverse with Special Guests Ice Nine Kills, Our Last Night, and Catch Your Breath.
  • Lucha Xtreme best lucha libre and American styles of professional wrestling!
  • Carnival Rides
  • Thoroughbred Racing
  • Wine Garden
  • Taster's Row with outstanding commodities, education and sampling.
  • The Lost World of Dragons, Stone Pillar, Wizard's Challenge
  • Wild Science!
  • Hills of Candy at Candy Maze Selfie Exhibit winding through 14 candy-themed photo stations!
  • Captain Jack Spareribs juggling and pirate hijinks
  • California Authors Booth
  • Fine Art & Photography Exhibit
  • Cavalcade of Horses amazing shows at the Horse Arena
  • Motorcross O'Reilly Auto Parts FMX Shows
  • United States Postal Service Booth Stop by to purchase a commemorative Fair post card
  • Tree Circus Climb vertical ropes and see climbing demonstrations from professional arborists!

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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