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The California State Fair has showcased the best of the Golden State while entertaining guests with free legendary acts on the main stage for many years. But long before the likes of Weird Al or Styx graced the Golden 1

9 Must Haves for The Fair

Don’t get beat by the heat! Plan ahead to avoid letting hot summer days stop your fun at the California State Fair. Courtesy of the Sacramento News Review, here are the must have items to help you stay cool and

The Greatest Hits

Yeah, the rhythm feels good. This year’s Toyota Concert Series on the Golden 1 Stage kicks off with Oakland-based R&B group Tony! Toni! Toné and doesn’t stop until Loverboy has you “Working for the Weekend.” In between you’ll be walking

Party Like a Rock Star With Live Karaoke

Ever fantasize about fronting a rock band? You can make that dream a reality during the California State Fair with Rock On! Live Band Karaoke. Take center stage as thousands of fairgoers cheer you on. Here’s what founder Adam Donald

Find Your Hangout at the Fair

By Kate Gonzales Do you long for a night in Baja, California, sipping margaritas? How about a downhome evening with friends, dancing to country music under the stars? Or maybe you want to see your favorite team beat their rival.

Beers and Cheers

  Living in the birthplace of the craft beer revolution, Californians enjoy numerous varieties of local beers — from Belgian dubbels and sours to Baltic porters and barleywine. In the Golden State, there are as many possible pours as there

The Best Kept Secrets

Face painting and fine art. Guinea pigs and Ferris wheels. Cotton candy and Plain White T’s (July 9). However you do the Fair, you’re crushing it, California. For true Fair insiders, here’s a preview of the newest and most exciting

Tomorrow’s Artists, Scientists, and Makers

STUDENT SHOWCASE HIGHLIGHTS THE DIVERSITY AND TALENT OF CALIFORNIA’S YOUTH by Anne Stokes California’s young people have a bright future, and the State Fair gives them the encouragement to keep chasing their dreams of being the best. The California State Fair

Fair Pairing

By Mathew Craig If anyone can pair the perfect wine with a corn dog, it’s Mark Chandler. With close to 40 years in the wine industry, the chief judge of the California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition is one of more than

The Best Fun Finder

THE CALIFORNIA STATE FAIR APP IS YOUR DIGITAL GUIDE TO THE BEST OF THE BEST With the California State Fair overflowing with the Golden State’s best art, food and innovation, finding the best of the best is only a click away. Yes, there’s an app

Farm to Fair


By Matthew Craggs Bringing together California’s newest agricultural innovations, skilled professionals and home chefs, and great food from various cultures and regions, the Fair is Northern California’s biggest and best food festival. Sacramento’s reputation as America’s Farm-to-Fork capital is reflected

Pack Like a Pro: Gear & amenities for maximum comfort

by Mathew Craggs Hot days and hot nights are the price we pay for California fun in the sun. With our Fair packing list and tips on how to be comfortable, you can indulge in all the Fair fun at

Wine Channel TV features a CSF Wine Competition winner

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Wine Judges Corner host Jessica Altieri took a trip to Oak Farm Vineyards in Lodi, California and spoke with owner Dan Panella. Jessica asked about the prestige of the California State Fair Wine Competition and how winning top honors can transform a winery.

10 Ways to Save Money at the California State Fair

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One of the best ways to guarantee a good time at the California State Fair is by saving money. Check out the list below make the most of your money at the Fair. 1. Buy tickets early: This is winning