The California State Fair Gala is an elegant evening of gourmet food, wonderful auction items, entertainment, awards, and a blue ribbon salute to “Celebrating the Best in California.” It is also a night for making dreams come true as funds raised benefit the Friends of the California State Fair Scholarship Program.

Thursday, June 21, 2018, the evening will begin with a Best of California Reception where you can mingle with our distinguished award winners and scholarship recipients and taste California State Fair award-winning wines, craft beers, olive oil and cheese. The main event will include a farm-to-fork dinner prepared by Spectra, an awards presentation, and an exhilarating live auction.

5:30 p.m. Best of California Wine, Cheese, Beer and Olive Oil Reception.
7:00 p.m. Farm-to-Fork Inspired Dinner and Awards
8:40 p.m. Dessert and Social

Click below to read about each award winner:
Agriculturalist of the Year – Paul Wenger
Agriculture Progress – Dr. Marit Arana
Golden Bear Award – BloodSource and Univision

2018 Gala Sponsor Brochure