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Butler Amusements

During the course of the California State Fair, Butler Amusements provides entertainment and fun for all ages.


Purchase a FastPass and use the FastPass lanes to avoid long lines! A limited quantity is sold each day.

Price: $20

Available at any onsite Butler Amusements ticket box

Only valid day of purchase

To be used on rides with a FastPass option

Rider must be wearing the FastPass wristband in addition to an unlimited ride wristband

Kids Park Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: Opens at 12 p.m. (noon)
Tuesday, Friday – Sunday: Opens at 11 a.m.

Here youngsters can enjoy the thrills and chills of Fair fun, designed specifically for their size. Kids and parents alike will adore this family-friendly mini park.

Carnival Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 2 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Tuesday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Friday – Sunday: 11 a.m. – 12 a.m. Midnight

Take a stroll through the Carnival for rides, games and fried food favorites. No trip to the Fair is complete without a ride on the Giant Ferris Wheel. Looking for something a little more exciting? Take a ride on the Ex Scream Machine Coaster or even the Zipper.

Ride Information

Read to Ride

Children in 8th grade or below can earn two free carnival rides (courtesy of Butler Amusements) by reading two books and turning in the report form to our Guest Services team. Click here to learn more about the Read to Ride program and download your form.