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Butler Amusements

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

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.

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.