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Celebrating California

The California State Fair is a place to make long-lasting memories. Some of my earliest memories are from the CA State Fair: I remember running through the carnival, singing along to the Vanessa Hudgens and Hot Chelle Rae concerts, and

Wienerschnitzel Weiner Nationals

One of the best days of Fair–at least in my opinion–is fast approaching. Nothing can stop these miniature running machines, as the Wienerschnitzel Weiner Nationals are back! Are you prepared for the impending weiner dog championship? Picture this—small fur slinkies,

Becoming a Connoisseur

The California State Fair has endless thrills and frills to offer. The midway holds hundreds of flashy rides and The Coca Cola Promenade features rows upon rows of food stands offering the most exotic items a person can consume,—such as

Fair Food Can Be Healthy Too!

When you think of going to the Fair, what’s the first thing that pops into your mind? FAIR FOOD: Corn dogs, BBQ, funnel cake, and Krispy Kreme burgers–where the burger bun IS a donut. Okay, okay, this may not be

Get Your Brew On!

The beer renaissance is in full swing and we’re well aware of that here at the California State Fair. When I think beer, images of tattoos, flannels, and beards come to mind. While beer culture is something I’ve longtime been

Corn, Dawgs!

It was a blustery tuesday afternoon, (that’s not true but I don’t remember what day it was and I’ve been told details are essential to hook your reader. I digress). The finals for Milo’s annual corn dog eating contest at

Spotted: Dole Whip at the Fair!

Before I begin, I was looking for a joke to start this blog off with when I discovered something unexpected.  There are ZERO good jokes about pineapples.  The almighty internet provided very little material for me to use.  Like seriously

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 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

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

Bye-bye Big Yellow Slide

A familiar fair icon is saying “Goodbye.” The Big Yellow Slide, found near the Coca-Cola Main Food Promenade during the California State Fair, will not be there this summer to make room for more shaded seating in that area. Deconstruction