Spring Farm Tours have been cancelled for the health and safety of our children and employees. During this uncertain time, we are in continuous communication with our states’ leadership as well as our partners to keep our community, volunteers and staff safe and healthy.

As our leadership continues to guide us, we will continue to discuss how we can best support individuals and our California school programs during this time of need.
We are currently offering bookings for Fall Farm Tours on our website in hopes that we will all be together soon!

If you have any questions please contact us at farm@calexpo.com.

Booking Information

Tours are offered for grades K-6 in the Spring and Fall seasons.
For groups smaller than 25 or groups over 75, please contact us.
Price per student is $7. Optional Forest Center Tour is free with paid Farm Tour reservation.
School must provide transportation for students.
For questions, please contact farm@calexpo.com or call 916-263-3277.
To book your Farm Tour click here.

2020 Fall Tour Dates:  September 15 – October 22

  1. Farm Tours
    Tuesday – Thursday
    9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 11:40 a.m. – 1:10 p.m.
  2. Farm Tour + Optional Forest Center Tour
    9:30 a.m. – 1:10 p.m. (lunch break included)

What will Students Learn?

Students grades K-6 will enjoy a 1.5-2 hour tour of the California State Fair Farm’s crops and interactive stations, including a functioning greenhouse. Primarily focused on 3rd and 4th grade curriculum, the tour will highlight California agriculture, seeds, crop growing and innovations in farming, soil and worm composting, and tasting farm fresh produce. The California State Fair Farm is an essential part of mobilizing interest for young minds to pursue a career in agriculture and to further contribute to our bountiful state and sustain the industry. Review the Tour Checklist

Kaiser Permanente Logo

Thank you to Kaiser Permanente for supporting the California State Fair Farm Tours.

Enhance your Farm Tour with a California Forest Center Tour

Take a walk in the woods and experience the one-acre forest dedicated to educating Californians about the many benefits of forests and the value of trees in our everyday lives. In this 1-hour tour, students will learn how trees provide us with clean air and water; wildlife habitat; and much needed wood products. Learn more here.

Volunteer Opportunities available at the California State Fair Farm…

Looking for a fun way to connect with your community, get some exercise, fresh air and sunshine? Cal Expo is looking for volunteers to come get your hands in the soil during the California State Fair Spring and Fall K-6th grade Farm Tours. Enjoy the excitement of teaching K-6th grade students about California’s agriculture for six weeks in April and May. When you volunteer at the farm, you earn free admission to the 2019 CA State Fair with your volunteer hours!! It’s a WIN, WIN!!

We rely on volunteers to guide the children on tours through our Farm showing them a whole new world of California agriculture! As a volunteer, you’ll help teach students about agriculture through interactive stations that include a walking tour through our orchard, seed planting, soil composting with worms, and how a greenhouse works! You will even teach the children about healthy eating habits at our ‘Taste It’ station.

No experience? No problem! We can turn you into a farmer! We will provide onsite training in our amazing outdoor classroom. Our volunteer team supports six weeks of school tours in the Spring & Fall. If you’re at least 18 and can be available for half days Monday through Thursday 8:30 am – 1:30pm, then you’re a great candidate! It’s an opportunity to gain knowledge, build skills and make new friends. Contact us at farm@calexpo.com or #916 263-3277

Program Supporters

AAMSI Financial Center Credit Union
Ag in the Classroom Friends of the California State Fair
Bank of America Gail Kautz/Ironstone Vineyards
Bank of America Merrill Lynch Healthy Kids Concepts
Bank of Stockton Heritage Organics
Beneto, Inc. HM Clause
Bohart Museum of Entomology, UCD Jody VanLobenSels
Brookfield CA Land Holding Kaiser Permanente
Butler Amusements Kimley-Horn and Association
California Agriculture Museum (Woodland, CA) Leisure Sports
California Business Properties Association Lowell Richardson
California Cherry Board Mark and Abigail Nelson
California Department of Water Resources-  Save Our Water Mark Pratt
Mary Kaems
California Grain & Feed Association Montra Farms LP
California Pear Advisory Board Patsy Gilbert
California Seed Association Phil Ogiluey
California State Fair Rick Nelson
California Warehouse Association Rima Barkett/Trivoli
Certified Farmers Market Rina DiMare
County of Sacramento Sacramento Republic FC
Craig Reinhardt Sacramento Valley Walnut Growers
ECORP Consulting Save Mart SuperMarkets
Edward Barkett Sonney Chong
Eisley Nursery, Inc. Teresa Castanias
Event Partnership UC Davis

This project is supported by the CalAgPlate Grant Program.