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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 916-263-3277.
To book your Farm Tour click here.
2020 Spring Tour Dates: April 7 – May 7
2020 Fall Tour Dates: September 15 – October 22
- Farm Tours
Tuesday – Thursday
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 11:40 a.m. – 1:10 p.m.
- 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.
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 email@example.com or #916 263-3277
|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
|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.