The California State Fair Gala is an elegant evening of gourmet food, wonderful auction items, entertainment, awards, and a blue ribbon salute to “Celebrating the Best in California.” It is also a night for making dreams come true as funds raised benefit the Friends of the California State Fair Scholarship Program.

Thursday, June 27, 2019, the evening will begin with a Best of California Reception where you can mingle with our distinguished award winners and scholarship recipients and taste California State Fair award-winning wines, craft beers, olive oil and cheese. The main event will include a farm-to-fork dinner prepared by Spectra, an awards presentation, and an exhilarating live auction.

Evening Events

5:30 p.m. Best of California Wine, Cheese, Beer and Olive Oil Reception.
7:00 p.m. Dinner and Awards

2019 Award Winners 

Click below to read about each award winner:
2019 Agriculturalist of the Year – Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross
2019 Agriculture Progress – Dr. Lloyd McCabe
2019 Golden Bear Award – Kaiser Permanente

2019 Gala Sponsor Brochure