The California State Fair Gala is an elegant evening of special awards, gourmet food, wonderful auction items, entertainment, awards, and a blue ribbon salute to “Celebrating the Best in California.” The Agriculturalist of the Year, Agricultural Progress and Golden Bear Awards will be presented to deserving recipients in front of distinguished guests. 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 25, 2020, 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

2020 sponsorship brochure

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