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Sacramento County Fair

The State Fair may get all the attention, but the SacramentoCounty Fair has just about as much going on. And it’s going on sooner, this Memorial Day weekend from May 23rd to the 27th. There’s the Midway of Fun, livestock auctions, a demolition derby, live entertainment and, of course, plenty of delicious (bad for you) Fair food.
The organizers sum up the event on their website:
“The Sacramento County Fair takes place during the Memorial Day weekend and draws nearly 90,000 attendees. We are fun, affordable and safe for the whole family! Our community enjoys our friendly atmosphere, traditional county fair competitions, agriculture displays, hands-on family activities, carnival, festival-style entertainment, and specialty foods.
“We serve our community through our youth programs. For over seventy years our County Fair has provided a platform for local 4-H and FFA youth to show and sell livestock; demonstrate club projects; and display their arts and crafts. More recently, the Fair has opened its doors to Sacramento area elementary schools with its popular Free School Tour Program hosting over 10,000 local students, educators and chaperones and the County Fair distributes a fully-funded wheelbarrow garden program to over 85 classrooms.”
This year’s theme is “Let’s Eat, Have Fun & Celebrate the Red, White & Blue.” Can’t argue with that.
Admission is just $5 for adults, with children 12 and under free. (Parking at Cal Expo is $10.) For more info on Fair events, check out the website at

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