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Sacramento County Fair (May 25-29, 2017)

Disclosure:  This post is hosted by the Sacramento County Fair.  I am receiving complimentary admission to the event in exchange for participating on the blogger team.   

This year the Sacramento County Fair is memorial day weekend May 25-29th 2017 at Cal Expo in Sacramento, California. This year the theme is "Let's Eat, Have Fun & Celebrate the Red, White & Blue".  
The Sacramento county fair first opened in 1937 in Galt, California .  Later the fair moved locations a couple times before it ended up at Cal Expo in Sacramento. In the beginning the fair was an event for livestock and indoor Junior exhibits. In 1988 the Sacramento County fair decided to change to be an event with paid admission, Carnival rides, food and entertainment.  In 2011, when government funding was no longer available, the Sacramento County Fair Foundation (SCFF) became a 
501(c)3 charitable foundation.

Mission Statement of Sacramento County Fair

"The Sacramento County Fair is dedicated to the education of our community and its youth in agriculture, business and technology."

 The Sacramento County fair is a educational family fun event. At no charge, school groups are offered educational programs to experience hands on learning in agricultural stations (application deadline 5/18).  In addition to field trips, the Sacramento County fair offers several competition exhibits for children and adults to enter with the opportunity to be awarded ribbons and prizes.  Some of the categories range from livestock to still exhibits (photography, garden wheelbarrels, food eating contest, etc).  In the past I have entered under the adult Photography category (2013-2015, I was awarded 1st-3rd place in the adult photography catagory).  It was a great honor to have been a participant.   

 Next Wednesday (May 24th) I have been given a special opportunity to join the media in a special media only night. I will have private access to some of the features the Sacramento County fair offers before it is open to the public.  I will share my adventure for you to follow on my social media channels.  I hope you will join me and come back next week to read all about the media night.


Getting to the Sacramento County Fair at Cal Expo
Our physical address is 1600 Exposition Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95815. Vehicle entry through Gate D at Exposition Blvd and Challenge Way. Gate admission is located at the entrance to the Cal Expo Rodeo Arena.

Fair Prices & Hours
The 2017 Sacramento County Fair runs May 25 - 29 (Memorial Weekend)

Fair Admission
Kids 0-12: FREE
Admission: $6.00


Bike Parking
Limited bike parking is available near the Rodeo Gate Entrance. 

The Sacramento County Fair is a Smoke Free Fair!
Please smoke before entering the Fair. A designated smoking section is located prior to entry.

Mommy Lounge - Bldg C 
A private place for nursing moms enjoying the Fair

Fair Hours
May 25 - 26, Thursday and Friday 10 am - 10 pm
May 27- 28, Saturday and Sunday 10 am - 10 pm
May 29, Monday, US Army Memorial Day 10 am - 7 pm

Carnival Hours
May 25 - 26, Thursday and Friday 11am – 10 pm
May 27- 28, Saturday and Sunday 11 am - 10 pm
May 29, Monday, Memorial Day 11 am - 7 pm

Building Hours
Building C: Local arts, crafts, demonstrations & Wild Science
Building D: The Shoppers Expo with extraordinary products & services, free drawing daily 

Thursday - Sunday
10 am - 10 pm
Monday, Memorial Day 10 am - 7 pm

Livestock Pavilion Hours
Thursday - Sunday 8 am - 8 pm
Junior Livestock Auction, Sunday 10 am - 6 pm
Monday, Memorial Day * 10 am - 5 pm
*Most animals leave the Fair early on Monday morning. To visit the most animals please plan to visit before Monday.