By Alyssa Green
It’s State Fair time again! Are you excited? We are. We love the California State Fair and all it has to offer. Whether it’s the rides that attract you, the exhibits, the concerts, the food or simply the people watching, there’s somethings for everyone and this year is no exception. In fact, the folks at the fair want to hear about your favorite State Fair memories. If you’ve got great experiences with photos to share, you can do so here , and you just might be featured in this year’s State Fair advertising campaign.
And if that isn’t enough, we have two Family Fun Packs to give away to a couple of our lucky readers. To be eligible, just leave a comment tellings us about your favorite state fair memory. A random drawing will be held on Wednesday, July 10, 2013.
Here’s the details:
What: California State Fair
When: Friday, July 12 – Sunday, July 28
Where: Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento
Family-Friendly Exhibits & Activities:
5th Dimension Experience – Looking for a new thrill? Check out the eye-boggling 5th dimension Experience. Amazing 3-D cinema, lasers and sound that touch all your senses.
Wild Science – Take an amazing excursion into the world of knowledge with Wild Science, a captivating collection of interactive displays and activities that teaches kids all about the wonders of science and technology. Don’t miss the all-new Mind Works, a collection of puzzles and giant classic games that will tease and challenge minds of any age.
Hall of Heroes – Experience your favorite superheroes and discover your own superhero powers in the interactive Hall of Heroes exhibit. Visit with costumed characters, get your picture taken in the Batmobile and more.
Jewels of the Jungle – “Jewels of the Jungle” is an exciting way to experience the natural beauty of the Amazon Jungle. Immerse yourself in the lush environment of the floriculture exhibit and take in picturesque waterfalls with pristine surroundings including the wildlife that call the Amazon home.
The Farm – The centerpiece of the State Fair agricultural programs is the Merrill Award Living Exhibit known as “The Farm”. There are plenty of activities for the entire family to enjoy here at The Farm, including this year’s new Urban Farming which will allow the public to learn and see ways in which they can join the food movement by growing their own fruits and vegetables.
California Forest Center – Our Forest Center features more than 100 trees representing 40 of our native California species! Some of the trees reaching heights up to 100 feet tall! With our stream, shaded gazebo and redwood deck, the Forest Center is place for you to rest and enjoy the natural beauty.
Kids Park – Located on the east side of the fairgrounds. Butler Amusements is happy to provide kid-friendly games and rides.
Senior (62+) $10
Youth (5-12) $8
Child (0-4) FREE
Ride Wristband $28 (unlimited)
Family Fun Pack $44.95 (includes 4 admission tickets, 4 monorail tickets and 1 parking pass)
Season Pass $29.99 (includes unlimited monorail rides & admission to Raging Waters)
Wells Fargo Kids Days – Kids 12 and under get FREE admission on each Tuesday of the fair. In addition, all rides are just $1.
Read to Ride – The State Fair and Butler Amusements encourages children to read daily! The Read to Ride program is for children grades K-8 who read two books in exchange for two FREE ride vouchers. This book report form can be found at any Sacramento Library, or downloaded here! During fair time, children are required to fill out the form and bring it to our Guest Services office, located inside the Main Gate.