A judge sentenced two men who robbed a Cal Expo food vendor of more than $200,000 during the California State Fair four years ago to prison terms Friday, though one walked free after the sentencing because he’d served his time in jail awaiting trial.

An effort is underway to show younger would-be campers that pitched tents and log cabins are not the only way to camp.

This year’s conservative show is genteel, not challenging.

Large exhibit tells the farm-to-mouth stories of our favorite treats.

Fourteen Chinese children and teens traveled more than 6,000 miles to become the first international youth delegation at the California State Fair. In addition to taking in the fair’s offerings over its first weekend, the students performed a traditional Chinese dance, demonstrated Chinese tea preparation and calligraphy and read children’s stories.

Use this database to see all the 2014 California State Fair beer winners. Sort by type, brewery or city to see how your favorites scored or find a new beer to try.

An artist who once cleaned Gov. Jerry Brown’s apartment is now portraying him in an unflattering sculpture on display at the California State Fair.

The singer will appear at the July 18 event hours before her State Fair concert.

While cutting its own water use by 20 percent, Cal Expo uses fair as opportunity to educate patrons about ways to save.

California State Fair organizers stayed true to their word, opening the 17-day festival Friday with all the classics – livestock, carnival rides, fried food and games. But new exhibits, like the Whiskey Fest and the NBA Nation sponsored by Sprint, grabbed the attention of many fairgoers throughout the day.

Cotton candy and corner kicks: Cal Expo officials say the State Fair and FC Republic soccer team can benefit each other by sharing the same site during the next few weeks. FC Republic soccer tickets will double as free admission to the State Fair.

Visitors to the 2014 California State Fair, which runs Friday through July 27, will likely come out to Cal Expo for the same reasons that people always have: interesting exhibits, cool rides and fried food.

Cal Expo General Manager Rick Pickering is looking to steadily make modest changes that attract new visitors to the 160-year-old fair, while keeping those that already love the fair coming back.

A virus that has killed more than 8 million young pigs, devastated hog farms and caused pork prices to jump will shut down the popular piglet exhibit at this year’s California State Fair.

The fire that burned 160 acres at Cal Expo on the Fourth of July poses no threat to Friday’s opening of the California State Fair, fire officials said Wednesday.

See what Mike Dunne, one of the most knowledgeable wine experts in the country and former Bee food critic,had to say about wine and the 2014 State Fair wine competition.

Learn some fun facts about the California State Fair and test your knowledge of State Fair history.

Use this database to see all the 2014 California State Fair cheese winners. Sort by type or brand to see how your favorites scored or find a new cheese to try.

In an annual ritual, hundreds of thousands of the California State Fair faithful line up to binge on fair fare from 125 vendors.

This year’s focus is on farm-to-fork at the Farm and in California’s Kitchen.

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