California State Fair
Where: Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento
When: July 10-July 26; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday
Admission: $12; seniors (age 62 and up), $10; youths (ages 5-12), $8; children ages 4 and younger admitted free; parking, $10
Visit the UC master gardeners at the fair’s Farm for advice on growing just about anything. Check out the new water-wise gardens as well as chefs’ demonstrations at the outdoor kitchen stage. The Farm also shows how to grow more food with less water and space.
Brewers and bakers tour
Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento
When: 10 a.m. July 11
This guided tour of the cemetery and its famous gardens focuses on early Sacramento’s love of all things yeasty and the cemetery residents who made this town a beer mecca (with great bread, too).
Sacramento Antique Faire
Where: Under the freeway at X and 21st streets, Sacramento
When: 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. July 12
Admission: $3; youths age 16 and under admitted free; no pets
Find more than 300 vendors from throughout Northern California at this popular event. Among the featured categories are antique and vintage goods, collectibles, furniture, clothing, jewelry, lighting, military items, garden art, architectural salvage and much more.