45th annual Sacramento Bromeliad & Carnivorous Plant Society show and sale
Where: Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 25 and 26
Details: (530) 273-9161
See hundreds of interesting, colorful and fascinating plants at one of the area’s best club shows. Learn how to care for these oddities of nature and take some home, too.
California State Fair
Where: Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento
When: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 25 and 26.
Admission: $12 general; seniors (age 62 and up), $10; youths (ages 5-12), $8; children ages 4 and younger admitted free; parking, $10
Last call for this year’s State Fair. Closing weekend also means it’s your last chance to visit the Farm’s water-wise gardens and see chefs’ demonstrations at the outdoor kitchen stage.
27th annual Truckee Garden Tour
Where: Start at Truckee Donner Community Recreation Center, 8924 Donner Pass Road, Truckee
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, July 25
Admission: $25; available at Truckee/Tahoe area nurseries
Details: (530) 587-6980. www.lake-of-the-sky.org
Lake of the Sky Garden Club hosts this popular tour, featuring eight private gardens plus the community center.