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See weird, wonderful plants at weekend show

Bromeliads like this one will be at this weekend’s McKinley Park sale.
Bromeliads like this one will be at this weekend’s McKinley Park sale. apayne@sacbee.com

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

Admission: Free

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

Details: bigfun.org

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.

Debbie Arrington

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