State Fair

What’s happening at the California State Fair this week?

Deep fried peanut butter cups? We taste-test offbeat eats at the State Fair

Our interns visited the California State Fair and bravely tried unusual dishes that had one thing in common: the deep fryer. Here’s what they recommend.
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Our interns visited the California State Fair and bravely tried unusual dishes that had one thing in common: the deep fryer. Here’s what they recommend.

The California State Fair officially closes July 30. If you’re planning on visiting this week, July 24 to July 28, expect slightly cooler temperatures with highs in the 90s and lows in the 60s.

Monday’s highlights

  • Blues Traveler performs: 8 p.m.

Tuesday’s highlights

  • Kids Day with free entry for kids and $2 rides for all: All day
  • Dinger from the Sacramento River Cats at The Farm: 3 p.m.
  • Anthem Lights performs: 8 p.m.

Wednesday’s highlights

  • $2 Taste of the Fair: 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.
  • Paperback Writer performs: 8 p.m.

Thursday’s highlights

  • First Responders Appreciation Day: All day
  • $2 Taste of the Fair: 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.
  • Horse racing at the Miller Lite Grandstand: 1:45 p.m.
  • Trace Adkins performs: 8 p.m.

Friday’s highlights

  • Seniors Savings Day: All day
  • Horse racing at the Miller Lite Grandstand: 1:45 p.m.
  • Belinda Carlisle performs: 8 p.m.
  • Fireworks: 10-10:30 p.m.

If you’re going

  • Hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Where: Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd, Sacramento
  • Cost: $8-$12 admission; parking $15
  • Details: castatefair.org, (916) 263-FAIR

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