California State Fair
Where: Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento
When: Through July 24; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday
Admission: $12; senior discount Fridays (age 62 and up), $10; youths (5-16), $8; children age 4 and under admitted free
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Sacramento’s summer blockbuster is back for the 163rd year with hundreds of vendors, special exhibits and events. Several exhibits are geared toward gardening and growing food. Learn about pollinators and how to create a water-wise landscape.
Where: Exotic Plants, 1833 Howe Ave., Sacramento
When: Noon Saturday, July 9
Beat the heat and learn how to create your own indoor garden under glass or plastic. Call in advance to reserve a seat for this popular workshop.
Sacramento Antique Faire
Where: X and 21st streets, Sacramento
When: 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, July 10
Admission: $3; ages 16 and younger admitted free
Find more than 300 vendors of vintage collectibles and antiques under the shade of the freeway. Shop for furniture, clothing, jewelry, military memorabilia, garden items, architectural accents, lighting and much more.