State Fair

California State Fair in full swing

A worker helps get a ride ready two years ago for the California State Fair.
A worker helps get a ride ready two years ago for the California State Fair. Sacramento Bee file

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

Details: www.castatefair.org

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.

Terrarium workshop

Where: Exotic Plants, 1833 Howe Ave., Sacramento

When: Noon Saturday, July 9

Admission: Free

Details: 916-922-4769, www.exoticplantsltd.com

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

Details: www.sacantiquefaire.com

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.

Debbie Arrington

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