SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) —  The California State Fair returns to Sacramento following two years of pandemic-related closures and cancellations. 

The event draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, bringing in more than 150 million dollars for the Sacramento economy.

For residents across the state, the fair is a staple of California summer life, where they can enjoy food, livestock competitions, horse racing, talent shows and more.

Here’s everything you need to know to make the most of your State Fair experience. 

Location:

Cal Expo 1600 Exposition Blvd Sacramento, CA 95815 United States

The Main Gate is located on Exposition Boulevard and Heritage Way.

Dates:

July 15 – July 31 

Tickets:

Unlimited Ride Wristband: $37 (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday)

Unlimited Ride Wristband: $42 (Friday, Saturday, Sundays)

Adult Daily Admission: $14

Senior Daily Admission: $12  (Ages 62+)

Admission for children ages four and younger is free. Visit the Cal Expo admissions page for more information on booking tickets. 

Parking:

State Fair Parking: $15

General Parking (events and shows): $10

Concert Parking: $15

Cash and credit cards are accepted forms of payment, according to the Cal Expo website

Main Gate Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 11 am-10 pm

Friday-Sunday: 10 am-10 pm

Green Gate Hours:

Monday–Thursday: 11 am–10 pm

Friday–Sunday: 10 am–10 pm

Carnival Hours:                                                                                                            

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: Opens at 2 pm                                                     

Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday: Opens at 11 am

Kids Park Hours:                                                                                                   

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: Opens at 1 pm                                      

Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday: Opens at 11 am

Concerts: 

Visitors also have the opportunity to enjoy live performances at the Toyota Concert Series on the Golden 1 Stage. All concerts are included in the general admission fee of $15, except for the music festival, “Quebradita Time”.

  • July 15 Chaka Khan 8 pm                                                                                              
  • July 16 Neon Trees 8 pm                                                                                                
  • July 17 Night Ranger 8 pm                                                                                                 
  • July 18 24K Magic – Bruno Mars Tribute 8 pm                                                                        
  • July 19 Clay Walker 8 pm                                                                                               
  • July 20 KC & The Sunshine Band 8 pm                                                                         
  • July 21 The Guess Who 8 pm                                                                                      
  • July 22 ABBA the Concert – Tribute to ABBA 8 pm                                                      
  • July 23 Los Lonely Boys 8 pm                                                                                        
  • July 24 Mariachi Vargas 8 pm                                                                                        
  • July 25 Journey Revisted 8 pm                                                                                        
  • July 26 Queen Nation 8 pm                                                                                         
  • July 27 Chase Rice 8 pm
  • July 28 TLC 8 pm                                                                                                                 
  • July 29 Blanco Brown 8 pm                                                                                                      
  • July 30 Smash Mouth 8 pm                                                                                                                        
  • July 31 Quebradita Time 8 pm