California State Fair Guide 2023

Experience the wonders of the California State Fair, a spectacular celebration of culture and agricultural, where you'll embark on a journey of exploration and discovery. The California State Fair is an annual event that showcases the best entertainment, commercial exhibits, and delicious food to try with your friends and family.This remarkable event guarantees a delightful experience, making it a must-attend summer occasion. If you're planning to attend the California State Fair, here's a guide to help you make the most of your experience:

Plan Your Visit:

  • Dates and Hours: The California state fair begins on July 14th and ends on July 30th. The hours for entry, the kid's park, and carnival rides vary. Check the official website for detailed activities dates and times for more information.
  • Ticket Information: To avoid long lines, purchase your tickets in advance and to learn about the different options, including the fun pack, state fair season pass, parking passes, etc. Also, check for any discounts or special packages available.
  • Transportation/Hotel Accommodations: If you live locally, consider your transportation options before you head out. The fair provides parking, but it can get crowded. Public transportation or carpooling with friends/family is a convenient alternative. If you live out of the area, there are many different hotels to choose from that are close to the California State Fair. You can check the CA State Fair's website for more details.

Explore the Exhibits:

  • Agriculture: The California State Fair is known for its agricultural displays. Take some time to visit the livestock exhibits, crop displays, and educational booths that showcase the diversity of California's agricultural industry.
  • Arts and Crafts: Check out the art exhibits and craft displays to see Californian artists' talent and creativity and find something new for your home.
  • Commercial Exhibits: Explore the commercial exhibits to discover various products and services, like Chriswell Home Improvements. Visit our booth to learn about our decking, siding, roofing, offerings, and more. We would love to meet you and learn more about your next home improvement project.

Enjoy the Entertainment:

  • Concerts: The California State Fair hosts live music performances throughout its duration. Check the schedule and purchase tickets for shows that interest you, like Fitz and the Tantrums, Boyz II Men, Third Eye Blind, and more.
  • Rides and Amusement Park: Take a spin on the Ferris wheel or enjoy the thrill of various amusement park rides available. Remember to check the height and age restrictions for each ride to ensure a fun filled day.

Sample the Food:

  • Fair Food: Indulge in gastronomic delights such as corn dogs, funnel cakes, deep-fried treats, and barbecue. There are often unique and innovative food options to try as well.
  • Local Cuisine: Look for vendors offering local specialties and flavors. The California State Fair is known for its diverse culinary scene, so take the opportunity to savor some regional dishes.

Special Events:

  • Competitions: The fair hosts various competitions, including cooking contests, pie-eating contests, and even livestock competitions. Check the schedule to see any competitions you'd like to witness.
  • Special Days: The fair often designates specific days for themes like Kids' Day, Military, Veteran, and First Responder Appreciation days, offering special activities and discounts. Keep an eye out for these events and discounts.

Stay Hydrated and Comfortable:

  • Weather: The weather in July is hot, hot, hot. Wear comfortable and cool clothing, sunglasses, a hat, and sunscreen for sun protection.
  • Water: Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Bring a refillable water bottle to save money and reduce waste.

Be Prepared:

  • Map and Schedule: When you arrive, be sure to grab a map of the fairgrounds and a schedule of events upon arrival to familiarize yourself with the layout and to plan your day accordingly. You can check out the map on the State Fair's website as well.
  • Cash and Cards: While many vendors accept credit/debit cards, carrying some money for smaller vendors or situations where card payments may not be available is a good idea to have some cash ready to go.
  • Bag or Backpack: Bring a bag or backpack to carry essentials such as sunscreen, a water bottle, snacks, and any purchases you make. Check for backpack and bag size restrictions.

It's time to plan your stat fair outing and get ready for the best time of the year! The California State Fair has an array of activities for everyone to enjoy. We look forward to seeing you there! Be sure to visit Chriswell Home Improvements in building C. We can't wait to chat with you about your home improvement projects.

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