SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California State Fair returns to Cal Expo for the 2019 year. The fair is set to operate from July 12 to 28.
Here is a schedule for what is happening on Friday, July 19:
Hours of operation
The California State Fair will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m on Friday, July 19.
For your wallet
Senior Savings Day: Every Friday of the state fair — July 12, 19 and 26 — seniors 62-years-old and older can visit the fair for just $10. Seniors will also be allowed to ride the Grand Carousel and the Giant Wheel for free.
For your belly
Food vendors are open daily, click here for the full list.
- 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. — California State Fair and Food Festival has a pass that gives out four tickets for $28 that can be redeemed at a vendor that is a part of the food festival. A food item costs around $10 without a ticket.
- 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. — Professional Chef Cooking Challenge - Round 1 (Save Mart California's Kitchen - Cooking Theatre CA Bldg B)
- 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. — Wine and Cheese Pairing Featuring the Historic Russian River Winery and Foppiano Vineyards (Taste of California Classroom CA Bldg B)
- 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. — Tasting Craft Chocolate, Bean to Bar (Taste of California Classroom CA Bldg B)
- 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. — Corn Dog Eating Contest - Prelims (Promenade Stage)
- 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. — You Can Make Wine at Home (Taste of California Classroom CA Bldg B)
For your kids
- 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. — Bank of America Selfie Experience (Expo Building 2)
- 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. — Free Horse Ride Program (Horse Arena)
- 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. — Tree Circus - Climb (California Building B)
- 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. — Horses, Hands, & Hearts with Selfie Meet & Greet (Horse Arena)
- 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. — Capt'n Jack Spareribs (PG & E Center Stage)
- 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. — Dave Russell (Western Saloon Stage)
- 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. — Las Principes de Pacifico (Hussong's Cantina)
- 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m — Big Crush Dance Band (Speakeasy Whiskey Lounge)
- 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. — Sean Kingston (Golden 1 Stage)
- 8 p.m to 8:45 p.m, 9 p.m. to 9:45 p.m., 10 p.m. to 10: 45 p.m. — Clean Slate (Promenade Stage)
ABC10 at the fair:
The Swagon is our mobile pop-up events truck. We’ll be out there with free giveaways and fun! Find Madison Wade at the Clay Walker concert! Keep an eye out for Mark S. Allen. He'll be everywhere at the fair including sleeping overnight. Yep, that's how much fun the fair is.
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- 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. — Classic Car Show (Miller Lite Racetrack Grandstand)
- 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. — Smash Ultimate Esports Tournament (Republic of Gamers Stage Expo Bldg 5)
- 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. — Fortnite Esports Tournament (Republic of Gamers Stage (Expo Bldg 5)
- 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. — Acrobats of Hebei China (PG&E Center Stage
- 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. — Jack In The Box Freestyle Motocross Show (Lagoon)
- 10 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. Fireworks presented by DISH (Miller Lite Racetrack Grandstand)