SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California State Fair makes its return to Cal Expo for the 2019 year. The fair is set to operate from July 12 through July 28. 

Here is a schedule for what is happening on July 12, 2019:

Hours of operation: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

Share the fair:  Post photos on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with #abc10AtTheFair. 

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.

  • 10 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.    
  • 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Industry Cooking Classes with Chef Dave (Save Mart California's Kitchen — (Cooking Theatre)
  • 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. — Aha Baja! (Taste of California classroom)
  • 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. — Honey and Your Health (Taste of California classroom) 
  • 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. — You Can Make Wine at Home (Taste of California classroom)

For the kids:


ABC10 at the fair:
On Opening Day, We’ll be at the front gates with the ABC10 Swagon, greeting all the folks who just couldn’t wait to get in and have fun! The Swagon is our mobile pop-up events truck. We’ll be out there with free giveaways and fun!  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. Come join us and make sure you follow our Facebook page to find out where we are and what we’re up to each day!  


Additional entertainment: 

Live Traffic:

WATCH MORE: California State Fair: How did deep frying food become a thing?