SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California State Fair makes its return to Cal Expo for 2019 as it begins run from July 12 to July 28. 

On any given day, there's always something to do at the fair, so here's what to expect for Saturday, July 13.  

Hours of operation 

10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

For your belly 

  • 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.
  • 10 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. — Bondolio Olive Oil (California Extra Virgin Olive Oil Sampling Booth)
  • 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. — Cooking Demonstration with Chef Nicholas Wilson (Save Mart California's Kitchen - Cooking Theater) 
  • 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.Make the Most Out of Your Next Tasting (Taste of California classroom)

For the kids

Concerts

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Additional entertainment 

Mark S. Allen is living at the fair for three nights! Find his home on top of the Swagon at the Nintendo Switch Road Trip happening behind Expo building 5. During the day, he’ll be hanging out with the E-gamers from the 2019 Bear Cup Tournament. At night, catch him on stage with Queen Nation. 

The Swagon is our new mobile pop-up events truck, and it will be at the fair. We’ll be out there with free giveaways and fun! Come join us and make sure you join our Facebook page to find out where we are and what we’re up to each day! 

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