The California State Fair is back for another year at Cal Expo! The Fair will run from July 13 to July 29. You can expect a ton of unique activities on day four as thousands of Californians converge for a day of fun, including ABC10!

Hours of operation

The California State Fair's main gate will be open from 11 a.m.-10 p.m on Tuesday, July 17. The carnival hours will last from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

For your wallet

2 rides for everyone and free admission for kids 12 and under.

For your belly

  • Food vendors are open daily, click here for the full list.
  • 11 a.m. - Cheese Sampling with Rumiano Cheese Company (Save Mart California Kitchen)
  • 11 a.m. - Olive Oil Tasting with Bamford Family Farms (Taste of California Education Center)
  • 1 p.m. - The Grill (Kaiser Permanente Farm Presented by Save Mart)

For your kids

  • All Rides (click here for the full list)
  • 11 a.m. - Lady Bird Experience (Butler Amusements)
  • 11 a.m. - Petting Zoo and activities
  • 11 a.m. - Balloonacy (Throughout the Fairgrounds)
  • 11 a.m. - Exhibit by National Geographic- The Future of Food (California Building B)
  • 11 a.m. - Whale Tail by CA Coastal Commission (Expo Building 2)
  • 11 a.m. - Forest Animals with Wild Things Inc. (California Forest Foundation Forest Center)
  • Noon - Poppy's Birthday (PG&E Center Stage)

For your entertainment

  • 11 a.m. - Spin Cycle (Promenade Stage)
  • 11 a.m. - Street Drum Corps. (Throughout The Fairgrounds)
  • 1 p.m. - Magicians Guild (California Building B)
  • 3 p.m. - Freestyle Motocross FMX (Jack in the Box FMX Lagoon)
  • 7:30 p.m. - Big Crush Dance Band (Heineken Blues and Brews Speakeasy Whiskey Lounge)
  • 8 p.m. - Queen Nation (Golden 1 Main Stage)
  • 8 p.m. - Obsidian Butterfly - Light Show (Expo Building 1)
  • 9 p.m. - Sweet Soul Music - A Tribute to Tina Turner: Ft. Kiesha Wright along with John Payne and the Hurt band (Promenade Stage)

Where to find the ABC10 Swagwagon

Look for ABC10 all season at the State Fair! In addition to our cool down, charge up stations and cools down misters, keep an eye out for the all-new SWAGON! 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!