Special Days To Look Forward To At The California State Fair & Food Festival

After a two year hiatus the California State Fair is back!

By Marilyn Nelson on July 14, 2022
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From July 15 through July 31 The California State Fair @ Food Festival will fill Cal Expo with exhibits, competitions, horse racing, carnival rides, concerts and lots of food.

Tuesday Kids Free Day & $2 Rides for All – July 19 & 26 FREE admission for kids 12 and under. Rides cost $2 each for all fair goers.

Senior Savings Friday – Discount admission of $10 for seniors 62 & better.

Military, Veteran & First Responder Appreciation Day – Thursday, July 21 – FREE admission all day for active duty, reserve and veterans from all branches of the military, active first responders and lifeguards.

SMUD Giving Mondays at the Fair – Monday, July 18 & Monday, July 25 – BRING 3 non-perishable, non-expired food items to the Fair Gates before 3 p.m. and receive FREE admission. The collected food items will benefit the Elk Grove Food Bank.

$2 Taste Of The Fair – Wednesdays & Thursdays, 11 am – 4 pm you can try bite-sized versions of all your favorite Fair foods – for only $2 a taste!

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