Best California State Fair Attractions

If you live in California, you’ve been to the California State Fair atleast once. Well, the State Fair is back, starting Friday 14th and ending July 30th. It has some really awesome events and attractions this year! We’ve compiled a list of stuff you and the whole family can enjoy!


1.  Wienerschnitzel Wiener Dog Races – Saturday, July 15

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You read that right. A Wiener Dog race is coming to the California State Fair and we could not be any more excited. Make sure you come out to watch and cheer on the tiny legged dogs while they race their little hearts out.

2. Save Mart Pie Eating Contest – Tuesday, July 18

Who doesn’t love a good ol’ fashioned pie eating contest? Jenna Rae sure does! She even submitted an application to participate in the contest this year. Let the best eater win!

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3. Poppy’s Birthday – Tuesday, July 18

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Happy Birthday to our favorite golden bear! Everyone is invited to come celebrate this special occasion where there will be live entertainment, music, and best of all… FREE cupcakes!

4. $2 Taste of the Fair – Wednesdays and Thursdays

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The best part about the fair is definitely the food and the worst part is having to decided what you want to try. The State Fair has come up with a solution so you can try all the foods in smaller portions! How great is that.

5. Veteran & Military Appreciation Day – Thursday, July 20

The California State Fair loves our troops and want to show their appreciation for all past and current members. Any military branch gets FREE Fair Admission. The day will be dedicated to saying thank you to all the individuals involved in keeping our country safe.

6. Corn Dog Eating Contest – Friday, July 21

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When you think of fair food, what’s the one food that pops into your head? Corn dogs, of course! Participate in this years corn dog eating contest and qualify to win up to $2,500!

7. Cornhole Championship – Saturday, July 29

Grab the best cornhole player you know and compete in the State Fair’s second ever Cornhole Championship. If you visit the KNCI Street Team often, you’ll be ready to throw that bean bag against a competing team.

8. Country Concerts!

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We can’t leave out possibly one of the best parts about the fair. Here’s some of the artists that are coming to the Golden 1 Stage!

  1. John Michael Montgomery – July 15 @ 8pm
  2. Trace Adkins – July 27 @ 8pm
  3. The Marshall Tucker Band – July 29 @8pm

There will be some other fantastic, up-and-coming artists at the Promenade Stage, too! Make sure you check them out HERE.


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