California State Fair 2013

| July 8, 2013 | 558 Comments


The California State Fair is just about here (Friday, July 12 – Sunday, July 28) with great family activities and new features! This year’s theme is Food, Family & Fun so they’re all about making sure that everyone has a good time and tasty treats to eat!

For the Foodies, all of the deep fried favorites will be there, in addition to healthy alternatives like grilled fish and shrimp State Fair Tacos. For the adventurous this year… Spaghetti Ice Cream! Looks like spaghetti but tastes like ice cream!

Thrilling rides include the all-new 100 high-flying feet of Vertigo, the White Water Log Flume and a Zip Line over the fairgrounds. Some of the exciting shows and exhibits include the chance to discover your superhero powers in the “Hall of Heroes”, 8 days of Thoroughbred Racing, the Brewfest, Bull-riding, Wine Tasting, “The Farm” which will feature Urban and Suburban Gardening this year, of course the baby animals and 17 nights of free concerts.

The ever so popular Kids Days are Tuesdays (July 16 & 23) when kids 12 and under get FREE admission and $1 rides for everyone!

The Read to Ride Program is for kids K-8 to encourage reading. They read two books and in exchange will receive two free ride vouchers!

Fun and New things at the State Fair:

Hall of Heroes Exhibit: This new exhibit will let your child (or really anyone who loves superheroes and comics!) test their superhero powers, pop into Batman’s Bat Cave and provides a lot of fun photo opps.

5th Dimension Experience: This new exhibit will take you through a theatrical environment with 3-D glasses that have lights, lasers and ground fog and let you walk through all sorts of fun adventures.

Jewels of the Jungle: Experience the Amazon at the State Fair with beautiful exotic plants, animals.

[Giveaway now closed. Congratulations to Rebecca Burke, Cindy McPhail, Richard Chadwick, and Nichole Georgopul! Thanks to all who entered!]

Enter to Win a Family Fun Pack ~ 4 Winners!

I am thrilled to have Family Fun Packs to offer 4 readers! Woohoo! Each Family Pack includes four general admission tickets, four ride tickets & one parking pass!

Here’s how to enter:

1. Click here and ‘Like’ California State Fair on Facebook.

2. Leave a comment below letting me know if your family has been to the State Fair before or if attending this year will be your first time.

These 2 things count as 1 entry. 1 entry per person. The giveaway will close on Thursday, July 11th at midnight and the winner will be announced Friday morning. Good Luck!


Written by Keilah Woodard

Keilah Woodard

Keilah Woodard is the founder of She has a passion for finding adventures with her three kids. As a native Southern Californian, she has been exploring Sacramento for the last twelve years, happily finding hidden treasures and sharing a firsthand perspective with fellow parents.

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