California State Fair

Alison Toon
California State Fair: fairground art and my fairground muse

Jul 21, 2014
California State Fair: fairground art and my fairground muse

Each year I return to the California State Fair fairground, the "Midway", to see the WaveSwinger. I don't understand why it's not surrounded by photographers day and night, like a gorgeous celebrity: she shows a different face early on a summers day to...

Sacramento365
Our Hometown Tourists Visit the California State Fair

Our Hometown Tourists Visit the California State Fair

It's summer in Sacramento, and the California State Fair is happening now. You may have seen the TV commercials showing the mascots dancing and singing and advertising special discounts on items like spas and furniture. And the local news shows have sent anchors to the fair grounds to experience the sights and...

Alison Toon
Queen Nation rock the State Fair. Again!

Jul 20, 2014
Queen Nation rock the State Fair. Again!

I loved seeing these guys at the State Fair last year, and I say it again: I never expect to like a tribute-band, cover-band, but Queen Nation just rock!In a way, bands covering someone-else's songs was my intro to live music. Saturday evenings at Syst...

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Sweet Baked Life
Cotton Candy Daiquiri

Jul 19, 2014
Cotton Candy Daiquiri

Hey — do you know what today is? It’s National Daiquiri Day! So to honor this classic cocktail I created a fun and refreshing Cotton Candy Daiquiri to share with you! Cotton candy in a cocktail? Oh yes. I decided to put my … Continue reading

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Alison Toon
And now for all the fun of the fair: State Fair!

Jul 19, 2014
And now for all the fun of the fair: State Fair!

Fairground ride, California state fairI'm off to the fair, today. Goats, sheep, llamas (I hope!), horses, heavy horses, new-born calves; ferris wheels, crazy rides (I'm an observer, not a participant), bungee jumping, catch-a-rubber-duck, dart-a-soft-b...

Sacramento Connect
Throwback Thursday: Crashing steam trains for fun at the 1913 California State Fair

Jul 17, 2014
Throwback Thursday: Crashing steam trains for fun at the 1913 California State Fair


FOX40
Heat, Hydration a Concern at State Fair

Jul 14, 2014
Heat, Hydration a Concern at State Fair

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EMT’s contracted with Cal Expo told FOX40 that, during Monday’s triple-digit temperatures, their team responded to three heat-related calls on site.

Of those, two were transported to the hospital.

“Today is, no doubt, a change for us. We have …


Appeal Democrat
Marysville High FFA exhibit wins award at state fair

Marysville High School's FFA found opening day at the California State Fair had a silver lining.

Sierra FoodWineArt Magazine
Placer, Nevada and Sierra counties win honors at State Fair

Placer, Nevada and Sierra counties win honors at State Fair

Glenn County has won Best of Show for their county exhibit. The Salvagno family, celebrated their 11th anniversary of building Glenn County’s exhibit at the California State Fair. Although they have won Silver and Gold awards in the past, Glenn County has won the Best of Show Award for the second consecutive year. Member of...

The Sacramento Bee
Seeds: State Fair shows water-wise awareness

Before the State Fair opened its gates Friday, visitors to Cal Expo already were noticing the drought-minded changes this summer.

“The grass on Exposition Boulevard is looking pretty sorry,” said Sonya Logman, Cal Expo’s external affairs director. “Actually, we’ve gotten phone calls – ‘Hey, you’ve got some sprinklers broken – your...

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