State Fair: Big Fun Comes Earlier This Year


It’s only July, but the California State Fair is almost here! The State Fair used to run from late August to early September, but this year it starts July 14 and runs through Aug. 1. Mark your calendars because you won’t want to miss the farm animals, rides, fried food, wine and beer.

Fairgoers will find a few changes besides the dates: Food stands will offer 25 percent lower prices than last year, so you can don’t have to choose between that corndog and deep-fried Twinkie, and the new Days of the Dinosaur Exhibit, a prehistoric wonderland full of life-sized robotic dinosaurs, will feature fun hands-on activities for the kids!

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