The Sacramento County Fair returns…discounted pre-sale tickets available April 4

After a record setting year in 2022, The Sacramento County Fair returns to Cal Expo May 25 – 29, 2023.

Established in 1937, the Fair is dedicated to the safe, fun education of greater Sacramento and its youth. A value-driven family event, Fair guests enjoy a friendly atmosphere, traditional fair competitions, agricultural displays, hands-on activities, midway rides and games, specialty food and festival-style entertainment.

This year, the Fair is Where Tradition Meets Tomorrow: Fairgoers can reunite with corn dogs and dinosaur-sized turkey legs and enjoy tomorrow’s favorites like deep fried peaches.

Fair experiences will delight and entertain guests of all ages. Crowd-pleasers like EXTREMEDOGS and ALL ALASKAN RACING PIGS return, while new favorites like the cycling talents of TURN-N-BURN TRICK RIDERS and mind-bending magic performed by Murray Hatfield and Theresa—Canada’s favorite magic duo—promise something new and exciting every day! Also, California’s friendliest carnival, Midway of Fun, offers classic favorites like the Ferris Wheel as well as all-new, high-tech thrill rides!

Music fans rejoice! Fresh acts take the stage every day of the Fair free of charge. From classic rockers FAN HALEN, to hip-hop sensation BANDED FUTURE, the Latin sounds of MAYA LATIN ROOTS BAND and more, there is music for every taste.

Over 2000 head of livestock from 4-H and FFA will be on display for their biggest event of the season.  Competitors also answer questions about livestock husbandry and implementing tomorrow’s agricultural advances today.

The roar of Monster Trucks and Demolition Derby plus two rodeo events are at the Fair’s Big Arena.  Separate event tickets are required. Seating is limited for these events, and they sell out fast, so check the schedule and get yours today.

All ticket sales start April 4 at

For a limited time, adult tickets are just $12, kids 12-17, $10, and kids under 12 are ALWAYS FREE. All You Can Ride one-day Carnival wristbands are only $30.00.

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