Cal Expo is home to the California State Fair and hosts hundreds of other signature events yearly. Featuring 350 beautifully landscaped acres, Cal Expo was initiated by Governor Pat Brown and opened by Governor Ronald Reagan in 1968. The current Cal Expo facilities were dedicated as a place to celebrate California’s achievements, agriculture, diversity of its people, traditions, and trends that will shape the Golden State’s future.
The mission of the California Exposition & State Fair is to create a State Fair experience reflecting California, including its industries, agriculture, diversity of its people, traditions, and trends shaping its future supported by year-round events.
Tuesday Kids Free Day & $2 Rides for All. July 19 & 26 – FREE admission for kids 12 and under. Rides cost $2 each for all fair-goers.
For every two books you read, receive two rides free and a monorail ticket at the CA State Fair & Food Festival! A $15.00 value. The Read to Ride program is open to kindergarten through eighth-grade students.
Students must read two books, write a summary, then bring the completed form to the California State Fair Guest Services office (located inside the Main Gate) to receive two free rides and one monorail ticket.
Read to Ride redemption valid any day of the Fair. Only one report form per child per day will be accepted.
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