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Getting to the Sacramento County Fair at Cal Expo

Our physical address is 1600 Exposition Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95815. Vehicle entry through Gate D at Exposition Blvd and Challenge Way. Gate admission is located at the entrance to the Cal Expo Rodeo Arena.

The 2023 Sacramento County Fair runs May 25 - 29 (Memorial Day Weekend)

Fair Theme

"Where Tradition Meets Tomorrow"

Fair Admission

  • General Admission: $12.00
  • Children Ages 12-17: $10.00
  • Kids 11 and under: always free
  • Seniors 60+ -May 25 only: $8.00
  • Military Day - Monday, May 29th FREE with a valid military ID

Carnival Wristband

Unlimited Daily Wristband: $35.00
All you can ride in one day. Does not include Fair admission. (Check back for updates)




Limited bike parking is available near the Rodeo Gate Entrance.

The Sacramento County Fair is a Smoke Free Fair!

Please smoke before entering the Fair. A designated smoking section is located prior to entry.

BABY Lounge - Bldg C

A private place for nursing moms enjoying the Fair

Military Day (May 29)

All Military Free, Active & Veterans (with valid Id). Military personnel ONLY.

Fair Hours

May 25, Thursday 10 AM - 10 PM
May 26, Friday 10 AM - 10 PM
May 27, Saturday 10 AM - 10 PM
May 28, Sunday 10 AM - 10 PM
May 29, Monday 10 AM - 7 PM

Carnival Hours

May 25, Thursday 11 AM- 10 PM
May 26, Friday 11 AM- 10 PM
May 27, Saturday 11 AM- 10 PM
May 28, Sunday 11 AM- 10 PM
May 29, Monday 11 AM - 7 PM

Building Hours

Building C: Local arts, crafts, demonstrations & Wild Science
Building D: The Shoppers Expo with extraordinary products & services, free drawing daily
Thursday - Sunday 10 am - 10 pm
Monday, Memorial Day 10 am - 7 pm

Livestock Pavilion Hours

Thursday - Sunday 8 am - 8 pm
Junior Livestock Auction, Sunday 10 am - 6 pm
Monday, Memorial Day * 10 am - 5 pm
*Most animals leave the Fair early on Monday morning. To visit the most animals please plan to visit before Monday.

Carnival Rides

Midway of Fun provides 30 fun and thrilling carnival rides to make your County Fair experience memorable and magical! The Main Carnival features 20 exciting rides and our Kids' Carnival (especially for youngsters 3 - 7) has 10 rides especially for our littlest guests. For Carnival height requirement click here.
Wheelchairs and wagon rentals are available at Cost is $20 for the day. (Dependant upon availability. First come first serve. Reservations will not be accepted.)

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