CDFA Division of Fairs & Expositions

Fairs & Expositions

Physical Address: 2800 Gateway Oaks Drive, Ste 257, Sacramento CA 95833  •  916-999-3000
Mailing Address: 1220 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

The Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Fairs & Expositions (F&E), a Branch within the Division of Marketing Services, provides fiscal and policy oversight of the network of California fairs and ensures the best use of available funding and other services.

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    ~ California State Parks Historical Slide Show
    In 2014, Californians will be observing the birth of our State Park System and the beginning of the park movement. This sesquicentennial allows us to reflect on, learn from and share our history with all Californians. To promote the 150th anniversary, California fairs will be hosting contests to promote California state parks at fairs. Special California State Park sesquicentennial commemoration ribbons will be awarded to contestants for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. We encourage you to go visit your local fair to view the 150th anniversary of State Parks competitive exhibits.

  • Video Feature: Del Mar Fairgrounds “a Virtual Noah’s Ark”

    A nationally broadcast news segment highlights the evacuation of 2,700 large animals to Del Mar Fairgrounds during California's 2007 wildfires.

  • Fair Dates and Information

    California’s 77 fairs are located throughout the Golden State from early spring to the fall of each year.

  • Exhibits and Livestock Issues

    Fairs & Expositions is responsible for the development and enforcement of the State Rules of California Fairs. The purpose of the these rules are to ensure educational and equitable competition; provide state-wide competition consistency; and maximize exhibitor and public safety.

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