What’s New At The California State Fair

By Cody Briana on July 13, 2018
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Today is the official 1st day of the California State Fair! The festivities run until July 29th and feature a few new experiences your family is sure to love, Sac Bee reports. The best one? The “Cool Spots,” where fairgoers can stop and cool down.

New Food

World’s most sour ice cream & world’s hottest ice cream (Cardinali Sweet Treats)
Sweet & savory crepes (Planet Crepes)
Elote fries, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos fries and lobster fries (Sharky’s Fry King)
Jalapeno popper burger (Stuffie’s Char-Broiler)
Fresh pressed juices and Acai bowls (Good Roots Café)
Bison ribs, Grizzly MAC attack (macaroni & cheese, pulled pork, coleslaw, barbecue sauce) (Montana Q)
Flamin’ Hot Cheetos corn on the cob (The Corn Shack)
Pretzel dog on a stick (Grandma Herzberg’s Pretzel and Lemonade)
Deep fried cannoli (Sweet Cheeks)
Pasta (William Henry’s Hammertime)

New Rides

The one new ride in the Kids Park is called Puppy Love. The Main Carnival features four new rides – Mega Flip, Turbo, Cyclone and Wind Surfer. The rides from Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch will be returning this year as well. Those include Balloon Samba, Bumper Cars and Dragon Wagon.


New this year is Kids Bopp and ZZ Top concerts at Papa Murphy’s Park, which is the home of the Sacramento Republic FC and is located on the grounds of Cal Expo. Kids Bopp will play on July 16 and ZZ Top with George Thorogood and The Destroyers will rock out on Thursday July 26. Keep in mind, these shows require an additional fee.

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