Category Archives: Fairs

Best of Show: California’s finest wine, beer, cheese and olive oil recognized at State Capitol

It’s fair season! With the State Fair coming up July 12-28, judges have been busy tasting and testing some of California’s finest agricultural products for the coveted annual “Best of Show” awards. CDFA Undersecretary Jenny Lester Moffitt joined in the festivities on the … Continue reading

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Drones to replace fireworks at California State Fair

From a California State Fair news release Drone light shows will replace fireworks at the California State Fair, July 12-28, 2019. Drones along with swarm technology will be utilized to light up the night skies around Cal Expo to choreographed … Continue reading

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Secretary Ross Celebrates Winners of the California State Fair Best of Show Awards

California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Secretary Karen Ross joined representatives of the California State Fair on the State Capitol’s west steps earlier today to recognize the Best of Show winners from the 2018 Commercial Wine, Beer, Cheese, and Extra Virgin Olive … Continue reading

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June is fairs month – find a fair near you!

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What’s better than the Fourth of July? The Fourth at the Fair!

What’s better than the Fourth of July? Spending the fourth at the fair! Marin, Alameda, San Diego and Napa county fairs are all in full swing over the Fourth of July weekend. Click on these images to go to each … Continue reading

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CDFA Undersecretary and ‘Clayton Kerfrog’ shine at State Capitol frog jump

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September is fairs season! Find a fair near you

  Gold Country Fair 9/4/2014 to 9/7/2014 Auburn, CA   Kern County Fair 9/17/2014 to 9/28/2014 Bakersfield, CA   Lodi Grape Festival & Harvest 9/11/2014 to 9/14/2014 Lodi, CA   Madera District Fair 9/4/2014 to 9/7/2014 Madera, CA   Mendocino … Continue reading

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Huell Howser and California’s Golden Fairs – San Diego County

Several years ago, the late public television personality Huell Howser produced a series of reports called California’s Golden Fairs. One of the segments featured the San Diego County Fair, at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, which begins its 24-day run tomorrow. … Continue reading

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Adopt-A-Fair Program Connects Modoc, Del Mar Fairs – From the Carmel Valley News

  http://www.delmartimes.net/2012/12/12/del-mar-fairgrounds-board-approves-funds-to-help-save-modoc-district-fair/ The 22nd District Agricultural Association, which runs the state-owned Del Mar Fairgrounds and oversees the annual San Diego County Fair, has come to the rescue of a tiny, beleaguered state fair in Northern California that was on the … Continue reading

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California State Fair brings together farming, heritage and communities

I had a chance to visit the California State Fair this week and, as the fair nears the end of another successful run at Cal Expo, I thought I would take a moment to share my thoughts about its meaning … Continue reading

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