Dairy cows are known for their black and white spots, which they acquired in pursuit of every animal's evolutionary goal: riding on a fire truck. Meet the dalmatians of the barn with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$19.50 for an admission package for two (up to $37 total value)
- Two general-admission tickets (up to $12 value each)
- One discount book with coupons for events, games, food, and other attractions ($5 value)
- Two monorail passes ($4 value each)
$24.50 for four general-admission tickets (up to $48 value)
After optionally taking in a panoramic view of the grounds from a monorail car, groups can explore the rides, contests, concerts, and family-friendly activities spread across the fair's 356 acres. The fair is open daily from Friday, July 11, through Sunday, July 27—click to see the schedule for each day. Children age 4 and younger are admitted for free.
California State Fair
For 17 days each year, California comes together in a time-honored tradition known as the California State Fair. It's a chance to celebrate the state's agriculture, industry, and diverse population—and to have a lot of fun.
A large lagoon sits at the entrance to the fair's 356 acres, and from this picturesque starting point, visitors can head to all sorts of activities—maybe one of the 68-plus carnival rides or the dozens of musical performances spread across multiple stages. Livestock shows, motorcycle races, horse races and other competitions crown winners throughout the fair, while other areas focus on education. Elsewhere, The Farm teaches people to grow their own food.
Beyond these attractions, the California State Fair operates as a giant restaurant, with hundreds of food options ranging from funnel cakes to wood-fired pizza. Samples of craft beer and wine make a refreshing complement to any meal.
These are just some of the things that make the California State Fair so special. Here are a few more:
- The fair started in 1854 with just a few agricultural displays.
- More than one million people now visit the fair annually.
- It houses one of the only operational monorails in the country.