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In 1909, the State Fair opened at a new location on Stockton Boulevard. It would remain there for almost sixty years. Fairgoers could wander through county and commercial displays in the stately Agriculture Building, admire floral beauty in the Hall of Flowers, judge livestock, enjoy horse racing, and take in the horse show. The midway provided fun for young and old alike, and nightly entertainment in the grandstand featured top name acts.

The State Fair moved to Cal Expo along the American River in 1968. While stark concrete and steel replaced the quaint brick and tile of the old fair, the new location offered roomier buildings, more spacious grounds and plenty of parking.


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Official Catalog and Program, California State Fair, Sacramento, September 13-20, 1913, Cover

Official Catalog and Program, California State Fair, Sacramento, September 13-20, 1913, Cover

"California State Fair, Official Catalog and Program," 1913
California State Archives
Sacramento, California


Official  Program, California State Fair, Horse Show, Sacramento, California, August 30 to September 7, 1930, Cover

Official Program, California State Fair, Horse Show, Sacramento, California, August 30 to September 7, 1930, Cover.

"California State Fair, Official Catalog and Program," 1930
California State Archives
Sacramento, California


The Golden Melody Parade of '49, Souvenir Program, California State Fair, Sacramento, California, September 1st through September 11th, Program Cover

The Golden Melody Parade of '49, Souvenir Program, California State Fair, Sacramento, California, September 1st through September 11th, Program Cover

"California State Fair Program Cover," 1949
California State Archives
Sacramento, California


1965 California State Fair, Souvenir Program Cover

1965 California State Fair, Guide Map

California State Fair, Souvenir Program, Daily Events, Guide Map, Rodeo

"California State Fair" 1965
California State Archives
Sacramento, California


California State Fair and Exposition Brochure, Cover

California State Fair and Exposition Brochure, Aerial View

California State Fair and Exposition Brochure, Map

California State Fair and Exposition Brochure, Back

Cal Expo Brochure

"California State Fair and Exposition Brochure" 1968
California State Archives
Sacramento, California


California's Fair, 150 Year Extravaganza, August 15, 2003, Envelope Front

California's Fair, 150 Year Extravaganza, August 15, 2003, Envelope Back

California's Fair, 150 Year Extravaganza, August 15, 2003, Envelope

"California's Fair," 2003
California State Archives
Sacramento, California


The California Exposition, Sacramento, Postcard

Exposition Center is the heartbeat of the California Exposition. The eight buildings provide constantly changing displays of all that is best in California life, while the central courtyard serves as one big stage music, dancing, and free entertainment of all types.

"California State Fair" 1968
California State Archives
Sacramento, California


California State Fair, Agriculture Building

California State Fair, Agriculture Building

"California State Fair" 1956
California State Archives
Sacramento, California




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