2017 California State Fair is Here – California News

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SACRAMENTO – Thrill rides, live entertainment and all the deep fried food you can eat. The California State Fair returns to Cal Expo July 14-30, promising that the “Best Moments Are Ahead.”

Fairgoers will once again brave triple degree weather to enjoy all the event has to offer. We’ve compiled a few highlights from the fair’s two-week run.

Opening day at the fair, Friday, July 14, included a live performance by the iconic musician and bandleader Sheila E. She’ll take the Golden 1 Stage from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. as the first of the fair’s Toyota Concert Series shows. Concert is free with the cost of fair admission, but reserved seats are available for purchase.

Members and supporters of the local Sisters Quilters Collective will have their award-winning works displayed throughout the fair in an Exhibit Hall along with other crafters from throughout the state.

Local African American entrepreneurs Jonathan and Matthew Burgess will gave away free samples of their cornbread and barbecue sauce, recently seen on the Home Shopping Network (HSN) on Saturday, July 15 at 10:00 a.m. in the Save Mart California Kitchen area. They also offer up samples at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 20 and again at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 29.

The popular Multi-Cultural Gospel Celebration retured for its 22nd year on Saturday, July 15. The daylong concert ran 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the PG&E Center Stage and features gospel talent from throughout Northern California including Calvary Christian Center, the Reggie Graham Quartet, Porter Brothers and Genesis, Robin Hodge Williams, and Pastor Kelvin Weldon and Anointed.

On Sunday, July 16 visitors enjoyed performances by Umoja…

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