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Expo Center Exhibits

Beat the heat and visit the air-conditioned buildings of
Expo Center, home to numerous competitive programs
and featured exhibits.


Youth Art & Design Expo

See what California’s most talented young artists are creating. Exhibit includes art, crafts, sewing, media and more. Visit the demonstration area inside and check out quilt making and competitive cup-stacking. (Expo Center #1)


Save Mart Supermarkets California Foodstyle

A fast-paced, fun and educational venue is where fairgoers can sample some of the best dishes in California. “Foodies” will love this building featuring Guittard’s Chocolate Passion Contest, the Firehouse Challenge and daily cooking demonstrations. Sponsored by Save Mart Supermarkets. (Expo Center #2)


Industrial & Technology Education

“Shop class” isn’t what it used to be! Look for award-winning projects made by industrial and technology students in middle school through community college. These impressive projects include woodworking, graphic arts, video, green technology, drafting, photography, robots, automotive technology and more. Visit the demonstration areas to see “how it’s made” and learn about exciting career opportunities! (Expo Center #3)


California’s Golden Fairs

The State Fair and CDFA’s Division of Fairs and Expositions have partnered in to present an amazing retrospective exhibit celebrating the 200 year history of fairs and expositions in North America with a particular emphasis on fairs right here in the Golden State. You will be amazed to learn of the significant role fairs continue to play in our culture and tremendous impact on the economy. (Expo Center #4)


Rock “U” Exhibit

The State Fair and Stage Nine Entertainment Company invite you to enroll in Rock U – The Institute of Rock ‘N’ Roll. This marquis exhibit provides an opportunity to learn about all aspects of the music industry – from the creative and performing, to production and the consumer, it’s all here! Gain valuable hands-on experience and become a rock star! “Rock U” is the total music experience for all ages. (Expo Center #5)


Fur and Feathers

Enter the adorable and exotic world of fur and feathers, a showcase of small poultry, rabbits, exotic birds, and cavy and pocket pets from the 4-H, FFA, Grange and Open competitions. Don’t miss the Hatchery and see chicks hatching from eggs before your very eyes! (Expo Center #6)


California Fine Art

This exhibit features award-winning art and demonstrations by California artists. Observe painters, sculptors, printmakers, potters, and others create art and explain various mediums, techniques and materials. On July 23 and 24, dozens of California’s most promising artists will participate in “Plein Air at the Fair” by setting up easels throughout the fairgrounds and painting the sights before them Each artist will select five paintings to submit for judging on Sunday, July 24 at 6 p.m. Ribbons and cash prizes will be awarded. The paintings will be on display and for sale through the end of the fair. (Expo Center #7)

California Creative Arts

Browse this building for a magnificent display of California’s award winning entries from
Creative Arts, Handicraft, Needlework, Fiber Art, Quilt, “Scrapping Through
California” and Card Crafting shows. Daily demonstrations will be performed by local
artisans and guilds. Test your own talents and visit the demonstration area to watch
artists construct their crafts from beads, straw, wood, leather, wool, cloth and paper and
other materials. (Expo Center #8)


Cal Expo September 11 Memorial
- Memorial Plaza

This permanent memorial is a stunning tribute to the victims of September 11, 2001. Among its many features is a steel I-beam from the World Trade Center and a 5,000 lb. granite ball inscribed with the names of all those who lost their lives on that historic day in American history.
(Located North of Expo Center #2)

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