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What’s your favorite State Fair food?

Featuring exotic foods from around the world, traditional favorites, and plenty of fresh and nutritious alternatives for the health-conscious, the Fair has something for everyone. Corn dogs, maple bacon sundaes, funnel cakes, alligator, crickets or scorpions. Fresh, frozen or fried. This year, almost 70 State Fair vendors have cooked-up some of the most amazing menu items you can imagine. So whether you’re looking for continental cuisine or extreme and edgy food flavors, take time to savor the tastes of the State Fair!

Hussong’s Cantina

The Fair’s favorite cantina is now located directly below Expo Center #1! Enjoy live music from south of the border along with hand-shaken margaritas. A lively respite from the heat, Hussong’s Cantina is the State Fair’s favorite place to kick back! Sponsored by Tecate.


Big Bear BBQ


Bringing Food to the Fair

Fairgoers are welcome to bring outside food and drinks into the Fairgrounds. Ice chests will be search at the entrances. No glass aluminum cans or outside alcohol are allowed, Paper and plastic containers of non-alcoholic beverages are allowed.


Girl Meets Bug Demo

July 16 and 26, at 1, 4 and 6:00 p.m.
Daniella Martin, host of Girl Meets Bug, the insect cooking/travel show, will demonstrate some of her favorite edible insect recipes. Daniella believes insect –based recipes are the way to help to solve world hunger, support indigenous people, and reduce pesticide use!
(Expo Center Building 2)


Farmer’s Market

Ready for some of California’s fresh, wholesome fruits, vegetables or juices? Friends of the Fair ensure that you a wide variety of nutritious options from which to choose from at the Farmer’s Market, located at the entrance to “The Farm.”

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