California State Fair Entertainment & Performers

Crowd cheering at a concert

Toyota Concert Series

Join us for the free Toyota Concert Series on the Golden 1 Stage!
Chef Cooking Challenge at Save Mart California's Kitchen

Save Mart California’s Kitchen

From amateurs to professionals, check out all of the cooking challenges.
CA Produce Trivia

California’s Kitchen Trivia

We challenge YOU to prove your produce prowess with CA Culinary Trivia!
Horse Racing at Miller Lite Grandstand Simulcast Satellite Wagering Horse Racing

Thoroughbred Horse Racing

Watch Thoroughbred Horse Racing during the Fair!
Titan Monster Truck

Big O Tires Monster Truck Mayhem

Watch in awe as the mighty Titan, Hillbilly, Obsessed, and Wild Card trucks compete.
man making a sandwich

Save Mart Employee Cooking Challenge

Teams of 2 current employees of Save Mart compete in a live cooking challenge.

Junior Livestock Awards Ceremony

Recognizing the talented winners of the Junior Livestock Competitions.
Man mixing ingredients

Postal Service Cooking Challenge

Teams of two US Postal Service employees use mystery ingredients to prepare a meal.
Pie Eating Contest

Save Mart Pie Eating Contest

Participate in a good old fashioned pie eating contest.
Man looking at paper

Food Festival Competition

Watch the Judging happen before your eyes!
Corndogs for corndog eating contest

Corn Dog Eating Contest

Participants will be given a set time to eat as many corn dogs as they can.
CA Professional Chef Challenge

CA Professional Chef Challenge

California is bursting with rising star chefs who make our state’s bounty really shine!
2 Destruction Derby Cars

Big O Tires Demolition Derby

If you’re looking for impacts, crashes, and twisted metal, you’re in the right place.
Poppy waving and standing near tables full of cupcakes

Poppy’s Birthday

Come celebrate another year older and better with your favorite golden bear, Poppy!

Dairy Awards Ceremony

Recognizing the talented winners of the Dairy Livestock Competitions.
Man cooking

Dinner 911! Cooking Challenge

Military, Veterans, and First Responders face off in a live cooking challenge.
Lucha Xtreme

Lucha Xtreme

Hosting the best lucha libre and American styles of professional wrestling!
Captain Jack Spareribs juggling.

Jack Spareribs

Be swept away to a land of fun and pirate hijinks with Jack Spareribs.
Horse in Truck - approved for media use

Cavalcade of Horses

Enjoy all the amazing shows at the Horse Arena!

O’Reilly Auto Parts FMX Shows

Awesome Freestyle Motocross stunts for the whole family to enjoy!
Patrick Contreras “Violin On Fire”

Violin On Fire

Patrick Contreras “Violin On Fire” is an exciting Multi-Genre Violinist.
The Strolling Piano

The Strolling Piano

The Strolling Piano entertains, captures and excites audiences at every event.

The Reflector & Sparkle

The Reflector & Sparkle stroll, dance, sparkle and shine for their intrigued audiences.
man and woman smiling at the camera

Mango and Dango

The Flying Umbrella Ship, and Amplified Sound playing an energizing mix of world music.

Tanzanite African Acrobats

High energy acrobatics mingled with live music and dance.

Stilt Circus

Since the turn of the century, Stilt Circus has delighted audiences on multiple continents with its surreal blend of dazzling crowd interaction and feats of exceedingly Tall skills.
Steel Drums

Salsa Steel Drum Band

Climb on board and take that Caribbean cruise with the rhythms of Salsa Steel!


Highly skilled operators, bring these brightly colored, unique, transforming and innovative ROBOCARS costumes to life, with their amazing driving skills and crowd interactions.
Jumping Dog

Jump! The Ultimate Dog Show

JUMP! The Ultimate Dog Show is a fast paced, fun filled Trick Dog Thrill show that showcases amazing Dogs performing Incredible Stunts.


The Fritters are friendly, furry characters that will be strolling throughout the fairgrounds begging for attention.


With a repertoire of over 100 different animals Dennis Forel is considered America’s foremost single-balloon specialist.

The Drumheads

The Drumheads have landed on planet earth! Get ready to dance, laugh, drum and party to the top hits of today.
Master Hypnotist Tina Marie

Master Hypnosis Tina Marie

Through hypnotic suggestions, Tina Marie orchestrates comical scenarios.