Donation Drives, Scholarship Program, and more!
Donation Drives, Scholarship Program, and more!
Cal Expo and CA State Fair logo
Giving Back in December
CHiPs for Kids Toy Drive
Friday, December 4
Chips for kids KCRA3
Help give a happy holiday to families in need with CHiPs For Kids Toy Drive on Friday, December 4. Donate NEW and UNWRAPPED toys between 4:30 am to 7 pm at Cal Expo's Main Gate (California letters).
KCRA 3, the California Highway Patrol, and the CHiPs for Kids Toy Drive have been helping to make the holidays brighter for children in our community for over 15 years. 
More information here.
Housewarming for the Homeless Donation Drive
Saturday, December 12
Man holding donations
On Saturday, December 12, Sacramento Self Help Housing will be hosting their 3rd annual Housewarming for the Homeless Donation Drive at Cal Expo. Donations will be accepted at the Cal Expo's Main Gate (California letters) from 8 am to 1 pm.
This holiday season, help them assist persons who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless by donating linens and small appliances. Each donation will go directly to furnishing a home for a recently homeless individual or family in the community.
More information here.
Friends of the Fair Scholarship Program
Now Accepting Applications
The Friends of the Fair Scholarship Program is now accepting applications for 2021-2022 scholarships.
Submit your application by March 2, 2021.

Last year, Friends of the California State Fair awarded 26 students $44,000 in scholarships for the 2020-21 academic year. These students represent 20 California cities. 

More information here.
Cal Expo Sports & Wagering Center
And Harness Racing
Cal Expo Sports & Wagering Center is open with operations held outside.
Holiday Food Drive Every Thursday: bring in two cans or boxes of non-perishable food for 1 FREE general admission!
More information and calendar here.
Harness Racing will continue Friday and Saturday nights at 4:55 pm.
Due to COVID-19 regulations, a live audience is not allowed. We hope in the future we will be allowed to let spectators back in.
More information here.
Find Your Perfect Christmas Tree
A smiling lady is examining a tree
Foothills Christmas Trees is open daily in Lot D (East Gate entrance). These hand-selected trees are grown and freshly cut from the foothills of the Cascade Mountains in Oregon.
  • Open 7 days a week, 9 am to 8 pm, until Christmas Eve or when trees sell out
  • Sizes range from 2-16 feet
  • Prices range from $15-150
  • Other holiday greens available
  • White snow flocking available 
More information here.
Thank you for your support throughout this year and the years past.
We wish you a Happy New Year!
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