See the Sacramento County Fair return to Cal Expo in photos

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The Sacramento County Fair returns to Cal Expo after a two-year coronavirus hiatus for Memorial Day weekend. The fair features animal exhibits, rides, carnival food and music.

The fair runs through Memorial Day. It opens at 10 a.m. daily and closes at 10 p.m., except on Monday when it closes at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and kids age 11 and under are free.

This year’s fair includes a dinosaur exhibit, bull riding and demolition derby, in addition to lots of carnival rides, fair food and 4H and FFA animals.

Established in 1937, the county fair precedes the California State Fair, which runs July 15-31.

Sam Niemeyer, an Elk Grove High School freshman takes a nap Thursday with pigs from his FFA team during the opening day of the County Fair at Cal Expo.
Sam Niemeyer, an Elk Grove High School freshman takes a nap Thursday with pigs from his FFA team during the opening day of the County Fair at Cal Expo.
Mari Clift and teammate Jane Sessions, of Elk Grove High School, get a little shut eye on Thursday during the opening day of the Sacramento County Fair at Cal Expo.
Mari Clift and teammate Jane Sessions, of Elk Grove High School, get a little shut eye on Thursday during the opening day of the Sacramento County Fair at Cal Expo.
Elijah Lambert, 17, of Wilton, eats his first turkey leg at the Sacramento County Fair at Cal Expo during opening day on Thursday.
Elijah Lambert, 17, of Wilton, eats his first turkey leg at the Sacramento County Fair at Cal Expo during opening day on Thursday.
Vanessa Inneh, a senior at Pleasant Grove High School, takes her pig back to her pen during the opening day of the Sacramento County Fair at Cal Expo on Thursday.
Vanessa Inneh, a senior at Pleasant Grove High School, takes her pig back to her pen during the opening day of the Sacramento County Fair at Cal Expo on Thursday.
Jeremiah Walker, 5, of Sacramento, looks at his mother at the Sacramento County Fair at Cal Expo during opening day on Thursday.
Jeremiah Walker, 5, of Sacramento, looks at his mother at the Sacramento County Fair at Cal Expo during opening day on Thursday.
Luke Anderson, 8, of Sheldon 4H takes a friend’s sheep for a walk on Thursday during the opening day of the Sacramento County Fair at Cal Expo.
Luke Anderson, 8, of Sheldon 4H takes a friend’s sheep for a walk on Thursday during the opening day of the Sacramento County Fair at Cal Expo.
Harmony Reyes, 6, of Earl Legette Elementary School pets Dazzy a miniature horse from Range View 4H in Wilton on Thursday during the opening day of the County Fair at Cal Expo.
Harmony Reyes, 6, of Earl Legette Elementary School pets Dazzy a miniature horse from Range View 4H in Wilton on Thursday during the opening day of the County Fair at Cal Expo.
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