Welcome to Ag-Ventureland
A sign welcomes families to Ag-Ventureland, an attraction that enables young children to simulate farm chores and activities.
Shoulda been a cowgirl
A young girl climbs atop a structure simulating a horse to try her hand at roping.
Live(stock) and learn
Children get an up-close look at farm animals in a petting zoo at the California State Fair.
Wine not rest a moment?
A sign over a covered bridge welcomes fairgoers to a pavilion featuring California beer and wine.
From days gone by
An old tractor is displayed in the beer and wine garden at the California State Fair.
Welcome to the farm
The 36-year-old farm at the California State Fair is operated year-round and features outdoor plots as well as a hydroponic greenhouse, an insect pavilion and other attractions.
The importance of insects
People check out the farm's insect pavilion, learning about the important role that insects play in food production.
A day at the races
Horses are showcased for bettors before a thoroughbred race at the California State Fair. In all, 11 days of live racing will be held this year, in addition to daily simulcasts from tracks throughout the country.
Approaching the gate
Horses are led to the starting gate for a race at Cal Expo during the California State Fair.
And they're off!
Track officials watch as horses come out of the gate during a race at the California State Fair in Sacramento.
And down the stretch they come!
The horse Aztec Warrior cruises to victory in a race at the California State Fair on July 20.