Plus: Get up to $15,000 for home repairs.
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🎡 Fair-ly great
Can you smell this picture? Because we definitely can. | Photo by @sacfair
The Sacramento County Fair returns to Cal Expo Thursday, May 25-Monday, May 29. We are more than ready to get our hands on a corn dog, listen to some music, play some games, and then regret that corn dog after a ride on the Zipper.

Step right up and catch a glimpse of what the 2023 Sac County Fair has in store.

🎡 Important details

The fair is open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. every day except Monday, when it closes at 7 p.m. (the carnival rides don’t begin operating until 11 a.m., so feel free to sleep in if that’s your main goal).

Tickets range slightly in price:
  • General admission: $12
  • Teens (12-17): $10
  • Kids (12 and under): Free
  • Older adults (60+): $8 on Friday, May 25
  • Military (with ID): Free on Monday, May 29
A parking pass costs $10 — and if you want unlimited rides during your visit, you can grab a wristband for $35.

🎡 The entertainment

There are so many acts to see, we hardly know where to begin. Whether you come for the All-Alaskan Racing Pigs or Great American Duck Races (it’s both for us), you’ll be sure to stay for the Destruction Derby or “The World’s Most Authentic Tribute to Van Halen” — Fan Halen.

There are also dog stunt shows, monster trucks, magicians, and so much more. Check out the full schedule of entertainment.

🎡 The food

We love some good fair grub like funnel cakes, turkey legs, and deep fried Oreos. While we don’t have confirmation of this year’s vendors, some of last year’s offerings included Dole Whip, Noel’s Mexican Food, Jeanne’s Artichokes Etc., PHD & Me, and Funnel Cake Express.
Friday, May 19
  • Concerts in the Park | Friday, May 19 | 5-9 p.m. | Cesar Chavez Plaza, 910 I St., Sacramento | Free | This week’s lineup includes Cassie Vega, Kittie Lynne, Zac Black, and more.
  • AAPI Night Market | Friday, May 19 | 6-10 p.m. | Capitol Mall, 555 Capitol Mall, Sacramento | $20-$25 | Spend a night with 40+ local vendors and enjoy live performances at this celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander culture.
Saturday, May 20
Sunday, May 21
  • Old Town Elk Grove Farmers Market | Sunday, May 21 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Old Town Plaza, 9615 Railroad St., Elk Grove | Free | Shop for locally produced goods and check out live entertainment at this weekly market.
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News Notes
  • Watch 19-year-old Sacramentan Gina Miles’ rendition of Kodaline’s “All I Want” that sent her to the top 5 on “The Voice.” Gina is the only finalist this season who is a member of Team Niall — one of the NBC show’s star judges. (KCRA 3)
Plan Ahead
  • Republic FC has announced its first-ever Brewfest for Saturday, June 17. Fans will be able to sample local beers, ciders, seltzers, and more at the 21+ event before the club’s match against Monterey FC. Tickets are on sale .
  • It’s goin’ down, I’m yellin’ timber. Pitbull — Mr. Worldwide himself — will be performing at Thunder Valley Casino Thursday, July 27. Grab tickets, because we all know it’s impossible not to dance when you hear his jams. (FOX40)
  • Two students from Vista Del Lago High School have developed a new AI app for older folks. The app creates a computer-generated friend for people in assisted living spaces who feel lonely. After going through ~12 beta testers, the teen inventors are hoping to secure funding to increase the app’s accessibility. (ABC 10)
  • Refinance rates are skyrocketing. But home equity rates remain relatively low — which means that now is a great time to borrow against your home. Calculate your payment.*
🛠️ It’s tool time
Contract work for all repairs will be done by Habitat for Humanity. | Photo via City of Sacramento
Sacramento City Council has approved $500,000+ in grant money for income-eligible Sacramentans in need of urgent home repairs.

The Justice for Neighbors Emergency Home Repair Program will disburse up to $15,000 to homeowners for issues like inadequate roofing, plumbing, and HVAC or electrical systems.

Eligibility requirements include:
The program — which is not yet open for applications — is being run by a partnership between the Community Development Department and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento. Habitat for Humanity is hoping to work with other nonprofits to provide further assistance as well.
The Wrap
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Can’t wait to spend this weekend in San Diego with my girlfriend — and make the most of our time thanks to my friends at SDtoday.
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