After a two-year hiatus, the Sacramento County Fair is ready for pick-up at Cal Expo today. Through Mon., May 30, families can enjoy rides, live performances, and even a meet + greet with Peppa Pig.
There’s one thing we know everyone is looking forward to though — the food. With 15+ food vendors at this year’s fair, we’ve prepared five that we think your stomach will thank us for.
Dole Whip 🍦
Da what? You won’t have to drive hours to Disneyland to enjoy this classic frozen treat — the pineapple-flavored dessert will be available for fairgoers right outside of the Shoppers Expo at Building D.
Noel’s Mexican Food 🌮
Is it really California if Mexican food isn’t available? Just across from the Dole Whip stand, Noel’s offers staples like tacos + nachos alongside elotes, michelaguas, and their Flamin’ Hot Cheeto Corn.
Jeanne’s Artichokes Etc. 🥬
If all the sweet + savory fair foods are aching your tummy, head over to Jeanne’s booth next to the Main Stage and balance it out with some veggies, like steamed artichokes — which you can still obviously get fried if you so choose.
PHD & Me 🥨
Don’t get it twisted. These pretzels — located next to the pony rides — are made with a recipe that dates back four generations to Coney Island, and include flavor options like cinnamon + sugar, pizza, and almond toffee. A variety of dipping sauces, like caramel, pesto, and of course cheese, are available as well.
Funnel Cake Express 🍽️
It’s freaking funnel cake. Is there really anything else that needs to be said?