The California State Fair was in Sacramento from July 12 - July 29. They had special days where entrance prices were reduced, and we took advantage of one of those days. We didn't go on any carnival rides or anything. We went to take the kids to see the animals and attractions.
They loved the animals. We almost had the chance for the kids to make their own butter, milk a goat, and do lots more fun stuff like that - but it seemed that our timing was always just a little bit off. Oh well, we still had a great time. We were able to see piglets that were only six days old! It was hard to take pictures, but can you see the little cuties?
And one of this year's attractions (they do different things every year) was "Birds in Paradise."
We saw all kinds of colorful parrots, a few peacocks, an elderly Emu, and lots of other exotic birds.
Baby girl really enjoyed seeing the miniature horses. This is one that was busily eating while we stopped by to say hi.
And here, right before we left, we took a look at the carnival and snapped a shot.
We went through a few of the exhibits and saw lots of bunny rabbits and birds. The art exhibit was really great too. There was a piece that really caught our eyes - it was a metal octopus made out of recycled material! I wish I would've gotten a picture, but I didn't. =(
We had a really good time. It was our first time going to a fair without having the kids do the rides. I thought they might ask to go on a few, but we had such a fun-filled day that they didn't (probably because they were already too tired!).
I'd have to say that our family had the most fun visiting the animals! Have you ever been to your state fair? What is your favorite part of a fair?