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California State Fair Opens Thursday

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(Sacramento, CA)
Thursday, July 12, 2012

The fair's opening a bit earlier on the weekdays this year -- 11 a.m. - so you can come for lunch and dinner. You can carbo-load with fried mac and cheese on a stick and deep-fried grilled cheese…..then get your protein fix with a 24-ounce steak served on a 17-inch long cow's rib. 

Norb Bartosik: "You know, it's the standing rib kind of thing that's going to be the hottest new beef item at the barbecue stand."

Norb Bartosik is with the fair.  He says in addition to the food, there's a new 600-foot long zip line.  He says they'll also attempt at the world's largest margarita and the world's longest Ferris wheel ride.  Bartosik says attendance has been up for two years since the fair moved from August to July.  He says the fair contributes about 60 million dollars to the Sacramento region's economy.

The fair runs from July 12th through the 29th.  General admission is 12 dollars. Seniors are ten bucks and kids aged 5 to 12 are eight dollars. Parking is ten bucks.

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