Magical Midway


The California State Fair comes alive under the lights of the Magical Midway. Butler Amusements will provide 68 rides including traditional family favorites and hair-raising thrillers like the Turbo Force! Don’t miss four amusement rides originally from Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch, Flume Water Ride and the ALL NEW Vertigo! Butler Amusements is the largest carnival company in the Western United States providing attractions to more than 120 events each year. From safety to employee training and education, Butler strives to produce high quality family entertainment, energy conservation and solar energy to power the Midway.

The State Fair Monorail is owned and operated by Cal Expo. This tram takes you on tour of the entire Fairgrounds, providing a panoramic view, $4 per person.

Butler Amusements accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover and debit cards at each of the carnival ticket box locations.

For kids 12 and under, please be sure to visit Kids Park.  The Magical Midway is located on the West side of the fairgrounds. A complete listing of Magical Midway rides, along with age, height and number of tickets required is listed below. For your safety, it is always up to the ride operator to decide if it is safe for you to ride.

Click here to see this year’s CSF rides and requirements!

* Family rides are rides that adults 18 years or older can ride with children that do not meet the listed height requirement. No infants. All riders must have tickets.

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