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Fair donkey

The Great American Petting Zoo is excited to announce that they have a new addition to their family, a baby donkey, born on April 23. Fair-goers will not only be able to visit the newborn, but they can also enter a unique contest, with the grand prize of naming the baby donkey.

Over 100,000 guests will enjoy the Sacramento County Fair May 25 through 29 at the Cal Expo Fairgrounds. Nearly 10,000 school children will enjoy educational school tours.

A special feature this year, The Great American Petting Zoo is a must-see attraction at the 2017 Sacramento County Fair. Founded in 1983, by David and Dianne Linderman, it is known for providing wholesome, educational and fun entertainment for fairs, events, and even movies, across America. Each of the animals in the petting zoo are hand-raised at the Great American Entertainment Company’s farms in Oregon and Texas. All of the staff are trained in veterinary care and animal husbandry.

This petting zoo is truly unique because there are no barriers inside the enclosure. Once inside, the guests are free to pet, feed, and play with numerous animals. There are always a variety of animals to enjoy, including: llamas, Fallow Deer, Bennett Wallabies, African Pygmy Goats, assorted exotic and domestic goats and sheep, Vietnamese Potbellied Pigs, Bantam Chickens, miniature Sicilian Donkeys, miniature Call Ducks, and baby animals born all year long.

“We appreciate the educational value Great American places on their exhibit. Kids learn about the animals while enjoying the animals in a clean and safe environment. It’s a Fair favorite,” said Pamela Fyock, CEO of Sacramento County Fair. “We are so pleased to have their team, and all of the wonderful animals joining us for this year’s fair. I’m especially excited to find out what the name of the baby donkey will be. Children under 12 are always free, so we hope to see a lot of kids come out to enjoy the animals.”

The Great American Petting Zoo strives “to be industry leaders in the health and welfare of animals, educating the public and keeping the American agricultural experience alive.” This is certainly one attraction that you do not want to miss. It will be open all day, every day for the duration of the fair.

Adult admission is only $6 and admission for kids 12-and-under is free every day of the Fair. This year, the Sacramento County Fair will be the biggest and best in its over 80-year history, and the theme is “Let’s Eat, Have Fun & Celebrate the Red, White & Blue.”


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