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Sunflower Saddle Ranch Fun At Sacramento Fair
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The Sunflower Saddle Ranch will be calling your name during the 2018 Sacramento County Fair. Take a break during the Fair and relax under the olive trees as your children stay occupied with several fun and educational activities at the Sunflower Saddle Ranch. The children become the stars of the show while they compete in a fast-paced and action-packed pedal powered tractor pull.

The Sunflower Saddle Ranch is all about agricultural education. From learning to roping a cow to milking it, kids will learn the ins and outs of true rural farm life. The Sunflower Saddle Ranch will also feature several exploratory stations about agriculture and farming.

“The Sunflower Saddle Ranch is just one of many fun and educational activities that families can partake in at the Sacramento County Fair. Adults are free to let their kids play and learn while they take break under the olive trees at the Fairground. It’s a great little section of the fair that the whole family can enjoy,” said Pamela Fyock, CEO of the Sacramento County Fair.

Kids Ages four to 12 years-old are welcome to join, play, and learn at the Sunflower Saddle Ranch.

The fun and excitement will take place from Thursday, May 24 through Monday, May 28 on the Cal Expo Fairgrounds in Sacramento.

Aside from The Sunflower Saddle Ranch there are numerous other family friendly activities taking place at the Sacramento County Fair. While you are there, be sure to check out the Great American Duck Races, A Walk on the Wile Side exhibit, Mind Works, the Great American Petting Zoo, and much more.

Tickets for the Fair and Grandstand events will be available for purchase online at or at the Sacramento County Fair office. Adult tickets are only $6, kids 12-and-under are admitted free, and select events are discounted online until May 23. Join over 100,000 guests and experience more than 30 carnival rides, dozens of free exhibits, musical guests, and activities all Memorial Day Weekend.

As an added bonus this year, the Sacramento County Fair is partnering with Make-A-Wish Foundation to host Terrell and his Adopt-A-Wish sponsors, Sutter Health. Terrell, 14, who is battling leukemia, wishes to have his very own carnival, so the Sacramento County Fairgrounds will open one day early so Terrell’s wish can come true.

Not only has Terrell shown bravery by fighting his critical illness, but recently he was recognized as a local hero for saving neighbors in their apartment building after it caught on fire in Stockton. At his carnival, Sutter employees will be there to support him in his wish coming true as well as the Stockton Fire Department there to recognize him as a local hero.

“Wishes would not be possible without the collective support of our local community,” said Jennifer Stolo, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish Northeastern California and Northern Nevada. “Because of Adopt-A-Wish sponsors like Sutter Health and lending hands from the Sacramento County Fair, Terrell’s wish is going to be a magical experience for him and his family.”

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