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August 4, 2009
Step right up for cheap State Fair tickets

The 2009 California State Fair will be here before you know it. Now is the time to get special deals on tickets before prices go up.

Discounted advance admissions - for which you'll pay no surcharge - go on sale tomorrow at the Cal Expo box office, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento.

Box office hours are noon-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

The sale ends Aug. 19.

Here are examples of the cut-rate tix which are, more or less, the same as the 2008 prices:

General admission - $10 (will be $12)
Seniors 62-plus -$8 (will be $10)
Children 5-12 -$6 (will be $8)
Poppy Pak (four general admission tickets and monorail rides and a parking pass) - $39.95
Unlimited ride wristbands (good all day until 11 p.m.) - $28
Fun Fair Combo Pass (season pass to California State Fair and Raging Waters) - $49.99

For more info, call (916) 263-3049 or e-mail

The 2009 California State Fair is Aug. 21 to Sept. 7 at Cal Expo.

- Dixie Reid

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