Site of First California State Fair
California's first state fair was held on this site on October 4, 1854. Sponsored by
the California State Agricultural Society, the exhibition of "horses, cattle, mules, and
other stock, and agricultural, mechanical, and domestic manufacture and productions"
promoted the new state's growing agricultural industry. A different city held the fair
each year, until Sacramento became the permanent location in 1861.
California Registered Historical Landmark No. 861
Plaque placed by State Department of Parks and Recreation in
cooperation with the Grand Parlor, Native Sons of the Golden West.
August 18, 1973.