California State Fair Ends On High Note Tuesday, July 29, 2014 | Sacramento, CA Listen / download audio Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. The deep fryers are cold and the Ferris wheel is in pieces. That can only mean the California State Fair has come and gone. But it’s not all bad news. The Executive Director for the California State Fair Rick Pickering says attendance at this year’s fair was the biggest ever. Pickering joins us with the latest statistics from this year’s fair.