Media Resources

About the Media Center
The Cal Expo Media Center is physically located in Cal Expo's Administration Building. Click through the following web pages to find out more about our online media resources. For more information, members of the press may contact the Media Center year round by emailing or calling 916-825-0646.

Media Center Hours
The Cal Expo Media Center is open to the media during regular business hours. However, we are happy to accommodate media inquiries and requests that fall outside of that timeframe when given advance notice. To schedule an off hours interview or shoot, please contact the Media Center in advance of coming to Cal Expo by calling 916-825-0646 or emailing

Directions to the Cal Expo Administration Building
From Exposition Blvd, take the East Gate entrance. Follow signs to the Administration Building. Enter through Gate 3. Park in the admin parking lot. Check in at the front desk and request that the Media Center director be paged. Media may show official press credentials to gain access to the grounds during regular business hours. After hours entry must be approved by the media center staff in advance.

Directions to Gate 12
Gate 12 is an alternate entrance to the Cal Expo grounds. Media may opt to use this entrance during off hours or when they need to set up a live truck. All Media access through Gate12 must be pre-approved. From Exposition Blvd, take Ethan Way. The Gate 12 entrance is at the intersection of Ethan Way and Hurley Way . During the State Fair, members of the media may show official press credentials to gain access to the grounds from Gate 12, but only during regular business hours and with prior approval. After hours entry must also be approved by the media center staff in advance or you will not be allowed on the grounds. Whenever possible, a media center staff member will be on site to escort you to the designated location.

Cal Expo Media List
To join our online media list and receive all our press releases and updated information about the Fair and other Cal Expo events, email us at

Media Credential Form
To request a media credential for the 2011 California State Fair please contact the Media Center at or 916-825-0646.


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