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Cal Expo Profile


Cal Expo Sign

Cal Expo Sign

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Contact Info:

Address: 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95815
Phone: (916) 263-3000 or (877) CAL-EXPO

Other Numbers:

Box Office: (916) 263-3049
Contracts: (916) 263-4042
Events: (916) 263-1477
Facility Rentals/Vendors: (916) 263-1477
General Manager/Executive Office: (916) 263-3061
Horse Racing: (916) 263-3279
Human Resources: (916) 263-3114
Law Enforcement: (916) 263-3050
Marketing/PR/Sponsorships: (916) 263-3000
Media Center & Press Releases: (916) 263-3108


There are 15,000 lighted parking spaces. Event parking fees can vary.


Northbound: Take I-5 to the Capital City Freeway East towards Reno and take Cal Expo exit. Or take Hwy. 99, which becomes Capital City Freeway and exit Cal Expo.

Southbound: Take I-5 to I-80/Reno exit East to Capital City Freeway exit, then exit Cal Expo.

Eastbound: Take I-80 to Sacramento, exit Capital City Freeway going towards Lake Tahoe, continue through downtown and make turnoff to Reno. Then take Cal Expo exit.

Westbound: Take I-80 to Capital City Freeway exit towards downtown, then take Cal Expo exit. Or take Hwy. 50 take Reno turnoff past Stockton Boulevard and take Cal Expo exit.

Main Venues:

Buildings A&B: Has 27,700 total square feet and can accommodate from 160 to 210 vendor booths. Great for trade and consumer expos.

Building C: A popular spot for conventions. It is a 28,000 square foot venue and can be used in conjunction with Building D.

Building D: A permanent 20,000-square-foot fabric structure that previously housed the California State Fair Gala.

The Pavilion: Is the largest building with 98,000 square feet, with 18-foot ceilings, and eight roll up doors.

Expo Center: Is surrounded by eight buildings for a total of 58,870 square feet of indoor space. The Bridal Showcase is held here.

Other Venues:

The Cove: This is a shaded area with a covered stage perfect for outdoor events. And can accommodate up to 4,100 seated guests.

Rodeo Arena: This outdoor arena seats up to 4,000 spectators for rodeos or monster truck shows.

Lot 26: This area is a paved, fenced area ideal for car or RV shows.

Budweiser Grandstand: This can accommodate up to 22,000 guests and includes a sports bar, clubhouse, television theater and a one-mile dirt track.

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