Advisory Councils -
Friends of the Fair -
Junior Task Force
In 1915, San Francisco played host to the
Panama-Pacific International Exposition. This event drew so much
attention around the world that the following year the California State Fair
added a cultural component to the program.
Japan, China and Sweden were among the first
countries to provide international exhibits. Since then, the State Fair
has embraced competitions, exhibits, and special days that foster a deeper
understanding of ethnic heritages and cultural diversity.
Beginning in May 2003, the California Exposition
& State Fair will be served by a "Cultural Advisory Council" comprised of
multi-ethnic advisors who assist the Board of Directors year-round on matters
pertaining to cultural programming. These volunteer advisors are
charged with the responsibility of making suggestions that further the agency’s
commitment to be reflective of California’s cultural diversity.
All throughout the 18 day Fair, visitors will enjoy
a wide range of exhibits, entertainment and food that mirror the cultural
richness of the State.
Press Release 8-01-2003
FRIENDS OF THE FAIR
Our mission is to promote public awareness and
support with the community for the California Exposition & State
Fair. As a charitable nonprofit volunteer organization, we serve as
people-oriented ambassadors for the California State Fair.
California State Fair
State Fair Gala
California Grape & Gourmet
It all equals Big Fun!
Become a member of Friends of the California State
How would you like to meet outgoing, fun-loving
people, volunteer for interesting activities year-round and help support the
biggest entertainment venue in Northern California?
In the spring and fall, you may participate in Cal
Expo’s award-winning Demonstration Farm program, helping young people learn
more about agriculture. Throughout the year, you may be invited to work
in various capacities in the Administration Building. We help manage and
raise funds for the prestigious California State Fair Scholarship
You will meet some of the friendliest, interesting
people in Northern California. Our annual Picnic and Christmas Party are
always fun. And being part of the Grape & Gourmet or the elegant
State Fair Gala are the social highlights of our year. Our newsletter,
The Golden Showcase, contains features and articles and information on all our
We would love to have you join the team! Our
distinctive and colorful shirts are recognized and respected all over the
Fairgrounds, and our role continues to grow.
Annual dues are $15 per person, January through December. This includes
your initial shirt, a subscription to the newsletter, and an opportunity to
have fun while serving one of the greatest fairs in North America!
Please submit a completed application form with your check written to the
Friends of the California State Fair.
Thank you - We’ll see you at the Fair!
JUNIOR TASK FORCE
Youth play an important role at the California
State Fair as evidenced by the Junior Task Force. Through this
organization, interested youth are given an opportunity to provide volunteer
assistance prior to and during the Fair.
Hard working 4-H, FFA, Grange and independent
students, 14 years of age by January 1, 2003, are invited to participate.
Junior Task Force duties may include assisting judges; exhibit check in/out,
clerking and coordinating demonstrations and judging programs. Youth
volunteers work in the areas of livestock (beef, sheep, swine, rabbits, cavies)
or still exhibits (robots, chocolate passion, metalworking, graphic
The Junior Task Force is a fun way to participate in the California State Fair
and volunteerism is an important part of any resume or scholarship
application. Each Task Force member receives a certificate of
participation and is invited to a special social. The Golden Bear Youth Council
recognizes exceptional participation in the Junior Task Force.
To become a member of the Junior Task Force, students must
submit a completed application form by June 15. For more information about the
Junior Task Force contact
Cottie Johnson (Program Coordinator).