Postal Updates

Collect 17 California State Fair postmarks

Aug 1, 2023, 11 AM
This California State Fair postmark is a shoutout to the numerous free concerts the 17-day event offered.

Postmark Pursuit by Molly Goad

Among the many attractions of the July 14-30 California State Fair is the United States Postal Service’s booth.

Attendees could stop by the booth daily to obtain an official fair postmark. A new design was available each day reflecting one of the day’s events or other fair attractions.

The July 20 postmark shown nearby represents the free concerts that the fair offered. (The 2023 fair concert lineup included a variety of artists and musical genres. Among them were Fitz and the Tantrums, Boyz II Men, Ginuwine, LeAnn Rimes, 38 Special, Gin Blossoms, Kool & The Gang, and Trace Adkins, just to name a few.)

To obtain the California State Fair postmarks, address your requests to:

Postmaster, 2000 Royal Oaks Drive, Room 112, Sacramento, CA 95813-9998.

OPENING DAY Station, July 14. (“CA State Fair & Food Festival, July 14-30, 2023.”)

OUT AT THE FAIR Station, July 15. (Rainbow, clouds.)

JUNIOR LIVESTOCK AWARDS CEREMONY Station, July 16. (Bull head silhouette on ribbon.)

BEST OF CA Station, July 17. (Pie, cheese, wine, grapes, beer, camera.)

FOOD FESTIVAL COMPETITION Station, July 18. (Hot dog, ice cream cones, pizza, pretzel, popcorn.)

LOST WORLD OF DRAGONS EXHIBIT Station, July 19. (Dragon breathing fire.)

17 LIVE CONCERTS Station, July 20. (Guitar, musical notes.)

ESPORTS BEAR CUP Station, July 21. (Trophy cup, video game controller.)

CORN DOG EATING CONTEST Station, July 22. (Corn dog.)

FREESTYLE MOTOCROSS Station, July 23. (Person on motorcycle.)

BEST IN LIVESTOCK Station, July 24. (Cows, chicken.)

POPPY’S BIRTHDAY Station, July 25. (Birthday cake, party hat, bear holding star.)

CANDY MAZE SELFIE EXPERIENCE Station, July 26. (Candy, smartphone.)

MILITARY, VETERAN, AND FIRST RESPONDER APPRECIATION DAY Station, July 27. (Military medal with star, emergency vehicle light.)

HORSE RACING Station, July 28. (Horse, jockey.)

WILD SCIENCE! Station, July 29. (Rocket, planet, stars, microscope, DNA.)

CLOSING DAY Station, July 30. (Fireworks.)

Share information by writing to Postmark Pursuit, Box 4129, Sidney, OH 45365.

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