Jul 1, 2013

Giant letters to greet fair goers at Cal Expo

California State Fair will open its 160th running on July 12, 2013, where the giant letters will grace the main entrance.

SACRAMENTO, CA – The late Hewell Howser would be jumping for joy had he witnessed the placement of Disney’s California Adventure letters at the Cal Expo main entrance.  The letters C-A-L-I-F-O-R-N-I-A will grace the 160th Annual State Fair entrance, greeting the hundreds of thousands who will walk through them beginning July 12, 2013, when the State Fair opens its 14-day run.

Each letter stands 11 feet and 8 inches tall and, depending on the letter, they weigh between 5,000 and 13,000 pounds.  Oh?  No, the “O” is the heaviest weighing in at a mere 12,914 pounds, while the “I” is the lightest, weighing only 5,191 pounds. Those are some very big letters!

Everyone is invited to see and enjoy these colossal letters, day or night, since they will be lit, thanks to the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, which donated the commercial grade, energy efficient LED lighting.  The letters were contributed by Disney to the Friends of the California State Fair and their mounting sponsored by the Golden 1 Credit Union.

For more information about the California State Fair, visit www.bigfun.org. - SacLatino

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