SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Fourth of July fireworks have fizzled at Cal Expo because of the coronavirus pandemic, but you can still enjoy your fair favorites thanks to a little forethought.
Cal Expo’s catering service put together a fair-food festival to-go menu and received 700 pre-orders, and it’s all cooked on-site.READ MORE: CAISO Cautiously Optimistic Lights Will Stay On, But Rolling Blackouts Still Possible This Summer
“This time you could get a turkey leg and corn that was a meal, it’s a minimum two meals, but you could also go a la carte and get a bacon-wrapped hot dog and those are $8-10, so reasonably priced,” said Cal Expo’s Deputy General Manager of Business Development & Marketing, Margaret Mohr.
Children’s light-up toys were also available as part of the to-go offering.READ MORE: Stockton Police Chief Praises Hero Neighbor Who Saved Little Boy During Deadly Shooting
Food items on the menu are usually served during trade shows and the California State Fair, which was also canceled due to the pandemic.
Losing the fair meant a loss of 60 percent of Cal Expo’s annual revenue so that had leaders looking at other ways to bring in money.MORE NEWS: Sacramento County Man Suspected Of Selling Illegal Fireworks Arrested
“Every day is a new day. We have some ideas we want to do for some festival drive-in things we would like to open up safely,” Mohr said