Toytopia is back at the California State Fair. After a successful appearance in 2007, this 8,000-square-foot exhibit returns with new attractions, guest appearances and fun for all ages.
“Toytopia has a wide variety of special and neat things you can do with toys, and kids of all ages will enjoy it,” said Norb Bartosik, general manager of the State Fair.
Toytopia features a retro arcade, demonstrations by a Rubick’s Cube champion, a gigantic chunk of Silly Putty, a life-size dollhouse, 7 foot bobblehead from “Star Wars,” mind puzzles, including a 8×6-foot dot-to-dot, life-size stuffed-animal petting zoo, a 10-foot-long Monopoly car, a 10-foot-high Optimus Prime statue from Transformers, the world’s largest Etch-A-Sketch and a Lego station, as well as an exhibit featuring the history and influence of the most popular toys from the past 100 years.
“Our goal was to capture the essence of childhood wonder — that dream of being in a world of toys,” said Troy Carlson, owner of Stage Nine Entertainment Group and G. Willikers Toy Emporium.
Stage Nine Exhibit Design is a full service firm specializing in exhibit, museum and themed interior design. G. Willikers Toy Emporium is a 3,100-square-foot toy store in Old Sacramento that specializes in unique, high-quality toys. Together, the two businesses bring an unforgettable toy wonderland to the California State Fair.
Release your inner child and let loose with these educational and interactive exhibits, open every day of the fair.
The 2012 California State Fair is to July 29 at 1600 Exposition Blvd. in Sacramento. Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
Admission is $12 general, $10 ages 62-plus and $8 children 5-12. Children under 4 are free. Parking is $10.
For more information visit the Website at bigfun.org.