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The City of Chico was founded in 1860 by General John Bidwell, and became incorporated in 1872. Chico is in California's Sacramento Valley, a large and agriculturally rich basin that runs through the northern center of the state.

Visitors can enjoy Chico's natural beauty through outdoor activities such as biking, hiking, fishing, swimming, golfing, horseback riding, tubing, and picnicking. Guests can spend an afternoon strolling through downtown Chico or touring historic sites such as Bidwell Mansion, the Chico Museum and the 1892 vintage train station. Chico is also home to the famed Bidwell Park.

Chico is located in Butte County north of Sacramento between Red Bluff and Oroville along Highway 99 near Black Butte Lake. Chico is part of the Chico-Paradise, California metro area.


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Arden Fair Sacramento CA March30-April18 Open the doors to Arden Fair and step inside. Here you'll find contemporary fashions, jewelry, accessories and brand name merchandise at over 165 specialty stores, plus Nordstrom's, Macy's, Sears, and JC Penney. Arden Fair also has a number of terrific restaurants, everything from fast food to fine dining. And it's completely enclosed, so it's always a comfortable 70 degrees inside no matter what it's like outside.
California Exposition & State Fair Sacramento CA June12-28 The Cal Expo is the site of the California State Fair. All year Satellite Wagering, Waterworld USA, Paradise Island Fun Center and an RV Park are just a few of the features of the Cal Expo.The first State Fair was held in 1854 in San Francisco at the old Music Hall. The fair offered premiums (prizes) for its competitions and included such agricultural exhibits such as 2-inch-long peanuts, 72-pound beets and a 10-pound carrot that was longer than 3 feet. Horseracing was part of that first fair and has continued to be a part of the fair ever since.
California Wool and Fiber Festival Boonville CA September13-15 From the source to the fiber, come follow the thread of fine wool craftsmanship.