Nintendo to bring its top games to CA State Fair in Sacramento

Super Smash Bros., Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Pokemon and more will be playable at Nintendo’s booth this summer

Gamers know summers usually mean gaming droughts and time to catch up on backlogs, but Nintendo hopes to give gamers something to do this year.

The company announced it’ll be touring to 13 cities over the next five months and it’ll be bringing playable versions of Super Mario Maker 2, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!, Overcooked! 2, Super Mario Party and Splatoon 2 along with it.

“The Nintendo Switch Road Trip highlights the portability of Nintendo Switch as we travel the country to bring our games directly to fans,” Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing said in a press release.

Not only will the tour feature games to play, it’ll also allow visitors who are members of the My Nintendo program to receive a free gift by checking in at the booth with their QR code.

According to Nintendo, “the colorful space offers fun photo opportunities for sharing on social media, Nintendo-themed challenges and special Target discount coupons that will be handed out at all stops (while supplies last).”

The Sacramento stop will happen between July 12 and 14 during the California State Fair at Cal Expo.

For a full list of locations and dates, please see the chart below, courtesy of Nintendo.

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Location Dates
Navy Pier

Chicago, Illinois

June 26-30
Summerfest®

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

July 3-7
California State Fair

Sacramento, California

July 12-14
Bite of Seattle

Seattle, Washington

July 19-21
Musikfest

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Aug. 2-4
Iowa State Fair

Des Moines, Iowa

Aug. 8-11
Kentucky State Fair

Louisville, Kentucky

Aug. 15-19
The Great New York State Fair

Syracuse, New York

Aug. 22-25
Minnesota State Fair

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Aug. 30-Sept. 2
New Mexico State Fair

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Sept. 6-8
LA County Fair

Pomona, California

Sept. 11-15
The Big E

West Springfield, Massachusetts

Sept. 26-29
Georgia National Fair

Perry, Georgia

Oct. 3-6
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