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A World Record Attempt at the California State Fair

A World Record Attempt at the California State Fair

Photo by Josh Coleman

Every week, we'll be featuring a guest post from the travel writers behind Worth the Drive, a blog featuring nearby getaways, festivals, and sweet travel deals on NBC Bay Area.

The California State Fair, which opens on today, July 12 in Sacramento, has been getting the usual fanfare for its fried foods and pig races and mega concerts and its blue-ribbon baked goods. But let's also give props to one Christina Lochmiller, who is going to have a very special day at the state fair on Monday, July 23. Let's make that "days," rather, since the Roseville resident will be boarding the fair's famous Ferris wheel at 5 am. on that Monday and staying on it for 26 and a half hours. That's hours, not minutes, meaning she'll be wrapping up her ride on Tuesday morning just in time for breakfast. (Here's hoping they'll open the corn dog stand for her.) Yep, it is a world record attempt, and yep, it is for all for a very good cause.

Click here to find out what Christina's cause is!