Hall of Fame

The Big Fresno Fair first introduced this new program in 2007 to honor those individuals who have demonstrated long-time continued support and extraordinary passion for the betterment of The Big Fresno Fair.

Individuals can be nominated by a community member, Big Fresno Fair staff or past Fresno Fair Board of Directors. Nominations are then reviewed and voted on by the Fair's Board of Directors at their August Board meeting. The Big Fresno Fair is actively collecting nominations now. Please click here to download a nomination packet.

Here is a list of those who have been honored with being inducted into The Big Fresno Fair Hall of Fame:  

2007
Arthur J. Rustigan
Doris Halemeier
Gary Fischer
Mark Thompson
Nat DiBuduo

2008
Brian I. Tatarian
Gordon Burrow
John C. Harris
Monte Person
William “Bill” Almeida

2009
Christopher Korby
Nick Bowles
Walter "Fritz" Lauritzen

2010
David Hill
Lucy Warren
Roy Isom
Ruby Hefley
Table Mountain Casino
TableMountain Rancheria

 2011
Kenneth L. Maddy
Carolee Boele
Larry Fortune
Chief Jerry P. Dyer
Mike Dages

2012
Dale Ikeda
Ardie Der Manouel
Butch Butler
Louis C. Brosi
Chris Pacheco

2013
Tim Bakman
Gary Nelson
Mike Fitzgerald
Robert Smittcamp
Marvin A. Meyers