Early BFF Discounted Tickets on Sale | March 16 – May 6
Save big when you buy Fair Admission tickets, Season Passes or Unlimited Carnival Ride Wristbands early! The Fair will be offering members of our Big Fair Fan Club (our email newsletter subscribers) the chance to save $2 on admission, $5 on Season Passes and up to $10 on Unlimited Carnival Ride Wristbands until May 6. Not a member of the Big Fair Fan Club? Sign up today at here. The pre-sale is online only.
Exclusive BFF Concert Pre-Sale | August 1 – August 14
Be the first to buy tickets to your concert of choice at the 2016 Big Fresno Fair just by being a Big Fair Fan Club member! Beginning Wednesday, August 1 at 9 a.m. you will have the chance to purchase your concert tickets before anyone else, PLUS – for every concert ticket you purchase, you get 50% off admission if purchased in the same transaction. Not a member of the Big Fair Fan Club? Sign up today at here. The pre-sale is online only.
“Pint for a Pass” Blood Drive | August 15 – September 1
Join The Big Fresno Fair and Central California Blood Center to give the “gift of life” during the 7th Annual “Pint for a Pass” Blood Drive. Donate blood at any Central California Blood Center donor center or mobile unit from August 15 through September 11, and receive a voucher good for a “Buy One, Get One Free” admission ticket to the 2016 Big Fresno Fair. Additionally, everyone that donates blood during this timeframe is entered to win a pair of concert tickets or reserved seats at the horse races along with Fair admission tickets.
Purchase the popular Season Pass for only $30 and visit the Fair every day! Season Passes will be available for purchase from August 1 – August 14 for Big Fair Fans online only. Then starting August 15 until October 4, everyone can purchase them online, by phone on at the Administration Ticket Box Office. A photo ID is required for use.
Unlimited Carnival Ride Wristband
Save BIG with the Unlimited Carnival Ride Wristbands for only $25 if purchased by October 4! That’s up to a $10 discount off the regular Fair-time price of $30 M-Th and $35 Fri-Sun! Buy online from August 1 – August 14 for Big Fair Fans, and starting August 15 until October 4 everyone can purchase them online, by phone on at the Administration Ticket Box Office.
Save Mart Supermarkets & FoodMaxx Pre-Sale | September 7 – October 4
Save BIG when you purchase early at participating Save Mart Supermarkets or FoodMaxx stores! From September 7 – October 4, purchase your Fair admission tickets and Unlimited Carnival Ride Wristbands for a discounted price - $2 off admission (all ages) and up to $10 off an Unlimited Carnival Ride Wristband.
$1 Wednesday Admission | Wednesday, October 5
On this day only, Fairgoers will have the chance to get into the Fair for only $1 all day long! What a great way to celebrate Opening Day of the 2016 Fair! NOTE: Carnival Rides are full price on this day.
Fans & Followers Day & $2 Carnival Rides | Thursday, October 6
Save BIG just for connecting with us! Big Fresno Fair Facebook fans, Twitter followers and new this year, Instagram followers will get into the Fair FREE from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 6 only. A link to a special barcode with instructions on redemption will be posted to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram on Wednesday, October 5. Plus, this day is also $2 Carnival Rides where every ride is just $2 per ride all day long! Valid for all carnival rides in Kiddie Land and the Main Carnival Area.
Seniors' Day | Monday, October 10
Seniors 62 and BETTER are able to enjoy the Fair for free! Remember, gates will open at 9 a.m. on this day only. Also, don’t miss the special Seniors’ Lifestyle Expo from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. throughout the grounds featuring a variety of organizations focused on senior health, wellness and financial support.
Special Interest Day | Monday, October 10
Admission is FREE to persons with disabilities. One chaperone is admitted for free with each person that requires assistance. Remember, gates will open at 9 a.m. on this day.
Les Schwab Tires $2 Tuesday I Tuesday, October 11
Go to any participating Central Valley Les Schwab Tires to get a voucher for $2 Fair admission on Tuesday, October 11. No purchase necessary; just ask a Les Schwab Tires representative! You can also join The Big Fair Fan Club at www.FresnoFair.com and receive a printable coupon via email for the same great deal! Big Fair Fan Club members will receive an email with their $2 Tuesday coupon on Monday, October 10. If you sign up after Monday, October 10, there will be a link sent in your confirmation email. One voucher from Les Schwab Tires or a Big Fair Fan Club coupon required for each Fair ticket purchased. Offer valid only on Tuesday, October 11.
Sun-Maid Kids’ Day & $2 Carnival Ride Wednesday | Wednesday, October 12
On Kids’ Day Fair admission to the Fair is FREE for kids 12 and under with a paid adult admission all day long! Remember, kids 5 and under are always free. Plus, enjoy $2 carnival rides all day long on Wednesday, October 12 too! Yes, that’s just $2 per ride! Valid for all carnival rides in Kiddie Land and the Main Carnival Area.
Save Mart & FoodMaxx "Feed the Need" Community Food Drive | Thursday, October 13
Be part of the effort to give back to our community! In the last seven years nearly 580 TONS of food has been collected to feed those in need in our community! This year’s “Feed the Need” Community Food Drive will be held on Thursday, October 13 from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. All you need to do is bring 5 or more canned food or other non-perishable food items per person to the Fair on this day and you will receive FREE admission. All food will be donated to The Salvation Army and The Community Food Bank to help them fight hunger in our community. The Fair is also seeking bulk food and/or monetary donations from businesses and individuals in the community tied to the “Feed the Need” Community Food Drive. Special recognition packages are available for those who donate at a certain level. Businesses or individuals interested in making bulk food and/or monetary donations please contact The Big Fresno Fair’s Communications Office at (559) 650-3229.