Livestock Pavilion & Auctions
Check out the Livestock Pavilion and see everything from farm animals to cow-milking demonstrations at the Challenge Dairy “Cow Palace” Milking Barn and more. This building features 12 days of livestock events including beef, dairy, goats, sheep and swine. By participating in these events, 4-H and FFA students not only have the opportunity to showcase and sell their animal projects, they also learn responsibility and gain agribusiness experience. Also, don't miss the Jr. Livestock Auctions on Saturday, October 6 and Saturday, October 13.
Wells Fargo Agricultural Building presented by FoodMaxx
The perfect stop when you’re on the search for delicious Valley-grown favorites! People from all over the world come to the Wells Fargo Agricultural Building presented by FoodMaxx to see all the reasons why Fresno County is the world’s top agricultural area! From apples to zucchini, you’ll find more than 350 different varieties of locally-grown crops on display here during the 2015 Big Fresno Fair. Here's a list of the communities who participate each year by constructing their community displays that showcase their most famous agricultural products: Clovis, Coalinga, Easton, Fowler, Kerman, Kingsburg, Laton, Orange Cove, Parlier, Reedley, Sanger and Selma.
Every year The Big Fresno Fair celebrates the long-standing traditions of the Central Valley as people come from all over to see the best that our region has to offer. Since the inception of this great celebration 129 years ago, exhibiting livestock has always been a vital part of the Fair festivities! To celebrate the Fair's agricultural heritage, a new cattlemen's mural was added to the east side of the Livestock Pavilion in 2011. The project features information on the cattle industry and its importance to our region. This project was made possible by Kim Oviatt from The Sence Foundation and John Harris and Dave Wood from Harris Ranch. If you didn't get a chance to see it last year, this is a must-see attraction that you won't want to miss at the 2012 Big Fresno Fair.
Stop by the Farmers Market to see what’s growing in the Central Valley. This attraction showcases the Central Valley’s top agricultural commodities such as grapes (table and wine), raisins, lemons, oranges, nectarines, plums, peaches, walnuts, pistachios, almonds, corn tomatoes and garlic. Imagine tomatoes the size of beach balls, ears of corn that are 23 ft. tall and 3 ft. wide and oranges the size of soccer balls!
Fairgoers can enjoy sseeing baby animals like sheep, pigs and chicks, as well as all of the fun, educational and interactive exhibits in Ag Ventureland at the 2012 Big Freesno Fair!