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Hmong Music Festival

The Hmong Music Festival is this Sat, 5/27. This one-day outdoor festival features music, dance and fashion all under one roof.  The festival provides a fun, exciting and enjoyable environment making it a “must-attend” festival for all! Tickets are $25 for General Entrance, $30 at the Door and $55 for VIP. Buy your tickets now at http://www.hmffresno.com/tickets

 

Hall of Fame and Community Champions Awards Reminder

Do you know someone who works hard to make Fresno a better community? Nominate them for one of The Big Fresno Fair’s two most prestigious honors – the Hall of Fame and Community Champion Awards. The Big Fresno Fair Hall of Fame honors individuals who have demonstrated long-time continued support and extraordinary passion for the betterment of The Big Fresno Fair; download a nomination packet here http://bit.ly/2nJBfNe.

The Community Champions Awards formally recognize individuals who have demonstrated an extraordinary passion for the betterment of Fresno County. Categories include Youth, Volunteer, Humanitarian and Educator. Download a nomination packet here http://bit.ly/2o9Rtvs. Deadline to submit entries is Tues, 8/15. 

Keep Your Grades Up To Be Rewarded at the 2017 Big Fresno Fair!

Only one more month left before the school year is over! Be sure to end the year with strong grades - Fresno County 8 – 12 grade students! Finishing the school year with a 4.0 or above will automatically qualify you for The Big Fresno Fair’s 4.0 & Above Program: http://bit.ly/2iuZDvG! The Big Fresno Fair and the Fresno County Office of Education, along with our valued sponsors EECU and Toyota, will give BIG REWARDS to high-achieving Fresno County 8th through 12th grade students with a 4.0 GPA or higher as of June 2017. Prizes include laptops, iPads, scholarships and even a brand new Toyota! So be sure to finish the year strong for and enjoy cool prizes at the Fair in the fall! 

Your Weekly Horse Racing Update!

Enjoy live horse racing year-round at the Fresno Fairgrounds’ Starting Gate or at Club One Casino’s Polo Lounge! Admission is only $5 for the Starting Gate! You don’t want to miss these BIG upcoming races leading up to Memorial Day! Whether you are experienced at wagering or a novice, come out and try your luck on the ponies!

Here are our HOT TICKET races for the next few days:

Wednesday, May 24

$100,000 – Sagamore Sired S @ Indiana Grand Racing & Casino

$100,000- Swifty Sired Fillies S @ Indiana Grand Racing & Casino

Friday, May 26

$50,000- Chariot Chaser @ Northlands Park

$50,000- Wild Rose H @ Northlands Park

$45,000- Jack Bishop S @ Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino

Saturday, May 27

$500,000- The Gold Cup at Santa Anita (gr. I) @ Santa Anita Park

$300,000- Gamely S (gr. I) @ Santa Anita Park

$200,000- Monrovia S (gr. II) @ Santa Anita Park

$175,000- Nassau S (Can-II) @ Woodbine

$125,000- Lady Angela S @ Woodbine

$100,000- Arlington Classic S (gr. III) @ Arlington International Racecourse

$100,000- Daytona S (gr. III) @ Santa Anita Park

$100,000- Musical Romance S @ Gulfstream Park Racing Association

$100,000- Paradise Creek S @ Belmont Park

$100,000- Red Bank S (gr. III) @ Monmouth Park

$100,000- Winning Colors S (gr. III) @ Churchill Downs

$75,000- Texas Stallion S (Got Koko Div.) @ Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie

$75,000- Texas Stallion S (Stymie Div.) @ Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie

$65,000- Keertana S @ Churchill Downs

$50,000- Journal H @ Northlands Park

$50,000- Western Canada H @ Northlands Park

Sunday, May 28

$200,000- Charles Whittingham S (gr. II) @ Santa Anita Park

$200,000- Lone Star Park H (gr. III) @ Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie

$125,000- Marine S (Can-III) @ Woodbine

$60,000- Blue Sparkler S @ Monmouth Park

Monday, May 29

$200,000- Commentator S @ Belmont Park

$200,000- Critical Eye @ Belmont Park

$200,000- Melair S @ Santa Anita Park

$200,000- Snow Chief S @ Santa Anita Park

$125,000- Bouwerie S @ Belmont Park

$125,000-  Kingston S @ Belmont Park

$125,000- Mike Lee S @ Belmont Park

$125,000- Mount Vernon S @ Belmont Park

$100,000- All American S (gr. III) @ Golden Gate Fields

When you go to either facility, be sure to ask for our “How to Bet” beginner’s guide for some great tips. Also, don’t be afraid to ask our staff for help in placing your bets.

For more information on either facility, click here: http://www.fresnofair.com/satellite-wagering

Go Kart Racing this weekend Sat, 5/27 & Sun, 5/28

Don’t miss a minute of the exciting Go-Kart race this Sat, 5/27 & Sun, 5/28 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fresno Fairgrounds! Watch competitors whip around the track as they compete in the Kerman Kart Club Go Kart Race! Bring your family out for a thrilling day of fun! We hope to see you there! More: http://bit.ly/2osopSW

Join the Party – The Preakness Stakes Party Fri, 5/19 & Sat, 5/20

You don’t have to be in Baltimore to enjoy the 142nd Preakness Stakes celebration! Watch, wager and enjoy the horse racing excitement at the Fresno Fairgrounds’ Starting Gate!

On Fri, 5/19, doors open at 10 a.m. Enjoy $5 admission to the Grandstand at the Fairgrounds or $10 to watch and wager at Club One Casino’s Polo Lounge. Call (559) 497-3000 to make reservations.

On Sat, 5/20, doors open at 7 a.m. Admission is only $5 to the Grandstand and another $5 for VIP admission, where guests can relax and view live horse racing on high definition television screens while enjoying private betting in the VIP Suite. Can't make it to the Fairgrounds? Watch and wager at Club One Casino's Polo Lounge for $10 and enjoy a delicious buffet for an additional $17. Call (559) 497-3011 to make reservations. Don’t miss out on one of the biggest races of the year! 

 

Hmong Music Festival on Sat, 5/27

The Hmong Music Festival is back again next Sat, 5/27. This one-day outdoor festival features music, dance and fashion all under one roof.  You’ll find some of the hottest Hmong music artists, designers, dancers, DJs and more! This a cultural festival experience like no other! Tickets are $25 for general entrance, $30 at the Door, $55 VIP. Buy your tickets now at http://www.hmffresno.com/tickets.

 

Your Weekly Horse Racing Update!

Enjoy live horse racing year-round at the Fresno Fairgrounds’ Starting Gate or at Club One Casino’s Polo Lounge! Admission is only $5 for the Starting Gate! You don’t want to miss this BIG weekend of racing! Whether you are experienced at wagering or a novice, come out and try your luck on the ponies!

Here are our HOT TICKET races for this weekend:

·         Friday, May 19

o    $300,000- Pimlico Special (gr. III) @ Pimlico

o    $250,000- Black-Eyed Susan S (gr. II) @ Pimlico

o    $150,000- Adena Springs Miss Preakness S (gr. III) @ Pimlico

o    $150,000- Allaire duPont Distaff S (gr. III) @ Pimlico

o    $100,000- Hilltop S @ Pimlico

o    $100,000- Jim McKay Turf Sprint @ Pimlico

o    $100,000- Skipat S @ Pimlico

·         Saturday, May 20

o    $1,500,000- Preakness S (gr. I) @ Pimlico

o    $250,000- Longines Dixie S (gr. II) @ Pimlico

o    $200,000- Chick Lang S @ Pimlico

o    $200,000- Kona Gold S (gr. II) @ Santa Anita Park

o    $175,000- Eclipse S (Can-II) @ Woodbine

o    $150,000- Gallorette S (gr. III) @ Pimlico

o    $150,000- Maryland Sprint S (gr. III) @ Pimlico

o    $100,000- Big Drama S @ Gulfstream

o    $100,000- Crystal Water S @ Santa Anita Park

o    $100,000- James W. Murphy S @ Pimlico

o    $100,000- LARC Sir Barton S @ Pimlico

o    $100,000- Louisville H (gr. III) @ Churchill Downs

o    $100,000- Matron S (gr. III) @ Churchill Downs

o    $100,000- Soaring Softly S @ Belmont Park

o    $100,000- The Very One S @ Pimlico

·         Sunday, May 21

o    $125,000- Selene S (Can-III) @ Woodbine

o    $100,0000- Fran's Valentine S @ Santa Anita Park

When you go to either facility, be sure to ask for our “How to Bet” beginner’s guide for some great tips. Also, don’t be afraid to ask our staff for help in placing your bets.

For more information on either facility, click here: [http://www.fresnofair.com/satellite-wagering] 

Cheap Trick at Ray’s Anniversary Bash

Don’t miss your chance to see Cheap Trick at Ray’s 30th Anniversary Bash! Tickets are still available and cost just $30, which also includes access to a hot rod show! You don’t want to miss Cheap Trick, as well as special guests Jimmie “JJ” Walker and The Appletones!  Don’t forget, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Fresno County Historical Museum. Get your tickets now! We hope to see you there!

Keep Your Grades Up To Be Rewarded at the 2017 Big Fresno Fair!

Fresno County 8 – 12 grade students - keep working hard to get that 4.0 GPA this semester so you can be entered to win the 4.0 & Above Program: http://bit.ly/2iuZDvG! The Big Fresno Fair and the Fresno County Office of Education, along with our valued sponsors EECU and Toyota, will give BIG REWARDS to high-achieving Fresno County 8th through 12th grade students with a 4.0 GPA or higher as of June 2017. Prizes include laptops, iPads, scholarships and even a brand new Toyota! Where will this year’s winners come from?