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Insane Inflatable 5K on April 29

Looking for something fun to do now that the skies are getting sunnier? Sign up for the fun and dynamic Insane Inflatable 5K run on Sat, 4/29. This unique course is designed to challenge you, surprise you, and put a smile on your face. Tickets range from $57-$100 so get them now before they run out! For tickets and more information visit: http://bit.ly/2neZ2Us

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:

Thursday, April 20

  • $50,000 – Premiere S @Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie

Friday, April 21

Register for the 2017 Fair Education Program!

Looking for a new way to educate your students? Sign up for the Fair Education Program! The Fair Education Program allows kindergarten through eighth grade students to visit the Fair FREE of charge. Kids see interesting exhibit such as: Ag Ventureland, Fine Arts & Photography, The Greenhouse (Floriculture), Home Arts, Gem & Mineral, Junior Exhibits, Wells Fargo Agriculture and Kids' Town. Also, each student is given one free return ticket so that they can bring their parents back to the Fairgrounds to show them what they have learned.

The entire curriculum provided to teachers that coincides with this field trip has been updated to be in line with California’s Common Core Standards. Take advantage of this awesome educational opportunity! For more information visit: http://bit.ly/1JsVySt

Next Big Thing Auditions Tomorrow, April 20

Auditions for the Next Big Thing talent show are tomorrow Thurs, 4/20 at the Paul Paul Theater in the Fresno Fairgrounds at 6 p.m.! Don’t forget, finalists get a chance to perform live at the 2017 Big Fresno Fair. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity! If you have any questions, contact Joey Perez at jliveking@gmail.com.

Autocross Event This Weekend Sat, 4/22 & Sun, 4/23

Are you a car lover? The Sports Car Club of America, Fresno Chapter will be hosting an action-packed weekend of autocross racing at the Fresno Fairgrounds on Sat 4/22 and Sun 4/23 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. This family-friendly event will be held in the Carnival Lot on the north end of the Fairgrounds. Come out and enjoy the fun! 

BFF Job Fair on August 10!

The Big Fresno Fair Job Fair is back Thurs, 8/10 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Commerce Building. The Fair is seeking individuals who can demonstrate excellent customer service in an entertaining environment. Available positions include Parking Attendants, Maintenance Staff, Customer Service Representatives, Security Guards and much more! Be sure to put this date on your calendar because you won’t want to miss it! For more information visit: http://bit.ly/2nwVtG6

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:
 
Thursday, April 13
  • $125,000 - Appalachian S Presented by Japan Racing Association (gr. III) @ Aqueduct
  • $150,000 – Bachelor S @ Oaklawn Park 
Friday, April 14
  • $600,000 – Apple Blossom H (gr. I) @ Oaklawn Park
  • $400,000 – Fantasy S (gr. III) @ Oaklawn Park
  • $300,000 – Maker’s 46 Mile @ Keeneland
  • $50,000 – Cajun Miss @ Evangeline Downs 
Saturday, April 15
  • $1,000,000 – Arkansas Derby (gr. I) @ Oaklawn Park
  • $750,000 – Oaklawn H (gr. II) @ Oaklawn Park
  • $400,000 – Count Fleet Sprint H (gr. III) @ Oaklawn Park
  • $350,000 – Coolmore Jenny Wiley S (gr. I) @ Keeneland
  • $200,000 – Stonestreet Lexington S (gr. III) @ Keeneland
  • $200,000 – Ben Ali S (gr. III) @ Keeneland
  • $150,000 – Northern Spur @ Oaklawn Park
  • $100,000 – Plenty of Grace S @ Aqueduct
  • $100,000 – Giant’s Causeway S @ Keeneland
  • $100,000 – Los Angeles H (gr. III) @ Santa Anita Park
  • $100,000 – Jacques Cartier S @ Woodbine
  • $50,000 – Ragin Cajun S @ Evangeline Downs  
Sunday, April 16
  • $150,000 – Sunland Park H @  Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino
  • $110,000 – Copper Top Futurity @ Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino
  • $100,000 – Start Shoot S @ Woodbine  
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

Central Coast Gun Show

Attention gun enthusiasts! The Central Coast Gun Show in back on Sat, 4/15 and Sun, 4/16! Enjoy a day of shopping through ammo, firearms and miscellaneous outdoors equipment. For more information visit: http://bit.ly/2mOdboL

The Next Big Thing Talent Auditions Are April 20

Calling all talented Central Valley residents! Auditions for the Next Big Thing talent show are on Thurs, 4/20 at the Paul Paul Theater in the Fresno Fairgrounds and with it your chance to shine! Don’t forget, finalists get a chance to perform live at the 2017 Big Fresno Fair. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity! If you have any questions, contact Joey Perez at jliveking@gmail.com.

Ray’s 30th Anniversary Bash

For three decades Ray Appleton has been the Voice of the Valley at KMJ News Talk 580 and 105.9! The Big Fresno Fair, along with Cumulus Broadcasting and Coors Light are throwing Ray a 30th Anniversary Bash on Sat, 5/20! BUT before then - Ray has set out to raise $30,000 in support of the Fresno County Historical Museum! To ensure the success of the Museum and its existence into the future, support from the community is needed. That is why Ray and KMJ Radio have stepped up to help raise $30,000 for the Museum. Will you step up! Any amount is appreciated as it all makes a difference! LINK: https://www.gofundme.com/30kbefore30thanniversary

Then, don’t forget to make plans for Ray’s 30th Anniversary Bash! Complete with hundreds of hot rods on display, delicious food, ice cold drinks and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Cheap Trick, as well Jimmie “JJ” Walker and The Appletones as special guests this is one event you’ll want to pencil in! Plus, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Fresno County Historical Museum. Get your tickets now! We hope to see you there! More info: www.kmjnow.com/2016/10/10/may-20-rays-30th-anniversary-bash/