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Employee Spotlight: Ruben Gastelo, Satellite Supervisor

Ever wondered who helps put on one of the biggest events of the Central Valley? We want to showcase our amazing employees who work hard every day to make sure The Big Fresno Fair is bigger and better every year! Today’s spotlight employee is Ruben Gastelo, Satellite Supervisor for horse racing. For the past 15 years, Ruben has worked hard to ensure the Brian I. Tatarian Grandstand and everything horse racing (from live racing to satellite wagering year-round) operates at peak performance! One of his favorite things about horse racing is watching the reactions of winning Fairgoers and the excitement of a first-time horse player. Ruben wanted to share the following fun fact about horse racing with you all, “Did you know the average race horse weighs around 1,000 lbs. and that over $1 billion is bet on horse racing a year?” Thank you Ruben for all that you do! 

The Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival starts today Thurs, 2/16!

Join us today Thurs, 2/16 through Sat, 2/18 for the Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival at the Fresno Fairgrounds! Tickets are just $10 and are good for all 3 days of the show, so don’t miss out! For more information, including special savings, visit http://quiltcraftsew.com/ before it’s too late!

The Central Coast Gun Show is Back pm 2/18!

The Central Coast Gun Show is back this weekend Sat, 2/18 & Sun, 2/19! With over 250 tables showcasing a wide range of firearms, the Central Coast Gun Show will keep customers in awe! The show will begin on Sat, 2/18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun, 2/19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Commerce Building. For more information, click here: http://bit.ly/2iGlzHX

Visit the Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival Thurs, 2/16 – Sat, 2/18!

Do you have a knack for home art? Need help polishing your quilting skills? The Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival is the place to be Thurs, 2/16 – Sat, 2/18! At the Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival you will find a wide variety supply exhibits from many quality companies, as well as access to many “Make and Take” workshops and FREE educational seminars! Tickets are just $10 and are good for all 3 days of the show, so don’t miss out! The show will take place in the Industry Commerce building from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thurs. and Fri., and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Sat. For more information, including special savings, visit http://quiltcraftsew.com/ today!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Roses are red, violets are blue… The Big Fresno Fair is thankful, especially for you! Happy Valentine’s Day from The Big Fresno Fair! We hope your day is filled with love, happiness and friendships!  

The Red Wave Classic is back this weekend!

Join us on Sat, 2/11 and Sun, 2/12 for the annual Red Wave Classic Show and Sale! This show gives students hands-on experience in merchandising of show livestock. Students plan the sale in advance including advertisements, prepare the livestock for sale and then help coordinate and conduct the actual sale! Show starts 8 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. in the Livestock Pavilion. Come support your local Fresno State students for one of the best livestock sales of the year! For more information, click here: http://bit.ly/2ksSKP1

Submit your entries for the 3rd annual San Joaquin Valley Olive Oil Competition!

It’s back! The San Joaquin Valley Olive Oil Competition is in full swing! All olive oil producers in California can now submit their extra virgin or flavored olive oil varieties through Fri, 3/24! All entries must be available for sale to the general public at full price at the time of entry.  Winners will be announced on Thurs, 4/13! For complete details and rules, click here: http://bit.ly/2jYRiDf

Tune in for C-SPAN’s Special “Fresno Weekend” Series on February 4 & 5

That’s right, Fresno is being featured on C-SPAN’s 2017 Cities Tour series during a special “Fresno Weekend” that will air February 4-5 on C-SPAN 2 and C-SPAN 3. The Big Fresno Fair was fortunate enough to be one of the five segments on Fresno’s history! During the Fair’s segment, you’ll hear about the history of The Big Fresno Fair, our role in the community, our focus on Ag education, as well as how we are helping the history of our Fair and Fresno County live on through the Big Fresno Fair Museum and the new Fresno County Historical Museum.

Tune in for C-SPAN’s Special “Fresno Weekend” Series on February 4 & 5

That’s right, Fresno is being featured on C-SPAN’s 2017 Cities Tour series during a special “Fresno Weekend” that will air February 4-5 on C-SPAN 2 and C-SPAN 3. The Big Fresno Fair was fortunate enough to be one of the five segments on Fresno’s history! During the Fair’s segment, you’ll hear about the history of The Big Fresno Fair, our role in the community, our focus on Ag education, as well as how we are helping the history of our Fair and Fresno County live on through the Big Fresno Fair Museum and the new Fresno County Historical Museum.

Sunmaid Kennel Club and Central Valley Australian Shepherd’s Club Dog Shows tomorrow!

Mark your calendars for the Sunmaid Kennel Club and Central Valley Australian Shepherd’s Club dog show is coming to the Fresno Fairgrounds! Starting tomorrow, Sat, 2/4 through Sun, 2/5, the Sunmaid Kennel Club will be taking over the Industry Commerce building from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and the Central Valley Australian Shepherd’s Club will be showcasing in the Infield Exhibit Area from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, about the Sunmaid Kennel Club, click here: http://bit.ly/2kSedC7.