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Today Is National Marching Band Day!

Today is National Marching Band Day! Have you signed up for The Big Fresno Fair’s 9th Annual Big Band Review, presented by Educational Employee Credit Union and Toyota? The Big Band Review will be held on Opening Day, Wed, 10/2, and bands from all over California are invited to compete for $15,000 in cash prizes and trophies!

Fresno Home & Garden Show Starts today, Fri, 3/1 – Sun, 3/3

Stop by the Fresno Fairgrounds for the 33rd Annual Home & Garden Show today - Sun, 3/3! This premier event showcases products and services in the home industry with more than 500 companies participating! Talk to licensed contractors, shop gourmet food and artisans/crafters and dine at the Gourmet Food Trucks!

New YQCA Training Requirement for Livestock Exhibitors

New this show season, all youth livestock program participants are now required to obtain annual certification from the Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) program. This requirement is mandated by the California Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA) and the Division of Fairs & Expositions (F&E).

Certification can be obtained through online training or at an approved instructor led training.  The YQCA certification is good for one year and only needs to be completed once annually regardless of the number of species shown.

Fresno Home & Garden Show is Next Weekend | Fri, 3/1 – Sun, 3/3

Get your tickets early for the 33rd Annual Home & Garden Show at the Fresno Fairgrounds, Fri, 3/1 – Sun, 3/3! This premier event showcases products and services in the home industry and more than 500 companies will be participating! Talk to licensed contractors, shop gourmet foods, and artisans/crafters, dine at the Gourmet Food Trucks and shop at more than 700 booths.

Cosmetology Expo This Weekend | Sat, 2/23 – Sun, 2/24

Purchase your tickets for the Cosmetology & Barber Expo 2019 at the Fresno Fairgrounds, Sat, 2/23 – Sun, 2/24! This ONE & ONLY expo features on stage seminars, showcases, vendors, entertainment and so much more! This year’s event will include new battles like Hair Stylist Battle, Make-Up Battle, Braid Battle, Lash Battle and Nail Battle.

Tickets start at $15. For more information on the expo, visit: http://www.cosmobarberexpo.com/

15th Annual World Famous Fresno Tattoo Convention Sat, 2/17 & Sun, 2/18!

You don’t want to miss the 15th Annual World Famous Fresno Tattoo Convention this Sat, 2/16 and Sun, 2/17 from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Fresno Fairgrounds’ Commerce Building! Come out for two days filled with tattoo competitions, art shows and more featuring the valley’s best tattoo artists! For more information and to get your tickets go to:  https://bit.ly/2WxGlds

Fairgrounds Office Closed for President’s Day, Fri, 2/15 – Mon, 2/18

The Fresno Fairground’s Administrative Office will be closed starting today through Mon, 2/18 in recognition of President’s Day. The office will reopen on Tues, 2/19 at 8 a.m. We hope you enjoy a long weekend in honor of our country’s former leaders! 

It’s National Pizza Day!

We tried coming up with a pizza pun, but they were all too cheesy. Happy #NationalPizzaDay! Share with us how you will be celebrating this food holiday! Also, we want to know what kind of toppings you like on your pizza. Don’t forget to check out Milo & Son Ent. to grab your slice at the 2019 Big Fresno Fair!

Fresno State’s 26th Annual Red Wave Classic Junior Livestock Show This Weekend!

Fresno State will be holding their 26th Annual Red Wave Classic Junior Livestock Show on Sat, 2/9 through Sun, 2/10! This is an all-day event held at the Fresno Fairgrounds in the Livestock Pavilion. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2sYlLp0.

Fair Launched Applications for 5th Annual San Joaquin Valley Olive Oil Competition!

It’s back! The San Joaquin Valley Olive Oil Competition is in full swing and we are excited to announce the debut of a new award – the Best of the Valley Award given to the olive oil that scored the highest with the ranch or office located in the San Joaquin Valley! All olive oil producers in California can submit their extra virgin or flavored olive oil varieties now through March 22! Winners will be announced on April 10! For complete details and rules, click here: http://bit.ly/2jYRiDf .