Sierra 4H Exhibitor Feature – Oscar Glass

The first-ever Big Fresno Fair Virtual Livestock Sale kicks-off on Friday, October 9 at 11 a.m. and goes until Monday, October 12 at 11:59 p.m. The Virtual Livestock sale will feature nearly 500 animals from dedicated and hard-working 4-H and FFA members throughout Fresno County.

 

Leading up to the sale, we’ll be featuring 4-H & FFA exhibitors from participating chapters to highlight their animal project and all their hard work, while also giving buyers and our community a glimpse of animals they can bid on!

 

Meet  Oscar Glass, a Sierra 4H student who is in 6th grade at Foothill Elementary in Prather. Here’s what Oscar’s 4H advisor had to say about him:

 

“Oscar joined Sierra 4h when he turned 9 years old with a single goal… to show a goat. His mom and dad encouraged him to pick a hog just like his sister, but Oscar was adamant that he was a goat boy.  Oscar is currently raising Doughnuts, a boer goat, and Sprinkles, a prospect breeding project. He enjoys spending time with his goats, working and preparing for future shows as well as conditioning and working on his goat hair and appearance.

 

Recently Oscar and the Glass family were evacuated due to the Creek Fire, having his goats with him to work and spend time with were just the ticket to keeping Oscar secure and focused instead of fretting about his home.

 

Last year Oscar won 1st place in Showmanship for his 4h age group, this year his goals include keeping that showmanship title and finishing in the top three of his market class. Oscar plans to continue his 4H career in meat goats by going to at least one more show next year and hopefully planning the breeding and raising of the next goat he brings to the Fresno Fair.

 

Oscar says that his favorite part of the Fresno Fair is hanging out with his friends in the barn and showing their animals together”

 

Help out these hard-working students in the community! Participate in the sale as a buyer or place an add-on bid! Every bit helps out these kids who’ve been working all year to get to where they are now. For more information about the Virtual Livestock Auction and how you can participate, click here.

There’s Still Time to Bid in the Fresno County Historical Museum Online Fundraiser!

Have you checked out the incredible items you can bid on in the Fresno County Historical Museum Online Fundraiser? Help support this Museum and preserve history by being a part of our online fundraiser happening NOW until Fri, October 2 at 11:59 p.m. Bid on amazing items including:

 

  • Private dinner at FIVE restaurant with limo ride
  • 2020 CigarFest package – includes breakfast and lunch
  • 2 VIP tickets to Clovis Rodeo PBR on their NEW patio with food and drinks provided
  • Signed boxing gloves by WBC Champion, Jose Ramirez
  • And more!

 

To be a part of the auction and bid on these amazing gifts, click here.

 

Your support is needed to help sustain this county gem and ensure it will remain in existence into the future for generations of Central Valley residents to enjoy and learn from!

American Union 4-H Exhibitor Feature – Callie Flores

The first-ever Big Fresno Fair Virtual Jr. Livestock Auction kicks-off on Friday, October 9 at 11 a.m. and goes until Monday, October 12 at 11:59 p.m.! The Virtual Livestock sale will feature nearly 500 animals from dedicated and hard-working 4-H and FFA members throughout Fresno County.

 

Leading up to the sale, we’ll be featuring 4-H & FFA exhibitors from participating chapters to highlight their animal project and all their hard work, while also giving buyers and our community a glimpse of animals they can bid on!

 

Meet Callie Flores, an American Union 4-H student who is a 6th grader at Washington Colony Elementary School:

 

“Hi, my name is Callie Flores and I am 11 years old. I am in the sixth grade and I attend Washington Colony Elementary School in Easton. I have been showing Boer Goats and Pygmy Goats for three years now and I really enjoy it. This year I’m showing my doe June and wether Elvis.  June and Elvis are boer cross meat goats born March 2020.  June was born and raised on our farm and we purchased Elvis from a local breeder.  They eat MoorMan’s ShowTec and MoorGrands Goat Feed and Purina High Octane Champion Drive two times a day.

 

4-H has been part of my life from an early age, since she I was 2 years old.  I have watched my cousins show Market Hogs, Sheep, Goats and I’ve spent a lot of time at the fairs. I’m following in the footstep of my Grandfather and Mother, who raised Hampshire Sheep, Pygmy Goats and Hogs. I currently own and breed 14 Registered Pygmy Goats and 3 Boer Goats. Exhibiting Market animals for the Fair takes a lot of hard work and is a big commitment financially. I raise Pygmy Goats and sell them to the community; I also participate in jackpot shows through-out the year in addition to Caruthers and Fresno Fair.  This is the first time I will be exhibiting a market goat I raised on our farm.”

 

Help out these hard-working students in the community! Participate in the sale as a buyer or place an add-on bid! Every bit helps out these kids who’ve been working all year to get to where they are now. For more information about the Virtual Livestock Auction and how you can participate, click here.

Save Money and Help Save a Life! Donate Blood and Receive a $3 Ticket for Drive-Thru Eats!

We’ve partnered with the Central California Blood Center to save you money while you help save lives! All you have to do is donate blood at any Central California Blood Center donor center or mobile drive beginning Monday, September 28 through Saturday, October 3 and receive a ticket good for $3 off your Fair food purchase! Find out where to donate here.

Mark your calendars for our Drive-Thru Eats, October 9 – 18! Weekday hours are Monday – Thursday, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. and weekend hours are Friday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. This event is FREE to attend! To get the scoop, click here.

Fresno-Central FFA Exhibitor Feature – Tristen Nelms

The first-ever Big Fresno Fair Virtual Jr. Livestock Auction kicks-off on Friday, October 9 at 11 a.m. and goes until Monday, October 12 at 11:59 p.m.! The Virtual Livestock sale will feature nearly 500 animals from dedicated and hard-working 4-H and FFA members throughout Fresno County.

 

Leading up to the sale, we’ll be featuring 4-H & FFA exhibitors from participating chapters to highlight their animal project and all their hard work, while also giving buyers and our community a glimpse of animals they can bid on!

 

Meet Tristen Nelms, a Fresno-Central FFA student who is a senior at Central West High School. Here’s what Tristan’s FFA advisor has to say about him:

 

“Tristen Nelms is a senior at Central High School-West campus. This will be his second year showing goats at the Fresno Fair. Tristan likes to say that “FFA saved my path in high school”. A troubled freshman, Tristen had to learn the hard way that failing grades and trips to the vice principal’s office were not the way to succeed. At the recommendation of a friend, Tristen signed up to show a market goat with the FFA. It was in the goat barn, Tristen found his gift for working with animals. He quickly joined the breeding team and was put in charge of caring for the herd of Boer breeding Boer does at the school farm. He single handling tamed (and named!) every single goat in the breeding herd and was a vital part of caring for them during their labor. He ensured all kids had a strong start in life. He even helped assist with the birth of his 2020 Fresno Fair Boer market wether, Dojo. He can often be found working in the goat barn or spending time with the breeding does in the pasture.

 

Tristen also helps tend to the eleven acre orchard located on the school farm at Central High School. He assists with watering, maintenance, and harvesting of the crops. He has learned extensively about vineyard operations, watermelons, pumpkins, and almonds. He has even decided to pursue a career in agriculture after graduation.

 

Tristen is a true success story of Fresno-Central FFA.We are proud of you!”

 

Help out these hard-working students in the community! Participate in the sale as a buyer or place an add-on bid! Every bit helps out these kids who’ve been working all year to get to where they are now. For more information about the Virtual Livestock Auction and how you can participate, click here.

Shop Great Deals at The Fresno Flea Market – Under New Management!

Join us at The Fresno Flea Market every Thursday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Butler Parking Lot for some tasty food and some great deals! Shop home furnishings, clothing, toys, plants and much more. Admission and parking are FREE on Thursdays only! Admission is free on Sundays. General Parking is $2 and Preferred Parking is $3 on Sundays only. Remember to mask up and social distance while walking through the swap meet. Always be smart and safe!

 

Interested in having a space or have questions? Call Tai Nguyen at (559) 977-1264 or Linda Hulet at (559) 650-3213.

Fairmont 4-H Exhibitor Feature – David Sharp

The first-ever Big Fresno Fair Virtual Livestock Sale kicks-off on Friday, October 9 at 11 a.m. and goes until Monday, October 12 at 11:59 p.m.! The Virtual Livestock sale will feature nearly 500 animals from dedicated and hard-working 4-H and FFA members throughout Fresno County.

 

Leading up to the sale, we’ll be featuring 4-H & FFA exhibitors from participating chapters to highlight their animal project and all their hard work, while also giving buyers and our community a glimpse of animals they can bid on!

 

Meet David Sharp, a Fairmont 4-H student who is in 6th grade and studies from home. Here’s what David’s advisor has to say about him:

 

“David is a member of Fairmont 4-H. This is his first market hog. He is very active in the club and is one of the community service officers.”

 

Help out these hard-working students in the community! Participate in the sale as a buyer or place an add-on bid! Every bit helps out these kids who’ve been working all year to get to where they are now. For more information about the Virtual Livestock Auction and how you can participate, click here.

 

Join Us for Our Drive-Thru Eats, 10-Day Series!

Have you heard? We’ve released the food line-up for the Fair’s Drive-Thru Eats event that will take place Friday, October 9 through Sunday, October 18!

 

  • La Fruteria
  • Colossal Dog
  • Candyland
  • Churros (2 locations!)
  • Space Age
  • Sharky’s Fish Fry
  • The Sleek Greek
  • Fanny’s Fabulous Funnel Cakes
  • Milo & Sons
  • Big Bubba’s Bad BBQ
  • The Original Soft Taco
  • Monster Grill
  • Fat Frankie’s Funnel Cake
  • Old Tyme Kettle Corn
  • Dole Whip
  • Pardini’s Slush and Frozen Cocktails
  • Country Fair Cinnamon Rolls

 

This is a “cashless preferred” event; while cash will be accepted, debit and credit card are preferred. Masks will be required for attendees who are ordering and/or receiving food. Persons in the vehicle must be of the same household. For more details go to >>www.FresnoFair.com/Drive-Thru-Eats

Fairmont 4-H Exhibitor Feature – Macie Richardson

The first-ever Big Fresno Fair Virtual Livestock Sale kicks-off on Friday, October 9 at 11 a.m. and goes until Monday, October 12 at 11:59 p.m.! The Virtual Livestock sale will feature nearly 500 animals from dedicated and hard-working 4-H and FFA members throughout Fresno County.

 

Leading up to the sale, we’ll be featuring 4-H & FFA exhibitors from participating chapters to highlight their animal project and all their hard work, while also giving buyers and our community a glimpse of animals they can bid on!

 

Meet Macie Richardson, a Fairmont 4-H student who is an 8th grader at Glacier Point Middle School. Here’s what Macie’s advisor has to say about her:

 

“Macie Richardson is a member of Fairmont 4-H. She is the club treasurer and this is her 4th market lamb. Her lamb is a speck ewe named Peppermint Pattie.”

 

Help out these hard-working students in the community! Participate in the sale as a buyer or place an add-on bid! Every bit helps out these kids who’ve been working all year to get to where they are now. For more information about the Virtual Livestock Auction and how you can participate, click here.

Laton FFA Chapter Exhibitor Feature – Marilee Lopez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first-ever Big Fresno Fair Virtual Livestock Auction kicks-off on Friday, October 9 at 11 a.m. and goes until Monday, October 12 at 11:59 p.m. The Virtual Livestock Auction will feature the nearly 500 animals from dedicated and hard-working 4-H and FFA members throughout Fresno County.

 

Leading up to the sale, we’ll be featuring 4-H & FFA exhibitors from participating chapters to highlight their animal project and all their hard work, while also giving buyers and our community a glimpse of animals they can bid on!

 

Meet Marilee Lopez, a Laton FFA student who is a senior at Laton High School. Here’s what Marilee’s FFA advisor has to say about her:

 

“Marilee is a third year FFA member. She has been a chapter officer for the past two years and a member of the cooperative team for what will be three years this year. Marilee looks forward to meeting new people and expanding her understanding of the world through FFA.

 

Marilee has been part of the Laton FFA goat breeding project for the past two years. She is now marketing and showing a wether from her breeding does. Marliee has been part of his life since he was born. They both have been training for this as it’s her first and last fair.”

 

Help out these hard-working students in the community! Participate in the sale as a buyer or place an add-on bid! Every bit helps out these kids who’ve been working all year to get to where they are now. For more information about the Virtual Livestock Auction and how you can participate, click here.