Tomorrow is the Last Day of the Hmong Cultural New Year Celebration!

If you haven’t made it out to the Fresno Fairgrounds for the week-long Hmong Cultural New Year Celebration, tomorrow is your last chance! Join us and celebrate with live entertainment, vendors, fun competitions and so much more. General Admission is $8. On Wednesday, January 1 ONLY: Veterans, seniors 65+ and teachers get in for free with valid ID! Kids 5 and under are also free!

 

Have pictures from this year’s celebration? Share them with us and we might feature you on our story!  

 

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Vote for Us in The Fresno Bee’s People Choice Awards!

Vote The Big Fresno Fair in the 2020 Fresno Bee’s People’s Choice for:

  • “Best Local Festival/Event” under Local People and Places
  • “Best Museum” (Note: write-in Fresno County Historical Museum) under Arts & Entertainment

The deadline to vote is Monday, January 20. Click here to vote!

NOTE: If you vote from your phone you don’t have to be a Fresno Bee subscriber. If you are, vote from your phone and desktop! Please and Thank You!

Hmong Cultural New Year Celebration beings TODAY!

Hmong Cultural New Year starts today through Wednesday, January 1 at the Fresno Fairgrounds! Join us daily as we celebrate with live entertainment, vendors, fun competitions and so much more! General Admission is $6, seniors 62+ and military (with ID) are $4. Plus, kids 5 and under are FREE! Come celebrate and learn about Hmong culture!

 

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What Are You Looking Forward to Most at the 2020 Big Fresno Fair?

We can all agree that the 2019 Big Fresno Fair came and went in the blink of an eye! So you already know that we have our minds planning for 2020!

 

What do you look forward to the most? Is it the excitement of live horse racing? Taking a step back in time in the Fresno County Historical Museum? The mouth-watering Fair Food? Incredible performances at the Table Mountain Concert Series?

 

Let us know! And don’t forget to mark your calendars for the 2020 Fair dates, October 7 – 18!

Hmong Cultural New Year Celebration Begins Thursday, December 26!

A week of cultural fun and tradition begins Thursday, December 26 through Wednesday, January 1 at the Fresno Fairgrounds to celebrate Hmong Cultural New Year! Join us daily as we celebrate with live entertainment, vendors, fun competitions and so much more. General Admission is $6, seniors 62+ and military (with ID) are $4. Plus, kids 5 and under are free! Come celebrate and learn about Hmong culture!

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Big Fresno Fair Presents Donation Check to Valley Children’s

Valley Children’s patient Roberto with his father are joined by (from left to right) Louie Brosi, Debbie Jacobsen, George the Giraffe, John C. Alkire, Rob Saroyan, Flo the Clown, Stacy Rianda, Jerry Pacheco and Lauri King.

New $4 “Fill the Need” generates $37,496 for Valley Children’s; 2020 Effort Launches

Fresno, CA…December 12, 2019… The Big Fresno Fair is thrilled to present a check for $37,496 to Valley Children’s as result of the incredible community participation at the first-ever $4 “Fill the Need” Day that was held on Thursday, October 10 during the 2019 Big Fresno Fair. 

A total of 18,748 people joined the effort that saw an incredible turn out of Fairgoers who purchased their $4 “Fill the Need” tickets online or that day at the gate. All online fees for these ticket sales were waived by eTix, the Fair’s ticketing company, so the $4 ticket was just $4. Half of the $4 ticket sales went back to Valley Children’s in support of its mission to increase access to life-saving healthcare to the 1.3 million kids in our region. Sponsors of this effort were eTix and ABC 30.

“We are grateful for the generous donation that was made to Valley Children’s by The Big Fresno Fair,” said Rob Saroyan, President of Valley Children’s Healthcare Foundation. “With the support of the community and partners like The Big Fresno Fair, we are capable of helping more families than ever before. We look forward to the future of this partnership and the growth of its positive impact on the Valley.”  

The “Fill the Need” effort further united The Big Fresno Fair, the largest annual event in Central California, and Valley Children’s, one of the top pediatric hospitals in the state. The $4 “Fill the Need” Day partnership serves as a way to provide a big savings to families on their trip to the Fair and provide the satisfaction of knowing their ticket purchase benefits the community, helping to provide increased access to healthcare for Valley kids.  

“We all want healthy, happy kids running around and we are so grateful that this effort is part of a bigger mission to make that happen,” said Lauri King, Deputy Manager II, The Big Fresno Fair. “Thank you to everyone who participated in the new ‘Fill the Need’ Day; we hope you will support it again next year and encourage everyone you know to do so as well! Together, we can make an even bigger impact on the health of our kids, plus have some fun at the Fair!”

Tickets for the 2020 Big Fresno Fair’s $4 “Fill the Need” Day, which will be on Thursday, October 8, are on sale now online at http://bit.ly/2020FilltheNeed. All online ticket fees have been waived, so your $4 ticket is just that, $4!  Also, mark your calendars for the 2020 Big Fresno Fair, October 7 – 18!

About The Big Fresno Fair:

Members of the Board of Directors include: Debbie Jacobsen, President; Larry Serpa, Vice President; Jerry Pacheco, Secretary/Treasurer; Leta Ciavaglia; Gabriel Hernandez; Linda Mae Balakian Hunsucker; Charles Riojas and Lawrence Salinas. John C. Alkire heads the daily operations in his role as CEO. The 2020 Big Fresno Fair will run October 7-18. For more information about The Big Fresno Fair, please visit www.FresnoFair.com.

BFF Office Closed, December 13 – January 6

The Big Fresno Fair Administration Office will be closed starting tomorrow, December 13 and will re-open again to the public on Monday, January 6. If you need immediate assistance, please call (559) 650-FAIR, leave a message and someone will return your call as soon as possible. We wish you all a wonderful holiday season and a happy (and safe) New Year!