Sun Maid Kennel Club of Fresno Show Tomorrow | February 1 – 2

The Sun Maid Kennel Club of Fresno Dog Show is returning to the Fresno Fairgrounds on Saturday, February 1 and Sunday, February 2! Show hours for Saturday are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Come cheer one some of the cutest dogs in town! This event is FREE to the public to attend.


For more information about the Sun Maid Kennel Club of Fresno, click here.

The Big Fresno Fair Wins BIG at WFA Convention in Reno, NV!

The Big Fresno Fair took home 21 awards at the Western Fairs Association’s (WFA) 97th Annual Convention & Trade Show held in Reno, Nevada January 19 – 22, 2020, where more than 1,200 fair CEOs, directors, staff and fair-related professionals from roughly 125 fairs throughout the Western United States attended to celebrate the greatest accomplishments of 2019. The Big Fresno Fair walked away with 21 WFA Achievement Awards, which included 9 first place, 8 second place and 4 third place award.


First Place Awards:

  • Radio Advertising – Single Radio Ad, Last Chance For Fair Fun Savings
  • Printed Marketing Campaign – Full Page Fresno Bee Ad, This Week at the Fair
  • Social Media Campaign – Facebook Better Than Front Row Contest
  • Year Round Logo – Big Fresno Fair Corporate Logo Refresh
  • New Community Outreach Program – $4 “Fill the Need” Day Benefitting Valley Children’s
  • Fair-time Event – The Showdown, a New Educational eSports Experience
  • Non-Profit – “Feed the Need” Food Drive Benefitting the Poverello House
  • Crisis Management – The Big Fresno Fair’s Safety & Security Program
  • New Cultural Program – Fresno County Historical Museum’s new Sikh Exhibit


We’d like to thank our wonderful community for their continued support over the past 136 years. We can’t wait to continue the tradition at the 2020 Big Fresno Fair, October 7 – 18! To see the full list of awards and for full release, click here.

Central Valley Australian Shepherd Club Dog Show This Weekend!

The Central Valley Australian Shepherd Club Dog Show is returning to the Fresno Fairgrounds! Beginning Saturday, February 1 through Sunday, February 2, the Central Valley Australian Shepherd Club will be taking over the Livestock Pavilion from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event is free for the public to attend.


For more information on The Central Valley Australian Shepherd’s Club, click here.

Enter Today for the 6th Annual San Joaquin Valley Olive Oil Competition!

The 6th Annual San Joaquin Valley Olive Oil Competition is back! All olive oil producers in California can now submit their extra virgin or flavored olive oil varieties through March 27. Winners will be announced on April 15! Awards will be given out for Best of Show, Best of the Valley – as well as Gold and Silver medal winners.


For complete details and rules, click here.

Tune In, Tune Up is This Weekend | February 1

If you are a San Joaquin resident, have owned your car for 6 months and your car fails emissions testing, then head to the Fresno Fairgrounds’ Carnival Lot for another Tune In, Tune Up event by Valley CAN & San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District on Saturday, February 1 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Give your car a FREE emissions test and if it fails, receive a voucher for a free smog repair! The first 525 vehicles that qualify after the free emissions test will receive a $500 voucher for repairs at participating STAR smog shops.

For more details, call: 1-800-806-2004 or click here.

AutoCross Returns This Weekend | January 25 – 26

Get ready to rev those engines! The Sports Car Club of America, Fresno Chapter returns for another fun-filled weekend this Saturday, January 25 and Sunday, January 26 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Bring the family out to the Carnival Lot on the north end of the Fairgrounds and cheer racers to the finish line or even race your own car! This event is free to spectate and they even offer a ride along in the passenger seat for free too!


Click here for more information. 

Pegasus World Cup is This Weekend | January 25

Join us at the Fresno Fairgrounds’ Starting Gate located south of Butler Ave. between Maple and Chance this Saturday, January 25 to be a part of the Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park! Watch and wager live via satellite with over $4 million in purse money! Admission is $5 and parking is FREE. Pardini’s Catering will be offering lunch specials throughout the day at the Starting Gate. Gates open at 8 a.m.


Can’t make it to the Fairgrounds? Watch and wager at Club One Casino’s Polo Lounge for $10 and enjoy a delicious meal off their all day special menu. Parking is FREE! Call (559) 497-3000 to make reservations for the Polo Lounge. For more information, click here.

Host Your Event at the Fairgrounds!

Not only is the Fresno Fairgrounds home to the largest annual event in the Central Valley, but it also hosts 250+ events year round! From weddings and quinceañeras to trade shows, concerts and more, the Fairgrounds provides a diverse and affordable venue that can house it all!


Interested in hosting your next event at the Fairgrounds? Click here for more information.

Administration Office Closed in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

“No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they have died for.” – Martin Luther King Jr.


In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Fair’s Administration Office will be closed Friday, January 17 and will reopen Tuesday, January 21.