Less than 100 days until the 2020 Big Fresno Fair!

It’s practically almost here! We’re less than 100 days until Opening Day of the 2020 Big Fresno Fair! Who’s excited?! We know we are! Although the Fair will look a little different this year, we’re still looking forward to celebrating our 137th year of this Valley tradition and bringing back the Valley’s LARGEST annual event!

Don’t forget to mark your calendars! The 2020 Big Fresno will be taking place October 8-12 & 14-18.  Discounted pre-sale tickets happening now! Find out how you can save BIG by clicking here!

Central California Blood Center Needs Your Help!

We want YOU to help THEM save lives! Support the Central California Blood Center and Clovis Rodeo Association’s upcoming 3-day blood drive, Cowboy Strong Blood Drive, which will directly help our Valley hospitals. Summertime is always a challenging time for blood supply nationwide and these challenges have multiplied during these unique times of social distancing, cancelled blood drives and other rapidly changing conditions. So we encourage YOU to help out our community during a time where it’s needed most!

 

Come out, donate blood and help save lives in our community! Head to the Clovis Rodeo Hall at 748 Rodeo Dr. in Clovis June 29 – July 1 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Just make an appointment at https://signup.com/go/SgRfPDa or call CCBC at (559) 389-5433. Walk-ins are welcome! PLUS, donate blood and get a FREE Cowboy Strong Blood Drive t-shirt – while supplies last!

 

For more information on becoming a blood donor, click here.

Throwback Thursday Concert Spotlight Korn!

Today’s Throwback Thursday Concert Spotlight goes to the iconic metal band, Korn! Who remembers their 2013 performance at The Big Fresno Fair?! They performed hits like “Freak on a Leash”, “Falling Away From Me” and many more. Have a throwback photo from their 2013 concert? Share it with us and we might post it on our story!

Check out this year’s Table Mountain Concert Series line-up presented by Coors Light and Toyota here and let’s continue to do our part by social distancing NOW and follow good healthy habits so we can see you at the 2020 Big Fresno Fair! >> http://bit.ly/BFFconcerts

Next Stop, The Big Fresno Fair!

Built by the Saint Louis Car Company in 1922, the California Trolley and Railroad Corporation’s Birney Safety Car #143, was originally Fresno Traction #68.

All aboard! During 1903, trolleys and street cars began to rattle the city streets of Fresno from the San Joaquin River through the Fig Garden area to downtown Fresno and along Huntington Boulevard to Sunnyside! Streetcars were a reliable source of transportation around town for 36 years.

 

Now after more than 100 years, Fairgoers will have the opportunity to see the front end of one of these historic trolley cars and take great shots with a part of Fresno’s history in the Museum Park area at the Fresno Fairgrounds! Snap a picture of history and take a closer look at what commuting was like while visiting the 2020 Big Fresno Fair, October 8-12, 14-18!

Three New Exhibits Added to Museum’s Community Cultural Center!

Three new exhibits are being built and installed in the Fresno County Historical Museum’s Community Cultural Center that will be debuted at the 2020 Big Fresno Fair. There will be a new Italian exhibit (pictured in rendering), as well as Jewish and Russian-German exhibits. These three new exhibits join the Hmong, African American, Japanese, Sikh and Mexican-American cultural exhibits already on display for the community to enjoy! All this is part of the larger, award-winning Fresno County Historical Museum that first debuted in 2015! Be sure to come, see and learn from it during your visit to the 2020 Big Fresno Fair, October 8-12, 14-18!

 

Click here to learn more about the Fresno County Historical Museum.

Satellite Wagering is Back! Join Us for the Belmont Stakes This Weekend!

Satellite Wagering is back just in time for the Belmont Stakes Race! Join us at The Starting Gate at its new location of the 2nd floor of the Brian I. Tatarian Grandstand! Gates open at 8:15 a.m. on Saturday, June 20! Pre-pay and reserve your spot in advance at the Starting Gate! Admission is only $5 and another $3 for VIP admission, where guests can relax and view live horse racing on HD-TV screens while enjoying private betting in the VIP suite. Parking is FREE! Be sure to call ahead and reserve your spot! Space is limited and you don’t miss out on one of the biggest races of the year!

 

Masks are required to enter. Questions? Call Ruben Gastelo at (559) 994-3105 or visit our website here for a full list of the Health & Safety Mandatory Procedures.

Kick-Off the Summer with Our Season Pass Summer Sale for BFF Club Members Only!

Got that summertime sadness? Cheer up and kick-off the summer with us for our Season Pass Summer Sale exclusively for Big Fresno Fair Fan Club Members!☀️😎

 

The special Season Pass Summer Sale begins today and goes until Tuesday, June 30 at 11:59 p.m.! During this time, members can purchase their 2020 Big Fresno Fair Season Pass for just $25 (originally a $38 value!)*. The 2020 Big Fresno Fair dates are October 8-12, 14-18.

 

A special code was sent to Big Fair Fan Club members already. Know someone who’s not a BFF Club member? Tell them to sign up here and the password will be emailed to them.

 

*If the fair is cancelled, ticket purchasers will be refunded their tickets.

Flashback Friday Concert Spotlight: Doobie Brothers!

It’s Flashback Friday and our Concert Spotlight goes to The Doobie Brothers! Who remembers the classic rock band’s performance at The Big Fresno Fair back in 1991, 1999 and 2006? We rocked out to hit songs like “What a Fool Believes,” “Takin’ It to the Streets” and many more. Share with us your photos from their concerts or share your favorite Doobie Brothers songs!

 

Check out this year’s Table Mountain Concert Series line-up presented by Coors Light and Toyota here and let’s continue to do our part by social distancing NOW and follow good healthy habits so we can see you at the 2020 Big Fresno Fair!

Thanks for Coming to Our “Fair Food Feature!”

The Big Fresno Fair’s “Fair Food Feature” was a huge success for the month of May and we can’t thank you all enough for coming out to support our local Fair food concessionaires during a time where they needed help the most! Now that local businesses and restaurants are beginning to re-open their doors, we have decided to have our “Fair Food Feature” events come to an end.

 

So go out and support our local restaurants because they need you now more than ever! And we look forward to bringing you more Fair food like lobster fries, BBQ giant turkey legs, soft rolled tacos and more Fair food favorites at the 2020 Big Fresno Fair, October 8-12, 14-18!