Friendly Reminder that Livestock Exhibitor Entries Are Due Saturday, August 15!

Livestock Exhibitors! The NEW deadline to submit entries for market animals is approaching quickly! Be sure to get your entries in by Saturday, August 15 for your market animals. Unfortunately, the pygmy goat show and the rabbit show will be postponed in 2020. To see the full Livestock Exhibitor Handbook, click here.

 

Questions? Please contact the Exhibits office at (559) 453-6890.

 

Our 4-H & FFA Kids are so important to us! We are currently collaboratively working with the Fresno County Department of Public Health on single specie per day “grade and go” format to give 4-H & FFA students the chance to have that valuable experience. We will also be holding a virtual livestock auction for the sale of all market animals. More details to be released soon!

It’s About All of Us! Don’t Be That One Person. Follow the Guidelines

It’s about all of us! Save others by wearing your mask. Wearing a mask or face covering minimizes yours and other’s exposure to COVID-19. Don’t be that one person and remember to be socially responsible by following health and safety guidelines. Let’s continue to do our part by working together to keep each other healthy and safe!

 

The NEW 2020 Virtual Competitive Exhibits Handbook Available Online Now!

Calling all Creative Artists in Fresno County! We still want to be able to showcase the many talented people that Fresno County has to offer and that’s why we’re moving forward with our Virtual Competitive Exhibits! Check out our new Virtual Competitive Exhibits Handbook online. While not all competitive exhibits will be able to take place this year, there are still many categories you can submit your entries in!

 

Be sure to enter online before our September 14 deadline. All entries MUST be submitted online. Questions? Contact our Exhibits Office at (559) 453-6890. Visit our website at http://bit.ly/CompetitiveExhibits20 for the NEW Virtual Exhibits Handbook.

Throwback Thursday Concert Spotlight – Gabriel Iglesias aka FLUFFY!

It’s no joke that Gabriel Iglesias aka “Fluffy” is a BIG hit in Fresno! He’s made his appearance at the Table Mountain Concert Series presented by Coors Light and Toyota from 2014 through 2018! Which year did you get to see Fluffy’s stand-up? We can use a laugh…caption this photo with your best joke!

Attention Livestock Exhibitors! Last Day to Submit Your Entries is Saturday, August 15!

Attention Livestock Exhibitors‼️ A virtual livestock auction is taking place in October which means the deadline to submit your livestock entries is quickly approaching! The NEW deadline to submit entries for market animals is Saturday, August 15. Unfortunately, the pygmy goat show and the rabbit show will be postponed in 2020. To see the full Livestock Exhibitor Handbook, click here.

 

Questions? Please contact the Exhibits office at (559) 453-6890.

 

Our 4-H & FFA Kids are so important to us! We are currently collaboratively working with the Fresno County Department of Public Health on single specie per day “grade and go” format to give 4-H & FFA students the chance to have that valuable experience. We will also be holding a virtual livestock auction for the sale of all market animals. More details to be released soon!

Wager With Us at The Starting Gate or Online!

Our Satellite Wager facility, The Starting Gate, is open outside in our new outdoor location on the first floor of the Brian I. Tatarian Grandstand for betting!

 

  • Up to eight guests at a time will be allowed in the facility for a limited amount of time to place their bets on horse racing
  • Once you arrive on grounds at the Fairgrounds, drive up to the Grandstand’s south end and park.
  • Please remain in your vehicle once you have arrived.
  • Call Ruben Gastelo at (559) 994-3105 to let him know of your arrival and he will give you directions of what to do next.
  • No food, beverages or seating will be available on site.

 

Can’t make it out to The Starting Gate? Bet online instead! Horse racing fans can bet virtually on any of the following legal wagering sites! Search on your desktop or mobile apps for: Xpressbet, DRF, TVG or Twinspires. For details and a step-by-step guide on how you can place bets, click here.

 

For daily racing forms and all other horse racing inquiries, please contact Ruben Gastelo at (559) 994-3105.

Why It’s Important to Save our Fairs – A Q&A with Congressman Josh Harder

Fairs are critical to communities throughout California and the nation! They are locations of community celebrations, resources during disaster relief and significant economic contributors. The Big Fresno Fair contributes more than $77.1M in economic impact to Fresno County annually from our annual Fair event and the more than 250 interim events held at our Fairgrounds. These activities also sustain the operations of The Big Fresno Fair as we are self-funded.

 

We find ourselves, along with our vast network of fairs across the state and nation, grappling with how to survive amid COVID-19. This pandemic has led us and the fair community to cancel all in-person events – which have ceased most sources of revenue since March 2020. What would California and the US look like without fairs? The idea is terrifying and a very real situation. That’s why Congressman Josh Harder has introduced the “Protecting Fairs During Coronavirus Act” – a new emergency grant program to help keep fairs in operation for 2021 – and you can listen to his Q&A video that addresses why it’s important to #SaveOurFairs and how this bill will help.

Video courtesy of ABC10.

Throwback Thursday Concert Spotlight – Los Lonely Boys

It’s Throwback Thursday and today our Concert Spotlight feature is Los Lonely Boys! These Texas native brothers put on an unforgettable performance at the 2004 Big Fresno Fair, playing some of their hit songs like “Heaven,” “Dime Mi Amor” and many more! Did you get a chance to see this rock & blues trio perform at the Table Mountain Concert Series presented by Coors Light & Toyota? Share with us your favorite Los Lonely Boys song!

The Big Fresno Fair Reinvents Itself as a Series of Drive-Thru & Virtual Fair Experiences

Adversity brings the opportunity for innovation. Amid the health concerns with COVID-19, The Big Fresno Fair is reinventing itself as a series of drive-thru and virtual Fair experiences with the goal to bring a bit of joy to the community, while still doing its part to protect public health and safety. Plans continue to be developed for approval by the Fresno County Department of Public Health.

 

To read the full press release with more details on the reimagined Fair experience, click here.