Fair Food Friday- Hot Cheeto Baked Potato

In case you missed it, the Hot Cheeto frenzy was at an all-time high during the 2019 Big Fresno Fair! Today’s Fair Food Friday spotlight shines lights on the spicy Hot Cheeto Baked Potato, a perfect blend of chamoy, cheese, Hot Cheetos and sour cream from Corn Stars. Can’t wait to taste all the yummy Fair food our concessionaires have planned for the 2020 Big Fresno Fair!

Fresno Home Show in Two Weeks| March 6 – 8!

Get your tickets early for the 34th Annual Home & Garden Show at the Fresno Fairgrounds on Friday, March 6 through Sunday March 8! This premier event showcases products and services in the home industry and more than 500 companies will be participating! Talk to licensed contractors, shop gourmet foods, and artisans/crafters, dine at the Gourmet Food Trucks and shop at more than 700 booths.


General admission tickets are just $10, children 12 & under are free and seniors 60+ are only $5. PLUS, get in for only $5 when you donate a jar of peanut butter, storage ziplock bags or box of salt, for the Dogs Dig’em Dog Treats, a non-profit to support the St. Francis Homeless Project. For more information on the Home Show, click here.

The Big Fresno Fair Announces 2020 Board Officer Positions

The Big Fresno Fair is pleased to announce the new Board officer positions for 2020, which are: Larry Serpa, Board President; Jerry Pacheco, Vice President and Charles Riojas as Secretary/Treasurer. Along with this announcement comes the transition of longtime Board Member, Debbie Jacobsen to the Fair’s non-profit Foundation, Friends of The Big Fresno Fair Board.


“We are lucky to have leadership on the Board who continue to support and advocate for the betterment of The Big Fresno Fair to serve our community,” said John C. Alkire, CEO, The Big Fresno Fair. “We are also very grateful for Debbie Jacobsen’s 15 years of service on our Fair Board, and look forward to her continued work as part of our Friends of The Big Fresno Fair Board.”


To read the full release, click here.

16th Annual World Famous Fresno Tattoo Convention This Weekend!

You don’t want to miss the 16th Annual World Famous Fresno Tattoo Convention this Saturday, February 22 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. & Sunday, February 23 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Fresno Fairgrounds’ Commerce Building! Come out for two days filled with tattoo competitions, art shows and more featuring the Valley’s best tattoo artists! Tickets range from $20 – $30. Kids 12 and under are free!


For more information and to get your tickets, click here.

Fair Office Closed for Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 17

The Fresno Fairgrounds’ Administrative Office will be closed starting today through Monday, February 17 in recognition of President’s Day. The office will reopen on Tuesday, February 18 at 8 a.m. We hope you enjoy a long weekend in honor of our country’s former leaders!

Happy Valentine’s Day from The Big Fresno Fair!

It was love at first Fair for us at The Big Fresno Fair! Wishing you all a Happy Valentine’s Day filled with love and with those you love the most. Share with us a photo of you and a special someone on a date at the Fair for a chance to win two tickets to the 2020 Big Fresno Fair! Winner will be chosen and announced on Monday, February 17 at 10 a.m.

GoKart Racing This Weekend!

Don’t miss out on the excitement this weekend with Go-Kart racing this Saturday, February 15 & Sunday, February 16 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fresno Fairgrounds’ Carnival Parking Lot. Watch these speed racers whip around the track as they compete in the Kerman Kart Club Go Kart Race! The event is FREE to watch and cheer on the competition! For more information, click here.

It’s National Pizza Day!

Cheese, cheese, and more cheese!  Happy National Pizza Day! Did you get to try the new Chile Verde pizza from Luigi’s Pizza while at the 2019 Big Fresno Fair? We want to know, what are your favorite pizza toppings? Comment below!

Flashback Friday! 3rd Annual WBC Boxing Championships

Today’s Flashback Friday spotlight is for WBC & WBO World Champion, Jose Ramirez! Did you have a chance to meet the Champ or any of our special guests at the Annual WBC Boxing Championships during the 2019 Big Fresno Fair? If not, be sure to visit the Fresno County Historical Museum to check out the Jose Ramirez section and snap a selfie with his life-size statue! Just call 650-FAIR to book your free tour!

Save BIG During The Big Fresno Fair’s Date Night Package Sale!

Enjoy a lovely Date Night at the Fair with your special someone! Be sure to take advantage of The Big Fresno Fair’s Date Night Package Sale exclusively for Big Fresno Fair Fan Club Members!


The special Date Night Package Sale starts today and goes through Friday, February 14 at 11:59 p.m.! During this time members can purchase from two packages:


  • Love Birds Package ♥ – 2 Adult Admission Tickets and 1 Chance Avenue Parking for just $27!
  • Thrill-Lovers Package ♥ – 2 Adult Admission Tickets, 1 Chance Avenue Parking and 2 Unlimited Carnival Ride Wristbands for just $77!


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.