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!

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!

Competitive Exhibitor Highlight – Ryan Cox

Looking for some inspiration on what to create for the 2020 Big Fresno Fair Competitive Exhibits? Check out one of our exhibitors, Ryan Cox, who has entered into The Big Fresno Fair’s Competitive Exhibits for the past four years. At the 2019 Big Fresno Fair, Ryan submitted his hard-to-forget art piece titled “Ursus Kodiak,” which was an 11 ft. tall bear made completely of metal located in the Fine Arts & Photography building. The project took approximately 125 hours to complete. It has a “skeleton” of sorts with “fur” to cover it. There are over 16,000 individual cuts of metal in total! You can find this amazing work of art now located in Iron Mountain by the Pavilion Stage.

 

This year, Ryan will be entering three new projects for the 2020 Big Fresno Fair’s Competitive Exhibits. Be on the look-out for a 6’8” Gladiator, Chewbacca from Star Wars and an oversized African lion located in the Fine Arts & Photography building! Entering pieces into the Fair is an exciting way for him to see people’s reactions as they take a look at his one-of-a-kind art pieces. Showing art at the Fair for him is a great way to help gain exposure from thousands of people who cross paths with his pieces of art.

 

Some words of advice from Ryan, “I would encourage people to enter for pretty much the same reasons – the chance to display your work, possibly sell it, the value and to be a part of the arts community.”

 

It’s that time for YOU to start getting creative and let your hands work their magic! The Competitive Exhibits Handbook is now available online. Deadline for online entries is Monday, September 14. Deadline for hard entries is Friday, September 11. Questions? Call our Exhibits Office at (559) 650-3213. For more details, click here.

Perfect Your Recipes to Enter into the Fair!

As we are all “sheltering in place” use this time at home to perfect those blue-ribbon worthy recipes to then enter into the 2020 Big Fresno Fair! Our mouths are watering just thinking about all those cookies, pies, breads, jam and more!

 

The 2020 Competitive Exhibits Handbook will be posted online in May. Until then, happy baking!🍰💗🥧

Stay home and Create!

As we are all “sheltering in place” use this time at home to tap into your inner artist and create something to be entered into the Fine Arts & Photography competitive exhibits at the 2020 Big Fresno Fair!

 

Whether you sketch, paint, sculpt or capture moments in photographs – there is a category for you! So start creating now, and then enter your works of art to be displayed at the 2020 Big Fresno Fair! The 2020 Competitive Exhibits Handbook will be posted online in May.

 

Happy creating!

Share Your Fun Arts & Crafts Projects With Us!

As we are home with the kids out of school, we all need some fun projects to do! So we are reaching out to have you share your fun arts and craft projects that we can then share with our BFF community! Just tag us in your post and also be sure to use our hashtag #BFFCares! Then we will share on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

 

Facebook | @TheBigFresnoFair
Instagram | @bigfresnofair

 

Don’t forget, these fun projects can then be entered into the 2020 Big Fresno Fair’s competitive exhibits! Then it will be showcased for all of our community to enjoy!

 

Stay home, stay healthy and stay strong!

Calling all Sewers! Help make masks for Our Medical Personnel!

Calling all Home Arts exhibitors, Junior exhibitors and all crafters in the community! Our medical community needs us! Please consider putting your sewing skills to work.  This is our chance to stay home and sew for good! Let’s join forces and help arm medical personnel on the front line of COVID-19 with the safety gear they need!

 

Community Medical Centers are now accepting home sewn masks in the Sarah Maker pattern as approved by the CDC. Click here for instructions and a video tutorial to start today!

 

Once you have a supply to donate, simply call (559) 724-4343 or email: CMCdonations@communitymedical.org. From there, instructions will be given on where and when to deliver them.

Kick Off to National Ag Week!

It’s the beginning of National Ag Week and we will be highlighting the many agricultural exhibits that you can find at the Fair all week long! Did you know that a total of 40 different clubs, chapters and independent exhibitors participated in the 2019 Big Fresno Fair Livestock Pavilion Exhibits? Many of these members participated in the Jr. Livestock Auctions on October 5 and 12 at the 2019 Big Fresno Fair.

 

Fun Fair Fact: A total of 1,500 animals were exhibited at the 2019 Big Fresno Fair and a grand total of 763 animals were sold at both Jr. Livestock Auctions with sales of $1,006,784.92!

 

Interested in showing Livestock at the 2020 Big Fresno Fair? Click here for more information.

 

Let’s all do our part to keep social distancing NOW and follow good healthy habits so we can curb this virus and see you all at the 2020 Big Fresno Fair!

Only One Week Left of the 2019 Big Fresno Fair!

There’s only ONE WEEK of the 2019 Big Fresno Fair left! Spend your family fun day with us and enjoy the many things happening at the Fair such as A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Newsboys United with Adam Agee and Tower of Power & WAR concerts; the Bulldogs Stakes Race at the horse races and the performers on our five stages FREE with admission! Also, try our Fair food galore and ride our 50+ carnival rides before they’re gone for 365 days! Don’t miss out on all the BIG FUN!