Pint For a Pass Ends Sunday, September 22!

There’s still time to donate blood! Find your type and give life to our community. The Big Fresno Fair and the Central California Blood Center encourage YOU to donate blood today as part of the 10th Annual “Pint for a Pass” Blood Drive! Donate by Sunday, September 22 and you’ll get a BOGO Fair admission ticket voucher, PLUS be entered to win concert and horse racing tickets! More details >>

Get Your “Fill The Need” Ticket for Thursday, October 10!

The Big Fresno Fair and Valley Children’s have teamed up to help “Fill the Need’ in our community, helping Valley Children’s to increase access for lifesaving healthcare for the 1.3 million kids living in the region. On Thursday, October 10 purchase your $4 “Fill the Need” admission ticket for the 2019 Big Fresno Fair! Half of all ticket sales for this day will benefit Valley Children’s!

You can help now by purchasing your $4 “Fill the Need” ticket good for Thursday, October 10 here! >>>>
**All online fees have been waived.

Check out Jayden’s story, one of the many children helped by Valley Children’s here!

4.0 & Above

Do you want to win a brand new 2020 Toyota Corolla? Keep your grades up this semester and we’ll see YOU at the 9th Annual Big Fresno Fair 4.0 & Above Program, where every qualifying 9-12 grade student has a chance to win a new 2020 Toyota Corolla! Plus 8-12 grade students in Fresno County will have a chance to win scholarships & other prizes! All you have to do is get a 4.0 GPA or higher as of June 2019!

Parents – be sure to help your student keep those grades up! Head to our website for more info! >>

The Big Fresno Fair’s “Feed the Need” Food Drive @ Fresno State Happens Wednesday, September 25!

On Wednesday, September 25 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., join us at the Fresno State Red Lot on the southeast corner of Barstow and Cedar for the 5th Edition of The Big Fresno Fair “Feed the Need” Food Drive at Fresno State! Donate 10 or more canned food items and receive one FREE Fair admission good for any day of the Fair. Any donations made on this day will benefit the Fresno State Food Security Project. PLUS, be able to meet Fresno State coaches and players who will be giving away game tickets at random to Food Drive participants. Can’t make the drive? Support the cause with an online donation at

PLEASE NOTE: Limit four tickets per vehicle, while supplies last. Please no expired food. For more info >>

Support the Fresno County Historical Museum!

Did you know Fresno has an award-winning museum? The Fresno County Historical Museum at the Fresno Fairgrounds is dedicated to the rich history of Fresno County. This $3.4 million, 14,000 sq. ft. Museum features cultural, political, sports and public safety historical artifacts and stories, plus so much more that paint an incredible picture of our County’s history! For more information please visit:

Help support this Museum and preserve history by attending the Thursday, September 26, Fresno County Historical Museum Fundraiser. Enjoy a sneak peek at this year’s Fair with an awesome online auction including rare fair packages, like a Gate 2 on grounds parking pass, “Better Than Front Row” concert tickets, a table for 4 in the Turf Club for the First Friday at the races, a VIP Fair Food Card and so much more! See the auction items and start bidding here

There will also be hosted appetizers, beer and wine, too!  Tickets cost $100 per person and can be purchased by calling (559) 650-3228 or at the Fresno Fairgrounds Administration Office. Hours are M-F, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sponsorships and fundraising are needed to help sustain this county gem and ensure it will remain in existence into the future for generations of Central Valley residents to enjoy! Plan on joining us Thursday, September 26 for this special sneak peek of the Fair to support your museum!

Pint For a Pass is Happening NOW!

Save a life and save BIG at the 2019 Big Fresno Fair! Every person who donates a pint of blood during the 10th Annual “Pint for a Pass” Blood Drive today through Sunday, September 22 at any Central California Blood Center or mobile drive will receive a voucher for a “Buy One, Get One Free” admission ticket to the Fair plus other goodies! Donors will also be entered to win concert and horse racing tickets. The Big Fresno Fair and the Central California Blood Center encourage new and returning donors to come out and show support to the “Pint for a Pass” Blood Drive!

For more details on our Blood Drive >>
For a list of donor center locations >>

Pint for a Pass is Still Going On! Donate TODAY!

There’s still time! Find out your type and give life to our community! The Big Fresno Fair and the Central California Blood Center encourage YOU to donate blood TODAY as part of the 10th Annual “Pint for a Pass” Blood Drive! Anyone who donates blood from now until September 22 at a Central California Blood Center donor center or mobile drive will receive a BOGO voucher for admission to the 2019 Big Fresno Fair, a special commemorative t-shirt (while supplies last) and entered-to-win concert and horse racing tickets!

For more information and a list of donor centers >>

5th Annual 30 and Over Jazzy & Classy All White Event is This Weekend! | August 31

Get your dancing shoes ready! The 5th Annual 30 and Over Jazzy and Classy All White Event is this Saturday, August 31 in the Commerce Building at the Fresno Fairgrounds! Enjoy a night filled with dancing and live performances by Damien Escobar and DJ Spark! Tickets range from $42 – $82.50. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information >>

J-Live Entertainment’s Talent Competitions Return to the Fair!

J Live Entertainment will be holding auditions for their 2019 Big Fresno Fair Talent Competitions starting on Wednesday, August 21 at 6 p.m. at the Paul Paul Theater. Contests include:

– NEW Big Fresno Fair’s Best DJ Contest – October 2
– The 17th Annual Next Big Thing Talent Show – October 3
– Barber Battle – October 6
– Cantando Por Cantar (all Spanish talent show) – October 13

Sign up to compete for the title and for a chance to win cash and other prizes! For more info >>

Kerman Kart Club Happens This Weekend | August 17 & 18

On your marks, get set, GO!Don’t miss another minute of the exciting Go-Kart racing this Saturday, August 17 & Sunday, August 18 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 >>