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!

National Hat Day – Kentucky Derby Hat Contest

Happy National Hat Day! Hats can be good for a bad hair day, to complete your outfit or in this case WINNING MONEY! Did you know that we hold our annual Kentucky Derby Hat Contest every year at The Big Fresno Fair? Be sure to keep an eye out for 2020 Big Fresno Fair contest dates for your chance to participate and win!

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Calling All Local Talent for the 2020 Big Fresno Fair

Planning for the 2020 Big Fresno Fair is already underway and we are currently in search of local talent to be a part of our new Renaissance Exhibit! If you or someone you know who would be a great fit for this year’s newest exhibit, such as a metalsmith, soap maker, candle maker, spinster, woodworker etc., please contact Linda Hulet at

Give Back to the Fresno County Historical Museum

This #GivingTuesday, please consider giving to help keep our Fresno County history alive by donating to the Fresno County Historical Museum! All Museum donations go through Friends of The Big Fresno Fair, our non-profit Foundation. This award-winning Museum is a place where generations of Valley residents can visit (for free!), reflect and learn about key events in our Valley’s history!


To donate and support, click here. 

The Annual Derby Dog Dash is Tomorrow!

The 2019 Derby Dog Dash is tomorrow, October 12 at the Brian I. Tatarian Grandstand! Check out some of the cutest and fastest pups as they race to claim victory. This only happens once a year, so don’t miss your chance to attend with your whole family! Reminder, the ground floor of the race track is free. The first Derby Dog Dash begins at approximately 1:20 p.m.

For more information, click here.

There’s Still Time to Have Some Fun at the 2019 Big Fresno Fair!

Looking for something to do this weekend? Head over to the 2019 Big Fresno Fair for some family fun! Enjoy free entertainment at one of our six stages, learn about the wildlife from the Pacific to the Sierras at our “Sierra to the Sea” Exhibit, check out some of Fresno County’s most talented exhibitors at any of our exhibits building, eat some yummy Fair food, live horse racing plus so much more!

To learn more about what you can do at The Big Fresno Fair, head to our website at

Take a Walk Through the Fresno County Historical Museum

There are only FIVE days left of the 2019 Big Fresno Fair! Have you had the chance to visit and walk through the Fresno County Historical Museum? The Museum is open daily until 8 p.m., with the second floor closing at 5:30 p.m. Visitors are welcome to tour the Museum on their own or take a guided tour that also includes a visit to The Big Fresno Fair Museum. These guided tours are available at 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily and begin at The Big Fresno Fair Museum on the north end, just outside the entrance to the Fresno County Historical Museum.

Check out the expansion of Jose Ramirez’ boxing section with the addition of a life-size statue by local artist, Debbie Stevenson and his WBO Championship Belt, donated by Chris Gamber. Also be sure to check out the expansion of the History of Fresno projection map exhibit, along with the addition of a new Sikh exhibit. Plus, added to the neon sign collection around the Paul Paul Theater are the DiCicco’s, Foster’s Freeze and Lily’s Beauty Shop signs! For more information on the Museum, click here.

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!

New Exhibit Feature: Arcy the Muralist

Be sure to check out one of our newest attractions, Arcy the Muralist every day of the 2019 Big Fresno Fair! Arcy has been defining his graffiti art skills for over a decade by creating hundreds of live murals and permanent large scale works through North America, Australia and Europe! He’s also worked for the likes of the MLB, National Parks, and Walt Disney! You can see for yourself Arcy’s talent during his daily live shows located, just north of the Home Arts Building on your way to the carnival!