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.

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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!

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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!

Don’t Miss the Jr. Livestock Auction Today!

Support your local 4-H, FFA and Independent students at the first round of the Jr. Livestock Auction today, October 5! Starting at 10 a.m., the auction will be held for 4-H and FFA students selling market goats, dairy replacement does and rabbits. Following that is the NEW Ag Mechanics “Trash to Treasures” Auction at 2 p.m. The night sale will also take place at 6:30 p.m. tonight featuring Dairy Prospect and Dairy Replacement Heifers. These events provide Fairgoers the opportunity to come out and show their support for these dedicated students.

This annual competition is the culmination of a year’s worth of work for agriculture students who select, purchase, feed and groom livestock to be judged, graded and sold at the Fair. This money allows them to continue their projects and save for college! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to see the agricultural industry’s next generation of men and women and their projects in action at the 2019 Jr. Livestock Auction at the Big Fresno Fair!

Interested in supporting these students at the Jr. Livestock Auction? Contact our Livestock Department directly at (559) 650-3292 or

Check Out the First-Ever Silent Disco on Saturday, October 12!

Head to Starter’s Sports Bar located in the Brian I. Tartarian Grandstands for Silent Disco on Saturday, October 12 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. for just $10! B95 DJ’s, DJ Burns, Brohh T and DJ John Magic will be mixing it up on three different channels for you to choose from. This event is all ages!

NEW Sierra to the Sea Exhibit!

This year’s Kids’ Town theme is “Sierra to the Sea”! This interactive exhibit shows the path of water from the Sierra mountain range to the Pacific Ocean, the animals and wildlife found along the way, and most importantly conservation efforts to help protect our beaches, oceans, wildlife and sea life from debris discarded into our waterways. Visit with sting rays or get close with lizards and frogs!  Enjoy this one-of-a-kind attraction that is FREE with your Fair admission! Find all of the fun in Kids Town, all Fair long!

Meet WBC & WBO Champion Jose Ramirez & World Famous Trainer, Robert Garcia at The Big Fresno Fair Boxing Championships!

Don’t miss The Big Fresno Fair Boxing Championships at the Pavilion Stage on Sunday, October 6 beginning at 5 p.m.! This WBC Championship event will feature 13 action-packed bouts with three championship bouts! This year will feature Golden Gloves & National Champion, Osmel Avila and No. 1 Ranked and USA Champion, Jennah Creason. There will also be special guest appearances and meet & greets with WBC & WBO World Champion, Jose Ramirez and world famous trainer, Robert Garcia. This event is FREE with your paid Fair admission. Limited seating and stage seating available by emailing

The Nerveless Nocks Returns to the 2019 Big Fresno Fair!

The Nerveless Nocks is returning to the 2019 Big Fresno Fair with a whole new show! Come witness The Nerveless Nocks “Pirates of the Sky” Stunt Show! Unique in the world, the pirates defy gravity 50 ft. in the air, revolving head over heels on a giant aerial anchor. The Sky Pirates slide upside down hanging by their ankles on a high wire and at the very last minute…the high wire breaks in half throwing the stunt pirates in different directions mid-air! This show is FREE with your paid Fair admission!

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