From Kiddie Rides to Towering Spectaculars...
We Have Something Fun For You! 

The 2018 Big Fresno Fair Carnival is the place for non-stop family fun this October! From retuning favorites to new attractions, Butler Amusements will thrill Fairgoers of all ages. Butler Amusements has been in operation for over 40 years and first joined The Big Fresno Fair in 1981 only to return again in 2011 to take part in all The Big Fresno Fair fun for years to come!

Don’t forget about the kids! Butler Amusements provides some of the best kiddie rides around like the Dizzy Dragon, Wet Boats, Bigfoot Trucks, Quad Runner and more! The Kiddie Carnival will continue to be in its location in the Infield grass area inside the Grandstand track with a NEW concrete midway to make walking from ride to ride even more convenient – all thanks to Butler Amusements! 

From kiddie rides to towering spectaculars...we have something for you!

Main Carnival
Monday - Friday, 3:00 p.m. - Close
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - Close

Kiddie Carnival
Monday - Friday, Noon - Close
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - Close


$1 for Invididual Coupons
$23 for 25 Coupons
$70 for 80 Coupons

Unlimited Carnival Ride Wristbands
$30 | Monday - Thursday
$35 | Friday - Sunday

Check back in the summer for a complete list of Carnival Rides that can be found at the 2018 Big Fresno Fair! 

General Carnival Rules

  • No casts, pregnant persons or intoxicated individuals allowed on the rides
  • Infants are not allowed on carnival rides 
  • Children who are under 36 inches in height cannot ride any carnival rides and children who measure 36-48 inches in height can only ride a few select rides
  • All riders must have either a ride wristband or carnival coupons
  • Ride require anywhere from 3-5 coupons

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