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2020 Big Fresno Fair Tickets



Take part in The Big Fresno Fair’s first-ever Tamale Throwdown!!! Whether you make the best tamales or know someone who does – be sure to spread the word and enter if you think you can win! The Tamale Throwdown will take place on Tuesday, October 8 in the Wells Fargo Agriculture building.

The competition is open to adult amateurs (18 years of age and older) who reside in Fresno County. See below for complete entry rules or download here.

Download the Tamale Throwdown Entry Form below. The completed form and entry fee can either be mailed or hand delivered to:

Attn: Terri O’Leary Collins
Fresno Fairgrounds Administration Office
1121 S. Chance Avenue, Fresno, CA 93702

2019 Winners

Entry Rules

  1. Entry form must be legible and complete with fees in order to be accepted.
  2. Entry form and the $10 entry fee (per class/category) are due by Friday, September 6 at 5 p.m.
  3. There are no refunds of the $10 entry fee (per class/category).
  4. Contest is open to adult amateurs (18 years of age and older) who reside in Fresno County.
  5. The entries must be solely and completely the work of the participant. Anyone paid to produce baked foods (i.e. cakes, breads, cookies etc.), provide catering services, or instruct in any area of the culinary field is not eligible to enter in the amateur division; however, professionals are encouraged to enter under the professional division.
  6. Items will be judged in division entered by exhibitor. It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to correctly classify their items. Only items listed and described on entry form will be accepted for judging.
  7. Each recipe must be homemade (no mixes, unless otherwise specified), named, original, unpublished, the sole property of entrant.
  8. Recipes must be made using a minimum of one (1) ingredient found in the Agriculture Building and/or grown in Fresno County.
  9. On the day of the contest, entries must be submitted with a typed or computer printed measured ingredients list on an 8 ½ x 11” sheet of paper with the entrant’s name, street address and phone number. Do not mail your measured ingredients list.
  10. All measured ingredients lists become the sole property of The Big Fresno Fair. The Fair reserves the right to edit, adapt, copyright, publish and use any or all of the measured ingredients list for any purpose including publicity, promotion, or advertising with no compensation.
  11. The Big Fresno Fair is not responsible for lost, stolen, illegible, misdirected or late entries. By entering the contest, exhibitor accepts and agrees to these requirements and the decisions of the judges, which shall be final.
  12. The Big Fresno Fair reserves the right to reject anything that is entered into a contest or competition at the Fair that may be objectionable, unsuitable, requires more space than can be given, or is in conflict with exhibit requirements.
  13. The Big Fresno Fair employees and their family members are not eligible to compete.
  14. Premium checks will be mailed before October 31.
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2020 Big Fresno Fair Tickets