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Our fair education program is back!

To our partners in education – we have missed you and are so excited to be able to welcome you back to The Big Fresno Fair for this year's Fair Education Program now that school field trips are resuming!

Registration is now closed.

2022 Fair Education Dates

October 6, 7, 13 & 14

Reminder: The Fair Education Program is open to Fresno County public, private and home schooled kindergarten through eighth grade students. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation packet with details about this year's Fair Education Program including building descriptions, a map and more.

What time does everything start?
• Parking lot opens at 8:00 a.m.
• Arrive between 8:30 am and 10:00 a.m.
• Buildings are open between 9:00 a.m. and Noon.
• Special Germ Glow Presentation at 11:00 a.m. on the Save Mart Beer & Wine Garden Stage.
• Lunch and Entertainment from 11:30 a.m. to Noon

Where do we go?
• All buses will drive to the Butler Parking Area (see map) to unload students. General admission for students is through Butler Gate.
• The Special Needs Student entrance is through Gate 4 Chance Avenue Gate Entrance.

How many chaperones am I allowed to bring?
• Preschool (ages 3 & older): 1 chaperone to every 2 students
• K-3: 1 chaperone to every 4 students
• 4-8: 1 chaperone to every 4 students
• Special Needs: 1 chaperone to 1 student
For each additional chaperone, there will be tickets available for $5 and can be purchased at the Fair Education ticket booths on Butler Avenue.

What about lunch?
• Bag lunches that are boxed and properly labeled will be transported to the west end of the Table Mountain Rancheria Park
• All lunches must be labeled with the name of the classroom, teacher and school.
• Please do not bring individual lunch boxes.
• Only lunches will be transported; no other items.
• The Fair is not responsible for lost lunches.
• Lunch containers must be returned to the bus by the teacher

Thank you to everyone who continues to make this great educational program part of your classroom! Please feel free to use our Common Core standard-based curriculum below to educate students on Fresno County’s rich agricultural heritage in advance of your visit to The Big Fresno Fair.
Also, click here for an activity sheet Courtesy of Measure C. You can also watch a short video about Measure C called “Don't Take A Chance Program” by clicking here.

Click here for the Fair Education Program Packet!


The Big Fresno Fair is so proud of it's Fair Education Program, put on in collaboration with the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools and presented by Chevron, Meyers Water Bank & Wildlife Project, EECU and Fresno County Transportation Authority Measure C.

It has always been the mission of the Fair to educate, celebrate and have fun! During the past 27 years, more than 508,000 Fresno County students and their teachers have participated in this educational field trip that bridges the gap between rural and urban life – exposing students to the rich and diverse agriculture that powers our region, as well as the history of Fresno County and its talented residents!

The Fair Education Program allows Fresno County public, private and home schooled kindergarten through eighth grade students to visit the Fair FREE of charge in an educational setting.


Taylor Childers
The Big Fresno Fair - Fair Education Office
1121 S. Chance Ave., Fresno, CA 93702-3707
(559) 650-FAIR
Fresno County Office of Education
Valley Children's Healthcare
Meyers Water Bank & Wildlife Project
Educational Employees Credit Union
Fresno Unified School District
Measure C
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