Be sure to check out our award-winning museums at The Big Fresno Fair!
Big Fresno Fair Museum
First debuted in 2013, The Big Fresno Fair Museum showcases a cross-section of history from the past 137 years – taking visitors on a trip down memory lane and providing younger generations a glimpse of what Fair life was like far before they were born, as well as historical events that happened at the Fresno Fairgrounds.
Fresno County Historical Museum
In 2015, the Fresno County Historical Museum, an extension of the award-winning Big Fresno Fair Museum, debuted making it the only museum of its kind to showcase the vast history of Fresno County. It provides a place where generations of Valley residents can reflect and learn about key events, studying interesting aspects of Fresno County’s rich history. One of the biggest capital improvement projects in the last decade at the Fairgrounds, the $3.2 million, 14,000 sq. ft. two-story building showcases everything from public safety and military to boxing and racing history, plus a celebration of the cultures that make Fresno County so unique!
Both the Fresno County Historical Museum and Big Fresno Fair Museum are open year round by appointment. To schedule a tour, please call (559) 650-FAIR. During the annual Big Fresno Fair the museums are open daily until 8 p.m. Additionally, during the Fair there are daily guided tours at 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. These tours will begin on the north end of The Big Fresno Fair Museum located just south of the Chance Avenue Gate entrance.
SUPPORT THE MUSEUM AND PRESERVE HISTORY!
Here’s your chance to support the award-winning Fresno County Historical Museum! Dedicated to the rich history of Fresno County, this 14,000 sq. ft. Museum features cultural, political, sports and public safety historical artifacts and stories, plus so much more. It tells the incredible story of Fresno County’s rich history. For more information about the Fresno County Historical Museum, click here.
Virtual Fresno County Museum Fundraiser
Friday, September 11 – Friday, October 2
Help support this Museum and preserve history by being a part of our Fresno County Historical Museum Online Fundraiser beginning Friday, September 11 at 9 a.m. until Friday, October 2 at 11:59 p.m. Auction on amazing items including:
- A 3 night stay at a beach house in Arroyo Grande
- Beauty and wellness services which include cryotherapy, Botox and more from Dr. Macias
- Dutch Bros. coffee for a whole year gift card
- VIP Fair Food Card
- And more!
To be a part of the auction and bid on these amazing gifts, click here!
Your support is needed to help sustain this county gem and ensure it will remain in existence into the future for generations of Central Valley residents to enjoy and learn from!