THE Big Fresno Fair Museum
First debuted in 2013, The Big Fresno Fair Museum showcases a cross-section of the Fair’s history since its founding in 1884 - 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. Located in the O’Neill Hall, The Big Fresno Fair Museum features more than 4,600 items on display including the first known moving film of the Fair by Claude “Pop” Laval in 1930 and the first ever built cotton candy machine dating back to 1921.
HOURS & TOURS
Open year-round by appointment; just fill out this form. Must submit request 7 days prior than requested date.
During the annual Big Fresno Fair, open daily until 8 p.m.
We offer handheld, voice-activated tours of The Big Fresno Fair Museum. Special docent-led tours may also be reserved year-round.
Here’s a small sampling of some of the featured exhibits in The Big Fresno Fair Museum.