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General Info

2020 Fair Dates

Thursday, October 8 - Sunday, October 18; Closed Tuesday, October 13

Hours of Operation

Box Office
Pre-Fair: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Monday - Friday
During Fair: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. | Daily

Main Carnival

3:00 p.m. – Close | Monday - Friday
10:00 a.m. – Close | Saturday & Sunday
Kiddie Land Carnival
Noon – Close | Monday - Friday
10:00 a.m. – Close | Saturday & Sunday

Live Horse Racing

1:15 p.m. Post Time | Monday, Thursday – Sunday
*October 13-14 are Dark Days (No Racing). Dates and post time are subject to change.
*First floor FREE with Paid Admission to the Fairgrounds


12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. | Monday – Thursday
12:00 p.m. – Midnight | Friday
10:00 a.m. – Midnight | Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. | Sunday


When Gates Open - 10:00 p.m. | Monday – Thursday
When Gates Open - 10:30 p.m. | Friday – Sunday
Big Fresno Fair Museum & Fresno County Historical Museum
When Gates Open - 9:00 p.m. | Daily
*Second floor of the Fresno County Historical Museum closes at 5:30 p.m. | Daily
**Tours of both Museums take place at 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. | Daily

Fair Policies

Review important Fair policies here before your visit.



Adults | $12.00
Children 6-12 | $8.00
Children 5 and under: FREE
Seniors 62 and over | $8.00
Military | $8.00
*With valid Military ID
*Visa/MasterCard accepted at all admission gates


Season Passes, available for $38 per person, enable you to visit the Fair every day! A photo ID is required for use. Season Passes can be purchased online, by phone or at the Fair Administration Box Office. All Season Passes must be picked up at the Administration Box Office prior to entrance into the Fair; a photo ID is required.


Unlimited Carnival Ride Wristbands give Fairgoers the chance to ride as many rides as they want on any single day! Wristbands are $30 Monday - Thursday and $35 Friday - Sunday. Wristbands can be purchased online, by phone, at the Fair Administration Box Office or at the carnival ticket booths.

For ways to SAVE on your trip to the Fair, please visit our Deals & Discounts page.


Chance Avenue Lot | $15.00
Butler Avenue & Infield Lots | $10.00
Butler West Lot | $10.00
Maple/Butler Lot | $10.00
Cedar/Ventura Lot | $10.00


Handicap parking is available in all public parking lots operated by the Fair.
Wheel Chairs and Electric Scooters are available to rent inside the Butler and Chance Avenue gates.
Wheel Chairs | $15.00/day
Electric Scooters | $50.00/full day & $45/4 hours
*Picture ID is required for rentals and will be held as a security deposit.
**Wheel Chair Rentals have a 250 lb. weight limit.
***Electric Scooter Rentals have a 450 lb. weight limit.


Strollers | $10.00/day
Double Strollers | $15.00/day
Jogger Strollers | $15.00/day
Wagon | $15.00/day
*Picture ID is required for rentals and will be held as a security deposit.

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