A pancake breakfast unofficially kicked off another Vintage Days Festival at Fresno State Friday morning. Campus celebrities like football Coach Tim DeRuyter and baseball coach Mike Batsole flipped flap jacks for students and faculty. Even the new kid on the block got her first taste of a Fresno State tradition.
"This is exciting to be a part of," said Raegan Pebley. "I can't wait to get my family out here where they can come and do this too. I don't know if there would be pancakes left for anybody else if my family were here. But it's really neat to see all of the Bulldogs out here supporting Vintage Days."
Fresno State students have been planning this for months and money from this massive three day event goes toward campus activities.
Vintage Days coordinator, Megan Hamik said, "Well it's a family event. So come out bring your kids. There's a crafts fair, beer and wine garden for the parents. And then for the kids we the kids zone so we have blow up attractions, pony rides. Petting zoos and lots of crafts for them to do."
There's something for everyone at Vintage Days. You can expect lots of food, fun, and shopping. Vendors from all over the region are in town and some local ones too. They're offering things you won't typically find at the mall.
"We're expecting to just reach a lot of new customers," said Kenny Borg. "People that maybe haven't heard of us before or haven't come into the store and see what we do. So this is a great opportunity for us to be out in the public eye and really show what we do and essentially how we make shirts."
Locally owned Dog Prints will also be selling Vintage Days t-shirts. Just look for their brightly colored display among the sea of tents and activities you'll find this year on campus.