Big Fresno Fair 2019: Info, Concerts, Tickets, Dates, what's new, what to see, and how to meet the ABC30 Action News staff

The 136th Big Fresno Fair runs until October 14th in East Central Fresno. We have what you need to know about one of the Valley's biggest events of the year!


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    Chris Janson
    Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 7:00pm
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    Creedence Clearwater Revisited
    Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 7:00pm
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    Keith Sweat
    Friday, October 4, 2019 - 7:00pm
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    Zara Larsson
    Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 7:00pm
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    Christian Nodal
    Sunday, October 6, 2019 - 7:00pm
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    Paul Anka
    Monday, October 7, 2019 - 7:00pm
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    A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
    Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 7:00pm
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    Newsboys United
    Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 7:00pm
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    Tower Of Power & War
    Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 7:00pm
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    Ice Cube
    Friday, October 11, 2019 - 7:00pm
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    Bobby Bones and The Raging Idiots
    Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 7:00pm

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    Festival Del Mariachi
    Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Free with paid Fair admission.

    Willie Nelson
    Monday, October 14, 2019 - 7:00pm
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    Gates Open:
    11:00 a.m., Monday - Friday
    10:00 a.m., Saturday & Sunday

    Gates Close:
    11:00 p.m., Sunday - Thursday
    Midnight, Friday & Saturday

    Admission Prices:
    Adults: $12.00
    Children 6-12: $8.00
    Children 5 and under: FREE
    Seniors 62 and over: $8.00
    Military: $8.00

    Parking Prices:
    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

    The Big Fresno Fair
    1121 S. Chance Ave.
    Fresno, CA 93702
    (Click here to open in Google Maps)



    $5 ENTRY DAY: Wednesday, Oct. 2
    On this day only, fairgoers will have the chance to get into the Fair for just $5 all day long!

    FANS & FOLLOWERS DAY & $2 CARNIVAL RIDES: Thursday, Oct. 3
    Big Fresno Fair Facebook fans, Twitter and Instagram followers will get into the Fair FREE from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 3 only. A link to a special barcode with instructions on redemption will be posted to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram the day prior. Plus, this day is also $2 Carnival Rides where every ride is just $2 per ride all day long!

    -Seniors 62 and BETTER are able to enjoy the Fair for free 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    -Admission is FREE to persons with disabilities from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; one chaperone admitted for free with each person that requires assistance. After 1 p.m., price for persons with disabilities and their chaperones goes up to $4 each.

    HALF PRICE DAY: Tuesday, Oct. 8
    Admission is just half price all day long! That means Adult Admission is $6, then Seniors, Military and Child Admission is just $4!

    KID'S DAY: Wednesday, Oct. 9
    On Sun-Maid Kids' Day admission to the Fair is FREE for kids 12 and under with a paid adult admission all day long!

    FILL THE NEED DAY: Thursday, Oct. 10
    The Big Fresno Fair will be offering a special $4 "Fill the Need" admission ticket that is good for Thursday, October 10 at the 2019 Big Fresno Fair!

    FEED THE NEED DAY: Monday, Oct. 14
    You can get into the Fair for free when you bring 5 or more canned food or other non-perishable food items per person from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.


    Come visit the ABC30 Table Mountian Event Center near the Chance Avenue Gate. Below is a list of times that your favorite Action News journalists will be at the Event Center signing pictures and giving away free items (while supplies last).

    Thursday, October 10
    12:30pm - 2:30pm: Cory James & Margot Kim
    4:00pm - 8:00pm: Dale Yurong

    Friday, October 11
    12:30pm - 2:30pm: Shayla Girardin & Amanda Venegas
    4:00pm - 8:00pm: Warren Armstrong
    7:00pm - 8:00 pm: Brandon Johansen

    Saturday, October 12
    Noon - 3:00pm: Corin Hoggard & Cristina Davies
    3:00pm - 6:00pm: Brandon Johansen & Amanda Venegas
    6:00 pm- 8:00pm: Kevin Musso

    Sunday, October 13
    Noon - 3:00pm: Nathalie Granda & Shayla Girardin
    3:00 pm- 6:00pm: Sara Sandrik & Graciela Moreno
    6:00 pm - 8:00pm: Jason Oliveira

    Monday, October 14
    12:30pm - 2:30pm: Graciela Moreno & Reuben Contreras
    4:00pm - 8:00pm: Liz Harrison

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