Big Fresno Fair: October 3-14

The 2012 Big Fresno Fair runs from Wednesday, October 3rd through Sunday, October 14th.


Gates Open:NEW! 11:00 a.m. Monday - Friday10:00 a.m. Saturday & Sunday

Gates Close:11:00 p.m. Sunday - ThursdayMidnight Friday & Saturday

Carnival Hours:Monday - Friday - 3:00 p.m. - CloseNEW! Saturday & Sunday - 10:00 a.m. - Close

Kiddie Carnival Hours:Monday - Friday - Noon - CloseNEW! Saturday & Sunday - 10:00 a.m. - Close

Live Horse Racing:Monday, Thursday & Friday 1:15 p.m.Saturday & Sunday 12:45 p.m.*

Post time is at 12:15 p.m. on Sunday, October 14 only

* Wednesday, October 3; Tuesday, October 9 & Wednesday, October 10 are Dark Days (No Racing). Dates subject to change.*First floor FREE with Paid Admission to the Fairgrounds


Adults: $10.00Children 6-12: $7.00Children 5 and under: FREESeniors 62 and over: $7.00Military: $7.00


Chance Avenue Lot: $12.00 - Premium onlyButler Avenue & Infield Lots: $8.00 - Preferred, $5.00 - GeneralMaple Avenue Lot: $5.00 - General onlyRide to the fair for free! Click here for more details!


$1 Wednesday ManiaWednesday, October 3

On this day only, fairgoers will have the chance to get into the fair for only $1 all day long! And don't forget, this is also $1 Carnival Ride Wednesday where every ride is just $1 per ride! What a great day to save big money at the Fair!

$1 Carnival Ride WednesdaysWednesday, October 3 & 10

Enjoy $1 carnival rides on both Wednesdays of the fair! Yes, that's just $1 per ride! This is valid for all carnival rides in both Kiddie Land and the Main Carnival Area.

CalViva Health Kids' DayThursday, October 4

Admission to the fair on this day is free for kids 12 and under with a paid adult admission. Children 5 and under are always free.

For more information about this year's Big Fresno Fair, visit