Everything you need to know about the Big Fresno Fair

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Big times are back! Big Fresno Fair will run from Wednesday, October 2 to Monday, October 14th. Here is the rundown of what you need to know.

Gates Open:

Monday through Friday at 11:00 a.m. Saturday & Sunday at 10:00 a.m. Monday, Oct 7 at 9:00 a.m. for Seniors’ Day and Special Interest Day

Gates Close:

Sunday through Thursday at 11:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday at Midnight


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


Chance Avenue Lot: $15.00
Butler Avenue & Infield Lots: $10.00 Butler West Lot: $10.00
Maple/Butler Lot: $5.00 Cedar/Ventura Lot: $5.00 Cash only in Parking Lots


$5 Entry Day (Wednesday, October 2): On this day only, Fairgoers will have the chance to get into the Fair for just $5 all day long! (Regularly $12/$8) Click here for more info!

Fans and Followers Day & $2 carnival rides (Thursday, October 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. This day is also $2 Carnival Rides where every ride is just $2 per ride all day long!

Seniors Day (Monday, October 7): 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 Tuesday (Tuesday, October 8): Admission is just half price all day long! That means Adult Admission is $6, then Seniors, Military and Child Admission is just $4! Click here for more info!

Kids’ Day (Wednesday, October 9): Admission to the Fair is FREE for kids 12 and under with a paid adult admission all day long! Remember, kids 5 and under are always free. NOTE: Carnival Rides are regular price on this day

Savemart and FoodMaxx (Monday, October 14): Bring 5 or more canned food or other non-perishable food items per person from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. and get into the fair for FREE!

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