The Big Fresno Fair (District), founded in 1884, is the fifth largest fair in the State of California. The District represents the 21st District Agricultural Association, an entity of the California Department of Food & Agriculture Division of Fairs & Expositions.
The Big Fresno Fair is far more than just the Central Valley’s largest annual event, attracting more than 600,000 patrons each year. It is a year-round rental facility spanning 165 acres held under a 50-year lease with the County of Fresno, and is host to over 250 annual events. Unique to all California fairs, the District operates two year-round satellite wagering facilities – The Starting Gate at the Fairgrounds and The Polo Lounge at Club One Casino in Downtown Fresno. From the annual Fair event, satellite wagering and the 250-plus interim events, more than 1.5 million people visit the Fairgrounds annually – a number that increases each year as the Fairgrounds’ popularity continues to grow, in part due to the many capital improvements completed over the past decade.
Not only is the Fresno Fairgrounds the home to the largest annual event in the Central Valley, but we host a variety of events year round! From weddings and quinceañeras to trade shows and go kart racing, plus concerts and so much more, we provide a diverse venue that can house it all! We have a total of nine exhibit buildings, an amphitheater, Table Mountain Rancheria Park, Pavilion and more – providing the perfect location for any event!