Students and carnival workers were busy Tuesday on the grounds of The Big Fresno Fair getting ready for opening day Wednesday.
The students are there to show livestock. They began loading in animals last weekend, and some of the judging has already happened.
The fair is the central San Joaquin Valley’s largest event, annually attracting more than 600,000 people. It’s the fifth-largest fair in the state.
If you go
Big Fresno Fair runs Wednesday-Oct. 15
Gates open: Monday-Friday 11 a.m., Sat.-Sunday 10 a.m. Doors open at 9 a.m. Oct. 9 for senior and special interest day.
Gates close: Sunday-Thursday 11 p.m., Friday-Saturday midnight
Tickets: Adults $12, children ages 6-12 $8, children 5 and under free, seniors 62 and over $8 (free on Oct. 9), military with ID $8.
Parking: Chance Avenue parking lot, $15; Butler Ave. and the infield lots, $10; Maple/Butler and Cedar/Kings Canyon, $5.