The inaugural Fresno Spring Fair has started at the Fresno Fairgrounds, bringing carnival rides, fair food, attractions and free concerts.
The fair’s four-day run began Thursday and runs through Sunday with admission starting at $5, spokeswoman Danielle Griffin said. The gates to the fairgrounds at 1121 S. Chance Ave., at Kings Canyon Road, stay open through 11 p.m. on Thursday and Sunday and will be open until midnight Friday and Saturday.
Events at the fair include mini dog races, a one-man juggling show, and a world-class Las Vegas bird show featuring eagles, macaws, cockatoos, cranes, emu, parrots and a condor with a 10-foot wingspan.
Another attraction is Knockerball, an all-encompassing, single-chambered ball of air with inner handles and shoulder straps that enables people to almost defy gravity, Griffin said. Free concerts at the fair include Goldie McJohn, the original Steppenwolf keyboardist, and members of Pegasus performing Steppenwolf’s top hits as part of their Born to be Wild tour Friday at 7:30 p.m. Banda singer Graciela Beltran will perform Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Also, Disney star Olivia Holt from “Kids Kickin’ It” and “I Didn’t Do It” will sign autographs from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.