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Former Fresno State student performs at The Big Fresno Fair

By Christian Mattos and Hayley Salazar  A musical act at The Big Fresno Fair this year is a familiar face. Local musician and former Fresno State student Travis Brooks will play at the fair through Oct. 15. Brooks, a Hanford ...

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Fresno Foodie: The Big Fresno Fair Edition

Fairs have been widely known to be a haven for food adventurers. With the rise of social media and Instagrammable food, more than ever there is a race for food vendors to create the next best thing. In comes The ...

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Top five things to do at the fair

You just bought your ticket to the Big Fresno Fair and are overwhelmed by the sea of people, booths and exhibits as you walk through the gates. There are plenty of things to do and see at the fair, but ...

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Student Cupboard gives away Fresno Fair tickets for donating non-perishable food

As part of Big Fresno Fair’s “Feed the Need” food drive, the Fresno State Student Cupboard is giving away fair admission tickets to people who donate five or more canned food items between Sept. 22 and Oct. 12. “It’s a ...

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The ups and downs of fair food

It is that time of year again when you can satisfy your craving for corn dogs and cinnamon rolls. Instead of trying the traditional fair food, stop by one of the nontraditional booths this year and gorge on the seasonal ...

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Representing the Valley at the Big Fresno Fair

Take the time to visit the fair this year. You will not regret it. Sure, the rides are cool and the food is always crazy awesome, but the real vital part of the fair isn’t always highlighted. The best part  of the ...

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Monthly Rundown: October

What’s going in Fresno in October? The Collegian’s Jodi Parkinson gives us the highlights. Check it out!

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A Night At The Fair [gallery]

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Fair affects Fresno’s economy

Once a year Fresno hosts the Big Fresno Fair, which brings many people from neighboring cities together. The event increases traffic, jobs and revenue for the city.

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Big Fresno Fair secures safety of guests

The Big Fresno Fair is notorious for large crowds, crammed venues and limited parking. More than half a million people visit the fair each year, keeping security on their toes for 12 days.

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Big Fresno Fair gets a fresh taste of Fresno State

Janessa Tyler / The Collegian The Big Fresno Fair and the Fresno State Rue and Gwen Gibson Farm Market have joined forces to create one new and permanent attraction at the fair this year—The Farmer’s Market. The Farmer’s Market will ...

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Rare photos displayed at the fair

Fresno fairgoers have an opportunity to take a step back and get a glimpse of the past, literally.

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On goats, racism and true friendship

“I HATE GOATS,” HE SAID. “THE ONLY INTERACtion I have with goats is when I eat them.”

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Cinnamon roll craze

The Fresno Fair features a variety of food items that can cause a stir. There are deep fried Twinkies, massive corn dogs and barbecued tri-tip sandwiches. But one item served at the fair that always draws a crowd of loyal customers: the Country Fair cinnamon rolls.

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The One-Finger Salute

Thumbs up to the Fresno State football team for, on three levels, moving up three spots in AP’s poll of the top 25 college football teams, for earning their first victory in the Rose Bowl and for giving fans another exciting football game.

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