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Big Fresno Fair Oct 2-14

Big Fresno Fair Oct 2-14

The Big Fresno Fair runs October 2nd-14th and is the 5th largest fair in California. Live acts on the Paul Paul Theater include: Boyz II Men; Boz Scaggs; TESLA; Austin Mahone; Sean Kingston & B. Smyth; Ramon Ayala; Neil Sedaka; Skillet; Gabriel Iglesias; Soul Jam featuring The Stylistics; Harold Melvin's Blue Notes & Main Ingredient with Cuba Gooding, Sr.; Korn; Zendaya; LL Cool J feat. DJ Z-Trip; Mariachi Festival with Special Guest Antonio Aguilar, Jr.; and Darius Rucker. Visit the Big Fresno Fair online for a full schedule with show pricing and times.

Cost: Adults: $10, Children 6-12 $7, Children 5 and under FREE, Seniors 62 and over $7, Military $7.

Visit the Fresno Fair website for special event pricing. www.fresnofair.com


Fair Box Office: (559) 650-3247
 

21st Annual Oakhurst Fall Festival October 12 & 13

21st Annual Oakhurst Fall Festival October 12 & 13

Oakhurst Community Park will be filled with scores of booths offering everything from collectibles to local wine samplings and more at the 21st annual Oakhurst Falls Festival taking place October 12 and 13.

The festival, formerly known as the Wine and Chocolate Festival, has grown to encompass so much more than those two, although they do play a prominent role.

“There will be ample amounts of wine from regional wineries to sample as well as offering from numerous chocolatiers,” said Darin Soukup, Executive Director of the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce which puts the event on.

“The event has much more to offer as well, with artisanal cheeses, nuts, as well as beers from regional microbreweries. There will also be numerous collectibles, a silent auction, live music and a classic car show on Saturday,” he said.

Blazin' Hog BBQ & Zydeco Music Festival Sept. 21

Blazin' Hog BBQ & Zydeco Music Festival Sept. 21

The 7th Annual Blazin' Hog BBQ Competition & Zydeco Music Festival benetits the John C. Fremont Hospital in Mariposa.

There will be live music, food, beer & wine, arts & crafts, vendors and more.

Entertainment:

Special Guest Opening Band: Colorado Raod - 12:30 p.m.
Mark St. Mary & His Zydeco Band - 2:30 p.m.
The Bluesbox Bayou Band - 4:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
 

Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors, $5 for kids 5-17 and children under 5 are free.

www.blazinhog.com

 

DISNEY DAZE September 14th in Oakhurst

Calling all Disney Fans!  The Oakhurst-Sierra-Fresno Disneyana Club is having its' annual DISNEY DAZE event from 8 am to 3 pm, Sat., Sept. 14, at the Masonic Lodge in Oakhurst.  The event includes Disney collectible silent auction and raffle items, vendors, a Mickey Pancake Breakfast and special Disney guests.  Admission is $6 ages 18 and up; $4 ages 10-17; and free for ages 9 and below.  Admission plus the breakfast is $10 ages 10 and up; and $5 ages 9 and under.

Special guests include Terri Hardin, Disney imagineer and puppeteer, who designed the famous Foster Farm chickens in TV ads; and Margaret Kerry, the role model for Tinkerbell in the original Peter Pan movie.

Mickey Pancake Breakfast 8-10AM
Hot Dogs, Chips and drinks 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

The Masonic Lodge is located at 40216 Highway 49 in Oakhurst.
(Hwy 49, 3/4 mile north of Hwy 41/49 signal)

Nutracker Audition Time

Nutracker Audition Time

It’s time for TRYOUTS for The Nutcracker!

All dancers and actors, as young as six, are invited to try out for the Lively Arts Foundation production.

Click HERE for all the details.

Nutcracker performances will be at the Saroyan Theatre December 13-15th this holiday season. 

Fifth Annual Great Sierra River Cleanup September 21

(Auburn) – About 3,500 volunteers are expected to head to the banks of Sierra rivers, lakes and streams Sept. 21 for the fifth annual Great Sierra River Cleanup, sponsored by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC).

During the first four years nearly 15,000 volunteers joined together to clear more than 550 tons of trash and recyclables from watersheds throughout the Sierra Nevada.  Hundreds of community groups have spread across 22 counties and 1,280 river miles to remove appliances, cigarette butts, beverage cans, baby diapers, tires, furniture, shopping carts and plastic items from the rivers and streams that supply California with more than 60 percent of its water.

This effort, in partnership with the California Coastal Cleanup Day, serves to promote good stewardship on all of our waterways, from the source to the sea.

Back-To-School Shopping? Read this first!

Back-To-School Shopping? Read this first!

It's time to think about ways you can shop wisely for back-to-school clothing and school supplies. Savvy shoppers begin planning now to get the most for their back-to-school dollars.

"Hold on to your wallets", said CEO, Blair Looney of Better Business Bureau serving Central California. School supplies, school clothes, electronics, shoes and much more will be purchased in the upcoming months and one third will most likely do some of that shopping "online". Families are prepared to spend an average of $800 to get their children ready for the new school year.

Just about everyone has felt the economic pinch and with that, families plan to shop for sales now more than ever. Shopping online can be more intriguing due to coupons, and buy more generic or store brands, among other money-saving strategies.

On-line purchasing may save time, but check before you click!