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How to Land a Job at Big Fresno Fair



The fair, which runs Oct. 6-17, is looking to hire about 400 workers. (Big Fresno Fair)
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If you want to work at The Big Fresno Fair during its 12-day run in October, plan on participating in a job fair on Thursday, Aug. 26.

Fair officials are looking to hire about 400 employees. Among the positions: parking and admission ticket sellers, ticket takers, parking attendants, customer service representatives, janitorial staff, maintenance staff, horse racing staff, security guards, concessions, and museum docents. Volunteer opportunities are available, too.

“We are looking for hardworking candidates with excellent customer service skills who will help fair-goers with any questions they may have, ” said Stacy Rianda, a deputy manager with the fair.

The job fair will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the fair’s Commerce Building. The fairground is at 1121 S. Chance Ave. Directions to the fairground are at this link.

Fill Out Applications in Advance

Applications will be available on-site, but fair officials encourage candidates to download one ahead of time at, fill it out, and make copies before the job fair. Job seekers must bring a photo ID, and business attire is encouraged.

Additional information is available at 559 650-FAIR,, and

The fair returns as an in-person event on Oct. 6 and will run through Oct. 17.  It will feature concerts, carnival rides, horse racing, exhibits, and more.


Bill McEwen is news director and columnist for GV Wire. He joined GV Wire in August 2017 after 37 years at The Fresno Bee. With The Bee, he served as Opinion Editor, City Hall reporter, Metro columnist, sports columnist and sports editor through the years. His work has been frequently honored by the California Newspapers Publishers Association, including authoring first-place editorials in 2015 and 2016. Bill and his wife, Karen, are proud parents of two adult sons, and they have two grandsons. You can contact Bill at 559-492-4031 or at Send an Email

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