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California’s Golden Fairs: Big Fresno Fair

Airs Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 8:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Guests having big fun on a ride at the Big Fresno Fair.

Students posing with their winning livestock at the annual Jr. Livestock Auction, Big Fresno Fair.
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Above: Students posing with their winning livestock at the annual Jr. Livestock Auction, Big Fresno Fair.

Counties all over the Golden State have a long tradition of celebrating their agricultural bounty, promoting their unique features and generally inviting folks to have a good time.

Join Huell Howser as the PBS series "California's Golden Fairs" travels up and down our great state visiting these fairs, meeting diverse people and seeing all sorts of animals, great rides and attractions. And as these adventures unfold, we’ll also discover that each fair has its own history and traditions and is unique in its own way.

In this episode, Huell visits the Big Fresno Fair and it really is a "big" fair, with over 165 acres of and 127 years in the making. Huell learns that the fairgrounds were once used as a Japanese internment camp and meets the great grand daughter of Pop Laval who shot hundreds of photos of the early fairs.

The Big Fresno Fair is on Facebook.

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