The first day at the Big Fresno Fair was a huge success.
Thousands turned out to check out the new attractions, rides and the tasty food.
The fair estimated 30,000 visitors came out on opening day.
Robert Jackson has been selling corn on the cob at the fair for 25 years. He says the first day is always an exciting time. "Most of us know each other and travel to the same places and if we don't see each other at one fair, the next fair you see them, it's like homecoming you know," said Jackson.
One of the new features at the Fresno Fair this year is Cody the Kangaroo. He's An adorable, friendly guy who loves to eat fruit. Wildlife handler, Karla Majewski said, "You appreciate wild life better if you actually know what it looks like, smells like, feels like. We have a lot of hands on opportunities here."
Opening day was also an opportunity for straight A students in Fresno County to win big. Students with a 4.0 GPA or better at a Fresno County high school had the opportunity to win prizes like an iPad, $3,000 college scholarship, and even a car. Student Carley Lassley said, "Our community is supporting us to get a 4.0 to do the best we can."
Make sure you stop by the CBS47 Entertainment Center when you go to the Fresno Fair. If you come before our news goes on the air, you can make a sign to show on TV and get a free CBS47 T-shirt! The CBS47 booth is located next to the lawn area south of the Pavilion Stage.