It's Kids Day at the Big Fresno Fair. Admission is free for kids 12 and under with the paid admission of an adult. From the rides to the animals, the fair can be both fun and educational.
Animals at the fair are a big draw for kids. But Matther Millican and Matthew Pacheco came to the fair to show their animals. They're raising less than one-year-old cows. They say that taking care of them is hard work and showing them is a bit nerve-racking.
"First-time jitters I guess," said Millican, a member of 4-H.
From the animals to the fresh food, displays of agriculture are abundant at the fair. Produce is arranged by the city where it grows. Orange Cove is king of citrus. Selma is the raisin capital of the world. But one of the most popular exhibits under this roof goes back to an animal.
"We've marked the queens with white paint, so a lot of times it's people's first opportunity to see a queen bee," said Shannon Mueller, a beekeeper.
She shows off several active hives and says one-third of the food we eat requires a bee.
"They as us why are you in this building, and they just don't make the connection between bees and pollination with all the wonderful ag products we produce here in the valley," said Mueller.
While the produce is certainly sweet, it may not be the favorite fair food among kids. Vincent Suarez says his favorite is icey and grape-flavored.
Admission for children five-years-old and younger is always free.