Another favorite childhood fair memory I have is of the agriculture hall. I love walking in from the Fresno heat, to the air-conditioned building, cool enough to keep fruits and vegetables looking their best for a week and a half. I love its high ceilings and the smell of over-ripe grapes and peaches.
Sun-Maid Raisins come from Central California, where I grew up. Their exhibit shows the century-old history of Sun-Maid, including the history of the Sun-Maid Raisin girl, which, yes, fair-goers can pose as.
There was also this castle-pumpkin, carved in 6 hours by expert pumpkin carver Russ Leno.
|Inside the agriculture hall at the Fresno Fair|
|At the Mosquito Control exhibit.|
We stayed a long time at the bees. I have a special bee post coming soon... :)