Taco trucks competing to be crowned taqueria champion, trick-or-treating at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo and fair rides, that's just some of the amazing events happening in Fresno County this October! You're not going to want miss these! Read on to find a link to our full events calendar.

Fresno Reel Pride Festival - October 1

Location: Various locations.

Time: Times vary. See full list of shows here.

About the event: Celebrate the 34th Reel Pride Festival. It is one of the oldest and largest LGBTA+ film festivals in the United States. This year, Reel Pride will be showing films at the Tower Theatre and Fresno City College and ViSTA Theater. Purchase tickets here.

Big Fresno Fair - October 4-15

People wait in line to ride swings and Ferris wheel

Location: Fresno Fairgrounds, 1121 S Chance Avenue, Fresno, CA 93702

About the event: The Big Fresno Fair is the 5th largest fair in California, and reflects Fresno County's agricultural heritage and highlights the artistry within our community. More than 600,000 people pass through the gates each year expecting BIG fun at the Central Valley's biggest event. More details here.

CMAC's Poetry Night - October 5

Location: 1555 Van Ness Ave, Fresno, CA 93721

Time: 5 pm

About the event: Whether you’re a seasoned poet or a first-time scribbler, step up to the mic and share your passion with a supportive audience during the CMAC Poetry Night. Details here.

2023 Clovis Pumpkin Run - October 7

Location: Cottonwood Park, 683 N Pollasky Ave, Clovis, CA 93612

Time: 9 am

About the event: The 4th annual Pumpkin Run is back in Clovis. Run or walk this fall-inspired course along the Clovis Trails. All participants will get to take home a pumpkin! Register here.

Bully Boo Walk 2023 - October 8

Location: Woodward Park, 7775 N Friant Rd, Fresno, CA 93720

Time: 8 am

About the event: Take your pups on a 2 mile walk around Woodward Park. Dress them up in their best Halloween costume! After the walk, take your dog around trick-or-treating at the great vendor booths. Register here.

ZooBoo - October 12-14, 19-21, 26-28

Kids in halloween costumes watching sea lions through glass

Location: Fresno Chaffee Zoo, 894 W Belmont Ave, Fresno, CA 93728

Time: 5 pm to 8 pm

About the event: Bring your family to the Fresno Chaffee Zoo for some Halloween fun! There will be trick-or-treating, a mini hay maze, magic shows, a presentation on bats and a new pumpkin art display. Details here.

History Happy Hour - October 13

Location: Kearney Mansion Museum, 7160 W. Kearney Blvd., Fresno, CA 93706

Time: 5:30 pm 

About the event: Enjoy a celebratory discussion about the impact of Fresno’s rich cultural history and what the future looks like creatively through the lens of four dynamic African American female artists and Black Folk Arts Founder and CEO, NeFesha Ruth Yisra’el. Ticket information here. 

Reedley Fiesta - October 13-14

Location: Pioneer Park, 845 F Street, Reedley, CA 93654

Time: 4 pm to 10 pm (Friday), 6 am (Saturday)

About the event: Get ready to see some unique floats, spirited marching bands and more make their way through Downtown Reedley during the 58th annual Reedley Fiesta Parade. There will also be a community art show, vendor booths, live music, food and more! Details here.

LtiHop Fresno 2023 - October 14

Location: Various venues in the Tower District

Time: 12 pm to 6 pm

About the event: Fresno’s literary festival LitHop is back and will take place in Fresno’s Tower District. The annual festival features over 100 writers across over 30 literary events, all taking place on one day. This event is free to attend. Find the full schedule of readings here. 

RBD - October 15

Location: Save Mart Center, 2650 E. Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93710

Time: 8 pm

About the event: The paradigm-breaking, multigenerational phenomenon RBD—still one of the most relevant and important groups in contemporary pop music and culture—will embark on one of the most awaited tours in history to celebrate their 20-year legacy. Purchase tickets here.

Adam Sandler: I Missed You Tour - October 20

Location: Save Mart Center, 2650 E. Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93710

Time: 7:30 pm 

About the event: Legendary actor and one of funniest comedians alive, Adam Sandler, brings the "I Missed You" tour to the Save Mart Center. Get tickets here. 

2023 Fresno Whiskey Festival - October 21

Location: 9455 N. Fort Washington, Fresno, CA 93730

Time: 4 pm

About the event: Whiskey enthusiasts and connoisseurs, mark your calendars for an extraordinary event that will tantalize your taste buds and ignite your passion for ALL THINGS Whiskey. Get tickets here.

Taco Truck Throwdown - October 21

Person drizzles salsa over taco plate

Location: Chukchansi Park, 1800 Tulare St, Fresno, CA 93721

Time: 5 pm

About the event: Try tacos from the best trucks in Central California and enjoy live entertainment during Taco Truck Throwdown 2023, hosted by the Fresno Grizzlies and Fresno Street Eats. Each truck goes taco to taco to win the Judges Award or the People's Choice Award. Purchase tickets here.

Fall Wine Walk - October 21

Location: Old Town Clovis

Time: 5 pm to 8:30 pm 

About the event: Wineries are located throughout Old Town inside participating merchant locations. Shop, sip and taste your way through Old Town Clovis and then purchase the wines you love in our Wine Shop, located at the corner of 5th and Pollasky. Details here.

Pharaohs of Fowler Car Club 4th Annual Car Show - October 21

Location: 500 E. Merced St., Fowler, CA 93625

Time: 10 am to 2 pm

About the event: Owners of any classic car, motorcycle or truck are invited to show off their rides and compete for “Best of Show” in 15 categories. The event is free to spectators. Music by DJ On Blast will be on hand, and local food vendors will have food and beverages for purchase. Details here.

Harvest Home: A Festival of Traditional Americana Music - October 21

Location: 11605 Old Friant Rd, Fresno, CA 93730

Time: 12 pm to 5 pm

About the event: The River Center's American roots music festival is back again at the historic Riverview Ranch with a line-up of local and regional bands for your listening and dancing pleasure. Purchase tickets here.

Time Travelers Country Fair - October 21

Location: Kearney Mansion Museum, 7160 W. Kearney Blvd., Fresno, CA 93706

Time: 11 am to 5 pm

About the event: The unique event will include fascinating educational stations designed to transport you to the turn of the 20th century and allow your family to engage with the past through historic figures, activities, food, and cultural entertainment. Get more information and tickets here. 

Mystery at Kearney Mansion - October 26-29

Location: Kearney Mansion Museum, 7160 W. Kearney Blvd., Fresno, CA 93706

Time: 6 pm to 10 pm 

About the event: Are you BOLD enough to visit the Mansion after dark on the very night a murder has taken place? This evening experience includes a delectable five course grazing menu served throughout the Kearney Mansion and filled with savory and sweet delights. You will also be treated to a special welcoming cocktail to sharpen all your senses which you will need as you interview suspects, find clues and work to solve a murder. Get tickets here.

Monster Mash Dash Halloween Run - October 28

Location: Woodward Park, 7775 N Friant Rd, Fresno, CA 93720

Time: 9 am

About the event: Enjoy this family-friendly run through Woodward Park! The 9th annual Monster Mash Dash Halloween Run is back. Participants of this spooktacular run will get a glow and the dark shirt and medallion. Register here.

Pancho Barraza - October 28

Location: Save Mart Center, 2650 E. Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93710

Time: 8 pm

About the event: Pancho Barraza is heading back to Fresno! The Leyenda En Vida Tour will stop at the Save Mart Center. Known as “the Poeta del Amor" (poet of love), Barraza Pancho Barraza is a best-selling composer and interpreter of bandas, rancheras, and romanticos — all of which he merges with pop. Get tickets here.

Click here for our full calendar of events.