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.


Taco Truck Throwdown - October 1

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 2022, 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.

California Classic Half Marathon 2022 - October 1

Location: 1800 Tulare St,, Fresno, CA 93721

Time: 7 am

About the event: More than 2,000 runners will participate in the California Classic Half Marathon. The course goes through the Fresno Chaffee Zoo and ends at Chukchansi Park in Downtown Fresno. Click here to register.

ArtHop - October 6

Location: Downtown Fresno & Tower District

Time: 5 pm to 8 pm

About the event: Support local artists and businesses during ArtHop. Vendors line the streets of Downtown Fresno and the Tower District each month to sell their creations. Check out local food trucks, enjoy live music and stop by the Brewery District for a glass of beer! 

ZooBoo 21+ Night - October 13

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

Time: 6 pm to 10 pm

About this event: This after hours event at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo brings all the fun of the family-friendly ZooBoo event for adults. Enjoy drinks and food trucks curated by Fresno Street Eats at this one-night only event to celebrate the autumn season. There will be several "spookeasy" bars and a special ticket discount for designated drivers. 

Santa's Bag Presents the 12th Annual Fall Boutique - October 14 - October 16

Location: Fig Garden Village, 4215 N. Wilson Ave. Fresno, CA 93704

Time: 9 am to 5 pm (Friday & Saturday), 11 am to 3 pm (Sunday)

About the event: Shop for incredible handmade goods and other items at this three-day fall boutique event in Fig Garden Village. You'll find everything including prints, plants, home decor, books and more. 



Big Fresno Fair - October 5 - 16

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.

Reedley Fiesta - October 7 & October 8

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

Time: 4 pm to 10 pm (Friday), 9 am to 3 pm (Saturday)

About the event: Get ready to see some unique floats, spirited marching bands and more make their way through Downtown Reedley during the 57th annual Reedley Fiesta Parade. There will also be a community art show, vendor booths, live music, food and more! 

ZooBoo - October 14 - 15, 20 - 22, 27 - 29

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. 

Pumpkin Run 2022 - October 15

Location: Clovis Trails to Cottonwood Park, Alluvial & Clovis Ave., Clovis, CA 93612

Time: 8 am

About the event: Run or walk along a course decorated with scarecrows and pumpkins during the 3rd annual Pumpkin Run in Clovis.  

Operation Hug a Horse: Halloween Edition - October 22

Location: The RIDE Foundation, 24768 E. Kings Canyon Rd. Reedley, CA 93654

Time: 11 am to 3 pm

About the event: Your family can enjoy horse rides, a petting zoo, food crafts, a costume contest and more at Operation Hug a Horse at the RIDE Foundation. This event is free and will also feature a silent auction. 


Mauricio Ochmann Actuando en Vida | Acting in Life - October 7

Location: William Saroyan Theatre, 730 M Street, Fresno, CA 93721

Time: 10 am

About the show: Enjoy a night of Latin music and entertainment as Mexican-American actor Mauricio Ochmann takes center stage at the William Saroyan Theatre. Click here for tickets.

Scorpions - October 7

Five members of rock and roll band, The Scorpions, pose in front of cityscape with red hue

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

Time: 7 pm

About the show: Get ready to rock out to the Scorpions at the Save Mart Center. The rock and roll legends have numerous accolades including three World Music Awards, a star on the Hollywood Rock wall, and a presence in the permanent exhibition of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Click here for tickets.

Karol G: $trip Love Tour - October 25

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

Time: 8 pm

About the show: Four time Latin Grammy nominated artist, Karol G,  is coming to the Save Mart Center for her $trip Love Tour with special guest AGUDELO888.  This multi-platinum recording artist was the big winner at the 2022 Latin American Music Awards, winning six awards, including artist of the year. Click here for tickets.

Ghostbusters (1984 film) with Live Orchestra! - October 29

Location: William Saroyan Theatre, 730 M Street, Fresno, CA 93721

Time: 7:30 pm

About the show: Just in time for Halloween, experience Ivan Reitman’s hilarious comic blockbuster with Elmer Bernstein’s score performed live by the Fresno Philharmonic and conducted by the composer’s son Peter Bernstein. Click here for tickets.

Click here for our full calendar of events.