Vintage Days festival welcomes the community onto campus

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Vintage Days festival welcomes the community onto campus

(April 25, 2019) – Vintage Days will transform the Fresno State campus with a festival featuring live concerts, a beer and wine garden, a marketplace for handmade goods and a variety of food and attractions for community members of all ages.

The student-run festival is expected to attract about 50,000 attendees from the Central Valley to the Fresno State campus from Friday through Sunday, April 26 through 28, with 30 food and game booths hosted by student clubs in addition to local favorites such as Dutch Bros, Jay’s Specialty Ice Cream and D&D Country Fair Cinnamon Rolls. Adults 21 and over can enjoy refreshments in the Beer and Wine Garden.

Children can enjoy free arts and crafts in the Kid’s Zone. With a $7 wristband they can access inflatables, pony rides, a petting zoo, a trackless train and a reptile exhibit. Guests of all ages can stroll through Spotlight, which promotes the 45-year history of Vintage Days. The popular Crafts Faire features unique, handmade goods from over 120 exhibitors.

New this year is the Student Zone, which will host free games, a photo booth, competitions and more exclusively for Fresno State students with valid Fresno State ID.

Aerial view of Vintage Days

Guests are invited to bring a blanket for a free outdoor movie screening of “Ralph Breaks the Internet” at 8 p.m. Saturday on the lawn near the Science buildings and Peters Business buildings. Musicians, bands, DJs and dancers will entertain from the concert stage all weekend.

A car show, free to all spectators, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday in Lot P1 northeast corner of Shaw and Maple avenues) – online registration is still open to display a vehicle.

The Vintage Release will open Vintage Days festivities from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the campus winery on Barstow Avenue (near Lot P20). New labels from the Fresno State Winery will be featured alongside wine tasting, food sampling and live music. A complimentary wine glass is included with the purchase of a $15 ticket.

Vintage Days is admission-free and parking is not enforced. No pets except service animals are permitted.

Follow @FSVintageDays on social media or visit www.fresnostate.edu/vintagedays for more information.

(Story by Andrew Esguerra)