Fresno Koi Show September 2024

The Central California Koi Society (CCKS) will host its 44th annual Fresno Koi Show on Saturday-Sunday, September 28-29, 2024, at Woodward Park next to Shinzen Friendship Garden. The Fresno Koi Show is hosted in partnership with the Shinzen Friendship Garden. Admission to the koi show is free and open to the public. Set-up and koi entry day is Friday, September 27, 2024.

2024 Fresno Koi Show sponsor opportunities packet, exhibitor packet, vendor packet, and banquet ticket information (included in exhibitor and vendor packets) below. Contact Rosimeri Tran at for information.

Guests at the koi show can visit Shinzen Friendship Garden to see the amazing gardens with waterfalls, koi pond, iconic moon bridge, and the Clark Bonsai Collection.

The Fresno Koi Show is one of the longest-running events of its kind in the Nation. Local and out-of-area hobbyists and enthusiasts exhibit their prized koi fish and share their passion and knowledge with the public.

The koi fish exhibited in competition at the Fresno Koi Show range in size from about 6 to 36 inches long and can be of superb quality.

Hundreds of koi fish will be for sale at the Fresno Koi Show from local and state vendors. Many koi are imported directly from top breeders in Japan.

“Koi fish are like living art, they have a variety of patterns, colors, and make amazing pets. Koi can recognize their owners and be extremely friendly,” said Lisa Lamoure, CCKS President.

Vendors will offer koi food and products, art, unique home décor, gift items, and local food trucks with food available for purchase. Koi and non-koi related items will also be raffled or available for bidding in a silent auction. 

With over 1,500 people in attendance each year, this highly anticipated and fun event is the only fundraiser hosted by CCKS each year. Proceeds are used to host the show and to continue the centuries of tradition, art, and culture of koi and pond keeping flourishing in our community. CCKS will also make a donation to the Shinzen Friendship Garden to support their koi pond and koi health.

AKJA Judges Announced

The judges for the 2024 Fresno Koi Show have been announced! CCKS will welcome three well-known judges from the American Koi Judges Association (AKJA) to critique the koi for best quality, variety, and size.

Steve Childers from Florida is the Senior Certified Head Judge, Luanne Porter from Florida is a Senior Certified Judge, and Chad Bishop from Georgia is a Candidate Judge.

Fresno Koi Show Information Packets

2024 VENDORS – Coming Soon



Show setup:7:00 am to 2:00 pm
Koi entry check-in :3:00 pm to 6:00 pm


All koi ready to show:8:00 am to 9:00 am
Introduction of judges:9:30 am
Judging begins:10:00 am
Break for lunch:12:00 pm
Judging resumes:1:00 pm
Award Banquet:5:00 pm


Judges tank side talk:10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Raffle prizes awarded:12:30 pm


The Fresno Koi Show is held in Woodward Park next to Shinzen Friendship Garden, 114 W. Audubon Drive, Fresno, CA 93720.


Image with japanese lantern and bamboo