The Central California Koi Society (CCKS) will host their 42nd annual Fresno Koi Show Saturday and Sunday, October 1st and 2nd at the Group Activity Area in Woodward Park. The Fresno Koi Show returns in partnership with the Shinzen Friendship Garden after a two-year hiatus. Admission to the koi show is free and open to the public.
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 standing 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. This year, AKJA judges from Southern California and Idaho will critique the koi for best quality, variety, and size.
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. RNR Koi in Fresno is the presenting sponsor and will have koi fish, koi food, and its RNR Advantage stainless bakki shower filtration systems for sale at the show.
“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.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
|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 event will take place at the Group Activity Area in Woodward Park (114 W. Audubon Drive, Fresno, CA 93720).