Media Advisory and Press Release: Big New Adventures Await You at ClovisFest 2018!

We are proud to share our Press Release and Media Advisory about the 2018 ClovisFest.


October 26, 2018

For more information contact:
Greg Newman
Executive Director
[email protected]

(559) 299-7363

Clovis, California

ClovisFest Hot Air Balloon Fun Fly Media Event
Spectacular footage and interviews

October 23, 2018

Clovis, CA – The Clovis Chamber of Commerce is offering exclusive access to 3 Hot Air Balloon pilots and their balloons on Friday, October 26, the day before the ClovisFest Hot Air Balloon Fun Fly sponsored by Community Medical Centers. We will also have performers from the ClovisFest International Village sponsored by the Fresno/Clovis Convention and Visitors Bureau.  ClovisFest dates are Saturday, October 27 & Sunday, October 28 in Old Town Clovis.

WHO: ClovisFest Hot Air Balloon pilots and their balloons.  Cultural performances by the ClovisFest International Village cultural groups.  Chamber Staff and event organizers.
WHAT: Get camera footage of the hot air balloons filling with hot air from the propane burners and lifting off. Interview hot air balloon pilots. Performances by International Village cultural groups and interview performers. Interview Clovis Chamber staff and event organizers.
WHEN: Friday, October 26, 2018, from 5:45 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.
WHERE: Clovis Rodeo Grounds 748 Rodeo Dr, Clovis, CA 93612

Media Availability:  All members of the media are invited to shoot B-roll video, live shots, interview balloon pilots, cultural performers, and Clovis Chamber staff.

Hot Air Balloon contact:               Bob Locklin, 559-259-0976

Clovis Chamber of Commerce:    Greg Newman, Executive Director 559-281-4400


The Clovis Chamber of Commerce helps businesses and members grow through networking, marketing, and community involvement. The mission of the Clovis Chamber of Commerce is to advocate and support a healthy business environment which improves the quality of life in Clovis.


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General ClovisFest Photos

International Village at ClovisFest Photos

(Containing ClovisFest Photos for Media Use.)


Press Contact: Greg Newman, Executive Director
Telephone: (559) 299-7363

Email: [email protected]


October 23, 2018

Big New Adventures Await You at ClovisFest 2018!

For Immediate Release

October 23, 2018 – Clovis, CA. This year’s Table Mountain Casino ClovisFest, October 27th and 28th in the heart of Old Town Clovis, reinvents itself with bigger and better attractions than ever before! An unbelievable 44 years have gone by since the first quaint ClovisFest craft festival—ClovisFest is now one of the most anxiously awaited events in Clovis.

Brand new attractions are bound to delight the entire family. Early risers can enter at 6:15 am to watch the balloons inflate for the colorful Hot Air Balloon Fun Fly. Join us for breakfast from Waffilicous, Bobby Salazar’s breakfast burritos, and java and drinks from Jitters. The Saturday and Sunday morning Hot Air Balloon event is sponsored by Community Medical Centers. Arrive bright-eyed-and-bushy-tailed to meet up at the Clovis Rodeo Grounds for the launch party.

Then cross Clovis Avenue to join in the ClovisFest Street Festival, now boasting over 250 vendors selling the finest crafts to be found in the Central Valley and delicious food from exotic cuisines. Experience a special mix of local entertainment while you browse. This fabulous cornucopia of delights stretches from 3rd through 8th Streets along Pollasky Avenue.

The centerpiece of the ClovisFest 2018 celebration is our popular International Village, presented by the Fresno/Clovis Convention and Visitors Bureau. The shaded stage, along Bullard and Woodworth Avenues, spotlights multi-cultural entertainment from around the world. The Clovis Heiwa Taiko (Japanese Drum Group), Celtic Motion Dance Company, Halau Hula I Ka La, the Iranian Culture and Art Club (ICAC) of Fresno, and many more are there to amaze kids and kids-at-heart on both Saturday and Sunday, from 9 am until 4 pm.  Take your International Village Passport to each numbered booth within the Village, get it stamped, and return your completed passport to the Fresno/Clovis Convention and Visitors Bureau booth for a chance to win this year’s Grand Prize—A Chromebook!

The new No Surrender Laser Tag Adventure Park Kids’ Zone along 7th Street offers fun activities for all ages, including pumpkin decorating, a petting zoo, and pony rides from Ford Farms. Pretty princesses will hold court from Something Enchanted in addition to Renaissance Actors from Kearney Renaissance Faire. Superheroes and robots will be on hand to save the day from Hero Alliance, and Starlite Vaulters will do their equestrian magic to round out the family-friendly entertainment. Burn off energy with inflatables and rides on both sides of 4th Street from Wow Factor Attractions, including the Themed Air Tunnels, Parachute Ride, Water Rollers, Battle Balls, Jurassic Jungle Maze, and Rock Climbing Wall.

Need a break from the kids? Sit back and enjoy your favorite brew at the Michelob Ultra Beer Garden next to the American Legion Hall on 4th Street. An exciting schedule of notable local rock and country bands hits the stage both Saturday and Sunday.

For something different this year, check out the New Car Row along 5th Street. Get revved up to preview the coolest new 2019 models from our local auto dealers.

Special thanks to our major sponsors and partners for making this year’s ClovisFest an event that our entire community can be proud of:

Table Mountain Casino for sponsoring ClovisFest 2018

Community Medical Centers for sponsoring The Hot Air Balloon Fun Fly

Fresno/Clovis Convention & Visitors Bureau for sponsoring International Village

Michelob ULTRA for sponsoring the Beer Garden

We’d also like to thank these additional sponsors for helping to make ClovisFest possible:


No Surrender Laser Tag Adventure Park

Moore Than SEO

I Heart Media




Realty Concepts

Clawson Motorsports

Longhorn Feed & Supply


Nissan Intelligent Mobility

Volunteer or become a sponsor of ClovisFest 2018, too! Contact Tammi Walton, our chamber events director, at [email protected] for more info, or simply call the Chamber office at 559-299-7363. The Clovis Chamber of Commerce welcomes new members—To learn more about the value of chamber membership, contact Diana Hunnicutt at [email protected] and catch the latest chamber happenings in The Chamber Review.

Keep up on all the attractions and entertainment as it unfolds at ClovisFest 2018 by downloading the FREE Clovis Chamber of Commerce mobile app for iPhone. The entire ClovisFest Directory will be available in the app starting October 23rd. Use it for up-to-the-minute schedules at ClovisFest, along with checking in at the official ClovisFest 2018 Facebook Page.

For FREE family fun (and FREE parking), on October 27th-28th (all weekend long!), head over to the 44th Annual ClovisFest in Old Town Clovis. Set your GPS target to 748 Rodeo Dr. in Clovis for parking, the Balloon Lift off and Fly By. For the main Festival location, use 325 Pollasky Ave. as your GPS setting.


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