Vintage Days Frequently Asked Questions
What is Vintage Days?
Vintage Days is Fresno State's largest student-planned celebration which attracts over 50,000 community members to campus for three days of entertainment, excitement and fun for all ages! The annual festival started in 1975 and combines social, cultural, and recreational activities into an action-packed weekend.
When does Vintage Days take place?
Vintage Days typically takes place the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the 3rd week in April (i.e. April 26–28, 2019; April 17–19, 2020, April 16-18).
I am a Fresno State student, how can I help plan Vintage Days?
Applications to join our team open in February at www.fresnostate.edu/leaveyourmark and are due in March. (Applications to plan Vintage Days 2019 were due March 1, 2018; applications for Vintage Days 2020 will open in February 2019.) Students who missed the deadline are encouraged to email VDDirector@mail.fresnostate.edu to express their interest!
Who plans Vintage Days?
Vintage Days is an entirely student-planned event that is sponsored by our community partners!
Who is invited to attend Vintage Days?
Vintage Days is open to the public and people of all ages are welcome to attend.
How much is parking?
Campus parking (fees) are not enforced during Vintage Days!
How much does admission cost?
Vintage Days is admission free!
How can I volunteer at Vintage Days?
Fresno State students can sign up to volunteer by contacting our Volunteer Coordinator at VDVolunteers@mail.fresnostate.edu; assistance is needed throughout the weekend in Operations, Kid's Zone, Concerts, and more!
If I am a student organization, how can I fundraise at Vintage Days?
Recognized student clubs or organizations can apply to run a food or game booth during the weekend at Vintage Days. Applications are typically due the 3rd week of February to Student Involvement, and in the 1st week of March a lottery/raffle will occur to see who will get a booth, and what they will be allowed to sell. We also have a paid Work Crew that recognized clubs and organizations can sign up for. The Work Crew helps with traffic operations, 3-Compartment sinks, and more. This application typically opens early February and shifts are announced early March.
Who hosts the food booths for this event?
The majority of food booths at Vintage Days are allocated to recognized student organizations on campus which provides important fundraising opportunities to these groups. Third-party vendor booths also provide different foods to give variety to Vintage Days as a whole.
I would like to donate or be a Vintage Days sponsor, who do I contact?
Contact our Development Student Coordinators at VDDevelopment@mail.fresnostate.edu
Are pets allowed at Vintage Days?
No animals (except service animals with vests) are allowed on campus during Vintage Days.
Where are the designated smoking areas on campus?
Fresno State and Vintage Days are 100% smoke and tobacco-free.
How do I become a third party food vendor?
Vintage Days hosts a variety of third-party businesses and organizations who wish
to host activities and gain exposure at our annual festival that attracts over 50,000
Contact Karen Franz at 559.490.5818 or firstname.lastname@example.org to become a part of Vendor Alley.
How do I become a Crafts Faire Vendor?
Crafts Faire applications are typically due at the end of January for that year's Vintage Days. You must mail in the application and the non refundable application fee by the due date, you will get confirmation 4-6 weeks after the due date if you are approved to be a Craft Fair Vendor. Anyone who wants to sell DIY crafts can apply. For more information, visit www.fresnostate.edu/craftsfaire.
What is the price for the Kid's Zone at Vintage Days?
Entrance into Kid's Zone is free, but in order to participate in the attractions in Kid's Zone, each kid will need a wristband that costs $5 for unlimited use of the attractions in Kid's Zone. Attractions vary by year but include playing on the inflatables, virtual reality trucks, and more.