The Chamber Review March/April 2019 - Page 7

The year of 1938 heralded the introduction of ballpoint pens, the first use of Teflon, and the first issues of the Superman comics. It was also the premier year of Clovis BIG Hat Days, a celebration to honor hardworking Clovis cowboys and farmers. Their hats served to block the dirt and sun from their faces, and the townspeople were invited to don their favorite hats to salute them.

81 years later, Table Mountain Casino BIG Hat Days – A Clovis Chamber event - is now the Central Valley’s biggest celebration, covering 15 blocks of shopping, food, and entertainment for the entire family.

Special thanks to our title sponsor, Table Mountain Casino, for making BIG Hat Days your ultimate springtime destination for family fun entertainment, scrumptious food, and quality one-of-a-kind shopping. And with carnivals in two locations, there are lots of games and rides to thrill kids of all ages.

Join the festivities in Old Town Clovis on Pollasky Avenue, one block west of Clovis Avenue between Third and Ninth Streets, on April 6, from 9 am to 6 pm, and April 7 from 9 am to 5 pm. Parking is free in the surrounding lots and at the Clovis Rodeo Grounds.

We wish to thank our partners for making this year’s BIG Hat Days better than ever: Michelob ULTRA, Pepsi, Fresno/Clovis Convention & Visitors Bureau, Clovis Rodeo Association, and KMPH Fox 26, along with iHeartMedia, Moore Than SEO, Alert-O-Lite, and Lithia Nissan of Clovis for making the 81st BIG Hat Days celebration possible.

Discover something for everyone at the 2019 BIG Hat Days 81st Annual Celebration:

Family Fun Attractions—Kids (and adults who are kids at heart) will love the wide variety of family activities, featuring Kids Carnivals on Fourth Street and Pollasky Avenue, between Eighth and Ninth. You’ll find Happy Day Pony Rides, water balls, and the Clovis Police Department Obstacle Course for everyone’s pleasure.

15 Blocks of Shopping—Browse the cornucopia of high quality, local merchandise and one-of-a-kind crafts, including home goods, fine photography, and even children’s clothing and toys. Check out commercial business exhibits offering valuable Central Valley products and services.

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By Tammi Walton, Events Director

Tammi Walton is the Events Director for the Clovis Chamber of Commerce. She's been a long-time staff member of the Chamber and works hard to coordinate the Clovis Chamber's large events, like ClovisFest and BIG Hat Days.