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Friday Night BLOCK PARTY at the Fairgrounds!


WELCOME BACK to Friday Night BLOCK PARTY at the Fairgrounds - 2020!! Madera evenings spent outdoors are best spent with the Friday Night BLOCK PARTY at the fairgrounds. Y'all are welcome to our FREE events hanging out with friends, family, food and fun on the grounds.

Come on down to the fairgrounds the THIRD Friday of the month, between 5:30pm and 9:30pm for FREE. Our gates are open to our community! Food trucks, drinks and seating as the sun sets along with specialized monthly activities. ENJOY music from local DJ, maybe even some live music, sign-up for nightly CORNHOLE tournaments, facilitated by Dawg Pound League Cornhole with CASH prizes! See dates and details below.

Find family games, open seating to re-connect with one another, SKIP THE 99 traffic and chill in Madera!

MAY 15th

KICKING OFF the 2020 BLOCK PARTY, is the returning Valley Barber Battle and a new addition to Madera...the first annual TACO COMPETITION. Competition details and info coming soon! Of course you'll find chill places to hang with friends and family. Enjoy music and all the friendly yard games you can imagine.

TACO COMPETITORS will have a specialized application - release date SOON.
Limited "dessert" FOOD VENDORS will be welcomed using general BLOCK PARTY FOOD VENDOR application.

JUNE 19th

Get ready for a great MADERA MASH-UP of Friday Night Block Party at the fairgrounds with Madera Chamber of Commerce's annual Business Connect. Enter the grounds for FREE to eat, drink and hang-out with your friends, family and local businesses. Enjoy music from local DJ and live entertainment. Play yard games, cruz the car show, visit Hatfield Hall to chat with locals who are happy to share their resources with you, shop the MARKETPLACE in Lumbertown. WIN some door prizes, WIN at cornhole, WIN for walking thru the gates!

BUSINESS CONNECT BOOTH information can obtained through Madera Chamber of Commerce or simply call their office 559.673-3563.

MARKETPLACE at LUMBERTOWN VENDORS can obtain information from our office. An application will be available soon!

Interested FOOD TRUCKS can use general BLOCK PARTY FOOD VENDOR application.



Heartstrings is hosting a Make and Take PAINTED SIGN workshop at each BLOCK PARTY. You must pre-register with Heartstrings to attend this unique crafting event in Lumbertown. The whole activity catalog is available to you, all the holidays, family signs, special event signs, gift ideas and more! Each night has a maximum crowd of 50 participants, be sure to register and grab your pals because these events sell out!

  • Heartstrings will walk you through step by step how to complete this cute project.
  • Heartstrings will have a variety of paints and stains available which you can choose from as you arrive to make your item exactly how you want it.
  • Workshops are pre-paid events. To reserve your go to HEARTSTRINGS FACEBOOK EVENT click on the "ticket information" field, select a project and purchase. *do not forget to add your name in comments if you have selected a personalized project.
  • Due to the fact that materials are prepared ahead of time payment is non-refundable. In the event that you cannot make it you can pick up the materials and complete the project on your own or send someone in your place.
  • The workshops begin instruction promptly at the stated starting time, please plan accordingly.
  • Additional workshop inquiries can be made at HEARTSTRINGS.


DPL, Dawg Pound cornhole League is facilitating a summer cornhole tournament that will run each night AT the BLOCK PARTY. Plenty of open boards are open for casual play and pick-up games as well! BUT for those ready to compete see below.

The league divisions are as follows:

  • Advanced Division $40 (70% Payout) 1st-3rd Places
  • Competitive Division $30 (60% Payout) 1st-3rd Places
  • Beginners Division $20 ($50 Payout) 1st Place Only
  • Every Division is Double Elimination.
Visit the DPL Facebook page for league details and to register.
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