Big Times Are Back at The Fresno Fair


Photo by: Toni Woodruff

Kids Basic Karate and McCoy Hip-Hop after their performances at the Big Fresno Fair Saturday Oct. 6, 2018.

Story By: Toni Woodruff, Reporter

The Big Fresno Fair welcomed back McCoy Hip-Hop, a dance group from McCoy Talent Gallery and its Kids Basic Karate, an anti-bullying program, on Oct. 6.

Run by siblings Ken and Deborah, the McCoy Talent Gallery provides a host of programs and classes for all ages and interests and has been performing at the Big Fresno Fair for more than 20 years.

“People come every year to see us,” Deborah McCoy said. “So I have to bring a more advanced game, something more exciting, something people will look forward to.”

Amongst the many performances at the fair, the Kids Basic Karate is something new to watch. Ken McCoy, director of the Kids Basic Karate, said this experience was “ great and something different.” He added that the group tries to teach “self control and self discipline.”

Asia Smith, CEO of ASJ Productions is a member of the Kids Basic Karate and, though the course is aimed towards children, this experience was long overdue for Smith, “Martial Arts is something I have wanted to do ever since I was a child, and I finally got to do it infront of a crowd,” she said.

Also performing in front of a crowd was recording artist Isaac Brown performed with the McCoy Hip-Hop. Brown, born and raised in Fresno, recently moved to Los Angeles in hopes to pursue his music career. He came back to perform his new single ‘Falling For You.”

“I love the Fresno fair,” Brown said. “It was great to come back and show everyone what I have been working on.”