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Time to Go to The Alameda County Fair!

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It’s June 21st which can only mean one thing.

It is officially summertime and what better way to kick it off then at the Alameda County Fair.

The Fair runs for nineteen days from June 17th through July 10th at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. Experience the Fair like never before with new events, new food and new rides. Fair hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 11 AM to 11 PM. On the fourth of July, hours are changed to 11- 8 p.m with parking lot closing at 3 p.m. and admission gates closing at 4 p.m.

Fair Favorites

What brings you to the Fair? Is it the concerts? Special events? Horse races? Carnival games and rides? Shopping all the vendors? Displays? Animals? Or the food?


Food is always a major attraction when it comes to the Fair. You may be excited for a funnel cake, Hot Cheeto Pizza, oysters on a stick or a Hawaiian bowl. This year will be bigger and better than ever with a handful of new items that were added to the menu. There are over 80 different food booths at the Fair ranging from traditional Fair food to Mexican, Greek and Asian cuisine. If you are a foodie, on Thursdays untul 5 p.m, there are $2 bites and smaller samplings from select vendors.


The concerts take place at the amphitheatre starting at 8 pm. A new performance each night. Tickets are available online and Fair admission is included in the price. If you are okay with sitting in the bleachers, buy general Fair admission. For a calendar of concert performances, click the link above.

Horse Races

The horse races are always a crowd favorite. The races take place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, plus on 4th of July. Post time is at 1:45 p.m. Come ready to watch the horses race and place your bets. Admission is included in your Fair ticket and/or upgraded seats and experiences are available.

Have fun

As always, the Fair is such a fun event for the local communities. Plan a day and grab your tickets ahead of time to beat the long lines. The Alameda County Fair has something for everyone, the kids included. Happy summertime!

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