The Alameda County fair is a thrilling event to go to with your friends, family or on a cute date with your significant other. The fair takes place during the summer. This year in 2017 the fair will be open from June 16th – July 9th. The fair admission at the gate for adults ages 13-61 is $12, seniors aged 62+ and kids ages 6-12is $10 and kids ages 5 and under are free. The Alameda County fair is unlike any other carnival in the Bay Area. There are numerous rides and attractions, food and snacks, commercial vendors, live music and shows, an action sports arena, an art gallery, learning fun, a petting zoo, horse racing, competitions and much more!
The first fair began in downtown Oakland as a floral event in 1859. The fair moved to Pleasanton as the first county fair in 1912. Since then, the Alameda County Fair has continued as an annual event “dedicated to celebrating the heritage and diversity of the community. “