The Alameda County Agricultural Fair Association, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, produces the annual Alameda County Fair and manages the 267-acre fairgrounds property in Pleasanton, California. The Association operates as an agent of the County of Alameda.
As a year-round event center, Alameda County Fairgrounds hosts more than 300 commercial & private events each year and operates the Fairpark RV Campground, Pleasanton Off-Track Betting and other on-site businesses. The Association is completely self-supporting and receives no funding from tax revenue.
The Alameda County Fair made its debut in Pleasanton in 1912 and has continued as a celebration of the heritage and diversity of the community for more than 100 years. It is ranked among the top 50 Fairs in the U.S. and has won numerous national and international industry awards.The Fairgrounds is also home to the historic Pleasanton Race Track, the oldest, one-mile dirt track in America. Built in 1858 by the Bernal family, the track originally served as a winter horse training facility. Over the years, some of California’s greatest racehorses including the legendary Seabiscuit were known to have trained at the property. Live horseracing at the meticulously maintained track remains one of the Fair’s flagship events.
The mission of the Alameda County Fair Association is to assure the long-term viability of the Alameda County Fairgrounds, present an exceptional annual Fair that celebrates the heritage and diversity of Alameda County, and provide year-round opportunities for facility usage.
The Board is comprised of 21 business & community leaders representing different areas of the county:
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Fair Policy for Taking Guest Photos:Alameda County Fair In-House Policy: We may photograph, film, videotape, record or otherwise reproduce the image and/or voice of any person who enters the fairgrounds and use same for any purpose without payment to any person.
Guest Photo Policy:
We welcome you to take photography while visiting the Fair. Photos of individuals without consent is not permitted. Photos of minors is strictly prohibited, without consent. Amateur or Professional photographers not officially associated with the Alameda County Fair (staff or hired) must have consent waiver forms signed by any guests photographed at the Fair.
Board meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at the Fairgrounds’ administrative offices, located at 4501 Pleasanton Avenue in Pleasanton. Meetings start at 7PM and are open to the public.
For more information or to obtain a copy of the agenda, please call 925-426-7600.