The new Agricultural Education Center is named for ten-year-old Marissa Hunt,

an Abbie 4-H member whose life was tragically cut short in 2004.

Among her favorite interests, Marissa loved to raise and show her farm animals at the Fair.

About the Facility

The 8,000 square foot facility located on Fairgrounds property now welcomes

all Alameda County FFA and 4-H Club members who have always wanted to raise animals

for the Junior Livestock Show, but lacked a place to do it.

The barn houses approximately 80 animals at capacity and is operated by

Fairgrounds staff and parent volunteers of youth participating in the program.

In addition to animal pens, the building features a classroom,

animal wash rack, outdoor paddock, livestock scale and restrooms.

The project is part of the Fair Association’s ongoing mission to preserve

and promote Alameda County’s rich agricultural heritage. We are proud to be able to offer

this resource to our community and to the youth programs that serve to guide

and shape our future agricultural leaders.

The Junior Livestock Show is held every year at the Alameda County Fair.

Contact Us

For information contact Jenn Prendergast, Youth Center Coordinator or 925 426-7612

Marissa Hunt

Getting Here

Drive into The Alameda County Fairgrounds Gate 12 off Valley Avenue in Pleasanton. The Barn is at the end of the road. Parking is in front of the left side of the building.


2020 Season Passes
Admission every day of Fair!
Discounts include*

  • $15 Discount on ALL Concert Reserved Seats
  • Wine Fest
  • Beer Fest
  • Cocktail Fest
  • Action Sports Arena Premium Reserved Seats
  • Box Seats at the Race Track Perks
  • Plus, get early access to special event tickets before they go on sale to the general public

    PREMIUM Season Passes also includes one parking pass per day every day of Fair*

    *Restrictions apply: One daily, nontransferable Fair admission, (June 19, 2020 – July 12, 2020) Wednesdays - Sundays. Handstamp required for re-entry; not transferable. Season Pass special event tickets do not include Fair Admission. Your Season Pass is your admission ticket. Discounted tickets purchased for guests who do not have a season pass, must purchase admission separately in advance, or at admission gates. Limit six (6) concert seats per season pass holder per show. Bleacher seats not for sale and will be released 7PM day of show. First come, first serve while supplies last.**Premium Season Pass Parking includes one General parking lot entry per day (June 19, 2020 – July 12, 2020) Wednesdays - Sundays. General lots include Gate 7 (when open), Gate 8 and Gate 12 parking lots. Does not include parking in-and-out privileges, WP, VIP or other event parking. Parking passes only apply to PREMIUM Season Pass Holders; not transferable.