The 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: or 925 426-7600

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.