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.
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.