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Upcoming Events

Event Parking is at Gate 8 & 12 off Valley Avenue, click for directions All parking tickets are sold using a credit or debit card.

Christmas Trees

November 23 - December 21, 2022

Fresh Cut Christmas Trees

The Fresh Cut Christmas Trees Family is back for another year with beautiful Oregon-grown trees, wreaths, garland and some special goodies as well. You’ll be destined to be in the holiday spirit with our hand crafted California snow. Starting November 23, we will be open daily from 9 am to 8pm until December 21! We can’t wait to see all of your smiling faces again this year!

Come see Santa!
Two days only, visit with Santa and Mrs. Clause while shopping for your tree!
Saturday, November 26 and Sunday, December 4 from 1pm-5pm.

Hours:
Sunday – Saturday: 9am-8pm

Location:
Enter Gate 8 off Valley Avenue – Directions
Alameda County Fairgrounds
Pleasanton, CA 94566

To learn more, please visit:

*Please note, some vendors may be CARD ONLY while others take cash, please come prepared. For the event admission policy, please visit their website via the link below.

fctrees.com

Holiday Sale

December 1 - January 1, 2023

Holiday Promotion

Stock the stocking in December with tickets and Season Passes for the 2023 Fair! Save all month with promo code STOCKING23 and pay NO ticket fees! The Fair will pay all Fair purchase ticket fees for one month. The last day to save is January 1. 2023.

KPFA

December 03-04, 2022

KPFA Holiday Benefit Craft Fair

Join us for the 51st Annual KPFA Holiday Benefit Craft Fair to shop small and local all while supporting community funded KPFA radio! For 50 years this Fair has served as the largest off-air fundraiser for KPFA, with proceeds from the door benefiting the station. The Fair showcases over 150 artists & craftspeople, including both master artisans and emerging newcomers. Offerings include ceramics, jewelry, home goods, toys, apparel, body care, textiles, woodwork, fine art, and more!

Perfect timing for your holiday shopping.

Want to participate? We have a few openings for booths space. If interested, please contact [email protected].

Admission:
Adults: $12
Children 17 & Younger: Free
Seniors & Disability: $10

Parking: $15 – Credit Card Only

Hours:
Saturday & Sunday:  10am – 5pm

Location:
Enter Gate 8 or 12 off Valley Avenue – Directions
Alameda County Fairgrounds & Event Center
Pleasanton, CA 94566

To learn more, please visit:

*Please note, some vendors may be CARD ONLY while others take cash, please come prepared. For the event admission policy, please visit their website via the link below.

cranewaycraftfair.com

PEC

December 3, 2022

Gymkhana

Rain or Shine! Calling all Gymkhana enthusiasts! Bring your horse for a play day on Saturday, December 3. For $10 you can participate in as many classes as you would like. Or come watch for free. Parking is free for this event.

String ribbons for all events! 

TO PLAY, CONTACT: [email protected]

Age Groups
1. 17 and under
2. 18 and over

Events
1. Poles I
2. Poles II
3. Single Stake
4. Birangle
5. Speed Barrels
6. Cloverleaf Barrels

Admission:
Rider: $10 per rider to particpate/unlimited classes
FREE to Watch

Parking: Free

Hours:
December 3, 2022 – 9am – 3pm

Location:
Enter Gate 8 or 12 off Valley Avenue – Directions
Pleasanton Equestrian Center at the Alameda County Fairgrounds
Pleasanton, CA 94566

JAMZ Show

December 10, 2022

Showdown @ The Bay

Come battle it out at the Showdown @ The Bay (formerly Slam City) Competition. Get your bid to Pinnacle! Open to Youth, NA, School & All Star teams.

Admission:
Adults: $20 General Admission
Children: 6yrs -15yrs: $10; 5 & under: FREE

Parking: $15 – Credit Card Only Online and at the Gate

Hours:
December 10, 2022 – TBD

Location:
Enter Gate 8 or 12 off Valley Avenue – Directions
Alameda County Fairgrounds & Event Center
Pleasanton, CA 94566

To learn more, please visit:

*Please note, some vendors may be CARD ONLY while others take cash, please come prepared. For the event admission policy, please visit their website via the link below.

jamz.com

Coming Soon

Holiday Drive-In Movie Series

Drive-In Movies return for four nights only! Each night enjoy a little holiday spirit with letters to Santa and carolers for the first two shows and New Year’s Resolution Trees for the last two shows. Plus, rumor has it Santa Clause has promised to stop in on December 16 and 17! There will be a food court to purchase fun meals and movie treats.
Parking Gates open at 4:30pm. Movie begins at 6pm.
Each parking space is per car, not per person. 

Elf | December 16
Nightmare Before Christmas | December 17
Frozen | December 27
Abominable | December 28

For the last three movies, a free Drone Show will play before the movie begins at 6pm sharp. 

For a list of movies and more details, click Holiday Movie Nights

Or to purchase, click Parking Space. 
Enter at Gate 8 off Valley Avenue in Pleasanton.

Subject to change.

The Fly Fishing Show

February 24-26, 2023

The Fly Fishing Show

The Fly Fishing Show produces the world’s largest consumer fly fishing events. The show is for all levels and all ages, from the “Learning Center” for beginners to advanced demonstrations for the most experienced. You can see the latest in rods, reels, lines, leaders and accessories. There is huge lineup of the world’s greatest fly tiers demonstrating their skills non-stop just a foot or two in front of you. The legends of the casting game are demonstrating – not on a video – but close enough to touch. Attend dozens of seminars or book your next dream vacation. Visit one of our seven nationwide locations.

The Fly Fishing Show produces the largest and most diverse consumer fly fishing event, with hundreds of exhibitors on the show floor and dozens of free seminars, demos and programs. This is the only place you can get your hands on nearly every fly fishing product in the world replace your old rod and fly vest with state of the art equipment made to simplify and streamline your time on the water. Learn more about conservation opportunities in your region and on the national level.

Book the next location on your bucket list, at a place where you can bring the entire family along.

Get up close and personal with fly tiers so that you can perfect your favorite fly patterns and save money on flies.

Admission:
General: One Day Pass $15 | Two Day Pass $25 | Three Day Pass $35
Child: 5 & Under FREE | Age 6-12 $5
Military: Scouts under 16 in uniform FREE | Military with ID $10

Parking: $15 – Credit Card Only Online and at the Gate

Hours:
February 24: 10am – 6pm
February 25:  9am – 5pm
February 26: 9am – 4:30pm

Location:
Enter Gate 8 or 12 off Valley Avenue – Directions
Alameda County Fairgrounds & Event Center
Pleasanton, CA 94566

To learn more, please visit:

*Please note, some vendors may be CARD ONLY while others take cash, please come prepared. For the event admission policy, please visit their website via the link below.

https://flyfishingshow.com/pleasanton-ca/

2023 Annual Fair

June 16 - July 09, 2023

The Annual Fair

The Alameda County Fair returns starting June 16, 2023. Save with advance purchase discounted tickets all the way up to the day before Fair begins. Save more with Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. 

In addition to online sales, all transactions at the gates are credit/debit card only. All tickets are Credit Card Only Online and at the Gate. The Fair continues to offer contactless ticketing. Save by purchasing before June 16, 2023.

Admission:
General: $15 until June 15, 2023; $18 June 16-July 9
Child: 5 & Under FREE
Child 6-12: $13 until June 15, 2023; $15 June 16-July 9
Seniors: $13 until June 15, 2023; $15 June 16-July 9
Military Free with Credentials

Parking: $13 until June 15, 2023; $15 June 16-July 9 

Hours:
Coming Soon

Location:
Enter Gate 8 or 12 off Valley Avenue – Directions
Alameda County Fairgrounds & Event Center
Pleasanton, CA 94566

More information coming soon!

Ongoing Events

Bingo at OTB

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays

Blue Devil Bingo

Pleasanton Golf Center

Open Year Round

Pleasanton Golf Center | Driving Range and 9-Hole Golf Course

OTB

Wednesdays - Sundays

OTB Satellite Wagering

OTB Lottery

Wednesdays - Sundays

Play Lottery

Directions And Parking

The Alameda County Fairgrounds is conveniently located right off the I-680 Bernal Exit in Pleasanton.

There are 2 admission gates for events, check with the event for which Gate to use:

Gate 8 – Known as the “Main” entrance, Gate 8 is located right off of Valley Ave., cross street of Bernal Ave.

Gate 12 – Gate 12 is located off of Valley Ave. just past Gate 8, cross street Bernal Ave.

 

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Home to the Alameda County Fair, the Alameda County Fairgrounds is a lush 270-acre event center conveniently located in Pleasanton, CA. The Fairgrounds is host to more than 300 public and private events annually.  A true year-round event facility.

Our sprawling grass areas, large & small buildings and extensive parking areas have attracted events from all reaches of the globe, entertaining friends and families from the Bay Area, Alameda County and beyond.

We hope you enjoy your next visit to the Alameda County Fairgrounds and if you’re considering a place for your next event, we’d love to connect with you.

Sincerely,

The Alameda County Fairgrounds Team

Getting Here

Welcome

Home to the Alameda County Fair, the Alameda County Fairgrounds is a lush 270-acre event center conveniently located in Pleasanton, CA. The Fairgrounds is host to more than 300 public and private events annually.  A true year-round event facility.

Our sprawling grass areas, large & small buildings and extensive parking areas have attracted events from all reaches of the globe, entertaining friends and families from the Bay Area, Alameda County and beyond.

We hope you enjoy your next visit to the Alameda County Fairgrounds and if you’re considering a place for your next event, we’d love to connect with you.

Sincerely,

The Alameda County Fairgrounds Team

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