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August 17, 2022 | Northern California Yearling & Horses of Racing Age Sale

2022 Northern California Yearling & Horses of Racing Age Sale

Admission:
Admission and Parking are Free

Hours:
12pm-5pm

Location:
Enter Gate 8 or 12 off Valley Avenue
Alameda County Fairgrounds
Pleasanton, CA 94566

To learn more, please visit:
ctba.com

 

August 20, 2022 | Super Toy & Comic Book Show

Super Toy & Comic Book Show has been promoting the largest Toy and Collectible Show in Northern California for over 20 years. This event will have 150 tables of vintage to modern toys, comics and collectibles. There are artists, video game memorabilia and much more.

Admission:
Adults: $15 Early Bird / $10 General Admission
Children: $5

Parking: $15 – Credit Card Only

Hours:
August 20, 2022 – 9:30 AM
Early Bird / 11:30 AM
General Admission – 4 PM

Location:
Enter Gate 8 or 12 off Valley Avenue
Alameda County Fairgrounds
Pleasanton, CA 94566

To learn more, please visit: timetunneltoys.com/toy-show-events

August 21, 2022 | Exotic Bird Mart & Expo

Come join our upcoming show on August 21 and shop hundreds of accessories. Plus socialize, buy, sell, advertise and market. Create contacts and make friends. Grow, build and strengthen your business. Get educated!

Admission:
Adults: $10

Parking: $15 Credit Card Only

Hours:
10am-3pm

Location:
Enter Gate 8 or 12 off Valley Avenue
Alameda County Fairgrounds
Pleasanton, CA 94566

To learn more, please visit: exoticbirdmart.com

August 26 - 28, 2022 | Goodguys 35th West Coast Nationals

Goodguys’ longest running national event, the “Crown Jewel”, is the one and only RaceDeck West Coast Nationals.

This weekend is the perfect blend of old school traditions and new school trends, with over 3,000 of America’s finest 1997 & older hot rods, customs, muscle cars, trucks and classics.

Featuring over 300 Vendor Exhibits, an extensive Swap Meet, Cars 4 Sale Corral, Burnout Contest, Goodguys AutoCross timed racing featuring the FiTech EFI “West Coast” Shootout, Nitro Thunderfest Vintage Dragster Exhibition, Pinstripers Brush Bash, Goodgals Gallery, Live Entertainment, FREE Kids Zone, Vintage Train Exhibition, Model Car Show— and so much more!

Bring out your late models in celebration of America’s car culture for our Meguiar’s All American Sunday celebration on August 28th featuring an All American Sunday AutoCross Shootout. Gather around for the crowning of the one and only prestigious 2022 Goodguys BASF America’s Most Beautiful Award and the Top 10 Builder’s Choice Awards, selected by Dominator Street Rods!

For complete details and to register your vehicle or purchase tickets, visit 35th RaceDeck West Coast Nationals (good-guys.com).

*Featured attractions subject to change. Please check our website for the most up-to-date information.

Admission:
Adults: $25
Children 7-12: $10
Children 6 and under: FREE

Parking: $15 – Credit Card Only

Hours:
Friday, August 26: 8am – 5pm
Saturday, August 27: 8am – 5pm
Sunday, August 28: 8am – 3pm

Location:
Enter Gate 8 or 12 off Valley Avenue
Alameda County Fairgrounds
Pleasanton, CA 94566

To learn more, please visit: 35th RaceDeck West Coast Nationals (good-guys.com)

September 3 - 4, 2022 | 156th Scottish Highland Gathering and Games

California’s largest and longest-running Scottish Festival returns to the Alameda County Fairgrounds on Labor Day Weekend. Join us as we celebrate the very best of Scottish culture, competitions, cuisine and entertainment at the 156th Scottish Highland Gathering and Games in Pleasanton.

Admission:
Adults: $30
Youths, aged 12-17: $15
Children 11 and under: FREE
Seniors: $15
Serving Military: FREE
Discount for two-day tickets available

Parking: $15 – Credit Card Only

Hours:
Saturday, September 3: 8am – 6pm
Sunday, September 4: 8am – 6pm

Location:
Enter Gate 8 or 12 off Valley Avenue
Alameda County Fairgrounds
Pleasanton, CA 94566

To learn more, please visit: TheScottishGames.com.

September 10 & 11, 2022 | TinyFest California

TinyFest California is a weekend festival celebrating tiny living! Come tour a variety of tiny houses, including tiny houses on wheels, van & school bus conversions, shipping container homes, ADUs/ backyard cottages, and more! Gain insight and information from speaker presentations and panel discussions. Meet the builders and people who are living tiny every day. Explore the Marketplace. Enjoy live music and good food! Experience tiny living at TinyFest!!

Admission:
Adults: $15-25
Senior: $15-25
Children: FREE

Parking: $15 – Credit Card Only

Hours:
September 10, 2022 – 10AM to 6PM
September 11, 2022 – 10AM to 5PM

Location:
Enter Gate 8 or 12 off Valley Avenue
Alameda County Fairgrounds
Pleasanton, CA 94566

To learn more, please visit: TinyFest.events

September 17 - 18, 2022 | California Soul-Food Cookout and Festival

The California Soul-Food Cookout and Festival Inc. presents a two-day, old-fashioned cookout event, combined with some of the most incredible soul food and music for the ears.
Come on out and enjoy two full days of fun, food, and laughter, including some of the hottest R&B Legends on Saturday and a Gospel Explosion Extravaganza on Sunday with some of the hottest Gospel entertainers.
Enjoy food trucks with many tasty foods, dessert trucks, jewelry, books, T-shirts, souvenirs, hats, and more!

Admission:
Adults: $45
Children: $30

Parking $15 – Credit Card Only

Hours:
Saturday, September 17: 3pm – 11pm
Sunday, September 18: 3pm – 11pm

Location:
Enter Gate 8 or 12 off Valley Avenue
Alameda County Fairgrounds
Pleasanton, CA 94566

Event Passes, click here
Parking Passes, click here

To learn more, please visit: Calisoulfoodfest2022.com

Sep 30 - Oct 31, 2022 | Pirates Of Emerson Haunted Theme Park

September 30 – October 31

The Bay Area’s Halloween Tradition! Pirates of Emerson returns to the Alameda County Fairgrounds! Get ready to scream at Northern California’s Premier WALK THRU Haunted Attraction!

Tickets are all sold online, there will be no on-site ticket sales available. Capacity limitations will be in place – tickets may sell out. Don’t miss out – buy early!

Additional safety measures include wider queue lines to accommodate social distancing and larger individual rooms. All Pirates of Emerson employees are required to be vaccinated.

Admission: Pirates of Emerson

Parking $15 – Credit Card Only

Hours: Pirates of Emerson

Location:
Enter Gate 8 or 12 off Valley Avenue
Alameda County Fairgrounds
Pleasanton, CA 94566

If you are planning to attend the last week of our season, be aware that traffic into the parking lot may be challenging, as Fair is going on at the same time. Please plan your time accordingly.

For more information, please visit: Piratesofemerson.com

October 7-9, 2022 | Alameda Fall Home Show

Improving your home is easy, when you visit the 36th Annual Alameda County Fall Home Show at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Get lots of ideas at hundreds of exhibits, featuring custom kitchens and baths, windows and doors, heating and air, sunrooms and floors, landscaping displays and more! Come talk with the experts and see how they can help turn your house into the home of your dreams. Come shop, compare, and save.

Admission:
Admission Pricing $5.00
12 and under free
Active Military Free

Hours:
Friday Noon- 5pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 10am – 5pm

For more information, please visit: www.capitalshowcase.com

October 28-30, 2022 | Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show

The festival is celebrating its’ 50th anniversary and will feature American handmade art & crafts of wall art, fine and fashion jewelry, metalwork, wood art, wall art, toys, ornaments and much more.

Admission:
Adults: $9
Senior: $7 (62+)
Children: $4 (under 12 FREE)
Military: $7

Parking: $15 – Credit Card Only

Hours:
October 28, 2022 – 10AM – 5PM
October 29, 2022 – 10AM – 5PM
October 30, 2022 – 10AM – 4PM

Location:
Enter Gate 8 or 12 off Valley Avenue
Alameda County Fairgrounds
Pleasanton, CA 94566

To learn more, please visit: harvestfestival.com

November 4-6, 2022 | Iā 'Oe E Ka Lā Hula Festival & Competition

40TH ANNUAL IĀ ʻOE E KA LĀ HULA FESTIVAL AND COMPETITION IS THE LONGEST RUNNING HULA COMPETITION OUTSIDE OF THE ISLAND OF HAWAII. FOUNDERS EHULANI & GORDON LUM STARTED THIS EVENT IN 1980 AT THE SAN JOSE CIVIC AUDITORIUM. SINCE ITS INCEPTION, WE HAVE MADE OUR HOME AT THE ALAMEDA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS IN PLEASANTON, CALIFORNIA.

Admission:
Adults: $25
Children: $15 (5 years old and under FREE)
Seniors: $15 (62 years old and over)
Military: $15
Specialty Pricing: 3 DAY TICKET – $70

Parking: $15 – Credit Card Only

Hours:
November 4: 3pm-11pm
November 5: 10am-6pm
November 6: 10am-6pm

Location:
Enter Gate 8 or 12 off Valley Avenue
Alameda County Fairgrounds
Pleasanton, CA 94566

To learn more, please visit: https://www.kumuhulaassociation.com/

November 12 & 13, 2022 | Goodguys 32nd Autumn Get-Together

Goodguys’ final Bay Area event of the season is here.

Join in the Veteran’s Day Weekend celebration with special promotions and festivities honoring those who serve and have served in all branches of the military— all weekend long!

Explore over 2,500 American made or powered hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars, and trucks, of all years, makes, and models.

Don’t miss:

    • Vette’s for Vets parade
      Swap Meet
    • Cars 4 Sale Corral
    • Special Indoor Truck Display
    • Custom Bicycle display
    • Over 100 Commercial and Vendor Exhibits
    • Live Entertainment
    • Model Car Show
    • FREE Kids Zone
    • Vintage Train Exhibition
    • Burnout competition
    • Nitro Thunderfest Vintage Dragster

Exhibition

  • Vintage Campers
  • AutoCross timed racing featuring the Kicker “Fall” Shootout
  • Saturday’s Demolition Derby presented by Hayward Firefighters 1909
  • and so much more!

*Featured attractions subject to change. Please check our website for the most up-to-date information.

Admission:
Adults: $25
Children 7-12: $10
Children 6 and under: FREE

Parking: $15 – Credit Card Only

Hours:
Saturday, November 12: 8am – 4pm
Sunday, November 13: 8am – 4pm

Location:
Enter Gate 8 or 12 off Valley Avenue
Alameda County Fairgrounds
Pleasanton, CA 94566

To learn more, please visit: Goodguys Autumn Get-Together

November 24 – 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!

Hours:
Sunday – Saturday: 9am-8pm

Location:
Enter Gate 8 or 12 off Valley Avenue
Alameda County Fairgrounds
Pleasanton, CA 94566

To learn more, please visit: fctrees.com

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 Alameda County Fairgrounds Pleasanton, CA 94566

To learn more, please visit: jamz.com

Ongoing Events

Tuesdays & Saturdays | Blue Devil Bingo

Indoor Bingo Gold Tuesday & Saturday Strip Night at Pleasanton OTB!

Buy in: $45

2 Packs of 10 Strips paying $1,000 each

$20 Specials Pack is extra

Purchase all Buy-Ins, Flash and Specials inside the hall with cash or major debit card.

Doors open at 5pm. Games start at 6:30pm.

Pleasanton Golf Center | Driving Range and 9-hole golf course

Pleasanton Golf Course welcomes players of all ages and abilities. Whether you are just teeing it up for the first time or working to win your club championship, we have the course,equipment and practice facilities to help you reach your goals. And the Pleasanton Golf Course is located near Pleasanton’s charming downtown, just a few minutes from Interstate 680.
 

Driving Range (Valley Avenue) – (925) 484-4005

Pleasanton Golf Course (at the Fairgrounds) – (925) 462-4653

August, 2022

We're Hiring

Alameda County Fairgrounds is operated by the non-profit Alameda County Agricultural Fair Association. Ranked as one of the top 50 North American Fairs and 7th largest Fair in California, the Association also manages nearly 300 year round events.

Work while having fun, apply now for positions that range from operations, events, food service and more!

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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