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Upcoming Events

Event Parking is at Gate 8 & 12 off Valley Avenue, click for directions.  
All parking tickets must be purchased using a credit or debit card. No in and out parking privileges.

626 Night Market

July 26-28, 2024

626 Night Market

626 Night Market is back featuring 200+ food, merchandise, crafts, arts, games, music, and entertainment attractions in an epic event that appeals to all ages. Visit for some mouthwatering memories together!

Admission:

Adult:  $5.00
Child: $5.00
Senior: $5.00
Military: $5.00
Children 3 and under – FREE

Parking: $15 – Credit Card Only

Hours:

July 26: 3pm – 11pm
July 27: 1pm – 11pm
July 28: 1pm – 11pm

Location:

2005 Valley Avenue, Gate 8 or 12
Alameda County Fairgrounds & Event Center
Pleasanton, CA 94566

Directions

To learn more, please visit: 626 Night Market

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

DODOCACA

August 2-11, 2024

DODOCACA

DODOCACA Festival is an exciting fusion of art, entertainment, and stimulating activities that are fun for the whole family! Our core purpose is to ignite the spark of creativity in children, fueling their imagination with fun art and adventure-filled activities.

Families can enjoy fantastic characters with inflatable bounce houses, ball pits, mazes and rides, immersive theater, live entertainment, and a wide array of food, beverage, and shopping vendors. Roam this childhood wonderland in our giant mythical world!

Admission:
Closed on Monday and Tuesday

Saturday – Sunday (August 3-4, 10-11) Admission
General (ages 16+): $29
Child (ages 8 – 15): $18
Child 7 years and under: FREE
VIP (ages 8+): $89

Wednesday – Friday (Aug 2, 7-9) Admission
General (ages 16+): $26
Child (ages 8 – 15): $10
Child 7 years and under: FREE
VIP (ages 8+): $69

Season Pass:
General (ages 16+): $99
Child (ages 8 – 15): $88

Parking
$15 – Credit Card Only

Hours:
August 2 Friday: 3pm – 8pm
August 3-4 Saturday -Sunday: 10am – 8pm
August 5-6 Monday – Tuesday: Closed
August 7-9 Wednesday – Friday:  3pm – 8pm
August 10-11 Saturday – Sunday: 10am – 8pm

Location
2005 Valley Avenue, Gate 8 or 12 
Alameda County Fairgrounds & Event Center 
Pleasanton, CA 94566 

Directions 

To learn more, please visit: DODOCACA  

*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 above. 

*Subject to Change

Thrift Fest

August 3, 2024

Thrift Fest

Thrift Fest is a celebration of vintage & maker vendors featuring clothing from years gone by as well as featuring one-of-a-kind jewelry, collectibles, home goods & more. A selection of over 100+ of California’s diverse vintage vendors and creators will be on display, giving everyone the chance to find a unique, special piece that speaks to you.    

Admission
General: $5 
Children 5 years and under: FREE 

Parking: $15 – Credit Card Only 

Hours: 12pm – 6pm   

Location
2005 Valley Avenue, Gate 8 or 12 
Alameda County Fairgrounds & Event Center 
Pleasanton, CA 94566 

Directions 

To learn more, please visit: Thrift Fest   

*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 above. 

*Subject to Change 

Brick Fest Live

August 17-18, 2024

Brick Fest Live

Join the largest hands-on event of it’s kind with over a million LEGO bricks on display and ready for play! Brick Fest Live allows families to enjoy mind‐blowing creations from all over the world made entirely of this timeless toy. Children and adults are amazed by life-sized LEGO models and hands-on building activities that have been assembled to set the imagination free.

Kids can build together with their parents, siblings and even grandparents in this one-of-a-kind family bonding experience, while being inspired to become the next generation of artists, engineers and leaders.

Brick Fest Live attendees can express your creativity at the hands-on build zones, enter the GLOW ZONE and build with bricks that shine under blacklight, play in a Brick Pit with hundreds of thousands of LEGO bricks and more.

Admission:
General: $19.99
Quest Admission: $34.99
Children (2 years and under): FREE

Parking: $15 – Credit Card Only

Hours:
August 17: 9am – 5pm
August 18: 10am – 4pm

Location:
2005 Valley Avenue, Gate 8 or 12
Alameda County Fairgrounds & Event Center
Pleasanton, CA 94566

Directions

To learn more, please visit: Brick Fest Live

*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 above.

*Subject to Change

CTBA logo

August 18, 2024

CTBA Horse Auction

Come join us for the Northern California yearling and horses of racing age sale. The California Thoroughbred Breeders Association was founded in 1937 as a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of thoroughbred breeding and racing in California.

Admission:

Free Public Viewing

Parking: Free

Hours:

10am – 5pm

Location: 

2005 Valley Avenue, Gate 12
Alameda County Fairgrounds & Event Center
Pleasanton, CA 94566

Directions

To learn more, please visit: California Thoroughbred Breeders Association

 

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

*Subject to Change. No outside food permitted. 

Goodguys 37th West Coast Nationals

August 23-25, 2024

Goodguys 37th West Coast Nationals

America’s Favorite Car Show returns to its roots for a celebration of Cool Cars, Cool People and Good Times at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, California, on August 23-25 for the Goodguys 37th West Coast Nationals! The Crown Jewel of the Goodguys 41st season will bring over 3,000 of the country’s finest 1999 and older hot rods, trucks, customs, lowriders, muscle cars and classics together! Don’t miss Goodguys Classic Performance Products AutoCross racing series action featuring the FiTech Fuel Injection “West Coast Shootout”, experience an earth-shaking Nitro Thunderfest, a Pinstriper’s Brush Bash, shop the huge swap meet, Cars 4 Sale Corral and vendor midway, enjoy live music, see which rides take home the top awards of the weekend including Builder’s Choice “Top 10” awards, and so much more! On Sunday, American made or powered show cars of all years are welcome for the Meguiar’s All-American Sunday celebration!

Admission:

General (Age 13 and up): $28.00
Children (Ages 7-12): $11.00
Children (Ages 6 & under): FREE

Parking: $15 – Credit Card Only

Hours:

August 23: 8am – 5pm
August 24: 8am – 5pm
August 25: 8am – 3pm

Location:

2005 Valley Avenue, Gate 8 or 12
Alameda County Fairgrounds & Event Center
Pleasanton, CA 94566

Directions

To learn more, please visit: Goodguys 37th West Coast Nationals

*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.

Subject to change.

Scottish Games

August 31 - September 1, 2024

158th Scottish Highland Gathering and Games

The Scottish Highland Gathering and Games returns to the Alameda County Fairgrounds on Labor Day Weekend. California’s largest and longest running Scottish Highland Gathering and Games, since 1866, celebrates the very best of Scottish competition, ceremonies, cuisine and entertainment.

Admission- Buy Early and Save

General: $35
Youth (Ages 12-17): $20
Senior: $20
Children (Ages 6-11): $5
Young Children (Ages 5 & under): Free
For active military with valid ID: Free

Parking: $15 – Credit Card Only

Hours:

August 31: 8am – 6pm
September 1: 8am – 6pm

*Admission to Scottish Games will close promptly at 4:30pm. Handstamp re-entry is valid until 5:30pm.

 

Dining:

Trackside Terrace Patio Dining is open for the Scottish Games. Watch the excitement on the track with a great view and a delicious buffet. For the menu, click here.

Location:

2005 Valley Avenue, Gate 8 or 12
Alameda County Fairgrounds & Event Center
Pleasanton, CA 94566

Directions

To learn more, please visit: 158th Scottish Highland Gathering and Games

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

*Subject to Change. No outside food permitted. 

Corgi Con

September 14, 2024

Corgi Con

Ready fur the largest Corgi event in Northern Corgifornia?! Come spend a day with your fluffy stumpers and celebrate all things Corgi! We will have all our derptastic events and some new surprises up our stumpy sleeves! 

Admission: 
General: $12 Event Day  
Children (ages 7-12): $9 Event Day  
Children 6 & under: FREE 

* Discounted tickets now through Sept 13 – buy now at Nor Cal Corgi Con to SAVE! * 

Parking: $15 – Credit Card Only  

Hours:  
10am – 5pm 

Location:  
2005 Valley Avenue, Gate 8 
Alameda County Fairgrounds & Event Center 
Pleasanton, CA 94566 

Directions 

To learn more, please visit: Nor Cal Corgi Con  

*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. 

Subject to change.

Pirates Of Emerson

September 27 - November 2, 2024

Pirates of Emerson

Pirates of Emerson is an extremely frightening, walk-thru Haunted House celebrating 34 years of fear! Enjoy 4 Haunted Houses, virtual reality ride, games, bands and a gift shop. This highly detailed haunt will immerse you in your fears (not geared for children). Experience our nationally ranked frights for yourself if you dare!  

Admission

General: $40 most nights  
General: $45 Premium nights 
*Upgrade to Speed Pass or VIP Admission on website  

*No tickets sold at door 


Parking
: $15 – Credit Card Only 

Rideshare Dropoff: Drop off Gate 8, Exit Gate 7   

Hours:  
7:05pm—10pm   

Location
2005 Valley Avenue, Gate 8 or 12 
Alameda County Fairgrounds & Event Center 
Pleasanton, CA 94566 

Directions 

To learn more, please visit: Pirates of Emerson   

*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 above. 

*Subject to Change 

Alameda Home Show

October 4-6, 2024

Alameda Fall Home Show

The 38th Annual Fall Home Show is back October 4, 5 and 6. Whether you’re building, remodeling or simply redecorating, the home show has everything you’ll need in one convenient location. Come meet and interact with hundreds of home experts, exhibits and displays to help turn your house into the home of your dreams. Check out the newest in custom kitchens and baths, windows and doors, heating and air, roofing and floors, custom backyards, landscaping displays and more. Come shop, compare and save! 

Admission – Cash Only 

General: $5 
Children (16 & under): FREE 
Military: FREE  

* Visit Alameda Spring Home Show for discount  

Parking: $15 – Credit Card Only 

Hours  

October 4: 12pm – 5pm 
October 5: 10am – 5pm  
October 6: 10am – 5pm  

Location: 

2005 Valley Avenue, Gate 8 or 12  
Alameda County Fairgrounds & Event Center 
Pleasanton, CA 94566 

Directions 

To learn more, please visit: Alameda Spring Home Show  

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

*Subject to change. 

Golden State Racing

October 19 - December 15, 2024

Golden State Racing (GSR)

Save the date! Pleasanton is the new home to Nor Cal live horse racing. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday between October 19 and December 15 watch and wager on live horse racing at the historic Pleasanton Race Track. Stay tuned for details and special events.

Diwali – Festival of Lights

October 19, 2024

Diwali – Festival of Lights

Dussera Diwali Dhaka celebrates Diwali (Festival of Lights) with a Fireworks Display, Ravan Dahan (35 ft high effigy) plus vendor booths featuring arts, crafts, jewelry and clothing from India. There will also be food booths serving traditional Indian cuisine and a cultural program featuring spectacular Bollywood dances and performances.

Admission:
General: $15
Child: $15
Children (5 years and under): FREE

*General Admission Early Bird Discount through September 15, 2024

Parking: $15 – Credit Card Only

Hours:
12pm—11pm

Location:
2005 Valley Avenue, Gate 8 or 12
Alameda County Fairgrounds & Event Center
Pleasanton, CA 94566

Directions

To learn more, please visit: Dussera Diwali Dhaka

*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 above.

*Subject to Change

Hula Festival

November 1-3, 2024

Iā ʻOe E Ka Lā Hula Festival & Competition  

Iā ʻOe E Ka Lā Hula Festival & Competition is the longest running Hula Competition outside the island of Hawaii. Experience an assortment of cultural dance, music, food and arts & crafts.   

Hālau (hula schools) from all over the world will perform with distinguished judges flown in from Hawaii to judge the Iā ʻOe E Ka Lā Hula competition. The judges provide valuable feedback to the Kumu Hula to ensure the historic authenticity of the costumes, performance, oli and music. 

Admission: 
Adult: $26 
Child: $16 
Senior: $16 
Military: $16 

*3 Day presale tickets: $60 ($18 discount!) 

Parking: $15 – Credit Card Only  

Hours: 
November 1: 3pm—10pm 
November 2: 10am—6pm
November 3: 10am—6pm  

Location:  

2005 Valley Avenue, Gate 8 or 12  
Alameda County
Fairgrounds & Event Center  
Pleasanton, CA 94566 

Directions  

To learn more, please visit: Kuma Hula Association 

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

RV

Stay With Us

Reserve your camper spot in the Fairpark RV lot at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Located inside the Fairgrounds the site is close to Wine Tasting golf courses, shopping, excellent restaurants and and year round events held on the Fairgrounds. To find out what all spaces include as well as on site amenities, click here

Reservations:
Book online (link below) or call to make your reservations.

Campground host can be reached at 925-426-3340

Storage

Looking To Store Your RV Or Boat?

Located inside the Fairgrounds, a safe storage lot offers 24-hour access and security. For more information call 925-426-3340.

Ongoing Events

Golden State Racing

Golden State Racing

This year, live horse racing in Pleasanton doesn’t end on the last day of the Fair. Golden State Racing, established 2024, begins this Fall! 

More information coming soon.

Bingo at OTB

Tuesdays & 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

Bingo cancelled Saturday 5/4, 5/18, and 6/8. See website for updated schedule.

OTB Lottery

Wednesdays - Sundays

Play Lottery

Directions And Parking


2005 Valley Avenue, Gate 8 or 12
Pleasanton, CA 94566

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:

2005 Valley Avenue, Pleasanton

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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Getting Here

Welcome

Home to the Alameda County Fair, the Alameda County Fairgrounds is a lush 276-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

Thank you to all our Year Round Sponsors!

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California Business and Professions Code Section 22500-22511

California Business and Professions Code Section 22500-22511 regulates ticket sellers, who are defined as “any person who for compensation, commission, or otherwise sells admission tickets to sporting, musical, theatre, or any other entertainment event.” Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 22503. Ticket sellers must abide by the following requirements:

·       Ticket sellers must have a permanent address from which to sell tickets and must be licensed as required by any local jurisdiction. Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 22500.

·       Ticket sellers must maintain records of ticket sales, deposits, and refunds Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 22501.

·       Ticket sellers must disclose prior to sale the location of the seats represented by the tickets Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 22502; and

·       Ticket sellers must disclose in any advertisement or promotion that they are adding a service charge. Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 22508.

Additionally, Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 22502.1 prohibits a ticket sellers from contracting for the sale of tickets, or accepting a deposit or full payment for tickets, unless the seller (a) possesses the tickets, (b) has a written contract to obtain the tickets, or (c) informs the purchaser, in the prescribed manner, that the seller does not possess the tickets and may not be able to supply them at the contracted price. 

Importantly, the above requirements “do not apply to any person who sells six tickets or less to any one single event, provided that such tickets are sold off the premises where the event is to take place.” Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 22504.

Alameda County prohibits the sale of tickets during a ten-day processing period following the ticket seller’s application for a license to engage in this business. Therefore, a Alameda County, Code of Ordinances, 5-5-5 Sales Activities Prohibited For Ten Day Processing Period.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

 
Verified event and parking tickets are only sold by Alameda County Fair through Saffire Ticketing.
 
We will not honor tickets purchased from any illegal third party sellers, see California Business and Professions Code Section 22500-22511.
 

No refunds or exchanges.