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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.

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February 11, March 11 & April 8, 2023

Gymkhana Play Dates

Calling all Gymkhana enthusiasts! Bring your horse for a play day on a Saturday. One day in February, March and April you can participate in as many classes as you would like for just $10. Or come watch for free. Parking is free for this event, enter at Gate 12 off of Valley Avenue.

Admission: $10

Parking: Free

Hours: 9am-3pm

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

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.

Save your spot –  [email protected]

*subject to change

NorCal REptile Show

February 18-19

Norcal Reptile Expo

The Norcal Reptile Expo returns for two days of family-friendly fun. Formerly known as the Bay Area Reptile Expo, this event brings a unique variety of vendors including specialized breeders, wholesale supplies, cages, plus amazing animal displays and activities for children.

Admission: 
Adult: $15
Child: $7

Parking: $15 – Credit Card Only

Hours: 
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 10am – 4pm

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

To learn more, please visit:
Norcal Reptile Expo
(This show is not affliliated with the Bird 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 via the link below.

 

*subject to change

Bird Mart

February 19, 2023

Exotic Bird Mart & Expo

The Exotic Bird Mart & Expo is landing at the Fairgrounds on February 19. Join our feathered friends for a day of entertainment, learning and shopping with the whole family. Shop hundreds of accessories and meet thousands of potential sellers and buyers.

Admission:
$10 (Ages 1 and up)

Parking: $15 – Credit Card Only

Hours:
10 – 3pm

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

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.

Bird Mart
(This show is not affliliated with the Reptile Show)


*Rain or shine, 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 off Valley Avenue
Alameda County Fairgrounds
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Directions

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.

The Fly Fishing Show Website

Stamp Scrabook

March 3-4, 2023

Stamp and Scrapbook EXPO

Stamp and Scrapbook Expo events cater to paper crafters of all types and experience levels. Card makers, stampers and scrapbook enthusiasts can find new products and design from vendors. Swap ideas with like-minded crafters and learn new techniques by taking a workshop.

Admission:
General: $10
Children 12 and under – FREE

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

Hours:
March 3: 9am – 6pm
March 4:  9am – 5pm

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

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.

Stamp and Scrapbook Expo

Showstopper

March 10-12, 2023

Showstopper

Showstopper is hosting a National Dance Competition where studios in the area come to compete. Founded in 1978 Showstoppe is America’s first, longest-running and most prestigous dance competition. Don’t miss out on the dance event of the year.

Admission: N/A

Parking: If you have an admission ticket and need parking, it is $15 – Credit Card Only Online and at the Gate. Purchase ahead to save time.

Hours:
Friday: 7am-11pm
Saturday: 7am-11pm
Sunday: 7am-11pm

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

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.

Showestopper Dance Competition

Foam Glow

March 18, 2023

Foam Glow

Get ready for a glowing good time! Ready, set, glow! Foam Glow is the world’s largest glowing foam run and dance party.  Light up the night in this 5K course as you run, walk, and dance under our high-intensity black lights. Neon foam cannons will shower you with fluorescent colors as you make your way through our foam Glow zones. Stick around for the larger-than-life after-party that is equipped with live music, activity booths, dancing, vendors, photo ops and more. 

Admission: $10

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

Hours:
7:15pm – 10:00pm

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

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.

Foam Glow

Cat Show

April 1-2, 2023

The Cat Extravaganza & Adoption Event

A Cat Extravaganza show like you’ve never seen before! A new show to the Fairgrounds, this event sells out ahead of time so book your ticket to avoid disappointment. Space is limited! This is a family furr-iendly event where you meet beautiful cats,  getting up close to your favorite breeds. Meet with local charities, speak to exhibitors, watch the international competition and enjoy a great lineup of speakers. Plus, shop great cat treats.

Admission:
General: $20
Child: $10
Senior $15

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

Hours:
 10am – 4pm

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

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.

The Cat Show Website

Innovation Fair

April 15, 2023

Tri-Valley Innovation Fair

The Tri-Valley Innovation Fair connects everyone with the excitement of science, engineering and technology. Over 80 exhibitors will showcase the region’s rich and diverse accomplishments and learning opportunities. Meet people who make innovation happen in local companies, schools and community organizations. Interactive and hands-on activities will be featured indoors and outdoors. Special performances were also scheduled throughout the day. Activities span a range of topics, including robots, artificial intelligence, agriculture, weather, chemistry, health, biotech, astronomy, art, music and more!

Everyone is welcome! You are invited to be inspired as you explore the innovations that help us thrive in today’s world. Activities are geared for children 5 and up, teens and adults.

Admission:
FREE

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

Pre-register with Quest before March 15 and receive free parking.

Hours:
10am – 5pm

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

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.

Innovation Fair

Golden Gate Arabian

April 1-2, 2023

66th Annual Golden Gate Arabian Show

Join us for a 2 day show featuring the magnificent, diverse and athletic Arabian and half Arabian horse. Now in our 66th year, this horse competition will feature a variety of disciplines with exhibitors competing in Western, English, Hunter and Working Western. This free event is fun for the whole family to come to learn more about our beloved breed of horses. For more information, visit our website or call 415-305-4918. #goldengateaha #ggaha

Admission:
General: FREE

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

Hours:
 8am – 5pm

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

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.

Golden Gate Arabian Show

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. 

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 & More Information:
Fair

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

Muddy Dash

August 5, 2023

Muddy Dash

Are you ready for the MUD? Muddy Dash is not your average mud run. Navigate a series of multiple challenging obstacles and get down and dirty along the way. Come face to face with the elements as you trudge through mud, climb rock formations, and be blasted by foam cannons that wash you clean as you cross the finish line. This world-class run that requires teamwork, courage, endurance and will push you to your limits.

Admission: $10

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

Hours:
8am – 12pm

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

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.

Muddy Run

Bubble Run

October 14, 2023

Bubble Run

Get ready for the Bubbles! Enjoy good, clean fun at the Bubble Run. You will be showered with colorful, fluffy, foam as you navigate through four colorful bubble cannon stations. Walk, run and dance your way through this family friendly 5K course. the Bubble Run is untimed and non-competitive, bring the whole family and go at your own pace. Once you pass the finish line, meet us at the after-party, where the fam cannons will be turned on to full blast.

Admission: $10

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

Hours:
8am – 12pm

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

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.

Bubble Run

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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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

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