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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.

Alameda Home Show

April 12-14, 2024

Alameda Spring Home Show

The 38th Annual Spring Home Show is back April 12, 13 and 14. 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  

April 12: 12pm – 5pm 
April 13: 10am – 5pm  
April 14: 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. 

Innovation Fair

April 13, 2024

6th Annual Tri-Valley Innovation Fair

The Tri-Valley Innovation Fair is an exciting one-day event designed to bring people together in celebration of science, engineering and technology. Explore the remarkable achievements and diverse learning experiences of our region through 80+ exhibitors. Connect with the people driving innovation in local companies, schools and community organizations. Engage in interactive hands-on activities both indoors and outdoors, and enjoy special performances scheduled throughout the day.

This year’s event will shine a spotlight on sustainability. Featured exhibitors will present their latest research and solutions, demonstrating their impact on local communities and businesses in addressing climate change.

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to discover how you can make a meaningful difference in our community. Join us for a day filled with inspiration, learning and the celebration of innovation!

 

Admission:
General: Free

Parking: $15 – Credit Card Only

Hours:
10am – 5pm

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

Directions

To learn more, please visit: Tri- Valley Innovation Fair

 

*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. No outside food permitted.

Bird Mart Expo

April 14, 2024

Exotic Bird Mart & Expo

The Exotic Bird Mart & Expo returns to the Fairgrounds on April 14, 2024 for bird enthusiasts of buyers and sellers alike. See parrots, finches, canaries, lovebirds, cockatiels, cockatoos, poultry, gamebirds and more. Shop the huge inventory of accessories and supplies, and sellers can interact with thousands of potential customers.   

Admission: 

Sold at the door  
Adult: $15 
Child (ages 2-10):  $10 

Parking: $15 – Credit Card Only 

Hours:  

10am – 3pm  

Location: 

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

Directions  

To learn more, please visit: Exotic Bird Mart & Expo  

*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 

Corgi Con

April 20, 2024

Stumpy Con

Calling all short dog lovers and enthusiasts! Corgi Con presents a furrbulous new dog event, StumpyCon, in honor of their 10 Year Anniversary. StumpyCon is an opportunity to celebrate all dogs of a shorter stature so get ready to appreciate the little things and a tail-wagging, down to earth good time.

StumpyCon promises a day filled with fur, fun, and family-friendly activities for all ages. Whether you’re a proud stumpy dog owner or simply a fan, StumpyCon has something for everyone. Come experience what will truly be a dog lover’s paradise!

Admission:
General Admission:  $15
Child (Ages 7-12): $9
Child (Ages 6 and under): FREE
Parking: $15 – Credit Card Only


Hours:
10am – 5pm

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

Directions

To learn more, please visit: Stumpy 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.

CATstravaganza

April 27-28, 2024

Pleasanton CATstravaganza

Join Loving Cats Worldwide for the Pleasanton CATstravaganza: an un-fur-gettable experience to bring cats into the spotlight! 

Our International Judges will present, stage and reward the most beautiful cats in the world. Cheer on the champions of the competition as they strut their stuff on the CATwalk. Witness our Cat Competitors go head to head in the VIC (Very Important Cat) Class.  

Enjoy a day full of presentations, meet & greets and Q&A’s. Discover our Shopping Village where you can pick up a gift for your own feline at home and learn how you can support our rescues and charities in attendance at Rescue Alley. 

Presented to you in part by Dr. Elsey’s, whose exceptional range of cat litter and high-quality foods are improving the health, happiness and wellbeing of our feline friends everywhere.  

One day tickets available only. Upgrade to a Lifetime Superfan Pass to access both days plus all other Loving Cats events, plus perks such as skipping the line and priority seating! 

Admission

General: $20  
Senior: $17 
Child: $17 
Military: $17 
Child (under 5 years old): FREE  

Parking: $15 – Credit Card Only 

Hours:  

April 27: 10am – 5pm 
April 28: 10am – 5pm  

Location

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

Directions 

To learn more, please visit: Pleasanton CATstravaganza   

*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 

Run For Education

April 28, 2024

Pleasanton Run for Education presented by Workday 

The 12th Annual Pleasanton Run for Education, presented by Workday, is Pleasanton Partnerships in Education Foundation’s (PPIE) largest fundraiser of the year and serves to celebrate our community, encourage fitness and support our schools.  

The event offers 5K (3.1 mile), 10K (6.2 mile), and 2 Mile distances. All three courses are designed for participants of all ages and athletic abilities–runners, walkers and baby jogger strollers are welcome! For kids ages 3 to 10 year old who are not quite ready for a longer distance race, there will also be a 1/4 mile fun run. 

By joining PPIE’s Run for Education 2024, you are supporting our 15 public schools, 14,000 students and over 9,000 school families with supplemental staff (support counselors, reading/math specialists, and librarians), STEAM grants and innovative programs to engage students with leading businesses in the area.  

Admission 

Pricing ranges from $17-$55 depending on distance, age, and date of registration 

Parking: $15 – Credit Card Only 

Hours 

April 28: 8am – 11am 

Location:  

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

Directions

To learn more, please visit: ppierun.com  

*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. 

CSHA

April 28, 2024

CSHA Region 5 Spring Stampede

This year’s show features most of the top horses from each breed and discipline, including multi-titled world and national champions. The show offers the perfect opportunity for owners, exhibitors and breed enthusiasts to show and watch some of the best in the west compete for blue ribbons!

Admission:

Free public viewing

Parking: Free

Hours 

9am – 5pm

Location: 

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

Directions

To learn more, please visit: Spring Stampede

*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. 

Kentucky Derby

May 4, 2024

The Kentucky Derby at the Pleasanton OTB

Handicapping Contest, Free T-Shirt Giveaway (while supplies last) – more reasons to watch and wager at Pleasanton Off-Track Betting. The big race is back May 4 – bet with mutuel clerks and betting machines. Turf Club Café is a full service restaurant that is open from 1 to 3pm and accepts reservations to watch the you win big!

Hours:

May 4: 8am- 10:30pm

Admission:

Free

Parking: Free

Location:

2100 Valley Avenue, Gate 12
Pleasanton Off Track Betting
Pleasanton, CA 94566

Directions

To learn more, please visit: Pleasanton OTB

*Please note, some vendors may be CARD ONLY while others take cash, please come prepared.

Silicon Valley Horse Show

May 16-19, 2024

Silicon Valley Horse Show

Come watch top West Coast horses, including Saddlebreds, Morgans and Hackney Ponies compete for prize money and ribbons! English, Western and Driving Disciplines will all be on display. The show supports We Ride Too, an equestrian outreach program for Alameda County youth.

Admission:
General – Free

Parking: $15 – Credit Card Only

Hours:
May 16: 4pm – 5:30pm
May 17: 10am – 4pm
May 18: 10am – 4pm
May 19: 9am – 1pm  

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

Directions

To learn more, please visit: Silicon Valley Horse 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 above.

*Subject to Change

626 Night Market

May 17-19, 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:

May 17: 3pm – 11pm
May 18: 1pm – 11pm
May 19: 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.

Preakness Stakes

May 18, 2024

Preakness Stakes at the Pleasanton OTB

Watch and wager at Pleasanton Off-Track Betting. Limited mutuel clerks and betting machines will be available inside the Off-Track Betting Facility. Turf Club Café is a full service restaurant that is open from 1 to 3pm and accepts reservations to watch you win big!

Hours:

May 18: 8am- 10:30pm

Admission:

Free

Parking: Free

Location:

2100 Valley Avenue, Gate 12
Pleasanton Off Track Betting
Pleasanton, CA 94566

Directions

To learn more, please visit: Pleasanton OTB

WCBFM

May 22-23, 2024

West Coast Buildings & Facilities Management Trade Show & Conference 

WCBFM 2024 is your one-stop shop for all things building, facility, and property management! This regional trade show and conference provides a marketplace for buyers and sellers of commercial/industrial products and services for buildings and facilities management, property management and plant engineering in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.   

Over the course of two days, attendees will be able to find solutions to their facility and operations, learn from the industry’s best professionals during our conference sessions, interact with over 100+ companies exhibiting and drive lasting connections. Please register at the link below.   

Admission:

General: FREE 

Parking: $15 – Credit Card Only 

Hours:   

May 22: 9:30am- 3pm  

May 23: 9:30am – 1pm  

 

Location: 

2005 Valley Avenue, Gate 8 

Alameda County Fairgrounds & Event Center 

Pleasanton, CA 94566 

 

Directions 

 

To learn more and register, please visit: West Coast Buildings & Facilities Management Trade Show & Conference   

 

*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. 

Belmont Stakes

June 8, 2024

Belmont Stakes at the Pleasanton OTB

Watch and wager at Pleasanton Off-Track Betting. Limited mutuel clerks and betting machines will be available inside the Off-Track Betting Facility. Turf Club Café is a full service restaurant that is open from 1 to 3pm and accepts reservations to watch you win big!

Hours:

June 8: 8am- 10:30pm

Admission:

Free

Parking: Free

Location:

2100 Valley Avenue, Gate 12
Pleasanton Off Track Betting
Pleasanton, CA 94566

Directions

To learn more, please visit: Pleasanton OTB

*Please note, some vendors may be CARD ONLY while others take cash, please come prepared. No outside food permitted and security checkpoint is required prior to entry. Subject to change.

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.

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. 

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.

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. 

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. 

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

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


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

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