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Special Contests At The Fair

Get Your Daily Dose of Fun!

Are you gastronomically gifted? Do you have the fastest baby in the West? Are you all dressed up in a fancy hat with nowhere to go? Get your Game On and sign up for any one or more of the Fair’s fun & fabulous contests!

I think one of the most fun things the Fair offers (and that a lot of people might not even know about!) are the Special Contests. These are real people contests that you, your kids, your friends and even your grandparents can join in and have a blast doing. Besides a scavenger hunt and baby racing contests, there are also plenty of opportunities to compete in creative competitions for painting, photography, poetry writing and soap carving.

Special Contests

A crowd favorite every year is always the speed-eating contest. The “challenge” food item for contestants changes every day, but is always some super decadent creation made by one of own food vendors. The last one was the Crazy Cake from Fat Fanny’s Funnel Cakes. The eating competition happens every afternoon at the Grandstand Stage and you can just sign up on the spot!

Whether you participate or just watch, the contests here are a ton of fun and some even offer big cash prizes. Take a look below and see how you can add a whole new level of fun to your Fair experience!

Special Contests

Some contests require advance sign up online and others can be joined in on the spot. While most are free, some do require a small entry fee. Most contests offer prizes.

Kids / Youth Contests

  • Hippity Hop Racing (at the Track)
  • Diaper Derby

Baby Crawl Contest

Adult Contests

  • Photos at the Fair
  • Plein Air Painting
  • Poems at the Fair
  • On-the-Spot Salsa Making
  • Soap Carving

For a complete list of contests and details, visit: https://annual.alamedacountyfair.com/special-contests/

 

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