The Alameda County Fairgrounds prides itself on serving the community and building connections in good times and in times of crisis. Whether we are building fun in the community with Drive-In Movies, Concerts or bringing Fair food to our guests or whether we are serving our community as an Emergency Center, hosting a Donation Drive, setting up a Pop Up Testing Site or assisting Cal Fire and other heroes, there is always a role for the Fairgrounds to play.
We are proud to be an asset to our community during this time. From COVID Testing, to the Drive Through Food Bank, PG&E Base Camp, Animal Evacuation Site and now a Staging Facility for Cal Fire, we are happy to help in any way possible.
As a 501(c)3 non-profit, the Fairgrounds receives no funding from the state or government. The annual Fair brings in revenue to support the Fairgrounds year round and generates revenue for the local and state economy.
Without the Fair this year, we are actively doing our best to remain open as a resource to the community during the fires, public health crises and offering support in any way we can. We have recently opened our stables to evacuated animals from the fires and have over 150 animals that get to call the Fairgrounds home for the time being.
It is amazing to see how quickly the Alameda County Fairgrounds steps in when there is someone or something in need. As a non-profit ourselves, we know the value that is held in being a vital part of the community we serve. The encouraging signs left for Cal Fire and PG&E show how much the community supports those who provide assistance in times of need.