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This Weekend at the Alameda County Fair

Paul Rodriguez performs, gumbo contest, horse racing through Sunday. The fair is closed on Mondays.

Headed to the fair this weekend? Here's the scoop about what's going on at the Alameda County Fair.

Friday: Kissing contest is 7:30 p.m., Paul Rodriguez performs at 8 p.m. in the Safeway Amphitheater.
Saturday: Samosa Sauce Contest, Oak Tree Pleasanton Baseball Hat Giveaway, JT Hodges performs at 8 p.m. in the Safeway Amphitheater.
Sunday: Gumbo Contest, Tesla performs at 8 p.m. in the Safeway Amphitheater.

Horse Racing: 
Horse Racing: Thursday through Sunday, June 26-29, and July 3-6

Follow Dennis Miller's daily racing picks on Patch by clicking here.

In addition to popular past favorites like Pig Races, Pony Rides, Storyville, and more... 

The Fair has added some exciting new attractions everyone can enjoy for less than the cost of a movie ticket:

THE ALLEY CATS – New!
If you love “a cappella”, the fun, high-energy ALLEY CATS show might just be right up your alley! These cool cats get around, too, from TV appearances to opening for Jay Leno in Las Vegas -- so catch them here while you can!

Hypnotist - New!
America’s funniest Hypnotist James Kellogg, Jr. explores the subconscious minds of normal people with hilarious results. Volunteers from the audience are always the stars of this fun, good-natured show and you never know what will happen next. 

Roberto the Magnificent – New!
Get ready for Roberto’s “Crazy Comedy Stunt Show!” Kids and grownups 
alike will enjoy this action-packed, cirque-style show that features fun stuff like riding a super-tall unicycle and juggling sharp objects. 

“Arctic Olympic Games” Dive Show – New!
Playful “penguins” put on a rollicking show about training for the “Arctic Olympic Games.” Behind all the antics, however, are professional divers performing breathtaking stunts such as an 80’ high dive and a dive through fire.

FMX - Freestyle Motocross
Get revved up for some extreme excitement! Keith Sayer’s FMX is an all-in-one show featuring world-class stunt riders on Street Bikes, Quads, BMX, Snowmobiles and Motorcycles. FMX is a thrilling, high-octane show.

Kids Park Shows:

Capt’n Jack Spareribs
Capt’n Jack may look a lot like the other famous pirate, but that’s just the 
beginning! This Jack entertains with a talking monkey, hilarious magic, 
outrageous juggling, fantastic illusions, and fun audience participation. He even has his own pirate ship! 

Let’s Pretend Pirate Show – New!
Kids dress up like pirates and put on their own swashbuckling adventure 
show!

Jest in Time Circus
Get a kick out of physical comedy with this hilariously wacky show 
featuring juggling, dog tricks, dueling toilet paper blowers, flying pizzas – 
you name it! People from all over the world, of all ages enjoy the Jest in 
Time Circus.

ATTRACTIONS

ZIP IT – New!Fly over the Fairgrounds with this super fun, mobile zip line! 

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ZOOM – New! Bounce, bump and roll from inside your own giant ball!

Ag-venture Park
Farm fun for kids! New and improved baby animals “Barnyard”, kids pedal 
tractor pull, pig races, Great American Petting Zoo, Sudsy’s Barn and more!
Kids Park Attractions:

Brad’s World Reptiles – New!
This new attraction offers close encounters with rare and unusual reptiles, 
amphibians and other exotics. Kids will love the chance to experience these 
cool creatures in a fun, safe and educational setting.

Plus, Kids Park favorites including Storytime Theater, Family Fun Stage, Super Science Puzzlemania, pony rides, facepainting, kiddy carnival rides and more.

Big O Tires Concert Series: 8 p.m. nightly, followed by fireworks & tribute video at 9:45 p.m. in the Safeway Amphitheater

6/27 – Paul Rodriguez (comedy)
6/28 – JT Hodges (country)
6/29 – Tesla (rock)
7/1 – True 2 Crue (Motley Crue tribute / classic rock)
7/2 – Ashanti (contemporary R&B)
7/3 – America (folk rock)
7/4 – Blues Festival (multiple performers / blues) (1pm – 9pm)
7/5 – Building 429 (contemporary Christian)
7/6 - Night Ranger (classic rock)

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2014 Alameda County Fair Information
Dates: June 18 – July 6 (Open Tuesday – Sunday)
Hours: 11am-11pm daily

Find out about new food and fair attractions by watching this video. 

Gate Admission*:
  • Adults (13-61) $10
  • Seniors (62+) $8
  • Kids (6-12) $8
  • Children under 6 – FREE
Special Days (special pricing ends at 5pm):
  • $2 Tuesdays: July 1, $2 admission until 5pm
  • Seniors FREE Thursdays (62+) – June 27, & July 3 until 5pm
  • Kids FREE Fridays (12 and under) – June 27, & July 4 until 5pm
  • Military Appreciation, FREE Fair admission with valid Military ID - Daily
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