From the Alameda County Fairgrounds:
The 101st Alameda County Fair is in need of volunteers to assist with the many activities and programs during the annual summer event that draws over a half million patrons annually. Each year, volunteers help to make the Fair the success it is and the 101st annual Fair needs you! Individuals, companies and organizations are welcome. The Fair also presents a great fundraising opportunity and a chance to be a part of a positive and successful community event. Interested volunteers can email Jamie Osborn at email@example.com.
Do you make the best cake pops? Does your family rave about your quilting? Do you have a beautiful garden or grow amazing flowers? If you can “Make it, Take it, Grow it or Show it” you can enter it at the Alameda County Fair! For details go to www.ACFairExhibits.com.
Best of the Bay Wine Competition
Entry deadline: April 26, 2013
Open to wineries in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and Solano counties only.
Sauvignon Summit & Zin Challenge
Entry deadline: April 26, 2013
Open to all U.S. Wineries
Amateur Wine Competition
Entry deadline: May 22, 2013
Open to all California amateur winemakers
“Feed the Need” Fair Food Drive on June 26th benefits the Alameda County Community Food Bank. Bring 4 non-perishable food items for FREE admission and $1 carnival rides all day; sponsored by Safeway.
“Kids Against Hunger” also gathers on June 26th to pack over 100,000 emergency meals that will benefit Alameda County residents in the event of a disaster and will be stored at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. For details send an email to:firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesdays thru Thursdays, 11:00am to 10:00pm
Fridays thru Sundays 10:00am to 10:00pm
Fourth of July 10:00am to 9:00pm
CLOSED on Mondays
Ticket sales close at 9:00pm
Adults (age 13-61) $8 by June 18, $10 at the Gate
Seniors (age 62+) $6 by June 18, $8 at the Gate
Kids (age 6-12) $4 by June 18, $6 at the Gate
Children under age 6 – FREE!
$1 on Opening Day only for Admission and Rides
SeasonPass - $30 admission for all 17 days until April 30,
Fun Pack - $30 for 4 general admission tickets, 1 general parking pass and 2 “Buy 1 Get 1 Free Drink” coupons until June 18
$1 Day on June 19, $1 admission & $1 rides
$2 Tuesdays – June 25 & July 2, $2 admission
Seniors FREE Thursdays (ages 62 and over) – June 20, June 27 & July 4
Kids FREE Fridays (12 and under) - June 21, June 28 & July 5
Fireworks Shows – Fridays June 21, June 28 & July 5
Military Appreciation Day – Friday, June 21, FREE Fair Admission plus 1 guest with valid military ID. Veterans FREE with proof of service.
FEED THE NEED Fair Food Drive and $1 Rides – Wednesday, June 26
Big O Tires Concert Series Nightly 7pm – 8:15 p.m., July 4 12 noon – 8pm in the Safeway Amphitheater. FREE with admission.
About the Fair Association
The non-profit Fair Association continues to provide a significant public benefit without receiving any tax support. In addition to maintaining & enhancing the existing facilities, the Fair Association originally purchased the 268-acre fairgrounds in the 1930’s and deeded the property to the County of Alameda in the 1940’s.
With the “Oldest One-Mile Race Track in America,” the Fair Association hopes to continually enhance its horse training and racing program in Pleasanton.
For more information, please visit www.AlamedaCountyFair.com, or call (925) 426-7600.