Alameda County Fair Opens June 17th

Image of rides at the Alameda County FairThe Alameda County Fair has everything you want from a classic county fair: the midway with Ferris wheels and roller coasters, fairground eats. and sweet treats. Experience the Fair like never before with new events, new rides, and new Fair food experiences. They are bringing back a full line-up of concerts and live horse racing long with many Fair favorites.

Guests will also enjoy all the traditional Fair favorites, such as pig races, carnival rides, and sky ride and games, horse racing, and the world’s best Fair food.


  • Friday, June 17th will kick off with free admission to the fair until 3 PM.
  • There is also free admission for dads on Sunday, June 19th until 3 PM
  • Senior Day is Friday, June 25
  • First Responders Day is Monday, July 4th. Military Appreciation is every day, all day. One free general admission with a valid Military ID.

Light Shows
Every night, the fair will be holding a new light show put on by state-of-the-art drones. The show will take place at the Stella Artois Grandstand and will feature a dazzling display of optical illusions.

Movies at the Fair are also back and will feature a new, family movie beginning each night at 6 PM on the concert lawn.

The Fair has introduced new menu items, including Hot Cheeto Pizza, Boba, Lobster Nachos, Bubble Waffles, and a BunBao booth. The traditional favorites like giant corn dogs, cotton candy, kettle corn, and ice-cold lemonade will all be back, as well as lighter fare options including fresh fruit, wraps, and salads.

Fair Hours
June 17th through July 10th (Closed Mondays & Tuesdays)
Open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 AM to 11 PM
Special hours on July 4th.

Carnival Hours
Wednesday and Thursday from 12 PM to closing
Friday through Sunday from 11 AM to closing
July 4th from 11 AM to 8 PM

Friday, June 17: Ginuwine
Saturday, June 18: Neon Trees
Sunday, June 19: L.A.Vation—The World’s Greatest Tribute to U2 38 Special
Wednesday, June 22: 38 Special
Thursday, June 23: Stealin’ Chicago (Chicago Tribute)
Friday, June 24: Clay Walker
Saturday, June 25: Mustache Harbor (Hardcore Soft Rock)
Sunday, June 26: Purple Reign–The Prince Tribute Show
Wednesday: June 29: Ezra Ray Hart
Thursday, June 30: Sheila E.
Friday, July 1: Everlast
Saturday, July 2: Blanco Brown
Sunday, July 3: BB King Experience
Monday, July 4: No Concert
Wednesday, July 6: Great White
Thursday, July 7: Blue Oyster Cult
Friday, July 8: ConFunkShun
Saturday, July 9: Bonfire (AC/DC Tribute)
Sunday, July 10: Banda Machos

You can get all the details on the Alameda County Fair website and purchase tickets here.

At the Alameda County Fairgrounds
4501 Pleasanton Avenue, Pleasanton, California

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