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Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton

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3.9/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web
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  • We found this a real fun day. Easy parking on site at only $8 & $20 entry ticket including an afternoon of wine tasting from 30 CA vineyards. Racing commenced at 1.15 & 10 races with fields of 6-9 hor...  read more »
  • EVERYTHING WAS EASY. We found our son's sock monkey in the first prize case and it was quite easy. Only change is we would like to have had the sock monkey back after. There were no directions on how ...  read more »
  • Attended the ACF for the 29th year in a row. Only gets BETTER. Grest for families and couples and seniors and handicapped. Wonderful event every year! The best I have attended. 
  • Great fair. Entry price is good but if you have kids and want to do the carnival part be prepared to pay! Wrist bands are the way to go for the older kids. There are height requirements so for the little ones it might be better to get tickets rather then the wrist bands
  • You'll pay what a twelve pack costs for a single beer. You'll spend twelve dollars for a single alligator kebab. Salespeople will urge you to buy their gimmicky tat. You'll marvel at fifty rough copies of the same art assignment done by fourth graders. And yet, it could be worse.
  • Attended the Alameda County Fair this year for the first time, and it was a blast. Tons of fair food, monster trucks, food, lots of art from kids, food, a petting zoo where you feed the animals, then go eat more food. I arrived later than I'd wanted to, but I still got a great parking spot. I'm going back next year for sure! Probably twice!
  • Fabulous fair overall. Tons of things to do and see, and the horse races were really fun to watch! All of the totally enclosed buildings were air conditioned so there was always a way to beat the heat. Drinks and food are pricey, but that is to be expected at a fair like this. You are allowed to leave and re-enter the park with a hand stamp so it wasn't a big deal. Plenty of free things to see and do once you paid admission fees. Carnival rides and games were also expensive but again, the cost is expected. Parking was a disaster. $15+ dollars for parking that was full by noon. We parked on pleasanton's main street and took the 10min walk just to avoid the hassle.
  • After leaving the fair last night we go to the car, and found out that my lady had lost her car keys. We had to walk all the way back to the concert area, and it was already closed. three male, and two female park officers tried everything that they could to help us. the even had a guy open the gate for us and we all looked around the area, but no keys to be found. We did not know what we were going to do. My lady lives in Oakland and I live in Antioch - Remember - She didn't have her house keys - Then to top things off we got lost trying to find the right gate. we followed every line in the park except the right one. It was 2am by the time that we got to the right gate. Just before we got to the gate, the man would opened the gate for us came up to us and called his office to checkout if they found the key, he also went beyond the call of duty. Well nothing happened so we get to the gate and this security guard by the name of Steve asked us if we had lost some VW keys - our jaws hit the ground - I asked Steve if they could bring the keys to us, since we were dead tired. 5 minutes later we had the keys in our hands - We want to thank everybody that assisted us - You guys were truly a blessing - But Steve the Security Guard at the end of the green line - We love you - You came to us and asked - We probably would have walked right by you. You saved us so much money and time - HAPPY FATHERS DAY EVERYONE - I will never forget these fine young people - 1LOVE2ALL
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