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Summer in the Bay Area brings excitement for all ages, especially for those headed to the Alameda County Fair. Located in nearby Pleasanton, CA, the Alameda County Fair will be held June 14 - July 7, 2019, attracting locals and visitors to have some fun, listen to good music, eat delicious food, catch the fireworks display, participate in competitions, and go on thrilling rides.
This year, the Fair brings well-known acts such as WAR, Ashanti, Trace Adkins, Gin Blossoms, Lifehouse, Sheila E, and Loverboy. There will also be several tribute acts including Earth to Mars (Bruno Mars), KISS Revisited (KISS Tribute), James Garner's Tribute to Johnny Cash, and Aja Vu (Steely Dan). All concerts take place at 8 pm and are included in the day pass.
Show off your skills in the community with a slew of competitions happening daily. Enter to win wine contests, agriculture, gardening, handcrafts, home brews, and animal competitions. There are several youth contests as well, including cooking, baking, and arts and crafts.
Looking for some thrills? The Alameda Fair will not disappoint. Be sure to check out rides like the Mega FLIP that lifts riders high into the air and swings back and forth as the base begins to spin as they soar through the air with their feet swinging free. The Turbo, a whirling arm that takes riders 70 feet up into the air and hurls them back towards Earth at a force three times that of gravity, is also a hot attraction that is not for the faint of heart. Other rides include the Super Shot Drop Tower, the Inversion, Quasar, and the White Water Log Flume.
Visiting the Fair doesn't have to break the bank. The Fair offers many group discounts and discount days, ranging from $8 - $50. The cheapest way to enjoy the Fair is to get a season pass or to buy day tickets in advance. For more information, check out the Fair's website where you can find maps, schedules, ticket info, and parking information all in one convenient place.
The Hawthorn Suites Oakland Alameda is just a quick 30-minute drive to the Alameda County Fairgrounds. After the fair, unwind in our indoor hot tub and unwind. Check out our special offers to help sweeten the deal.