In a tradition that dates back to 1912, the Alameda County Fair is coming to town! If you listen carefully, you can hear the stampede of the traditional Opening Day Cattle Drive, an event where “Real-life cowboys and cowgirls rustle a mighty herd of steers through Downtown Pleasanton as the Opening Day Cattle Drive returns for its third and final ride.”
People line the streets starting at Del Valle Avenue to see the horses and cowboys rustle the cattle to Main Street. The event starts at 10:30 am on June 14 and participating restaurants and retailers will be handing out free tickets to the fair while supplies last. For more information, click this link.
Something for Everyone at the Alameda County Fair
For everyone who’s ever been to the fair, smells of popcorn and funnel cakes, the taste of cold beer and soft drinks, the sounds of kids’ screaming with delight as they fly up and overhead on the rides evoke pleasant memories.
The Alameda County Fair hosts many entertainers hit to entertain audiences old and new with classic songs and artists and those paying tribute to classic artists. For a list of concert performers, dates, and times, click here.
From horse racing, carnival games and rides, action sports, activities, exhibitions, and more, the Alameda County Fair delights all ages. With so much to do, one day may not be enough to get all the activities in, try all the foods, see all the sights, and enjoy the action. Fireworks are always a hit, and the Fair is sure to deliver. For a list of activities at the 2019 Alameda County Fair, click here.
Contests Like No Other
The Alameda County Fair goes above and beyond to offer contests that make even the normal person a hero. Grab your cutest crawler and enroll them in the Diaper Derby Contest; have a poem, photo, or craft you want to share and enter for the chance to win a coveted blue ribbon? Click here to learn more; do you have Grandma’s famous cherry pie recipe with homemade whipped cream that you know will blow out the competition? Click to enter and win!
Whatever your specialty is, there’s a chance the Alameda County Fair has an opportunity for you to showcase your special talent or ability. Have fun and good luck!
Pleasanton is a Great Place to Live
The Alameda County Fair is just one of the many reasons people love to live in Pleasanton. Our sense of community, closeness to the freeway and commute potential, accessibility to BART, history, downtown, and variety of housing opportunities make Pleasanton a terrific place to call home.
For information on the housing opportunities to live in Danville, please contact The Gamache Team at Dan@thegamacheteam.com or (925) 918-0332. We have been dedicated to helping people buy and sell homes in the Tri-Valley Area for more than two decades.