The fall season brings spooky vibes, countless Halloween plans, pumpkin carving, and plenty of wholesome fun. It also means the return of the Alameda County Fair, which is in full swing now through the end of the month!
Check out fair rides, adorable pig racing, awesome live concerts, contests and competitions, wine tasting, a Halloween movie series, and more. Visit Monday-Friday from 10am-3pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 10pm! Tickets are now on sale, so be sure to reserve a spot at this beloved fair before it ends on Sunday, October 31.
Here are just a few awesome spectacles and events that have caught our eye:
FMX Freestyle Motocross: See death-defying stunts performed by the KSFMX Freestyle Motocross Team.
Imperial Knights Extreme Medieval Stunt Show: Games, jousting, and sword fighting on horseback with medieval garb.
All Alaskan Racing Pigs: Adorable pigs race for first prize on both flat tracks and hurdles.
Bug Ology 1-0-Fun: The Good, The Bad, and The Yummy: An interactive walk-through bug exhibit with plenty of creepy crawlers.
Carnival Rides: Beloved fair rides include the Mega Flip, the Turbo, Vertigo, Ring of Fire, the Grand Carousel, Zombie Carnival, and the Sky Ride.
Wine Tasting: Unlimited wine tasting in the Fair Gardens, with varietals from across the Tri-Valley.
Fiesta Hispana: Día de los Muertos Celebration (October 31): Featuring traditional Aztec dance and drumming, Mariachi, and more.
Halloween Movie Series: Outdoor movies at 6pm on the concert lawn include The Nightmare Before Christmas, Goosebumps, The Haunted Mansion, The Addams Family, and Hotel Transylvania.
Be sure to grab tickets and enjoy the Alameda County Fair daily until October 31! General admission for adults (13 and over) is $18 and children and adults (under 13 and 62+) is $15. Admission doesn’t include the cost of wine tasting, parking (free Monday-Friday, but $15 on Saturday and Sunday), and carnival rides. All guests are required to wear masks when indoors.
Find the fairgrounds at 4501 Pleasanton Ave in Pleasanton.
Featured image: Courtesy of Alameda County Fairgrounds