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Free Admission Day for Kids & $2 Bites of the Fair | Alameda County Fair

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Kids must be 12 and under.

Alameda County Fair | 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton, CA



2018 Alameda County Fair

The 2018 Alameda County Fair takes over their annual Pleasanton stomping grounds with carnival rides, horseracing, exhibits, animals, food, rides, games, pig races, tons of kids activities, extreme rodeos and more.

Also catch a nightly 8 pm concert (free with your paid admission) at their 3,000 seat amphitheater, which you can also watch from the lawn on a jumbo-tron screen.

2018 Alameda County Fair 
June 15-July 8 (closed June 18, 19, 25 & 26, July 2 & 3)
Alameda County Fair, Pleasanton
Tickets are $12 pre-sale (through June 15) / $15 gate for adults
Parking is $10 ($8 in advance)

2018 Special Discount Days (most end at 5 pm) 

  • June 15 – $1 Admission & $1 Rides-Until 5 pm(Opening Day)
  • June 17 – Father’s Day Free Day- Until 5 pm
  • June 20 – Foster Kids Clothing Drive & $1 Rides. Bring 1 Clothing Item for Free Admission to the Fair- Until 5pm
  • June 21, 28 & July 5 – Kids FREE Thursdays & $2 Bites of the Fair. 12 and under FREE & $2 Samples of Fair food favorites- Until 5pm
  • June 22, 29 & July 6 – Boomer Fridays, 62 and Better Free Admission- Until 5 pm
  • June 27 – Feed the Need Food Drive & $1 Rides. Just 4 non-perishables will get you Free Admission- Until 5 pm
  • July 4 – First Responder’s Day. With valid ID. Until 3 pm
  • Military Appreciation Day – Everyday. 1 free admission with Military ID – All day, everyday. Military are Free every day with valid Military ID. Veterans are free with proof of service.

Big O Tires Presents 2018 Concert Series:
All concerts are included with your admission ticket

  • June 15 – Blue Öyster Cult Tickets
  • June 16 – Sean Kingston
  • June 17 – En Vogue
  •  June 20 – Clay Walker
  • June 21 – 38 Special
  • June 22 – Smash Mouth
  • June 23 – The Boys of Summer
  • June 24 – Sir Mix-A-Lot
  •  June 27 – Morris Day & The Time
  • June 28 – Con Funk Shun
  • June 29 – Queen Nation
  • June 30 – The Tubes
  • July 1 – Purple Reign
  • July 5 – LeAnn Rimes
  • July 6 – Journey Revisited
  • July 7 – Super Diamond
  • July 8 – WAR
Thursday, June 21, 2018
2018 Alameda County Fair

The county fair offers a Kids free day & $2 sample Bites of the Fair on selected Thursdays, until 5 pm.


Event Details


Cost: FREE*
*Kids must be 12 and under.

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Categories: **Annual Event**, Eating & Drinking, Fairs & Festivals, Fun & Games, Kids & Families, Live Music
Address: 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton, CA

Thursday, June 21, 2018

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