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Alameda County Fair Returns for 2021 (October 22-31)

Forget pumpkin spice lattes, this fall the smell of corn dogs is what’s filling the air as the Alameda County Fair returns to Pleasanton October 22 -31. The 2021 theme “Come Together” celebrates the revival of the Fair and the community reuniting safely after nearly a year and a half of COVID-19 related closures.

Live concerts are back at 8 pm nightly, showcasing superstar headliners like Smash Mouth, WAR, Night Ranger, and more. Guests will be required to purchase their tickets and seats online ahead of time.

Fair favorites like the Carnival and Pig Racing will return, with a few new entertainment acts including the Imperial Knights Medieval Stunt Show. Kids of all ages will enjoy special acts like Professor Smart’s Science Show and Bugology 1-0-Fun, an immersive walk-through exhibit.

Attendees can get their fill of all their delicious Fair food favorites, including corn dogs, funnel cakes, deep-fried Oreos, and even a few new menu items like specialty grilled cheese.

There’s also a nightly outdoor Halloween movie series that’s included with paid admission

The Fair is operating under State and County safety protocols and will continue to offer hand sanitizing stations and touchless payment options. Guests can also earn rewards to use on food and beverage purchases at the Fair with every ticket purchase.

2021 Alameda County Fair
Dates: October 22-October 31
Hours: Monday – Friday: 3pm-10pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10am-10pm
Admission Tickets start at $18 for adults / $15 kids – Buy your tickets by October 21st to avoid ticket fees.

Admission: (For the safety of our guests, capacity will be limited)
• Adults (13-61) — $18 (Earns $3 Reward that can be used toward food/beverage)
• Seniors (62+) — $15 (Earns $2 Reward)
• Kids (6-12) — $15 (Earns $2 Reward)
• General Parking – FREE Monday through Friday; $15 Saturday and Sunday
• Unlimited Carnival Wristbands — $30 Advance Purchase, $35 Monday-Thursday, $40 Friday-Sunday, any one day of Fair
• Sky Ride — $6 unlimited rides, any one day of Fair
• Military and Veterans free all day, every day with a valid ID

Fair Concert Series: 8 pm nightly (guests must reserve seats online in advance)
• Oct. 22 – Kalimba The Spirit of Earth Wind & Fire
• Oct. 23 – Night Ranger
• Oct. 24 – The Garth Guy – The Ultimate Garth Brooks Tribute Show
• Oct. 25 – The Boys of Summer – The Music of the Eagles
• Oct. 26 – Lenny Williams
• Oct. 27 – Smash Mouth
• Oct. 28 – Rose Royce
• Oct. 29 – WAR
• Oct. 30 – Exposé
• Oct. 31 – Journey Revisited

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