County Fair closes its 100th year with record attendance | July 13, 2012 | Pleasanton Weekly | |

Pleasanton Weekly

Opinion - July 13, 2012

County Fair closes its 100th year with record attendance

In a letter to the Pleasanton Weekly this week (see at left), Chris Miller, a 41-year resident of Pleasanton and a regular attendee of the Alameda County Fair, called this year's Fair "truly outstanding in every way." We agree. Although the Fair, which is on Alameda County property, doesn't directly bring extra sales tax and other revenue to Pleasanton, the more than half a million people who came to town for the Fair certainly left a share of their dollars at local restaurants, gas stations, nighttime entertainment spots, even hotels, and all these shared a bit of their earnings with the local tax collectors.

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