Dates extended for 2017 Alameda County Fair

Fair to run for 20 days with fall horse racing also returning

The Alameda County Fair will run 20 full days in 2017.

The Fair will open on a Friday - June 16 - instead of a Wednesday and then run Wednesday through Sunday for the first two full weeks, although it will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays in the coming year.

The Fair will be open every day of the final week, with its annual fireworks show on Tuesday, July 4.

“We are really pleased to be able to offer our community more days and nights of great summer fun,” said Jerome Hoban, the Fair’s CEO. “Plus, there are some exciting big-name concerts and new attractions coming. For anyone who loves the Fair, it might just be the best summer ever.”

Oaktree at Pleasanton Horseracing will start on June 22, and run Thursday through Sunday each week, plus Tuesday, July 4. Race dates are: June 22-25, June 29-July 2, July 4, July 6-9.

After a successful debut this September, the Fair also will continue its Fall horse racing schedule in 2017. Besides racing, the event will include craft beer and wine festivals, the Fan Cave sports lounge, a handicapping tournament and more.

Fall horse racing will run for two consecutive, four-day weekends: Sept. 21-24 and Sept. 28-Oct. 1.

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Posted by Diane
a resident of Livermore
on Nov 28, 2016 at 10:15 am

So when is the Junior Livestock Auction?

7 people like this
Posted by downtown Julie
a resident of Downtown
on Nov 28, 2016 at 9:51 pm

Great so more days that I cannot park in front of my house or have visitors. how about parking permits for us that lose our parking for two weeks. you try not having parking and you will know how we feel.

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Posted by FrequentWalkerMiles
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 29, 2016 at 10:31 am

FrequentWalkerMiles is a registered user.

I stay far, far away from the area during the county fair weeks. You people living nearby have my sympathy.

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Posted by resident
a resident of Downtown
on Nov 29, 2016 at 10:33 am

@ downtown Julie -- try living near the park during the summer concerts. No street parking, no access to your own driveway because the jerks block it with their cars and on Saturday mornings you get to pick up a bag full of trash from your front yard that was dropped there by the idiots on their way to their cars. No worries about trying to sleep though, you were kept awake until well past midnight by the idiots and their screaming kids who were still hanging out in the park. Pleasanton, the land of the rude and overly entitled.

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Posted by FanFair
a resident of Laguna Oaks
on Nov 29, 2016 at 11:21 am

The horse racetrack was built in 1858 by Don Refugio Bernal and the first modern Alameda County Fair was held in Pleasanton in 1912. These have been around a lot longer the downtown residents.

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Posted by resident
a resident of Downtown
on Nov 29, 2016 at 11:53 am

@FanFair, in 1858 there were no Pleasanton residents parking their cars in my driveway and blocking me. I have no objection to the fair or the concerts, only to the rude and uncivilized people who cannot show any manners.

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