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.
Sign on to the fair's website at www.alamedacountyfair.com for more information.