Fair Safety and Rules

2019 Alameda County Fair Entry Policy

Fairgrounds Rules of Conduct

Welcome to the Alameda County Fair! In order to ensure a safe and enjoyable environment for everyone, we strictly enforce the following Rules of Conduct.

  • Shoes and shirt are required at all times on Fairground property.
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited in all areas of the Fairgrounds except for designated smoking tents. This includes the use of electronic cigarettes and vaporizers.
  • Marijuana products in any form are strictly prohibited on Fairgrounds property.
  • Possession of any article defined as a weapon is strictly prohibited. Security screenings are conducted at the entrance gates.
  • Alcoholic beverages and narcotics or illegal substances of any kind are prohibited, as is behavior indicative of alcohol or substance impairment.
  • Any act defined by federal, state, or local statute or ordinances as constituting a crime including damage, destruction, vandalism, or theft of any property is prohibited, and may be prosecuted.
  • Disorderly or disruptive conduct or any activity that could result in physical harm to person or property will not be tolerated.
  • No bicycles, skateboards, Segways, Mopeds, skates/rollerblades are allowed on the Fairgrounds.
  • Only service animals are permitted on the Fairgrounds and must be under control at all times.
  • The blocking or obstruction of any building, booth, exhibit, concession stand, performance, ticket window, gate, stage, doorway, fire exit, stairway or walkway is prohibited.
  • Solicitation including the selling and/or distribution of materials of any kind is prohibited. (The sales of goods and services may only be conducted in a designed commercial space. Applications for such commercial space may be obtained from the Fair Events Department.)
  • Generally respectful behavior is expected from all attendees. Littering, spitting, sitting/propping feet on table tops, abusing landscaping, property, etc. will not be tolerated.

Violation of these Rules of Conduct will constitute cause for removal of the violator from the Fairgrounds.