Smoking is strictly prohibited in all areas of the Fairgrounds except for designated smoking tents. This includes the use of electronic cigarettes and vaporizers. Please see Fair Map for locations.
No, dogs are not allowed on the fairgrounds.
Red Zone/ AgVenture
Senior is 62+, Adult is 13-61, Child is 6-12 Child under 6 are free. For complete ticketing info click here
The Will Call Booth is located next to the Yellow Gate on Pleasanton Ave., left of the bus circle.
During Fair Hours: 10am to 9pm
NOTICE: Will Call will be closed at 3pm on the 4th of July
$10 General Parking (Gate 8 & Gate 12 – Valley Ave)
$15 Preferred Parking (Gate 8),
$20 VIP Parking (Pleasanton Ave).
Rides in the Carnival Kids Park and Midway only. There are a few extreme rides like the Spider Mount, Euro Bungee and Mechanical Bull that charge a small fee.
You need to be 16 years of age to work at the 2018 Alameda County Fair. Apply here
Note: Vendors will be setting up their booths on June 15th. Interested students in the 14 – 15 age range are welcome to walk around the Fairgrounds and talk to vendors about job opportunities.
For Complete Guest Service info – click here
The Fair offers Wheelchair and Electric Scooter rentals. You must submit a drivers license as deposit – first come, first serve. Daily rentals are:
Wheelchair – $12 (until 10 pm)
Electric Scooter – $45 (until 10 pm).
The Amphitheater and Grandstands provide handicap access and seating. For more information contact Guest Services at 925-426-7681.
Yes, guests may bring food or a prepared picnic on July 4th. Picnic items such as sandwiches, salads and other pre-prepared or packaged foods are permissible any day of the Fair as long as the new guidelines & restrictions are followed. All food items brought into the Fairgrounds must be contained inside personal insulation bags or similar. See list below for approved items as well as items that are not permitted:
Permissible picnic items (per person):
- Pre-prepared or packaged food items
- 1 soft-sided cooler/insulated bag (16”x16”x8” or smaller)
- 1 backpack or backpack-sized tote
- 1 Diaper bag
- 1 Folding chair
The following items are NOT permitted on Fairgrounds’ property:
- Cooking equipment of any kind
- Loose food or food contained in large, catering-style pans, trays, bowls, etc.
- Hard shell coolers/ice chests (plastic, metal, etc.)
- Charcoal or flammable liquids
- Large shade umbrellas (small umbrellas/parasols are fine)
- Knives, metal utensils, or any item that could be considered or used as weapon.
- Alcoholic beverages
- Cans or glass containers
NOTE: All backpacks, bags, coolers & containers are subject to inspection upon entry.
The Guest Service Trailer (Red Zone), Baby Depot (Yellow Zone), along with a few family friendly restrooms throughout the grounds are available for nursing mothers – Fair Map
The Guest Service Trailer (Red Zone) – Fair Map
Red Zone/ AgVenture – Fair Map
Blue Zone – Fair Map
Red Zone – Located across from the Guest Service Trailer – Fair Map
Contact Guest Services or any employee wearing a shirt with the Fair logo
Information booths are located near entrance gates in each zone and outside the concert amphitheater – Fair Map
Military are Free every day with valid Military ID. Veterans are free with proof of service.