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Participate in the 2023 Alameda County Fair Competitions and receive a free general admission ticket to the Fair. The annual summer Fair is your chance to show off your creativity from baking, crafts, flowers, jewlery, painting, photgraphry to quilting and more. All submissions will be displayed during the Fair from June 16 through July 9, 2023.Click below to enter your best!

To enjoy seeing all the competitor’s work in this Fair’s Competition Exhibit Buildings during Fair, click here.

Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating contest

June 17, 2023 - Sign Up Now

Could you win? Have fun trying. Sign ups are now open to be a part of the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating contest. The Alameda State Fair hosts this west coast qualifier to see who will earn their right to be called one of the best in the sport! The top competitors will move on to the July 4 championship. 

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Try Out To Be In Nathan's National Hot Dog Eating Contest

June 17 | 3:30pm

Opening Saturday at 3:30pm, Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest will hold its only West Coast regional qualifier onsite at the Fair. Competitors must pre-register ahead of time here, and the top three male and female winners will be invited to compete in the Finals, taking place July 4th at Nathan’s Flagship store on Coney Island.

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Youth Small Animal Entry

Open Small Animal Entry

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Beef Is King & Dutch Oven Entry Guide

Collection Gems & Mineral, Jewelry & Woodcarving Entry Guide

Fine Arts Entry Guide

Gardening Entry Guide

Still Exhibit Entry Guide

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Collections & Woodcarving Entry Guide

Gardening Entry Guide

Still Exhibit Entry Guide

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Livestock Entry Guide

Open Livestock Entry Guide

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Alameda County Entry Guide

Alameda County Entry Form

Amateur Wine Entry Guide

Amateur Wine Entry Form

Homebrew Entry Guide

Zin Challenge & Sauvignon Summit Entry Guide

Zin Challenge & Sauvignon Summit Entry Form