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If you claimed an Alameda County School, Competitor or Senior Admission Ticket, it may be used any single day of Fair until 9pm. 
If you received a Pint for a Pass admission ticket, it may be used any day Fair is open in June until 9pm.
If you donate to the Pet Food or Food Drive, you must donate by 5pm to receive admission for that day until 5pm.

June 14-16

Friday-Sunday

Military Free General Admission with ID, All day

Children 5 & Under Free Fair Admission

June 19

Wednesday

Pet Food Drive, Free Fair Admission with Donations, until 5pm

Dollar Ride Wednesdays, Until 5pm

Military Free General Admission with ID, All day

Children 5 & Under Free Fair Admission

June 20

Thursday

$3 Fair Bites from 1pm-5pm

Military Free General Admission with ID, All day

Children 5 & Under Free Fair Admission

June 21-23

Friday-Sunday

Military Free General Admission with ID, All day

Children 5 & Under Free Fair Admission

June 26

Wednesday

Feed the Need Food Drive, Free Fair Admission with Donations, until 5pm

Dollar Ride Wednesday, Until 5pm

Military Free General Admission with ID, All day

Children 5 & Under Free Fair Admission

June 27

Thursday

$3 Fair Bites from 1pm-5pm

Military Free General Admission with ID, All day

Children 5 & Under Free Fair Admission

June 28-30

Friday-Sunday

Military Free General Admission with ID, All day

Children 5 & Under Free Fair Admission

July 3

Wednesday

Dollar Ride Wednesday, Until 5pm

Military Free General Admission with ID, All day

Children 5 & Under Free Fair Admission

July 4

Thursday

First Responders Free General Admission, Until 3pm (parking gates close at 3pm; admission gates close at 4pm)

Military Free General Admission with ID, All day

Children 5 & Under Free Fair Admission

July 5-7

Friday-Sunday

Military Free General Admission with ID, All day

Children 5 & Under Free Fair Admission

Tickets & Parking Deals

Advance Sale

Until June 13, 2024

Buy In advance and save! Admission, parking, carnival wristbands and Tasting Fests are discounted.

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sale

November 22 – 28, 2023

Save during the biggest sale of the season. Receive 10% off already reduced Advance Sale Prices. PLUS pay no processing fees.

Carnival Wristband Discount

Until June 13, 2024

Carnival wristbands are only sold online through June 13, 2024 with reduced pricing. Just $34 for a single day wristband. Starting June, all wristbands and tickets may only be purchased inside the Fair at a Butler Kiosk for full price ($37 Wed – Thurs; $42 Fri – Sun and July 4).

Season Passes

Buy a Season Pass and pay as low as $2.50 a day for Fair admission. But a Premium Season Pass and also pay as little as $2.50 on general parking every day of fair. Purchase during a sale, and save even more!

General Parking

All day, every day

No processing fees on parking, before or during Fair, online or in person, never pay a fee.

Advance Sale

Carnival Wristband Discount

Season Passes

General Parking

Fair time Deals

Children 5 & Under

Children 5 & Under

All Day, Every Day
Free general admission

First Responders
First Responders - police

First Responders

Thursday, July 4
Free Admission for First Responders with ID until 3pm

GA Concert Series

Every Concert

Big O Tires Concert Series general admission seating (metal bleacher seats with backs) in the Lucky Amphitheater are free with general fair admission. Seating is first come first serve starting at 7pm while supplies last. Grab your GA seating voucher at the Clock Tower – feel free to enjoy the Fair and head back to the Amphitheater at 7pm. Or stand in line at the Amphitheater for a voucher and seat. 

Pint for a Pass

Pint for a Pass

Thank you to everyone who donated through May 31. An astounding 14,273 pints of blood were donated in three months!
 
If you receieved a Pint for a Pass admission ticket, it is valid any single day Fair is open in June.
Pet Food Drive & $1 Rides
Collection of pet food bags

Benefiting Valley Humane Society

Wednesday, June 19 until 5pm

Bring unopened dog or cat food for free general admission on June 19

One admission per donation

Admission ticket valid until 5pm on June 19 only

PLUS $1 carnival rides until 5pm

Donations are only accepted until 5pm

Donation List

  • Cat Food- 8 cans OR 1 bag of dry food (6lbs +)
  • Dog Food- 4 cans OR 1 bag of dry food (6lbs+)

Items NOT accepted (please do not bring):

  • Leashes, collars, harnesses 
  • Pet stairs 
  • Pet car seats
  • Kennels/crates
  • Medication 
  • Linens 
  • Blankets and comforters 
  • Opened bags of food
Food Drive & $1 Rides

Benefiting Alameda County Food Bank

Wednesday, June 26 until 5pm

Bring 4 non-perishable food items to receive one Free general admission on June 26

One admission per donation

Admission ticket valid until 5pm on June 26 only

PLUS $1 carnival rides until 5pm

Donations are only accepted until 5pm

Donation List

  • Canned entrees (chilli, ravioli, etc.)
  • Boxed mac & cheese
  • Canned meat and tuna
  • Low-sodium canned soups
Please no food items in glass containers
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Dollar Ride Wednesday
dollar ride

Dollar Ride Wednesday

June 19 and 26, July 3

Enjoy $1 Carnival rides every Wednesday the Fair is open from 1pm to 5pm 

Military
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Military

Military Free General Admission with ID, All day

$3 Food Bites
two dole whips held side by side

$3 Food Bites

June 20 and June 27
Try fabulous Fair food samples for just $3 from 1pm to 5pm

School Tickets

School Ticket

Students K-5th Grade in Alameda County may receive one FREE admission ticket from their school.

Check with your district to see if your school opted-in, then look for the email the district/school sent to all families to claim their free student admission ticket. Follow the special instructions.

Senior Ticket Giveaway

Senior Ticket Giveaway

Pick-up Dates April 1 – May 31
Seniors 62+ may pick up one Free Fair Admission Ticket to use any single day of Fair

Children 5 & Under

First Responders

GA Concert Seats

Pint for a Pass

Pet Food Drive & $1 Rides

Food Drive & $1 Rides

Dollar Ride Wednesdays

Military

$3 Food Bites

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