Fair Safety and Rules

Entry Policy at the Alameda County Fair
Entry Policy at the Alameda County Fair

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.
  • Registered service dogs are the only animals permitted on Fairgrounds property and must remain under the owner’s control at all times. Comfort animals and pets are not allowed.
  • Smoking is prohibited on the Fairgrounds except in designated areas. This includes the use of electronic cigarettes and vaporizers.
  • Cannabis products in any form are not permitted on the property.
  • Guns, knives, Mace/pepper spray, or any items that could be considered or used as weapons, are strictly prohibited. Security screenings are conducted at the entrance gates.
  • Alcoholic beverages, narcotics and illegal substances are prohibited, as is behavior indicative of alcohol or substance impairment.
  • Glass bottles, cans and flasks may not be brought on to the property.
  • Guests may bring prepared food contained in a soft-sided cooler or insulated bag into the Fairgrounds (16”x16”x8” maximum.) Loose or catered-style food is not permitted.
  • Grills, charcoal and flammable liquids are prohibited on the grounds, as are hard shell ice chests/coolers, tents, tables and large shade umbrellas.
  • Personal fireworks or firecrackers are not permitted on site.
  • Bicycles, skateboards, scooters, skates/rollerblades and Segways are not allowed on the property.
  • 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.)
  • Any act defined by federal, state, or local statute or ordinances as constituting a crime including damage, destruction, vandalism, or theft, is prohibited and may be prosecuted.
  • Disorderly or disruptive conduct or any activity that could result in physical harm to person or property is grounds for removal from the property.
  • 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.