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The 2022 Alameda County Fair will be open from Friday, June 17 to Sunday, July 10 – open Wednesdays through Sundays plus Monday, July 4.
Fair will be open 11am to 11pm daily and from 11am to 8pm on Monday, July 4.
Note: July 4 the parking lots close at 3pm; the entry Gates close at 4pm.
Tickets will go on sale in March. The 2022 Alameda County Fair will be open from Friday, June 17 to Sunday, July 10 – open Wednesdays through Sundays, and Monday, July 4. See the special hours for July 4.
Tickets purchased are valid for any one day of the Fair.
No, there will not be a Will Call booth at the Fair. All tickets will be sold online, including at the Gates. Your digital ticket will scan. Take a screenshot of the QR or add your digital ticket to your Apple Wallet. You may also print your QR code and bring it to the Gate to enter.
Yes, to park on the Fairgrounds, parking must be purchased online, including at the parking Gate. Parking can be purchased by credit card only. Purchase in advance to save time when you arrive.
You are able to purchase parking online ONLY. You may purchase ahead or using your mobile device at the parking Gate. No cash transactions. Save time and pay in advance. VIP parking is not sold in advance, you may only purchase day of if space is available and must use a credit card.
VIP parking is available in the Western Pacific Lot on Pleasanton Avenue at the Yellow Gate every day of Fair, if space permits, and can be purchased by credit card only. Spaces are limited and not guaranteed. You can not purchase it in advance. No large trucks or RVs. The Fair is cashless, all tickets and parking passes must be purchased via your mobile device or at the parking Gate via credit card. VIP parking will not be pre-sold due to space limitations.
Yes, you may park an RV or extra large truck but will need to purchase two parking passes. Any vehicle that requires two parking spaces will need to pay for both spaces. RV and extra large trucks are only able to park in General Parking lots (not permitted in VIP).
Yes, motorcycles can park in the lots, all parking spaces are the same price for vehicles and motorcycles.
Yes! Season Passes and Premium Season Passes (includes parking every day of Fair) are available for purchase now, please visit alameda.saffire.com/p/pages/2022-season-passes
Yes, but using your mobile device. All tickets are sold online. Purchase ahead online or purchase via a mobile device at the Gates. There will be no ticket booths but there will be self service kiosks available as well as an option to scan a QR code and check out on your mobile device.
Yes, active military members, with their military I.D., and veterans, with proof of service, can get FREE general admission – all day, every day of Fair.
Yes, children ages 5 and under get free admission.
Yes! We will have several promotional days this year, watch for our Discounts & Promotions page.
No you are not required to wear a mask. If you are unvaccinated, you are encouraged to wear one indoors.
*Subject to change per the State and County.
Yes, there will be a concert each night of the Fair, except for Monday, July 4. To view the concert line up, visit – https://annual.alamedacountyfair.com/concerts/
Yes, the Sunflower Hill Run will be the first Saturday of the Fair.
Yes! Live Horse Racing returns to the Pleasanton Race Track this summer for another great season of horse racing. For more information on horse racing, please visit – https://annual.alamedacountyfair.com/horse-racing/
Yes! To sign up or register for the competitions, please visit – https://annual.alamedacountyfair.com/competitions/
Please reach out to Judy Fatland at the Viking Agency, she can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply to be a food or commercial vendor for the 2022 Fair, please visit – https://annual.alamedacountyfair.com/join-the-fair/
No, there will not be nightly fireworks. But there will be a nightly Drone Show (except on July 4 when the Fair closes at 8pm) and one Fireworks Show on Friday, July 1 at 9:30pm (no fireworks on July 4)!
Please visit our Fair Employment page for job listings and to apply for a seasonal Fair position – https://annual.alamedacountyfair.com/fair-jobs/
To apply to be a Volunteer, please visit our Volunteers page – https://annual.alamedacountyfair.com/volunteer/
Concerts will be on sale this spring! Visit https://annual.alamedacountyfair.com/concerts/ to watch for our concert line-up.
Yes, Movies return to the concert lawn every night at 6pm (time subject to change, check the schedule before attending).
Yes! Lawn Seating is available every night.
Yes, there will be ADA accessible seating available in each section of the amphitheater. Select the ADA seating option in the respective section you wish to sit and follow the prompts.
Yes, hand stamps are available at each gate for in and out privileges. Parking lots do not have in and out privileges.