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Getting Here & Parking

Fairgrounds Information

Parking is discounted if purchased in before June 14, 2024. Tickets may be purchased online, in advance or with a credit card on site. If you forget your card, a reverse ATM is located at 2005 Valley Avenue, Parking Gate 8. Download your ticket on your mobile device or print it to enter at the Parking Gate.

2005 Valley Avenue, Gate 8, Pleasanton, CA 94566 – DIRECTIONS

The Alameda County Fair is located off of the Bernal Ave Exit from the 680 Highway.

Fair Map (see below)

There are three Admission Gates to the Fair for the public that offer car and bike parking:

Green Gate – Known as the “Main” entrance, the Green Gate is located right off of Valley Ave, cross street of Bernal Ave. Enter at Gate 8 ($15).

Red Gate – Red Gate is accessible from the Gate 12 entrance located about a 1/4 mile up on Valley Ave. from Bernal Ave. Enter at Gate 12. ($15)

Yellow Gate – Located at 4501 Pleasanton Ave. off Bernal Ave. Parking is limited. This is the location of Administration Offices. WP Preferred Parking Lot; limited capacity and an additional cost. ($25)

NOTE - Mutuel Tellers for live racing betting located in the Grandstand are cash only. ATM's are in the Grandstand to conveniently pull cash. *Subject to change

BART & Wheels

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Take BART to the East Dublin/Pleasanton Station then catch the WHEELS Route 52 Fair Shuttle bus. 

Wheels Livermore Riders

Livermore residents can also leave their cars at home and catch the bus to go to the Fair. Livermore fairgoers can board any Route 10 bus along East Avenue and Railroad Avenue or board at the Wheels Transit Center located at 2500 Railroad Avenue in Downtown Livermore. Ample free parking is available on the third level at the Livermore Valley Center Parking Garage adjacent to the Transit Center. Riders will need to exit the bus at the corner of Peters Avenue and Rose Avenue and walk approximately four blocks to the Fair’s East Gate entrance on Pleasanton Avenue.

The Tri-Valley Program is another option to get to the Fair. LAVTA Uber & Lyft ride-shares that start and end in Dublin, Pleasanton and Livermore. 

ACE Train

The Pleasanton ACE train station is directly across the street from the Yellow entrance Gate


Bike parking available at the Green, Red & Yellow Gates.


Drop off and Pick up are at the Pleasanton Avenue bus turn around by the Yellow Gate.


To access General Parking at the Fair, follow directions to 2005 Valley Avenue, Gate 8 in Pleasanton.
(Do not follow directions to 4501 Pleasanton Avenue – admin offices.)

Parking Map