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Racing Reservations

Your Day at the Races

Seating and Viewing Options

Welcome to Live Horse Racing at the historic Pleasanton Race Track! Admission to the track is always free with your Fair admission, but we also offer a variety of reserved seating, viewing and dining options for celebrating the day with family, friends, or hosting a special corporate events.

FREE with General Fair Admission

All horse racing guests may enjoy trackside or shaded viewing areas on the ground level and on the third level of the Stella Artois Grandstand, along with access to wagering stations and food & beverage vendors. Watching from the track is included with general Fair admission.

Trackside Terrace Patio Dining

         $65 per person 







  • Reserved, open-air, restaurant-style seating located on the second level
  • Prime view of race track
  • Buffet dining
  • No-host bar
  • Self-service betting kiosks
  • ADA accessible seating
  • Enjoy the entire day of racing from your VIP seat 
  • Opens an hour before the first race and closes after the last race
  • Corporate and large party requests, contact tracksidelounge@alamedacountyfair.com
  • Two seat minimum | on sale now |  join our newsletter for updates and announcements
  • All ticket sales for the upcoming weekend closes on Wednesday before tha weekend
  • Ticket required for every person entering the Lounge

Purchase online up to 24 hours before the reservation; on the day of must purchase onsite at the Terrace (subject to availability). Schedule and prices subject to change

Limited  Availability

For more information or to schedule a tour for a private party, please contact us at tracksidelounge@alamedacountyfair.com. Payment due at time of purchase | Non-refundable. All large parties only email  please!

Sky Lounge

Sky Lounge at the Track


$75 per person | must be age 18 and older

  • Exclusive VIP viewing suite located on the fourth level of the Stella Artois Grandstand
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Spectacular viewing areas overlook the entire race track
  • Buffet dining
  • No-host bar
  • In-suite betting with self-service betting kiosks and Mutuel Tellers
  • Elevator and ADA accessible (please inquire about seating options for the disabled)
  • Enjoy the entire day of racing from your VIP seat 
  • Opens an hour before the first race and closes after the last race
  • Corporate and large party requests, contact tracksidelounge@alamedacountyfair.com
  • Two seat minimum | on sale now | join our newsletter for updates and announcements
  • All ticket sales for the upcoming weekend closes on Wednesday before the weekend
  • Ticket required for every person entering the Lounge

No children ages 17 and under. Casual nice attire please. Purchase online up to 24 hours before the reservation; day of must purchase onsite at the Terrace (subject to availability). Schedule and price subject to change.

Limited  Availability

For more information or to schedule a tour for a private party, please contact us at tracksidelounge@alamedacountyfair.com Payment due at time of purchase | Non-refundable All large parties please only email!

Season Box Seat Holder

  • Reserved, stadium-style seats located on the second level of the Stella Artois Grandstand
  • Prime view of race track and finish line 
  • Includes Fair admission per seat per racing day
  • One daily parking pass
  • Discount at Trackside Terrace Patio Dining
  • Close to self-service betting kiosks
  • Close to bar
  • Corporate and large party requests – contact tracksidelounge@alamedacountyfair.com
  • Boxes go on sale now | join our newsletter for updates and announcements
  • For more information on joining the wait list for open boxes and be first to choose, click here.

Limited Availability

For more information or to schedule a tour for a private party, please contact us at tracksidelounge@alamedacountyfair.com
Payment due at time of purchase | Non-refundable

Brew Fest 

       Saturday, June 18  |  2-5pm

 
  • Enjoy unlimited brew tastings while watching the horse races
  • Check-in opens at 1pm
  • Inside the shaded first floor of the Stella Artois Grandstand
  • Tasting Fest tickets include Fair admission for June 18 if purchased by June 17
  • Tickets on sale in April, limited capacity, buy early to save your spot!
  • Save on Tasting Fest tickets with a Season Pass, learn more

Limited Availability

Purchase a day before the event and Fair Admission is included.

Wine Fest 

       Saturday, July 2  |  2-5pm

 
  • Enjoy unlimited wine tastings from local wineries while watching the horse races
  • Check-in opens at 1pm
  • Inside the shaded first floor of the Stella Artois Grandstand
  • Tasting Fest tickets include Fair admission for June 18 if purchased by June 17
  • Tickets on sale in April, limited capacity, buy early to save your spot!
  • Save on Tasting Fest tickets with a Season Pass, learn more

Limited Availability

Purchase a day before the event and Fair Admission is included.

Box Seat By The Day | A Day At The Races

Tickets On Sale Soon

  • Reserved, stadium-style seats located on the second level of the Stella Artois Grandstand
  • Prime view of race track and finish line
  • Close to self-service betting kiosks
  • Close to bar
  • Shaded
jousting

Imperial Knights Extreme Medieval Stunt Show

Wednesday – Thursday 3pm |  Friday – Sunday 6:30pm

  • An exciting show with games on horseback, jousting, horseback sword fighting and top of the line hand to hand combat with a variety of medieval weapons.
Drone show

Drone Show

Nightly Above the Race Track  |  9:30pm

  • FREE with Fair Admission
  • Prime view of the show 
  • Nightly Show above the Grandstands at 9:30pm (no show on July 4)
  • Watch from any location, best viewing at the Stella Artois Grandstand
Fireworks

Fireworks Spectacular

Friday, July 1  |  9:45pm

  • FREE with Fair Admission
  • Prime view of the show 
  • Comfortable seats on all levels of the Grandstand
  • On July 1, a Fireworks show will follow the nightly Drone Show
  • Watch from any location, best viewing at the Stella Artois Grandstand
  • Note, Fireworks show is July 1; no Fireworks on July 4

Digital Grandstand

The Fair is digital again this year. It is easy and safe. Pre-purchase your tickets, & parking pass online. Use your credit card or mobile device to pay for food and beverages. If you have cash, use one of the many ATMs to transfer your cash to a card that can also be used outside the Fairgrounds.

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