Ticket Alert: Alameda County Fair in October (2021) - 510 Families
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Ticket Alert: Alameda County Fair in October (2021)

The Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton is a traditional fair with carnival rides and games; award-winning quilts and pigs; and booths offering treats like funnel cakes and deep-fried pickles.

In 2021, it runs from October 22 through October 31. Hours are 10 to 10 on weekends and 3 pm to 10 pm on weekdays.

Carnival games run the entire time, each night a different concert is scheduled for 8 pm. This October fair is a rare chance to have all the fun without being crazy hot the entire time.

The final day of the fair, Halloween, kicks off with an ages 2+ fun run through the carnival grounds before the fair opens. Find out more about the Halloween Spirit Run.

Things to do with kids at the Alameda County Fair

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Plan your visit to the 2021 Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton

Admission and Ride Fees

While pre-purchase isn’t required, it will simplify your day. This year, tickets will be sold by the day and capacity will be limited. Rather than penalize same-day purchases, advanced purchase tickets also get you an unspecified reward (and gate purchase tickets do not). Pre-buy your tickets to sorta save $2/$3 at the gate.

Admission prices get you in the gate, but you’ll need tickets or wristbands to get on the rides. Double-check prices here and pre-book if you can.

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At this time, we don’t know of any discounts or savings deals. We’ll let you know if that changes.

Getting to the Alameda County Fair

Location: 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton
To BART: Take BART to the Dublin/Pleasanton Station then catch the WHEELS Fair Shuttle (Route 52) to the Fairgrounds — all day, every day of the Fair, until closing.

Parking fees: General Parking is FREE Monday – Friday and $15 on the weekends.

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