Ticket Alert: Alameda County Fair in June, July (2022) - 510 Families
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Ticket Alert: Alameda County Fair in June, July (2022)

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 2022, the Alameda County Fair runs from Wednesday to Sunday from June 17 through July 10. Hours are 11 to 11 on Wednesday to Sunday (Repeat: Weekdays that are NOT Monday or Tuesday except Monday, July 4).

Family-friendly highlights of the Alameda County Fair:

  • Carnival games run the entire time. Slides and rides do get HOT.
  • Each night, a different kid-friendly movie is scheduled at 6 pm on the concert lawn. I don’t know how they’re planning to do it when it won’t be dark yet, but that’s what they tell me. Check the schedule here >
  • Each night a different concert is scheduled for 8 pm. Concert tickets include fair admission, but not necessarily vice versa. It’s a lot of throwback shows.
  • At 9:30 pm, once the kids are good and exhausted, there’s a nighttime drone light show over the grandstand.

Things to do with kids at the Alameda County Fair

Bunnies at Alameda County Fair

Alameda County Fair rides


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Plan your visit to the 2022 Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton

Admission and Ride Fees

While pre-purchase isn’t required, it will simplify your day. Purchase admission tickets separately or add on wristband access (rides) or concert tickets at the same time. Pre-buy your tickets to sorta save $2/$3 at the gate.

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

Alameda County Fair Discounts & Deals

Going to the Fair is not cheap for a family! Single-day tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for children, however, if you will go more than three times, consider a season pass: $45 to go every day that the Fair is open.

  • Every day, CHILDREN 5 & UNDER ARE FREE to enter, but will still need to pay for rides.
  • June 17, Opening Day. Free admission before 3 pm.
  • June 19, Father’s Day. Dads enter free before 3 pm.
  • June 22, Pet Food Drive. Free admission AND $1 rides when you bring needed pet supplies.
  • June 29, Food Drive. Free admission AND $1 rides when you bring needed food donations.
  • July 4, First Responder Day. First responders enter free before 3 pm.
  • July 6, Dollar Rides. $1 rides until 5 pm.
  • Elementary Schools in the county have also given out discount codes (I don’t have any for you, but ask your principal)
  • See all the specifics on these deals, especially the approved donations list.

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.


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Parking fees: General Parking $14.


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8 thoughts on “Ticket Alert: Alameda County Fair in June, July (2022)”

  1. You might want to double check the hours listed for Wednesday through Friday. Why do you say they don’t open until 3 PM?

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