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.
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.
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.