August Events

Gem Faire

Date: 08/05/2016 - 08/07/2016
Time: Fri. 12pm - 6pm; Sat. 10am - 5pm; Sun. 10am - 5pm
Presented By: Gem Faire, Inc
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Cost: Adults $7, Child Under 12 free, Seniors $7
Parking: $10
Contact email:
Contact phone: 503-252-8300

Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals and much more at manufacturer's prices. Over 50 exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes. For more info, visit or call (503) 252-8300 or email:

Military Vehicle Preservation Association International Convention

Date: 08/11/2016 - 08/13/2016
Time: Thur. 8am - 5pm; Fri. 8am - 5pm: Sat. 8am - 5pm
Presented By: Military Vehicle Preservation Association
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Parking: $10
Discount: MVPA member discount
Contact email:
Contact phone: 800-365-5798 or 415-

This will be one of the largest gatherings of privately owned, ex-military vehicles in North America. See military bicycles, scooters, motorcycles, jeeps, small and large trucks, armored personnel carriers, tanks, deactivated artillery, boats, and probably helicopters - any era and nation of origin. We expect between 200 and 300 vehicles in three categories: Judged, Display Only, and For Sale. Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Jeep! Meet experts who can answer questions about vehicles and veterans who can describe what it was like to drive or ride in them. There will be a large vendor show featuring vehicle parts, tires, paint, uniforms, field equipment, medals, insignia, radios, and other military collectibles and artifacts. Several seminars are planned to include US Navy Patrol Boat River, Carter jeep carburetors, and 1940s hair and makeup styling. Special displays will include Military Dodges, Internationals, Halftracks, and WWII British Desert Special Forces.

MVPA members normally pre-register military vehicles for display but it is possible for MVPA members OR their guests to register and display a vehicle the morning of the show. There is NO CHARGE for Display Only vehicles. Only MVPA members may enter a vehicle for judging.

A vendor does not have to be a MVPA member. See the website in February 2016 for vendor, registration, and membership information.

Commercial marketers interested in our demographics may sponsor this event. Contact Marketing Committee Chairman John Neuenburg at 415-847-2801 or for more information.

The Military Vehicle Preservation Association is a non-profit Missouri corporation that organizes regional clubs of members dedicated to the acquisition, restoration, preservation, safe operation, public education, and display of historic military transport. Certain activities during this show are for MVPA members only, such as offsite excursions, dinners, and meetings. All interested persons are welcome to join the MVPA - vehicle owner or not. See for convention details and updates starting in February 2016.

The hosting organization is the Military Vehicle Collectors of California, a non-profit California corporation. This is the largest regional historic military vehicle club in North America and one of the oldest. MVCC info can be found at

Northern California Yearling and Horses of Racing Age Sale

Date: 08/16/2016 - 08/16/2016
Time: noon - 6pm
Presented By: California Thoroughbred Breeders Association
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Cost: Free to the Public
Contact email:
Contact phone: 800-573-2822 X243

2016 Northern California Yearling and Horses of Racing Age Sale
Sale to be conducted on Tuesday, August 16 at Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.
Entries for the sale will close on Monday, June 13.

Goodguys 30th West Coast Nationals

Date: 08/26/2016 - 08/28/2016
Time: Fri. 8am - 5pm; Sat. 8am - 5pm; Sun. 8am - 3pm
Presented By: Goodguys Rod and Custom Association
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Cost: Adults $20 Child; $6 under 6 FREE; Military Show valid ID receive $5 off GA
Parking: $10
Contact email:
Contact phone: 925-838-9876

A "bucket list" destination of hot rodders across the country, this year's 30th Anniversary of the Goodguys West Coast Nationals presented by Flowmaster is scheduled to take place the weekend of August 26-28 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, CA and it promises to be better than ever! Festivities for registered participants kick-off on Monday 8/22 with Hot Rod Week - four days of guided tours in and around the Bay Area visiting automotive collections, rod shops and other interesting places! Known as the "Crown Jewel" of all Goodguys events, the West Coast Nationals is the perfect blend of old school traditions and new school trends and it's reflected in over 3,000 of America's finest 1972 & older show-quality hot rods, customs, muscle cars, trucks and classics on display throughout the majestic Alameda County Fairgrounds. This big event also includes over 300 Vendor Exhibits, a huge Swap Meet & Cars 4 Sale Corral, Live Music Entertainment, Nitro Thunderfest Dragster Exhibition, Craft Beer Garden, Nightly Parties, a Model Car Show, Mini Engine Exhibit, a FREE Kids Zone and so much more! And, you don't want to miss the crowning of the 2016 Goodguys America's Most Beautiful Street Rod Award! For complete details and to register your vehicle or purchase tickets, visit Goodguys... Cool Cars, Cool People, Good Times!

Alameda County Fair

4501 Pleasanton Avenue
Pleasanton, California 94566

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