The Alameda County Agricultural Fair Association is a 501(c)3 private, non-profit corporation responsible for producing the annual Alameda County Fair, as well as managing the 267-acre fairgrounds property in Pleasanton.
Throughout the year, Alameda County Fairgrounds hosts more then 300 commercial and private events and operates several onsite properties including the RV Park Campground and the Off Track Betting Facility. The Association is completely self-supporting and receives no funding from tax revenue.
The Fair began in 1859 in downtown Oakland as a floral event and eventually moved to Pleasanton as the first county fair in 1912. Since that time, the Alameda County Fair has continued as an annual event dedicated to celebrating the heritage and diversity of the community. It is ranked among the top 50 Fairs in the U.S. and has won numerous national and international industry awards.The Fairgrounds is also home to the oldest, one-mile horseracing track in America. Built in 1858 by the Bernal family, the track originally operated as a winter training camp for racehorses. In partnership with Oak Tree Racing Association since 2014, horseracing remains one of the Fair’s flagship events.
The mission of the Alameda County Fair Association is to assure the long-term viability of the Alameda County Fairgrounds, present an exceptional annual Fair that celebrates the heritage and diversity of Alameda County, and provide year-round opportunities for facility usage.
The Board is comprised of 21 business & community leaders representing different areas of the county.
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Board meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at the Fairgrounds’ administrative offices located at 4501 Pleasanton Avenue in Pleasanton. The meetings are open to the public.
For more information or to obtain a copy of the agenda, please call 925-426-7600.