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By Patricia Manzi | Broker in Pleasanton, CA

Pleasanton, California - Alameda County Fair Starts July 1st~!

The Alameda County Fair is coming to the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton,CA .   July 1 - 19, 2009! 

Here is a sampling of some of the events being held this year at the Fair:

Pig Races
The only place to see the ever popular pig races, they are a fair favorite and the most taken picture at the Fair!

This is one spectacular show with a long grand finale that can't be missed. July 3rd at 9:15pm.

Fun Rides
Grand Carousel, Himalaya, Cyclone, Wacky Worm, Fun Mardi Gras, Orient Express are ridden over and over again by the thrill seekers

Live Horse Racing
Nothing beats the crowd cheering when a favorite wins at break neck speed on the Oldest One-Mile Race Track in America.

Fourth of July
It's a day long BBQ with “picnic-ers” staking out their location in the early morning light. This is the best way to celebrate Independence Day!

Make It, Take It, Bake It and Grow It Check out the Best In Show blue ribbon winners from the many competitive exhibit entries. This is competition at its best!

The Weinerschnitzel National
Hot Dog Eating Chili Relay

Guarenteed to garner lots of laughs and some full stomachs.

Live Roller Derby
Rough, tough, full contact competition, mixing trash-talkin' attitude, showmanship and wipeouts

Kids Park
Fido 500 Dog Races, Jest in Time Circus, Pets Overboard Show, Pony Rides and Kiddy Rides.

Military Appreciation Weekend: July 3-5 Free fair admission for you and a guest with your valid military I.D. Veterans free with proof of service

The BBQ Pork Rib and Chicken cook-off. Come and compete with your best ribs!

$2 Tuesdays: July 7&July 14
Admission is only $2!

Seniors Free Wednesdays: July 1, 8&15
62 and up receive free admission!

Kids Free Fridays: July 3, 10 & 17
Kids 12 and under receive free admission!

Fair Hours
Closed Mondays
Tues. - Thurs. 11am - 10pm
Fri. - Sun. 10am - 10pm
July 4th - 10am - 9pm


Carnival Hours
12pm - 'til closing

For more information and details about any of the above events, go to www.AlamedaCountyFair.com.

See you at the Fair!

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