Fairgrounds hosts Harvest Festival today

Three day show ends at 5 p.m.

Due to popular demand, the Harvest Festival Art and Craft Show is bringing a spring Hawaiian-themed festival to the Alameda County Fairgrounds this weekend, with the show continuing today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tickets are $7 for adults, $4 for ages 13-17 and children 12 and under are free. Ticket discounts are available.

This year, the show is helping Valley Humane Society raise funds through money collected

from bag sales, parcel checks and $500 from the festival.

To learn more about the vendors and other details, call 415-447-3205 or visit

--Emily West


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Posted by curiousgeorge
a resident of Stoneridge
on Apr 16, 2009 at 9:01 pm

has anyone been to one of these? I'm wondering what they're like.

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Posted by Harriet
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 17, 2009 at 6:19 pm

They will have a Kid Zone.

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Posted by We were there
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 17, 2009 at 7:42 pm

We were there today. The 2 buildings were not quite full. A wide variety of items and talents. I found 2 vendors that suited me and I purchased multiple items from them.

Many vendors were taking credit cards. Nice to know. ATM machine is available.

Food was wicked expensive as usual; the vendors say the fairgrounds take a very high percent so their prices need to be high. Picnic tables were in the shade.

Entertainment was fun and ongoing. Seats were unfortunately in the sun.

Valley Humane Society has shaded tables for free crafts for the kiddos near the entrance. Also near the entrance, the VHS is operating a parcel check if you don't want to take your new purchases completely out to the parking lot. Today we were able to park very close.

I don't think you can be let off at the Yellow Gate and walk through the fairgrounds since it's fenced off. FYI. Parking is the usual $8. Don't be confused by all the cars that will be going in the further north gate for the drop-off recycling program on Saturday.

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Posted by Chris
a resident of Mohr Park
on Apr 19, 2009 at 2:13 pm

Very helpful info, "We were there", thanks!

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