The Alameda County Fair begins its 102nd year tomorrow with $1 admission and rides. The fair will run through July 6.
This year's theme is "Taste the Red, White & Blue" to celebrate the return of the 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular.
The fair has many new additions which include the "Best Seats" concert wristbands given to the first 300 people in line from 2-3 p.m. for the nightly concerts, and the first annual Fair Food SNACKDOWN on June 24 where the fair's food vendors compete to create the tastiest foods.
Also new to the fair is the zip line, high dive show, carne asada contest, LEGO tower building contest and new hypnotist James Kellogg.
In addition, fair favorites will be back such as the horse races, rides, games, contests, exhibits and food.
For more information, visit the Alameda County Fair's website.
Hours: Tuesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Carnival Hours: Tuesdays-Sundays, noon to 11 p.m.
Fridays-Sundays, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Fourth of July: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Admission: Adults (13-61) $8 by June 17, $10 at the gate
Seniors (62+) $6 by June 17, $8 at the gate
Children (6-12) $6 by June 17, $8 at the gate
Children under 6 -- free
Fun Pack -- $30 for 4 general admission tickets, 1 parking pass
Season Pass -- $30
* $1 opening day admission
* $2 Tuesdays (June 24 and July 1)
* Seniors free Thursdays (June 19, 27 and July 3)
* Kids free Fridays (June 20, 27 and July 4)
* Military Appreciation, free fair admission with valid military ID (daily)
* Feed the Need Food Drive, bring 4 non-perishable food items for free admission (June 25)
Special pricing ends at 5 p.m.
Shows: Big O Tires Concert nightly 8 p.m., followed by fireworks and tribute video 9:45 p.m.
July 4 Blues Festival, 1-9 p.m. and Fireworks Spectacular, 9:45 p.m.