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Cover Story - June 17, 2011

Alameda County Fair -- a Pleasanton tradition since 1912

Two weeks of fun includes new foods and old favorites

by Dolores Fox Ciardelli

A lot has changed since 1912 when the Alameda County Fair made its debut. Horse racing was the staple from the beginning as the idea for holding a county fair on that property came from the businessman who had purchased the Bernal family racetrack. Other features of the first fair also live on, such as the judging of farm stock, fruit preserves and embroidery.

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