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County fair wraps up Sunday

Original post made on Jul 17, 2009

The Alameda County Fair's 2009 slogan is "Come out and Play," and visitors have lived up to that credo. This summer, more than in past years, the fair, which began July 1 and wraps up its run this Sunday, has seen a dramatic increase in attendance. In the first five days alone, the fair saw more than 140,000 come through the turnstyles.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, July 17, 2009, 7:55 AM

Comments (5)

Posted by Rick, a resident of Parkside
on Jul 17, 2009 at 9:40 am

$2.00 Tuesdays - Great Idea and we loved it.

Hope that continues every year :-)

Posted by unclehomerr.., a resident of Downtown
on Jul 17, 2009 at 4:19 pm

They also could do... $2.00 every day before noon and still be ahead! People would jam the gates to get in early and stay for lunch.. maybe dinner.. horseracing.. and early concerts. They'd make lots more than gate revenue in betting, food sales, and more people strolling the commercial buildings.

But, the best deal.. and possibly the poorest promoted... was the $30 online only Run Of The Fair Pass. Get it early next year..


Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 17, 2009 at 6:21 pm

I did not know about the 2 dollar tuesdays, but we went on a saturday and had lots of fun. This fair is awesome!

Posted by, a resident of Downtown
on Jul 18, 2009 at 6:14 am

Great fair, Great time! I would like to commend the CEO of the fair, Rick Pickering & his staff for a job well done.

Posted by Lisa, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 19, 2009 at 1:57 pm

Does anyone know when the plant auction is being held? They sell the plants from the garden displays every year and I can't seem to find information about it this year.

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