Alameda County Fair seeking applications for its Youth Advisory Committee

Group provides input on programming, youth-oriented activities, entertainment

Alameda County Fair enthusiasts between ages 14 and 19 are being invited to apply for volunteer positions on the fair's Youth Advisory Committee. The committee is looking for new members to join the group this fall.

The committee provides input to fair management pertaining to programming, including the large animal, small animal and horticulture departments, and on youth oriented entertainment. It also assists with pre-fair activities, such as the Livestock Awards Program and Junior Livestock Auction.

In addition, members will be asked to provide input regarding Exhibit Catalog changes, show scheduling, special contests, arts and crafts, food, art, and technology exhibits.

Meetings are held monthly starting in September and applications will be accepted through Aug. 31. Youth Advisory Group members serve one year terms. Those interested should contact Judy Carrico at 925-426-7504 and can also download applications at under the Be A Part of the Fair tab.


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Posted by Lisa
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 17, 2010 at 11:00 am

When I think of the Alameda County Fair and youth, I think about two incidents I saw. One was two Fair employees dressed in costume as cowboys on horses. They were making inappropriate comments directed at teenage girls. Another, several years back, was a man who operated a mechanical bull. I watched a girl try it, and while she was on it the employee operating the bull made vulgar comments.

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Posted by Fair is no friend of youth
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Aug 24, 2010 at 12:50 pm

The Alameda County Fair continues to exploit the youth in our town that are looking for part-time summer jobs. Last year, many of the positions became "volunteer" positions. This year, they over-hired and even the seasoned teenagers got half the amount of hours at before.

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