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Alameda County Fair parade at 9:30 a.m. today on Main Street

Original post made on Jun 18, 2012

The Alameda County Fair parade will start at 9:30 a.m. today on Main Street, moving from the Amador Valley High School parking lot south to Angela Street where it will turn toward its Fairgrounds destination.

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Posted by Cindy
a resident of Danbury Park
on Jun 18, 2012 at 8:28 am

Yipe! It's time for fair food..4H cake, corn dogs, frozen bananas, cotton candy, Big Bubba's BBQ...ribs, turkey legs, Slurpees, lemonade. This is the best time of year. Love it!

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Posted by Fair Supporter
a resident of Mohr Park
on Jun 19, 2012 at 8:15 am

The people running our Fair are doing a FANTASTIC job! We now have one of the best Fairs in America. Great job on the fireworks shows all 3 Friday nights!

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Posted by Staycee D. Ragon
a resident of Downtown
on Jun 20, 2012 at 7:58 am

What is the parade route on Saturday besides Main street--Anyone-Mike T from Streets can you fill us in?

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Posted by Mike T.
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 20, 2012 at 8:50 am

Staycee -

The parade route starts at Amador Valley High School and travels south on Main Street. It will make a right on West Angela St and then a left into Fair parking.

Mike Tassano
Deputy Director of Community Development, Transportation
(925) 931-5670

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Posted by Bill
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jun 22, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Question to Mike - at what point should the Pleasanton traffic engineering department call the Pleasanton Police, Alameda County Sheriff, California Highway Patrol to ask for help in getting traffic from i680 to the fairground parking lots?

There are so many signal lights on Bernal, none of which are in sequence, that it makes it impossible to move fair going traffic down Bernal let alone make a clear passage for cars to get from i680 unto Bernal.

Obviously I am not going to take the Bernal exit to get home until the fair is over. But what about the people trying to get to the fair? In over 20 years of fairs, I have never seen the type of backup that existed on Bernal/Valley roads as it was on Wednesday.

I think the fair is great. But over the course of a year Bernal and Valley have been "improved?" to the extent that it does not take many cars to start causing back-ups.