Category: The Buzz

Fab Fall Events Offer Great Holiday Gift Shopping
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Fab Fall Events Offer Great Holiday Gift Shopping

If you’ve never been to any of the great fall festivals or events at Alameda County Fairgrounds, I am here to let you in on what is also some of the best unique shopping in the East Bay! Besides the new Lantern Light Festival coming in November, we have fun events happening just about every...

More than just the Fair!
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More than just the Fair!

I’m not sure why they call it Alameda County FAIR-grounds when there are so many different kinds of cool events that happen here throughout the entire year! While it may be best known as home to the Alameda County Fair, the Fairgrounds also plays host to a continuous stream of exclusive shopping, entertainment & special...

The Surprising Lives of people who work here
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The Surprising Lives of people who work here

Have you ever wondered about what people did before they started working at the fair? I had the honor of interviewing three different people and wanted to know where they came from, what type of work they have done in the past and what keeps them coming back. The first person I interviewed was Mickey...

Teen Things At The Fair
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Teen Things At The Fair

No one is ever too cool to enjoy a summer day at the fair! Working here this summer has shown me tons of amazing things the fair has to offer for all ages. As someone who connects with a younger crowd (teens), I wanted to share some of the things you can do: Is there...

Our Marketing Team Shopped the Fair
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Our Marketing Team Shopped the Fair

Who doesn’t love shopping at the Fair?! For all of us who work here, it’s definitely one of the things we look forward to every year. From fun clothes, jewelry & beauty products to crafts, spices, cookware and gadgets, the Fair offers great deals and tons of unique stuff you might not find anywhere else....

Check Out the Fair’s Brand New Sky Ride!
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Check Out the Fair’s Brand New Sky Ride!

Ok, I have to say, as a long time staff member, one of the things I am most excited about this year is the new SKY RIDE! We had heard that it was coming for about a year. But after months and months of not seeing anything, we all wondered if it was actually going...

Staffers’ Guide to Fair Food Classics.
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Staffers’ Guide to Fair Food Classics.

Some Fair foods are as iconic to the the Fair as blue ribbon and carnival rides. The Alameda County Fair team chimes in on the Fair “classics” and share’s the best spots to grab one your favorites as well as the best “classic” way to them. Corn Dog Definition: a frankfurter dipped in cornmeal batter,...

Staff tips for navigating the Fair like a pro!
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Staff tips for navigating the Fair like a pro!

Yay! The 2018 Fair is almost here! But between admission tickets, parking, rides, food, drinks, concerts and shopping, we all know a day at the Fair can add up to big bucks, fast. But have no fear, with a little pre-planning, there so many ways you can save money and do it for less if...

Top 7 Money Saving Hacks for the Fair
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Top 7 Money Saving Hacks for the Fair

We talked to staffers, friends, and neighbors to get their views on the money saving hacks, because we want you to be able to the Fair like we do. We know how to get the most out of the Fair while saving money along the way.   Money Saving Hack #1: Buy tickets in advance...