Author: Kristin LaPorte (Kristin LaPorte)

The Inside Scoop to Betting on Live Races
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The Inside Scoop to Betting on Live Races

Independence Day marks the start of the last week of live racing at the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton. You won’t see thoroughbreds or any other breed zipping across our one-mile dirt oval until they resume training in May of 2020, so if you want to catch some live racing in the Stella Artois Grandstand,...

What’s New At the 2019 Alameda County Fair?
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What’s New At the 2019 Alameda County Fair?

By Judy Carrico Each year we get asked: “What’s new at the Fair?” To help answer that question – keep reading! Annually, our staff does an extensive review following the fair. The staff reviews survey responses, customer comments we receive during the Fair, social media comments and general observations we make during the Fair. We...

Big Doings in the Stella Artois Grandstand
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Big Doings in the Stella Artois Grandstand

By Lucky Kalanges In addition to the Tasting Festivals (see my previous blog) being relocated to the Stella Artois Grandstand this year, we’ve got two massive developments to report here in our humble Fair blog. First, the general public – that means you and me – can now take in a day at the races...

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...