Author: Tracy Rogers (Tracy Rogers)

Alameda County Fair’s Rockin’ Hall of Fame
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Alameda County Fair’s Rockin’ Hall of Fame

Everyone knows the Fair puts on great concerts every year, but after rummaging through some old files, even we were surprised to discover some of the big names who have rocked the house in years past! We know many of you out there have been coming to the Fair your whole lives and want to...

Top 10 Ways to Support Your Teen’s First Job
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Top 10 Ways to Support Your Teen’s First Job

By Patti Coonce Create an Expectation That Your Teen Needs to Work Of course, school needs to be the top priority, but do not overlook the value and responsibility of a job. Summer jobs are an excellent way to achieve this without impacting your teen’s school activities. Explain the benefits of a job to your...

Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart
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Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart

*Did you know that the Alameda County Fair uses over 700 volunteers each year?* WHY VOLUNTEER? By Kristen Dean Hi – I’m Kristen Dean, Volunteer Program Coordinator at Alameda County Fair. If you’ve ever thought volunteering at the Fair might be a fun and positive way to give back to the community, let’s talk! We...

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...

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...