Category: The Buzz

The Farm
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The Farm

We’re building a Farm! A state of the art urban farm. Right here on the grounds. When you google the word “farm” you are immediately transported back in time to open space, red and white barns and the reliable green tractor in the field. And while this is a huge part of our Agricultural footprint...

Two Counties Join Forces to Make Bikes for Kids
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Two Counties Join Forces to Make Bikes for Kids

ANNUAL KIDS BIKE LANE BIG BIKE BUILD Twas the first Saturday in December, And all through the grounds, The only thing to be heard, Were bike building sounds… This year, as they have for the past 6 years, The Alameda County Fairgrounds has donated a location for the Annual Kids Bike Lane Big Bike Build...

Do YOU do Fair on a Budget?
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Do YOU do Fair on a Budget?

Road to Savings – 2020 Fair Sunny days, summer nights, food, shopping, carnival rides, concerts, horse racing, entertainment, do you miss it? We are now officially on the Road to Summer 2020! Fair returns June 19 through July 12, 2020. Working in Marketing, I am often asked how to find the best deal of the Fair...

New Light Show Premiers November 29, 2019
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New Light Show Premiers November 29, 2019

Up until last year I had never experienced or even imagined the craftsmanship and beauty Chinese Lanterns could have to offer. I am by nature a visual person so the colors, shapes, scale, and presentation of these sculptures was a veritable feast for my eyes. With last year’s show moving to Vallejo we wanted to...

Breeders’ Cup Week is Here!
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Breeders’ Cup Week is Here!

For horseplayers, the Breeders’ Cup is one weekend you have to clear the deck of any and all distractions. There’s too much money at stake and you can’t afford to miss on any of your strongest opinions. You want to have your seat picked out and your past performances spread in front of you so you can...

I Want my Mommy!
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I Want my Mommy!

My daughter begged me for 3 years in a row to go to Pirates of Emerson Haunted Themed Park. Every year I said “No, you are too young”. But this year she finally reached that magical age where she was ready to face her fears, literally. On we went and had an unforgettable time screaming...

The Birds and the Bees…a Pollination Conversation
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The Birds and the Bees…a Pollination Conversation

Let’s talk pollination…on a small garden scale. The first year I started gardening I noticed my zucchini would start to grow but then get brown on the end and fall off. I was so confused and oh-so sad! Zucchini are supposed to be one of the easiest things to grow! As many a beginning gardener...

Summers over…now what?
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Summers over…now what?

Seasonal Gardening Tips for Beginners As the days get shorter and temperature gets colder, most of us don’t think about our garden as much. But with the Bay Area’s amazing year-round growing climate, winter is no reason to put your green thumb to bed! From beets, broccoli and brussels sprouts to kale, garlic, spinach and...

“The Last Ride” from the Person Who Made it Happen!
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“The Last Ride” from the Person Who Made it Happen!

          The “Last Ride” Cattle drive was so special for many reasons.  It gave me an opportunity to meet several leaders of the community, riders and steer owners, KAT Country radio station DJ’s, a Rowell Ranch Rodeo Queen and even a Posse. I describe this event as a giant puzzle with...

Selfies Selfies Selfies
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Selfies Selfies Selfies

Selfies Selfies Selfies!! In today’s world it is all about the social media. We are constantly on the lookout for photo opportunities to post on Instagram for friends and family to see. Working at the Fair I get to see a lot of what goes into making the Fair look “Pretty” for our thousands of...

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