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Alameda County Fairgrounds

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Pig racing at the Alameda County Fair

The Alameda County Fairgrounds is a 270-acre (1.1 km2) facility located in Pleasanton, California. It is home to the annual Alameda County Fair as well as numerous trade shows and community events. Its racetrack was built in 1858, making it the oldest one-mile (1.6 km) horse racing track in America. There is a 3,000 seat amphitheater, as well as a 9-hole golf course located within the track's infield.

The Alameda County Central Railroad Society has maintained a model train exhibit at the fairgrounds since 1959, which has grown to two 15 foot by 100 foot layouts in O scale and HO scale.[1]


Notable events

Besides the annual fair, events regularly held at the fairgrounds include:

  • The Dublin Pleasanton Science Fun Fair, an annual event featuring over 6 science fair projects from the students of 16 elementary schools in Pleasanton and Dublin, California;
  • The Scottish Highland Gathering and Games, an event which dates back to the 1860s and is the largest two-day Scottish gathering in North America[2]
  • Several annual automobile shows managed by the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association

See also

  • Amador Pavilion


  1. Paul Burgarino (June 24, 2003). "Fair's model train show pulls in crowds". Oakland Tribune. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4176/is_20030624/ai_n14552023. Retrieved 2008-07-24. 
  2. {{cite news
    | author = Lea Blevins
    | title = Athletes throw weight around at Scottish games
    | url = http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4176/is_20070902/ai_n19501547
    | work = Oakland Tribune
    | date = September 2, 2007
    | accessdate = 2008-07-24

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