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Q: Are tickets date sensitive? 

A: No. We only sell one-day tickets this year, and they are not date-sensitive. In this way, visitors don't have to decide specific date of visit prior to purchasing tickets and they may come at their convenience during the event. For example, if you are planning to come Saturday and Sunday together with 2 of your friends, then please purchase total 6 tickets from our ticketing site. Tickets will not show date so you can always change your plan of your visit. 

Q: Do you sell tickets at the gate as well?

A: Yes. Please use the QR code posted at the gate.  If you need assistance, someone will be available there to help you.  

Q: Are pets allowed?

A: No. Alameda County Fairgrounds has a NO PET policy. However, working dogs and service animals are allowed with proper documentation and identification. For questions, please contact the Alameda County Fairgrounds.


Q: What is happening on each day?

A: Friday

Gate opens at 3 p.m.

Competition starts at 4 p.m. (till 11 p.m.*) 

Arts & Crafts Vendors opens at 3 p.m. (till after the intermission)

      Saturday & Sunday

Gate opens at 10 a.m.

Competition starts at 11 a.m. (till 6 p.m.*) 

Arts & Crafts Vendors opens at 10 a.m. (till 6 p.m.)

  * The competition may finish earlier than listed times on each day.  

Q: Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

A: Senior admission (62+) and Military discount tickets will require ID checked at gate. No minimum age requirements.

Q: What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

A: Please visit the Alameda County Fairgrounds for parking information.


Q: What's the refund policy?

A: Tickets are non-refundable.

Q: Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

A: You don't have to print out your tickets but instead you can show the electronic tickets on your device screen at the time of entrance. However, if you prefer to print out your tickets, that is also fine. 

Q: Are there any prohibited items to bring?

A: Yes. Please check following prohibited items before your visit. If you have any questions, please check the Alameda County Fairgrounds' FAQs or contact them.

Weapons of any kind including guns, knives, bats, clubs, or any item or sharp object that could be considered or used as a weapon
Illegal drugs, narcotics
Alcoholic beverages
Marijuana or cannabis products of any kind
Mace or Pepper Spray
Hard shell coolers, ice chests (made of plastic, metal, etc.)
Cans, glass, flasks, thermoses or any hard-sided containers
Large shade umbrellas (small umbrellas or parasols are fine)
Cooking equipment of any kind
Charcoal or flammable liquids
Loose food or food contained in large, catering-style pans, trays, bowls, etc.
Animals (registered service dogs only)
Scooters, bicycles, skateboards, roller skates

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