County fair breaks attendance record with nearly a half-million fair-goers

Besides downing 91,414 corn dogs, crowds also consumed 1,500 scorpions, 500 pounds of alligator meat

A total of 452,746 fairgoers poured through the gates of the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton during its 18-day run that ended Sunday, setting a new attendance record for the 99th year of the event.

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Posted by Derek Ferguson
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Jul 14, 2011 at 12:37 pm

Congratulations to the Alameda County Fair people for a job well done. I know a number of people stopped attending when they had city/town dedication days. That was when riots and general gang behavior exploded on "Oakland Day" a number of years ago. Water and oil do not mix.

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Posted by Raj
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Jul 14, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Our entire family had a great time!

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Posted by jada Granger
a resident of Danville
on Jul 14, 2011 at 11:19 pm

i concur with Raj and sad they have to do a weapons check but it is necessary since so many have not parented their "spawn" well. Only an idiot would have to carry his manhood to a family fair......guns/knives.

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Posted by Bill
a resident of Danville
on Jul 18, 2011 at 7:20 am

This wonderful fair is the only safe fair left in our area. No one would think of going to the Contra Costa County fair and I have friends from Modesto that come to this fair. The Stanislaus County fair has gone the way of the gang mentality as has the San Juaquin County fair. Hats off to Alameda County for keeping the "Tri Valley Fair" safe and enjoyable for all of us.

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