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Alameda County Fair opens today

Original post made on Jun 23, 2011

A lot has changed since 1912 when the Alameda County Fair made its debut. Horse racing was the staple from the beginning as the idea for holding a county fair on that property came from the businessman who had purchased the Bernal family racetrack. Other features of the first fair also live on, such as the judging of farm stock, fruit preserves and embroidery.

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Posted by Bill
a resident of Danville
on Jun 23, 2011 at 6:25 am

This should be called the Tri-Valley Fair as no one in this area would risk going to the Contra Costa County Fair. This is one of the best and safest County Fairs left in this area. I know people from Modesto and Stockton that bring their family to this fair as theirs has degenerated so much over the years.