The Alameda County Fair is dedicated to serving those in the Tri-Valley and beyond.

The fair worked with Ticket to Dream to offer free tickets to foster children. A total of 3,224 tickets were donated, allowing local children the chance to experience a joyful day at the Fair. The Foster Kids Clothing Drive, sponsored by Mattress Firm, received donations from 6,736 people.

The inaugural Pet Food Drive to benefit Valley Humane Society brought in 19,813 pounds of pet food donations, filling VHS’s AniMeals shed and donating to other animal care groups.

The fair partnered with the Alameda County Community Food Bank for its annual Feed the Need food drive, collecting enough food for 22,500 meals.

The fair issued 6,432 complimentary tickets to military members, and 1,011 complimentary tickets for first responders.

The 6th annual “Summer Learning Fun” provided 113,730 free tickets to students across Alameda County.

Non-profit groups fundraised through the fair’s non-profit ticket sales program, allowing groups such as East Oakland Youth Development, Scouts, school bands, and churches to sell discounted advance-purchase admission and keep a portion of the total sales.

The fair joined with George Mark Children’s House, to bring fair entertainers, games, and more to critically and terminally ill children.

“The Alameda County Fair has always been committed to serving our community,” said Angel Moore, VP of Business Development. “We are delighted to be able to partner with so many wonderful organizations to offer free admission to the fair, fundraising opportunities, volunteer services, and much needed charity drives.”