Alameda County Fair In Pleasanton California

July 5th, 2011 by Craig Mullins

While there may be “99 Ways to Come Out & Play” this year at the Alameda County Fair, perhaps the most exciting reason – albeit an odd one – is Jungle George’s Exotic Meats & Bugs.

jungle georges alameda county fair

With such items on their menu as smoked alligator ribs, buffalo, elk burgers, frog legs, kangaroo burgers, lion, maggot burgers, python on a stick, raccoon on a stick, rocky mountain oysters, scorpion, venison, and yak, Jungle George’s is a surprise delight to the taste buds.

To top it all off, there are chocolate covered maggots and scorpions, as well as deep fried butter and jelly beans for dessert.

While I can only vouch for what I tried, my favorite of which were the rocky mountain oysters, I highly recommend visiting Jungle George’s for your own culinary walk on the while side.

Don’t worry if you’re not able to make it out to the Alameda County Fair this year to taste the crazy and exotic foods, because you can order pretty much anything you can think of from Exotic Meat Market HERE.

jungle georges rocky mountain oysters

Aside from Jungle George’s Exotic Meats & Bugs, another food highlight of the fair this year is the ‘Gourmet Poppers’ stand, where you can get the absolutely delicious cheeseburger poppers. Deep fried hamburger meat and cheddar cheese – can it get any better?

cheeseburger poppers

cheese burger poppers

If fair food isn’t you’re thing, there are plenty of other attractions to enjoy at the Alameda County Fair, including all the traditional rides and agricultural displays.

potting soil plant bed

vegetable garden

In the months since we purchased the land for Mullins Farms, our interest in outdoor landscaping has grown considerably, so of course the garden displays were of special interest to us this year.

waterfall garden

yellow brick road garden

wildflower pond garden

Promotions & Ticket Locations

99¢ Wacky Wednesdays: June 22, June 29 & July 6 – 99¢ before 3pm and $3.00 after

Seniors FREE Thursdays: June 23, June 30 & July 7 – 62 and up are Free!

Kids FREE Fridays: June 24, July 1 & July 8 – Kids 12 and under are Free!

Fair Food Drive: June 27 – Bring 4 non-perishable food items for Free Fair Admission. In partnership with the Alameda County Community Food Bank.

99¢ Carnival Rides: June 27 Only!

Military Appreciation Day: July 1 – Free Fair Admission for you and a guest with your valid military I.D. Veterans free with proof of service.

alameda county fair rides

WHEN: June 22 through July 10 (closed Tuesdays)
WHERE: Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton 94566; (925) 426-7600

ADMISSION: $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $6 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for children younger than 6
PARKING: $8 to $20

The Daily Schedule, Concert Lineup, information on the Carnival Rides and More can be found on the Alameda County Fair website HERE

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