Photos: A Trip to the Alameda County Fair

Last evening, I took a fun family trip to the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton, California. We rode on Balloon Samba (originally from Neverland Ranch), got our ‘pigture’ taken with a racing pig named Bacon Bits, tasted the wonder that is a Deep-Fried Pineapple Upside Down Cake on a Stick, and lots more. A great time was had by all and here are a bunch of photos I took of the experience. The 2012 Alameda County Fair is currently in full swing and will be open until July 8, 2012 (closed Mondays).

Alameda County Fair: Balloon Samba Ride from Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch

With my daughter, I rode on Balloon Samba, a ride from Michael Jackson’s former Neverland Ranch

Alameda County Fair: Corn Dog Sizes at Monster Grill

Corn dogs come in three sizes at Monster Grill

Alameda County Fair: i <3 boobies! Belt

A display of ‘i <3 boobies!’ belts

Alameda County Fair: Corn Cob-Shaped Cakes

Cobs of Fun, Corn Cob-shaped Cupcakes

Alameda County Fair: Bobble Lagoon

Bobble Lagoon, where you can get inside a giant plastic bubble and bobble in a pool of water (the ‘lagoon’)

Alameda County Fair: Guy with a Giant Neon Gorilla Prize

I saw a guy and his giant neon gorilla prize

Alameda County Fair: Rick Springfield

Rick Springfield

Alameda County Fair: Getting Our Pigture Taken with Bacon Bits

My daughter and I posed with Bacon Bits, a young racing pig, in the ‘Pigture Studio’
photo by Ken Dashner

Alameda County Fair: Rusty Trying the Deep-Fried Pineapple Upside Down Cake on a Stick

Finally, this is me taste-testing the Deep-Fried Pineapple Upside Down Cake from the Cardinali concession stand (they are the same folks who created the Deep-Fried Watermelon on a Stick).
photo by Ken Dashner

Additional images from my visit to the Alameda County Fair can be found on my Flickr account.

photos by Rusty Blazenhoff unless otherwise noted

Rusty Blazenhoff
Rusty Blazenhoff