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