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Racing pigs, funnel cakes and fall: Alameda County Fair returns in time for Halloween 2021

More than two years after the last full summer fair, Alameda County Fairgrounds is once again up and running with rides, food, animals, wine-tasting and, this year, pumpkins. The popular East Bay county fair, which usually takes place mid-summer, started a bit later this year, on Oct. 22, at its regular Pleasanton locale; it runs through Sunday.