Hundreds of hooves will tromp through the streets of downtown Pleasanton for the final time as the Alameda County Fair hosts the ‘last ride’ of its opening day cattle drive.
The event will feature over 150 large steers parading down Main Street, as well as a procession of cowfolk, fair entertainers and more. The cattle drive begins at 10:30 a.m. on June 14 and will run from the fairgrounds through downtown Pleasanton.
This will be the final opportunity for people to witness a real, live cattle drive through a major urban area.
“We are looking forward to the ‘last ride’ of our opening day cattle drive,” said Angel Moore, vice president of business development. “It has been a wonderful opening celebration, but the Alameda County Fair is always changing and evolving. We want to be able to create new, fun experiences that will keep all our fair-goers excited about attending year after year.”
Some downtown businesses will be giving away free fair tickets while supplies last, and the Museum on Main will provide fun activities for kids. Fair admission is free on opening day until 3pm.
Main Street will be closed during the event, while side streets will implement rolling closures to keep traffic moving.
For more information, visit www.alamedacountyfair.com. Follow the fair’s official Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for additional information, previews, updates, contests and giveaways.