Photos: Pig racing at the Alameda County Fair

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The playful, friendly and floppy-eared pigs called Gloucestershire Old Spots, which are native to England, race a small “U” shaped track four times a day during the All-Alaskan Racing Pigs show. The pig races are held four times a day at 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, located at 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton.

Alameda County Fair hours are 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday from June 14-July 7 (July 4 gates close at 3 p.m.), carnival hours noon-close Wednesday and Thursday and 11 a.m.-close Friday to Sunday and July 4, with concerts nightly at 8 p.m. Some of the activities at the fair will include a rodeo, horse racing, monster truck events, a demolition derby, a carnival, fair exhibits, food and drink. Concert performers will include Lifehouse, Sheila E, KISS Revisited – KISS Tribute, Gin Blossoms, Michael Lee, James Garner – Tribute To Johnny Cash, Steely Dan Tribute band Aja Vu, Tommy Castro and Vince Neil.

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