Fred and I spent the evening at the Alameda County Fair. We ate fried foods and looked at the exhibits. I think the most interesting exhibit was the displays of collections, anything and everything under the sun; matchbooks, bobbleheads, playbills, 'The Sound of Music' collectibles, etc. I think most deserving of the first prize was the Wayne Newton collection, it even had a limited edition Wayne Newton decanter that was never mass produced (only 24 prototypes exist in the world)!
We also checked out the livestock and small animals, they were so cute! I wanted to buy some chicks and baby geese to take home. Another favorite of mine was a plate of cookies decorated with a California theme - poppy, redwood tree, quail, etc. very creative!