I've never been a big Three Stooges fan, but I loved this collection by Don Baird of Livermore.
Three Stooges Beer and 3D comic book.
Patrick Perez of Martinez collects pins from Hard Rock Cafes around the world.
Grateful Dead memorabilia, collected by David Correa of San Leandro. This one took first place in the "Hobby Collection - Other" category.
"Thank You, Jerry."
Tom Jacobs of Pleasanton collected this Johnny Cash memorabilia.
For all you Kingston Trio fans out there.
"Mickey Mouse Ear Hats: Celebrating 60 Years of Iconic Ears." Erin McKinney of Concord took first place in the "Cartoon Characters" category. She gets bonus points for a rhyming title.
Mickey Sorcerer collection by Rosalie Zahn of San Leandro.
Maybe they should have a whole category just for Mickey Mouse. This collection is by Marla Ishihara of Newark (Calif.).
Stephen Ysmael of Concord collects Goofy figures.
Peter Pan collection.
Mr. Potato Head characters collected by Marian Andrews of Union City.
First place in the "Movie and TV Stars" category: Home Movie Entertainment collection by Nick Malman of Livermore.
Stephen Twomey of Pleasanton collects Marilyn Monroe memorabilia.
The Hobby section also featured entries in the Youth Division, where the categories are based on age. The Peanuts Gang by Abigail Sargis won in the category for 12- to 14-year-olds. Rubber Ducks by Kyle Bunn won among 9- to 11-year-olds.
Antique and vintage cameras (1914-1988) collected by Emily Appleby of San Leandro. This collection took first place in the category for 15- to 17-year-olds.
Cameras by Bell & Howell, Polaroid and Kodak.
From the "Vintage" category, History of Snap On Tools, 1923-1930, by Sandy Figuers of Livermore.
Vintage radios collected by Celeste Hales of Hayward.
Radios of Yesterday, collected by Marjorie Laverty of Oakland.
Vintage Clocks collected by Connie Benson of Hayward.
First place in the "Toys" category went to Brent Johnson of Discovery Bay for this Pez collection.
This Coca Cola collection filled two display cases.
Tom Ferreira of Hayward collected these Pepsi mementos.
Wooden nutcrackers, collected by Loretta Springer of San Martin.
Hopi Kachina dolls.
Comic book collection by Brian Johnson of Castro Valley.
Little Golden Books.
Dachshunds, collected by Dodie Gross of Pleasanton.
Glass Ducks collected by David G. Rogers of Castro Valley.
Hippos collected by Ashley Texeira of San Ramon.
Mushroom items collected by Jaime Chavarria of Hayward.
Santa Clara Valley Carvers Club.
Ken Morgan of the Tri-Valley Wood Carvers Club works on a project.
The hobby collections are just a small part of the fair. Here's an outdoor art gallery.
Antique printing press.
The Alameda County Central Railroad Society has maintained this permanent model railroad exhibit at the fairgrounds since 1959.
The exhibit has two layouts, O-scale and HO-scale, each measuring 15 by 100 feet.
Youth Fine Arts & Crafts: "Flames of Hurt" by 8th graders Saniya Manocha and Alex McMillan won "Best of Show" and "Best of Class" awards.