About The Fair
After much consideration, Pet Food Express regrets to announce that we have cancelled this year’s Bay Area Pet Fair, originally scheduled to be held September 12 & 13 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.
The annual Bay Area Pet Fair is our largest signature event, and is one of the most dynamic and impactful projects we have the good fortune to host. In 2019 alone, the Bay Area Pet Fair connected more than 2,000 adoptable pets with their new lifelong homes and families, and generated over $150,000 in donations to Bay Area rescues and shelters. Though the primary goal is pet adoption, the Bay Area Pet Fair is always a fun experience for everyone - whether looking to adopt or not - with live entertainment, workshops and demonstrations, vendors, and food trucks.
However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we cannot see a way to hold the event at the scale it demands and deserves while maintaining the health and safety of our community. We are extremely thankful to our vendor-sponsors and rescue partners for supporting us in this difficult decision, and to the Fairgrounds for their flexibility. The safety of our employees, partners and guests is our utmost priority, and we are certain this is the right choice.
We are hopeful that the Bay Area Pet Fair will be back and better than ever in September 2021. Supporting our rescue and shelter partners, helping pets find their new homes, and connecting our incredible Bay Area pet community remain at the forefront of who we are as a company and what we are committed to achieve.
Take care and we look forward to seeing you soon.