We're crossing our fingers that it doesn't rain this Sunday (April 2). We always have a good time at the Alameda Antique Faire. We don't always find something to buy, but that's not that important. It's fun to go and spot new trends, get inspiration -- and, of course, people-watch, and make up stories about what they're going to do with the really bizarre item they're carrying around. You never know what you'll see. One month just about every other booth had great mid-century furniture. The Faire began in 1998 with 250 booths and an attendance of about 3,300 antique shoppers. It's now grown to 800 booths and sometimes over 10,000 customers. So bring your water, your small bills, your walking shoes, and, with any luck, your sunblock. Alameda Point Antiques and Collectibles Faire Former Alameda Naval Air Station Alameda, CA First Sunday of the Month 9:00 am-3:00 pm: $5 7:30 am-9:00 am: $10 6:00 am-7:30 am: $15 website *Please note: The Faire is adjacent to a National Wildlife Refuge, so no pets are allowed. 02.08 Update: Please see our new, revised post here.