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2018 A.V. Fair & Alfalfa Festival Theme Revealed!

We present to you the 80th Annual Antelope Valley Fair & Alfalfa Festival 2018 Theme:

“Holy Cow, We’re 80 Now!”

Themes centered around the Fair’s “80th Anniversary” were narrowed down from 596 entries to a top few. From those few, the Antelope Valley Fair Association Board of Directors selected Ms. Kathleen Densing’s entry, as the winning theme.

Ms. Densing’s theme followed the criteria that each theme submitted consist of 5 words or less centered on the topic of 2018 being the 80th anniversary of the Antelope Valley Fair and Alfalfa Festival. When told her entry won, she exclaimed, “I’m so excited! I spent all day thinking of themes!” When asked how she came up with her winning theme, Densing said, “Oh my gosh, I just thought of everything that rhymes or could work with a cute cartoon character!”

Densing has won the Fair theme contest once before with the 2006 Antelope Valley Fair & Alfalfa Festival theme, “Let the Good Times Grow!”

Ms. Densing will ride in the 2018 AV Fair parade as a VIP, receive two tickets to the AV Fair 2018 Palmdale Auto Mall Concert Series and Rally Kia Arena events, an AV Fair season parking pass, and will be recognized at the annual “Kick-Off” (Volunteer Appreciation) dinner held in July, 2018.

Congratulations A.V. Fair 2018 Theme winner, Kathleen Densing!

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3x the Fun, 3x the Wins, Bingo!

The A.V. Fair has added a 3rd day of Bingo in the Turf Club, T.G.I.F.B. (Thank God It’s Friday Bingo)!!  Starting, Friday night, November 10,  players can enjoy Bingo on WednesDAYS, Thursday NIGHTS, and Friday NIGHTS!

The Turf Club features a full bar and café in a carpeted, spacious room featuring highly visible screens, excellent sound system and indoor smoking area.
See below for more details!

Doors open: 8:30AM
Early Bird: 10:00AM
Regular Bingo: 10:30AM
Free Parking

$25 all you can play Bingo

Early Bird
: $100
Regular Games: $250
Each Special: $300
12 games will be played, plus a winner takes all!

Thursday & Friday NIGHT
Doors open: 4:30PM
Early Bird: 6:00PM
Regular Bingo: 6:30PM
Free Parking

1 pack: $20
2 Packs: $33
3 Packs: $41
Additional Packs: $8

Early Bird
: $100
Regular Games: $300
Each Special: $500
With a Progressive Pick 5!

With more fun and more chances to win, kick start your weekends with T.G.I.F.B!

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Send Us Your Theme Ideas for the 2018 Antelope Valley Fair & Alfalfa Festival

Want to get involved with next year’s AV Fair? Here’s your chance!
It’s that time again where we ask you to submit your theme ideas for the AV Fair & Alfalfa Festival!

To commemorate 80 years, the topic will be “80th Anniversary”!
Slogans must be five words or less to qualify, be specifically related to the subject of the A.V. Fair’s “80th Anniversary”, do not contain “R” Us (trademark infringement), and need not rhyme.

Multiple theme ideas can be submitted per entry in list form, on one sheet of paper, in one E-mail, Fax or envelope and must include complete contact information: Name, address, phone and Email address. All entries are date-stamped as entered. In the case of duplicate entries of the same theme, the entry submitted first will be included in the competition.

DEADLINE to submit entries to the Fair is Friday, October 20, 2017 at 5:00pm!
Entries can only be hand delivered, faxed, mailed or emailed, (no calls please) to:

Address: Antelope Valley Fairgrounds
2551 West Avenue H., Suite 102
Lancaster, CA 93536, ATTN: Trevor
Fax: 661.942.2135, ATTN: Trevor
Email: Trevor@avfair.com

Antelope Valley Fair Association Directors will select the winning entry and the winning theme will be announced on Friday, November 17, 2017.

The winner of the Fair 2018 theme contest will ride in the annual 2018 AV Fair parade as a VIP, receive two tickets to all concerts and arena entertainment, and be invited to the annual kick-off (Volunteer Appreciation) dinner in July.

We can’t wait to hear all your entries!
Good Luck!


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Craft Fair at the A.V. Fairgrounds


Craft Fair is back again at the A.V. Fairgrounds! Come support your local artists and do some holiday shopping!
There, you will find a wide range of items from holiday décor, jewelry, woodwork and more!

Craft Fair will be open Saturday, October 14, 8am-6pm and Sunday, October 15, 8am-5pm.
Admission is FREE
Parking $5

To be a Craft Fair Vendor, go to avfair.com and fill out the application. Deadline is October 6.

After shopping at the Craft Fair, experience the RAM CA Circuit Finals Rodeo on Saturday, October 14 at 7pm and Sunday Matinee, 2pm (Ticket required)

For Rodeo tickets, click HERE
For more Rodeo info, click HERE

See you there!



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RAM PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo is Back at the AV Fairgrounds!

Are you ready for the ultimate showdown?

The RAM PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) California Circuit Finals Rodeo is coming back to the A.V. Fairgrounds October 13, 14 & 15!!

This exciting event showcases the top 12 athletes in seven events: Bareback riding, Bull riding, Saddle bronc riding, Steer Wrestling, Team roping, Tie down roping & Barrel Racing.

Get your CA Circuit Finals Rodeo tickets now by clicking HERE!
And get $10 OFF using the code: rodeo5

10/13 & 10/14: 7pm – Reserved Seats: $25/$30/$35
10/15 Matinee: 2pm (first come, first seated) – $15
Kids 2 yrs. & under: FREE w/ paid adult
Rodeo Box Seats* (6 seats per box): 10/13, 14 & 15: $450 (call 661-948-6060 to purchase)
Parking: $5
*$10 off with code does not apply to box seats

Friday night, October 13, Rodeo
Patriot Night: Wear Red, White & Blue
5pm: Gates Open
7pm: RODEO
After Rodeo: Van Dam Barn Dance

Saturday night, October 14, Rodeo
Ride for the Pink night: Wear Pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness
8am: Gates Open: Craft Fair
7pm: RODEO (Gates open 5pm)
After Rodeo: Van Dam Barn Dance

Sunday, October 15, Matinee
8am: Gates Open: Craft Fair
2pm: RODEO (Matinee)
After Rodeo: Van Dam Barn Dance

All weekend you can look forward to:
– Photos with Miss Rodeo California and Miss Rodeo America
– Troy Lerwill, “The Wild Child”
– Barn Dances! – Music by Jacob Nelson & the Tone Wranglers
– Additional music entertainment: TBA
– Food!
– Shopping!

Come early on Saturday, Oct. 14 (8am-6pm) and Sunday, Oct. 15 (8am-5pm), and shop at our Craft Fair on-site!
Vendor application: Click HERE!

For rodeo info go to cafinalsrodeo.com
For rodeo tickets and Craft Fair info go to avfair.com
Visitors in need of accommodations for the weekend are encouraged to go to: www.destinationlancasterca.org

Get your tickets now and we’ll see you there!



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