Welcome to the AV Fair & Event Center’s Official Blog!
Here you will find the latest and greatest news happening at the Fairgrounds!

Win Unlimited Carnival Rides Wristbands?!

“I can WIN UNLIMITED Carnival rides wristbands?!?”
It’s TRUE!

The AV Fair is giving away Two (2) Unlimited Carnival Rides Wristbands (a $70 value), valid any one (1) day during Fair (8/18-8/27)!!

How to win:
LOOK for the PROMO CODE on the A.V. Fair flyer in your Valpak mailer (7/5 thru 7/10/2017)
GO to avfair.com, and click the ‘Win Wristbands’ panel on our home page
ENTER the promo code found on the A.V. Fair flyer
ACCEPT Terms and Conditions
SUBMIT your form
SAVE the original A.V. flyer (you’ll need it if you win to redeem for wristbands!)

You have until July 31st to enter the promotion. On August 1st, fifty (50) winners (1 pair of wristbands each) will be randomly selected and emailed.

– Only one (1) email per entry
– Must be 18 and older to enter
– Must bring original AV Fair flyer from Valpak Mailer to claim prize

Click here for contest details

And don’t forget to purchase your AV Fair Pre-Sale DAILY $7 Admission ticket, or AV Fair SEASON $15 Admission Pass here!

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AV Fair Backstage Blowout is Back!

What is Backstage Blowout?
The A.V. Fair is giving you and a guest, a chance for a VIP Palmdale Auto Mall Concert Series experience!

You could win:
– Two (2) Backstage Passes for a Meet & Greet with the artist* (Bring your own camera!)
– Two (2) Gold Circle tickets ($160 value)** to the performance
– Dinner for two on the Antelope Valley Fair Association Director’s Patio before the concert
– 1 VIP Parking pass (Lot A) on the performance date to ONE of the following Palmdale Auto Mall Concerts:

  • Friday, 8/19, Cameo with Special Guest The S.O.S. Band at 7:30pm
  • Sunday, 8/21, La Arrolladora Banda El Limon and Banda Machos, co-sponsored by Vallarta Supermarkets, at 7:00pm
  • Monday, 8/22, Cole Swindell and Special Guests Williams & Ree (comedy team) at 7:30pm
  • Tuesday, 8/23, Gabriel Iglesias “FluffyMania: 20 Years of Comedy Tour” at 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, 8/24, Jon Pardi and Eli Young Band at 7:30pm

* Meet & Greets with performers could be cancelled at the last minute due to schedule or management changes.
** La Arrolladora Banda El Limon reserved, Gold Circle concert tickets are $50 each, total value for each pair is $100

How to enter:

Read the A.V. Fair Backstage Blowout Official Rules here.
Then, every Thursday, starting July 6th to August 3rd, a concert will be posted on our Facebook page: Facebook.com/AVFairgrounds. (See Schedule Below). You will have one week to click the LIKE icon on one of the concerts that you would like to win Backstage Blowout Passes for and you’re automatically entered into the contest!

Backstage Blowout Contest Dates:

  • July 6th 12:00pm – Cameo with Special Guest, The S.O.S. Band (8/18)
  • July 13th 12:00pm – La Arrolladora Banda El Limon and Banda Machos (8/20)
  • July 20th 12:00pm – Cole Swindell and Special Guest Williams & Ree (8/21)
  • July 27th 12:00pm – Gabriel Iglesias FluffyMania: 20 Years of Comedy Tour (8/22)
  • August 3rd 12:00pm – Jon Pardi & Eli Young Band (8/23)

After one week, three (3) winners will be randomly selected for each concert and announced the following Thursday from when the initial concert was posted.

Good luck and be a pal, share this Backstage Blowout contest with your friends!

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AV Fair & Alfalfa Festival 2017

If you’ve been keeping up with our social media, then awesome, you know our A.V. Fair theme this year is “Cele-grape-tion!”  But there’s a ton of other stuff to know so welcome to our one stop shop blog for all Fair news! Are you ready? Let’s recap!

Save the Date(s): 79th Annual Antelope Valley Fair, August 18-27, 2017.  Opens at 4pm daily!
You can find the full schedule here.

We have SO many great deals going on pre-Fair! Trust me, you can save A LOT of $ buying your tickets EARLY!

PRE-SALE ADMISSION:  Go to avfair.com to BUY Pre-sale $7 DAILY Admission tickets NOW, but only till 8/17!


You can buy Pre-sale $7 DAILY Admission tickets at A.V. Albertsons/Vons in Palmdale and Lancaster, and CASH-only at Vallarta Supermarkets 7/28 thru 8/17.

But wait, it gets better!

SAVE even more with the NEW! $15 A.V. Fair SEASON Admission Pass (until 7/16)!! That’s 10 days of Fair for less than the price of 2 days!!

Kids 5 & under are free with paid adult.
You can find admission pricing here.

Special Days:

Opening Day, Friday, 8/18, 4-5pm only, FREE ADMISSION & PARKING!!

Monday, 8/21, Kids Day(11 and under), 4pm:  FREE ADMISSION

Monday, 8/21, Seniors(62+) & Special-Needs Citizens (and 1 caregiver) Day:  FREE ADMISSION, Parking (2-4pm only) and lunch (2-3pm while supplies last!)

Wednesday, 8/23, Grace Resources’ Canned Food Drive:  Bring 5 cans of food to the Fair between 4-6pm only, and get a FREE admission ticket and 1 carnival ride pass!

Thursday, 8/24, Lancaster Rotary Book Drive: Bring 1 new, or 3 gently used elementary level books to the Fair between 4-6pm only, and get a FREE admission ticket and 1 carnival ride pass!

Thursday, 8/24, is also Military Appreciation Day!  FREE ADMISSION for all military and their dependents with military I.D.s

You can find the full list and details of Special Days here.

Rides & Games:

Discount ticket packages for rides and games at the Fair, and Pre-sale $20 unlimited carnival rides wristbands are on sale now! Yes, UNLIMITED rides! Wristbands are valid for all ages, for any one day of fair (except Saturdays, 8/19 and 8/26). Restrictions apply. Note: Carnival ride wristbands do not include admission into the Fair.

Unlimited wristbands will be on sale at the A.V. Fair cart at A.V. Mall 7/17-8/17 or A.V. Albertsons/Vons in Palmdale and Lancaster and cash only at Vallarta Supermarkets 7/28-8/17.

You can purchase ride ticket packages here.

Palmdale Auto Mall Concert Series (www.palmdaleautomall.com)

Tickets are on sale for the following shows: Cameo with special guest, The S.O.S. Band (8/18), The Doobie Brothers (8/19), La Arrolladora Banda El Limon (8/20), Cole Swindell and special guests the comedy team of Williams & Ree (8/21), Standing Room Only (SRO) for the Gabriel Iglesias Fluffymania: 20 Years of Comedy Tour (8/22), and Jon Pardi with Eli Young Band (8/23).
BUY tickets here.

Rally Kia Arena Events (www.rallykia.com)

Get ready for some thrilling motorized event competitions including: Figure 8 Race (8/24), sponsored by Cullen Insurance, The TRAXXAS Monster Truck Destruction Show (8/25), Rural Olympics & Fireworks (8/26), sponsored by Learn4Life, and Demolition Derby (8/27), also sponsored by Cullen Insurance. Figure 8 Race and Rural Olympics events are free with paid Fair admission.  There are no free grandstand seats for the TRAXXAS Monster Truck Destruction Show and Demolition Derby require a ticket which can be purchased here.
Get the full schedule of Rally Kia Arena Events here.

Hope this was a big help! If it was, be sure to let us know by leaving a comment below or let us know what else you’d like to see on our blog. Or if you have any questions, feel free to ask on any of the AV Fairgrounds’ social media listed below, and we’ll get back to you pronto!

As we get closer to fair, more news, chances to win tickets, and other special announcements will be made, so be sure check back for all the fun stuff coming your way!

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