Fair Hours/Admission/Box Office
77th Annual Antelope Valley Fair & Alfalfa Festival
August 21 - August 30, 2015
2551 West Avenue H. Ste 102, Lancaster, CA 93536.
Tickets sold in Fair Administration office until August.
FAIR HOURS August 21 to August 30:
8/21 4pm - Midnight
8/22- 8/23 2pm - Midnight
8/24 - 8/28 4pm – Midnight (8/24:opens 2pm for Seniors/Special Needs citizens)
8/25 4pm-Midnight (Military Appreciation day: Admission is free for active/retired military and their dependants w/I.D.s
8/29 2pm - Midnight
8/30 2pm - 11pm
8/21- 8/30/15: NO entry to the Fair 1 hour prior to close.
GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET PRICES 8/21-8/30:
Adults (12+) $10 (Pre-Fair to 8/20: $7*)
Juniors (6-11) $8 (Pre-Fair to 8/20: $7*)
Children under 6 FREE with paid adult
Seniors (62+) $8 (Pre-Fair to 8/20: $7*)
10% service charge added to each ticket price
PRE-Fair General Admission ticket sales dates to be announced soon!
Click HERE for Ticket Order Form
Click HERE for Fair photos
Friday, August 21: 1 Free Parking and Admission from 4-5pm
Saturdays, August 22 & August 29: Rotary Club of Lancaster Book Drive
Donate 1 New Book or 3 Gently used elementary level books to get 1 Free Admission and 1 Ride pass from 2-4pm.
Sundays, August 23 & August 30: Grace Resource Center Canned Food Drive
Donate 5 Cans per person and receive 1 Free Admission and 1 Ride pass from 2-4pm.
Monday, August 24: FREE admission for Kids (11& under), Seniors (62+), and Special-Needs citizens Day and 1 Caregiver. Fair opens at 2pm for Seniors/Special-Needs citizens. Free lunch served 2-3:30pm while supplies last.
Thursday, August 27: Military Appreciation Day at the Figure 8 Race
Free Admission for all Active and Retired Military and dependents with ID or DD214s. Special Tribute to all military in Arena at 7:30pm before the Figure 8 Races.
Palmdale Auto Mall Concert Series
Palmdale Auto Mall* 2015 Concert Series TICKETS
Date Act Gold Front Back Standing
Circle Track Track Rm. Only ON sale
8/21 BOYZ II MEN & $80 $55 $30 $20 Now
8/22 PAT BENATAR & $80 $55 $30 $20 Now
NEIL GIRALDO 35th Anniversary Tour
with DENNIS DeYOUNG: The Music of STYX
8/23 BANDA MS/ $50 Track/Grandstand (Festival seats**): Now
(opening band TBA) (Reserved) PRE-Fair Adults (12+ yrs.): $30
PRE-Fair Youth 96-11 yrs.): $7
During Fair $50 Track/Grandstand (Festival seats**):
(Reserved) Adults (12+ yrs.): $35
Youth (6-11 yrs.): $8
**Seating on a first come, first seated basis.
8/24 Grammy Winner $80 $55 $30 $20 Now
& CHEAP TRICK
8/25 HEART & guest, $80 $55 $30 $20 Now
LEFT OF CENTRE
8/26 THOMAS RHETT, $80 $55 $30 $20 Now
with special guest
A service charge of 10% will be added to each concert ticket price. Customers purchasing tickets online can choose their own seat tickets and print their tickets at home for these concert nights with the exception of the TBA 8/23 Hispanic music concert and Standing Room Only tickets (no individual chairs).
All concert tickets include admission into the Fair. For the Hispanic music concert on 8/23, a $7.00 concert ticket ($6 if purchased prior to 8/21), is required for Youth, ages 6-11 years old.
Grandstand seating is FREE with the purchase of general admission tickets to all concerts except the TBA Hispanic music concert on 8/23 (festival seating). FREE Grandstand seating for concerts is available on a first come, first seated basis. For concerts beginning at 7:30 p.m., the Grandstand opens at 6:15p.m. for patrons w/special needs, 6:30 p.m. for gen. public. For the 8/23 concert, the grandstands open at 5:15 for patrons w/special needs and 5:30 for the general public. Children occupying seats for concerts must have a ticket. Children 3 yrs. old and younger are free with paid adult. Concert ticket stubs can be redeemed AFTER that night’s concert for 1 FREE Ferris wheel ride. 1 per person, can’t be combined w/other nights.
*Palmdale Auto Mall Dealers: Rally Auto Group, Antelope Valley Nissan, Antelope Valley Volkswagen; Camacho Auto Sales, Camacho Mitsubishi and Robertson’s Palmdale Honda.
Click HERE for Ticket Order Form
Rally Kia Arena Events
Rally Kia Arena Events Series
Date Event Time Grandstand seats Tickets
8/27 FIGURE 8 7:30pm 1st come, 1st seated Free with paid admission
8/28 MONSTER 7:30pm NO Free Grandstands, $10, $15, $20 or $25
TRUCKS** a ticket is required includes Fair admission
8/29 RURAL 6:00pm 1st come, 1st seated Free w/paid admission
OLYMPICS & FIREWORKS
8/30 DEMO DERBY** 6:00 pm NO Free Grandstands, $10, $15, $20 or $25
a ticket is required includes Fair admission
A service charge of 10% will be added to the Monster Trucks and Demo Derby ticket prices.
*Thursday, 8/27th is the 4th Annual Military Appreciation Day. Admission is FREE all day/night for active and retired military and their dependents with I.D.s. Active and retired military are invited to enter the fairgrounds through a military-only gate, on a red carpet, at the main entrance to Fair. Military attendees will be greeted and presented with a lanyard for the military branch they are serving or served in. At 7:30p.m. before the Figure 8 race in the Miller Lite Grandstand Arena, a special tribute will be conducted that includes recognition of all military in attendance when the anthems for the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy are broadcast.
Grandstand seating is FREE on a first come, first seated basis, with the purchase of general admission tickets to the Figure 8 Race on Thursday, 8/27 and Rural Olympics/Fireworks on Sat., 8/29. For the Figure 8 Race and Monster Trucks shows, the Grandstand opens at 6:15p.m. for patrons w/special needs, 6:30 p.m. for gen. public. For the Rural Olympics on 8/28 and Demo Derby on 8/30, the grandstands open at 5:15 for patrons w/special needs and 5:30 for the general public.
**Monster Truck and Demo Derby tickets INCLUDE Fair Admission. There are no free Grandstand seats for the Monster Trucks and Demo Derby events, a ticket is required that will include Fair admission. Children occupying seats for Monster Trucks or Demolition Derby must have a ticket. Children 3 years old and younger are free with paid adult.
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Daily Home Arts schedule
Daily Livestock schedules/Exhibit Entries
Fair 2015 Daily Schedule & Grounds Map
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Welcome to the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds!
As home to the annual Antelope Valley Fair & Alfalfa Festival in August and more than 100 events each year, the A.V. Fairgrounds provides a premier campus for our customers and yours. In addition to numerous buildings of various sizes, areas for BBQs and an outdoor pavilion and waterfall display for weddings and events, our facility features the Turf Club, a $4 million dollar, Off-Track Betting facility. Our 2 newest buildings are 4,000 sq ft. each and were built to accommodate the increasing demand for weddings and receptions.
Our signature event is our annual 10-day Fair beginning August 21 - August 30, 2015. Over 250,000 visitors attend our fair to see live music concerts, automotive events that include the Figure 8 Race, Monster Trucks and Demo Derby events. We also continue the tradition of our Rural Olympics where local community members participate in events such as tractor pulls and hay baling contests. And don't forget our Fair vendors, spectacular carnival rides and mouth-watering food!
MISSION, VISION AND VALUES
Antelope Valley Fair Association Mission Statement
To serve as a well managed, safe, multi-purpose, year-round facility which meets the diverse educational and entertainment needs of the residents and families of the Antelope Valley. The A.V. Fair Association will be innovative in planning and growth while protecting the public’s investment, maintaining sensitivity to our environment and preserving and caring for our agricultural heritage while creating new cultural traditions.
Antelope Valley Fair & Alfalfa Festival’s vision is to provide innovative, professional leadership that creates a premiere state of the art complex which showcases and develops resources and economic vitality to achieve our highest potential.
STATEMENT OF VALUES
The Antelope Valley Fair & Alfalfa Festival is committed to:
1. Maintaining a clean, safe, family-oriented and culturally diverse environment.
2. Promoting education, agriculture and preserving our heritage while meeting the challenges of the future.
3. Maintaining a high quality staff, which provides customer service and promotes the community while sustaining strong business relationships and fiscal responsibility.
Antelope Valley Fair's roots go back to 1895, when the Antelope Valley Association sponsored a two-day celebration for area ranchers and farmers. The first organized Harvest Festival took place in 1931, featuring Hollywood entertainers. In 1934, a "field day" was held with competitions among local ranchers and farmers at the Antelope Valley High School football field. The competitions in following years featured friendly contests between Eastsiders and Westsiders, including women, in cow milking, hay loading and others. This was the forerunner to the Rural Olympics that is the fair’s signature event.
The Antelope Valley Fair was formed September 1, 1938 and held its first meeting on December 5, 1938. At this meeting the Association officers were authorized to purchase eighty acres of land at a total price of $2,800, the terms being $1,000 down, with the balance to be paid at the rate of $300 per year. Of course, the problem that immediately arose was the lack of funds to purchase the land. All the ranchers in the Valley were approached and each donated a ton of hay. The truckers of the Valley hauled the hay to Lancaster, and the merchants of the Valley made cash contributions toward the fund. Hay buyers from all over Southern California were invited to come up and bid on the hay to the highest bidder. Mr. Henry Clark of Bakersfield was asked to auction the hay to the highest bidder. With the funds raised, the grounds were purchased. Those grounds were the home of the fair until September 2003 when it moved to its new quarters on Avenue H in Lancaster, CA.
The Antelope Valley Fair was incorporated on September 12, 1938 with the following signers of the incorporation papers: George Rush, Lloyd Mikelson, Jesse Romine, D.R. Jaqua and Tom Foley. After operating as the Antelope Valley Fair for three years, and having full community cooperation in erecting the original buildings, it was deemed advisable to become an Agricultural Association under the Division of Fairs and Expositions, State of California. With the help of many individuals and organizations of the Valley working with State Legislators to make possible, on September 13, 1941, the 50th District Agricultural Association became operative. The fair was originally a four-day event until 1959, then a five-day event until 1972, then a six-day event until 1981, and is now a eleven-day event.
In November of 2011, with the help of Assemblyman Steve Knight and Senator George Runner the new Antelope Valley Fair Joint Powers of Authority (JPA) was established. This new entity allows the AV Fair to operate free of the constraints created by State bureaucracy. The goal in forming a JPA with closer ties to local government is to enable the AV Fair to operate more efficiently and with greater flexibility. This transition as a non profit 501 (c)(4), once again return the Fair to the community. This endeavor has changed the face of California Fairs, helping to move them into a successful future.
Antelope Valley Fairgrounds
2551 West Avenue H., Lancaster, CA 93536.
For mail to the Admin. office, add “Ste. 102”.
Main: (661) 948-6060
Fax: (661) 942-2135.
Box office during Fair: (661) 948-6060, xt. 230
Administation Office Regular Hours:
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