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Fair Hours/Admission/Box Office

 77th Annual Antelope Valley Fair & Alfalfa Festival

August 21 - August 30, 2015

ADDRESS (Street/Mailing):
2551 West Avenue H. Ste 102, Lancaster, CA 93536. 
Ph.: 661-948-6060. 
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)
                        *8/27 (Military Appreciation day: Admission is free for active/retired military and their dependents 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

BOX OFFICE HOURS/INFORMATION:                                                                                                                                                             
ALL Fair 2015 tickets available for purchase at avfair.com until 8/30/2015.  Any problem w/tickets bought on-line, call E-tix: 919-653-0555 or etix.com.                                                                   

For WILL CALL ticket pick-up:
PRE-Fair to 7/31:  Pick up tickets in A.V. Fair Admin. office: 2551 W. Ave. H, Ste. 102, Lancaster, CA 93536  M.-F., 9am-4pm, 661 948-6060.                                                                                         
8/3 - 8/30:  M.-F., 9am-4pm.  Box Office ph.: (661) 948-6060, ext. 230.                                                                                                                                         
8/21 - 8/30: Daily, 8am to 11pm

Methods of payment accepted: Cash, Credit/Debit, Visa, MC, Amex, Discover. NO CHECKS ACCEPTED.

Click HERE for Ticket Order Form

Click HERE for Fair photos

 

Special Days

2015 A.V. Fair Daily Promotions                                      

FRIDAY, 8/21: 1 FREE Parking & Admission: 4-5pm, 1 FREE ride, 1 FREE game. Carnival: $20 UNLIMITED rides wristbands ARE valid.$35 rides wristbands available for purchase on-site.Concert:Boyz II Men/Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds at 7:30pm.

SATURDAY 8/22: Rotary Club of Lancaster BOOK DRIVE, 2-4pm - Bring 1 NEW or 3 gently used book(s) suitable for use in an elementary school library & get 1 FREE admission ticket, redeem at main gate, receive 1 FREE ride.Carnival:$20 UNLIMITED rides wristbands ARE NOT valid today.$35 rides wristbands available for purchase on-site.Concert:Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo: 35th Anniversary Tour/Dennis DeYoung: the music of Styx at 7:30pm

SUNDAY, 8/23: Grace Resources Canned FOOD DRIVE - Bring 5 cans of food between 2 - 4pm & get 1 FREE Fair admission & 1 FREE ride pass at Main Gate. FREE Fair admission does NOT include ticket for Banda MS concert (a ticket is required).

Carnival $20 UNLIMITED rides wristbands ARE valid today.$35 rides wristbands available for purchase on-site.Concert:Banda MS at 7pm.

MONDAY, 8/24:
1.Kids Day - Kids 11 & under FREE admission. Fair opens at 4pm.All buildings open at 2pm.
2.Sr. Day - Seniors 62+ yrs: FREE admission.Grounds open at 2pm for seniors, 4pm for public.Seniors ride Carousel/Ferris Wheel FREE ALL day.FREE lunch 2-3:30pm or while supplies last.Food Specials: Seniors ONLY discount to 6pm at participating concession stands.
3.Special-Needs Citizens Day: FREE admission Special needs citizens & 1 caregiver.Grounds open: 2pm (4pm for public).FREE lunch 2-3:30pm or while supplies last.Carnival $20 UNLIMITED rides wristbands ARE valid today.$35 rides wristbands available for purchase on-site.Concert:Grammy Winner Peter Frampton/Cheap Trick, 7:30pm

TUES., 8/25:
Carnival: $20 UNLIMITED rides wristbands ARE valid today.$35 rides wristbands available for purchase on-site.
Concert: Heart/Left of Centre, 7:30pm

WED., 8/26:
Carnival: $20 UNLIMITED rides wristbands ARE valid today.$35 rides wristbands available for purchase on-site.
Concert:Thomas Rhett/Frankie Ballard, 7:30pm

THURSDAY, 8/27: Kiwanis Jr. Livestock Auction - 9am, (R. Rex Parris Show Arena).Auction Buyer’s breakfast, 8am.JLA (Kiwanis) BBQ, 6pm, Heritage Park: $10 ticket required.Buy BBQ dinner ticket at Admin Office or call Entry Office at 661-948-6060 ext. 226.
Carnival: $20 UNLIMITED rides wristbands ARE valid today.$35 rides wristbands available for purchase on-site.
Arena event:Figure 8 Car race at 7:30pm/Military Appreciation Day

FRIDAY, 8/28:FREE Parking (ONLY) - 4 - 5pm with avfair.com coupon and 1 FREE ride, 1 FREE game.
Carnival:$20 UNLIMITED rides wristbands ARE valid today.$35 rides wristbands available for purchase on-site.
Arena event:Monster Trucks at 7:30pm

SATURDAY, 8/29: Rotary Club of Lancaster BOOK DRIVE, 2-4pm - Bring 1 NEW or 3 gently used book(s) suitable for use in an elementary school library & get 1 FREE admission ticket, redeem at main gate, receive 1 FREE ride.
Carnival:$20 Vallarta wristbands areNOT valid today.$35 rides wristbands available for purchase on-site.
Arena event:Rural Olympics/Fireworks at 6pm

SUNDAY, 8/30: Grace Resources Canned FOOD DRIVE - Bring 5 cans of food between 2 - 4pm & get 1 FREE Fair admission & 1 FREE ride pass at Main Gate. FREE Fair admission does NOT include ticket for Demo Derby on 8/25 - event ticket required).Games cost $1 each until 9pm only.
Carnival: :$20 UNLIMITED rides wristbands ARE valid today.$35 rides wristbands available for purchase on-site.
Arena event:Demolition Derby at 6pm.

Fair information subject to change.  

 

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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   
           KENNY "BABYFACE"
           EDMONDS  

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                                                                                                                                                                      
           PETER FRAMPTON                                                                                                                                                  
           & 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
             FRANKIE BALLARD             
                                      

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

RACE*

CLICK HERE for RULES/ENTRY FORM

 

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

CLICK HERE for RULES/ENTRY FORM

 

8/30   DEMO DERBY**  6:00 pm          NO Free Grandstands,           $10, $15, $20 or $25

                                                                     a ticket is required             includes Fair admission

CLICK HERE for RULES/ENTRY FORM

 

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.  

Click HERE for Ticket Order Form



Daily Home Arts schedule

2015 Home Arts Building
(Van Dam Pavilion)
Demonstrations & Interactive Activities
Demonstrations listed & Interactive  in bold.

Friday, August  21
4:00 to 8:00   Wool Spinning Demonstrations Chris & Hilary Godfrey, Gail Guzy, Andrea Butler, Pat Taunton
4:00 to 8:00   Fine Arts Demonstrations by local artist
4:00 to 10:00 Friends ‘n Stitches Quilters Demonstration Sandy Ellis
4:00 to 10:00 Antelope Valley Wood Turners
4:00 to 10:00 Robotics Local School Teams
4:00 to 8:00   Assorted Lapidary Art Demonstrations AV Gem & Mineral Club
4:00 to 8:00   Lapidary Hobbies Palmdale Gem & Mineral Club
6:30 to 7:30   Special Baking Contest (Any Cookies)

Saturday, August 22
2:00 to 4:00   Creating Miniatures Demonstration Darlene Rowerdink, Mickie Zoss, Sharon Rizzo and Rhonda Harwell                  
2:00 to 8:00   Wool Spinning Demonstrations Chris & Hilary Godfrey, Gail Guzy, Andrea Butler, Pat Taunton
2:00 to 10:00 Robotics local school teams
2:00 to 10:00 Antelope Valley Wood Turners
3:00 to 4:30    Make Stone Bead Bracelets Palmdale Gem & Mineral - (hands on)
4:00 to 7:00   Glass Bead Making Demonstration CJ Quitoriano
4:00 to 8:00    Fine Arts Demonstration by local artist
4:00 to 8:00   Assorted Lapidary Art Demonstrations AV Gem & Mineral Club
4:00 to 8:00   Lapidary Hobbies Palmdale Gem & Mineral Club
6:30 to 7:30   Special Baking Contest (Best Ever Cheesecake)

Sunday, August 23
2:00 to 4:00   Machine Quilting Demonstration Sue Leone
2:00 to 8:00   Wool Spinning Demonstrations Chris & Hilary Godfrey, Gail Guzy, Andrea Butler, Pat Taunton
2:00 to 10:00 Antelope Valley Wood Turners
2:00 to 10:00 Robotics Local School Teams
3:00 to 4:30   Make Stone Bead Bracelets Palmdale Gem & Mineral - (hands on)
4:00 to 7:00  Glass Bead Making Diana Dunn
4:00 to 8:00   Fine Arts Demonstrations by local artist
4:00 to 8:00   Assorted Lapidary Art Demonstrations AV Gem & Mineral Club
4:00 to 8:00   Lapidary Hobbies Palmdale Gem & Mineral Club
5:00 to 7:00   Wax Bead Making Shirley Harrington - (hands on)
6:30 to  7:30  Special Baking Contest (Tempting Chocolate Dessert)

 

Monday, August 24
2:00 to 4:00   Cupcake decorating Martha Johnson & Lou Hallberg - (hands on)
2:00 to 8:00   Wool Spinning Demonstrations Chris & Hilary Godfrey, Gail Guzy, Andrea Butler
2:00 to 8:00   Blanket-tiers
2:00 to 10:00 Antelope Valley Wood Turners
3:00 to 4:00   Flowers for seniors Chris Spicher -(flower arrangements)
3:00 to 5:00   Wax Bead Making Shirley Harrington - (hands on)
4:00 to  6:00  Machine Sewing Demonstration Sue Leone
4:00 to 8:00   Fine Arts Demonstrations by local artist
4:00 to 8:00   Assorted Lapidary Art Demonstrations AV Gem & Mineral Club
4:00 to 8:00   Lapidary Hobbies Palmdale Gem & Mineral Club
6:30 to 7:30   Special Baking Contest (Any Homemade Pie)

Tuesday, August 25
4:00 to 6:00   Origami Chila Caldera
4:00 to 8:00   Wool Spinning Demonstrations Chris & Hilary Godfrey, Gail Guzy, Andrea Butler
4:00 to 8:00   Blanket-tiers
4:00 to 8:00   Fine Artist Demonstration by local artist
4:00 to 8:00   Assorted Lapidary Art Demonstrations AV Gem & Mineral Club
4:00 to 8:00   Lapidary HobbiesPalmdale Gem & Mineral Club
6:30 to 7:30   Special Baking Contest (Homemade Cake)

Wednesday, August 26
4:00 to 7:00   Wax Bead Making Shirley Harrington – (hands on)
4:00 to 8:00   Blanket-tiers
4:00 to 8:00   Wool Spinning Demonstration Chris & Hilary Godfrey, Gail Guzy, Andrea Butler
4:00 to 8:00  Fine Arts Demonstration by local artist
4:00 to 8:00   Assorted Lapidary Art Demonstrations AV Gem & Mineral Club
4:00 to 8:00   Lapidary Hobbies Palmdale Gem & Mineral Club
6:30 to 7:30   Special Baking Contest (Homemade Candy)

Thursday, August 27
4:00 to 6:00   Origami Chila Caldera
4:00 to 8:00   Blanket-tiers
4:00 to 8:00   Wool Spinning Demonstrations Chris & Hilary Godfrey, Gail Guzy, Andrea Butler
4:00 to 8:00   Fine Arts Demonstration by local artist
4:00 to 8:00   Assorted Lapidary Art Demonstrations AV Gem & Mineral Club
4:00 to 8:00    Lapidary Hobbies Palmdale Gem & Mineral Club
6:30 to 7:30    Special Baking Contest (Fresh Salsa)

Friday, August 28
4:00 to 7:00   Wax Bead Making Shirley Harrington - (hands on)
4:00 to 8:00   Blanket-tiers
4:00 to 8:00   Wool Spinning Demonstrations Chris & Hilary Godfrey, Gail Guzy, Andrea Butler, Pat Taunton              
4:00 to 8:00   Assorted Lapidary Art Demonstrations AV Gem & Mineral Club
4:00 to 8:00   Fine Arts Demonstrations by local artist
4:00 to 8:00    Lapidary Hobbies Palmdale Gem & Mineral Club
4:00 to 10:00 Robotics local school teams
6:30 to 7:30    Special Baking Contest (Cupcake War)

Saturday, August 29
2:00 to 4:00   Doll Demonstration
2:00 to 5:00   Freeway Lace Demonstration Lynn Oliver
2:00 to 8:00   Wool Spinning Demonstrations Chris & Hilary Godfrey, Gail Guzy, Andrea Butler, Pat Taunton                        
2:00 to 10:00 Antelope Valley Wood Turners
2:00 to 10:00 Robotics local school teams
3:00 to 4:30    Make Stone Bead Bracelets Palmdale Gem & Mineral - (hands on)
4:00 to 7:00   Glass Bead Making CJ Quitoriano
4:00 to 8:00   Fine Arts Demonstrations by local artist
4:00 to 8:00   Assorted Lapidary Art Demonstrations AV Gem & Mineral Club
4:00 to 8:00    Lapidary Hobbies Palmdale Gem & Mineral Club
6:30 to 7:30    Special Baking Contest (Mom’s Apple Pie)

Sunday, August 30
2:00 to 8:00   Wool Spinning Demonstrations Chris & Hilary Godfrey, Gail Guzy, Andrea Butler
2:00 to 10:00  Leather Demonstration Leather Crafters Guild
2:00 to 10:00  Antelope Valley Wood Turners
2:00 to 10:00 Robotics local school teams
3:00 to 4:00    Wearable Art Fashion Show
3:00 to 4:30    Make Stone Bead Bracelets Palmdale Gem & Mineral - (hands on)
4:00 to 7:00    Glass Bead Making Diana Dunn
4:00 to 8:00   Fine Arts Demonstrations by local artist
4:00 to 8:00   Assorted Lapidary Art Demonstrations AV Gem & Mineral Club
4:00 to 8:00   Lapidary Hobbies Palmdale Gem & Mineral Club
5:00 to 7:00   Wax Bead Making Shirley Harrington - (hands on)

Daily Livestock schedules/Exhibit Entries

 
Daily Livestock Schedule

Friday, August 21st
4p.m. Junior Market Lamb Show (R. Rex Parris Arena)
*Order of Show; Independent: Market & Champion, FFA: Market, Champion & Groups, Grange: Market, Champion, & Groups, 4-H: Market, Champion, & Groups. Bred & Fed Market Lamb, Champion Bred & Fed. Supreme Grand Champion Market Lamb.

Saturday, August 22nd
5p.m. Junior Market Beef Show followed by Showmanship (R. Rex Parris Arena)
*Order of Show; Independent: Market & Champion, FFA: Market, Champion & Groups, Grange: Market, Champion, & Groups, 4-H: Market, Champion, & Groups. Bred & Fed Market Beef, Champion Bred & Fed. Supreme Grand Champion Market Beef. SHOWMANSHIP, Independent, FFA, Grange, 4-H (senior show, Junior then Novice)

Sunday, August 23rd
4p.m. Junior Market Goat Show followed by Showmanship (R. Rex Parris Arena)
*Order of Show; Independent: Market & Champion, FFA: Market, Champion & Groups, Grange: Market, Champion, & Groups, 4-H: Market, Champion, & Groups. Bred & Fed Market Goat, Champion Bred & Fed. Supreme Grand Champion Market Goat. SHOWMANSHIP, Independent, FFA, Grange, 4-H (senior show, Junior then Novice)

Monday, August 24th
4p.m. Junior Market Swine Showmanship (R. Rex Parris Arena)
*Order; Independent, FFA, Grange, 4-H (Senior, Junior, Novice)

Tuesday, August 25th
5p.m. – 7p.m. Mini Exhibitor Pygmy Goat Obstacle Contest and Small Animal Costume Show (R. Rex Parris Arena)
7:30p.m. Open Lads & Lassies Lead (R. Rex Parris Arena)

Wednesday, August 26th
4p.m. Master Showmanship
*Order of Show; Dairy Goat, Market Goat, Sheep, Beef & Swine, after judging: 45Min break to return animals to owners. Followed By: Mastery Showmanship Awards Ceremon

Thursday, August 27th
9a.m. KIWANIS JUNIOR LIVESTOCK AUCTION
*Order of Sale: Fryer Rabbit, Goats, Chickens, Lamb, Turkeys, Beef, Rabbit Meat Pens and Swine. (Chickens, Rabbits, Fryers, and Turkeys will sell Champion and Reserve Champion and the next two highest pens)

Friday, August 28th
7p.m. – 10p.m. 4-H Horse Demonstration (R. Rex Parris Arena)

Saturday, August 29th
3p.m. Open Youth Dairy Goat Show (R. Rex Parris Arena)
5p.m. NDGA Goat Show (Beef Barn)

Sunday, August 30th
5p.m. Swine Classic (Swine Barn Arena)
5p.m. Junior Small Animal Round Robin (R. Rex Parris Arena)

Exhibit Buildings

 


Fair 2015 Daily Schedule & Grounds Map

CLICK HERE for Grounds Map

Friday, August 21st
4pm – Midnight

LILAC LAWN
A.V. Harley Davidson (Hypnotist & Community) Stage:
Tine Marie, Hypnotist – (60 min shows): 8:30pm &10:30pm
Community (local talent): TBA
Magician Louie Fox: TBD

Community Queens Reading Room:
4pm – 8pm

HERITAGE PARK
Kiwanis BBQ: 8/21, ticket required, at the conclusion of auction.
Camacho Auto Sales Stage at La Plaza: TBA
L.A. County Farm Bureau Community Hall:5pm – 8pm Small Animal Exhibits (poultry, etc.)

SOUTH LAWN
Pacific Animal Productions: 4pm – 10pm,
Imagination Gallery (Reptiles): 4pm – 10pm.
All Alaskan Racing Pigs: 5pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 9pm, 10:30 pm,
Great American Petting Zoo & Pony Ride (presented by Cullen Insurance): 4pm -11pm,

WALKING GROUNDS : (5pm – 10pm)
Skip Banks (Balloon Man)
The Spike Show (comedy, juggling, etc.)
Tadpole the Clown (4pm – 9pm)

Palmdale Auto Mall Concert Series
BOYZ II MEN /KENNY “BABYFACE” EDMONDS at 7:30pm

Corona Cantina:
8/21 Foreigner Unauthorized
Salute to Foreigner
7:00, 9:00 & 10:30 pm

KTPI Country Corral
Country music/Line dancing
8/21
7pm – 12am

Home Arts Demo:
(Van Dam Pavilion)
8/21 Special Baking Contest:
Any Cookie, 6:30pm


R.Rex Parris Livestock Arena:
8/21 Junior Market Lamb Show.
4pm

Saturday, August 22nd
2pm – Midnight

LILAC LAWN
A.V. Harley Davidson (Hypnotist & Community) Stage:
Tine Marie, Hypnotist – (60 min shows): 8:30pm &10:30pm
Community (local talent): TBA
Magician Louie Fox: TBD

Community Queens Reading Room:
2pm – 8pm

HERITAGE PARK
Camacho Auto Sales Stage at La Plaza: TBA
L.A. County Farm Bureau Community Hall: 5pm – 8pm Small Animal Exhibits (poultry, etc.)

SOUTH LAWN
Pacific Animal Productions: 2:30pm – 10pm
Imagination Gallery (Reptiles): 2:30pm – 10pm.
All Alaskan Racing Pigs: 4pm, 5pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 9pm, 10:30pm
Great American Petting Zoo & Pony Ride (presented by Cullen Insurance): 2pm -11pm,

WALKING GROUNDS : (5pm – 10pm)
Skip Banks (Balloon Man)
The Spike Show (comedy, juggling, etc.)
Tadpole the Clown (4pm – 9pm)

Palmdale Auto Mall Concert Series:
PAT BENATAR & Neil GIRALDO:35th Anniversary Tour/DENNIS DEYOUNG: The music of Styx at 7:30pm

Corona Cantina:
8/22 Pyromania
Salute to Def Leopard
7:00, 9:00 & 10:30 pm

KTPI Country Corral
Country music/Line dancing
8/22
7pm – 12am

Home Arts Demo:
(Van Dam Pavilion)
8/22 Special Baking Contest:
Cheesecake: 6:30pm


R.Rex Parris Livestock Arena:
8/22 Junior Market Beef Show.
4pm


Sunday, August 23rd
2pm - Midnight

LILAC LAWN
A.V. Harley Davidson (Hypnotist & Community) Stage:
Tine Marie, Hypnotist – (60 min shows): 8:30pm &10:30pm
Community (local talent): TBA
Magician Louie Fox: TBD

Community Queens Reading Room:
2pm – 8pm

HERITAGE PARK
Camacho Auto Sales Stage at La Plaza: TBA
L.A. County Farm Bureau Community Hall: 3pm – 8pm Small Animal Exhibits (poultry, etc.)

SOUTH LAWN
Pacific Animal Productions: 2:30pm – 10pm
Imagination Gallery (Reptiles): 2:30pm – 10pm.
All Alaskan Racing Pigs: 4pm, 5pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 9pm, 10:30pm
Great American Petting Zoo & Pony Ride (presented by Cullen Insurance): 2pm -10pm,

WALKING GROUNDS : (5pm – 10pm)
Skip Banks (Balloon Man)
The Spike Show (comedy, juggling, etc.)
Tadpole the Clown (4pm – 9pm)

Palmdale Auto Mall Concert Series:
BANDA MS at 7pm
Sponsored by Vallarta Supermarkets

Corona Cantina:
8/23 Como La Flor
Salute to Selena
7:00, 9:00 & 10:30 pm

KTPI Country Corral
Country music/Line dancing
8/23
7pm – 12am

Home Arts Demo:
(Van Dam Pavilion)
8/23 Special Baking Contest:
Chocolate Dessert, 6:30pm

R.Rex Parris Livestock Arena:
8/23 Junior Market Goat Show.
4pm


Monday, August 24th
4pm – Midnight
(8/24:opens 2pm for Seniors/Special Needs citizens)

LILAC LAWN
A.V. Harley Davidson (Hypnotist & Community) Stage:
Tine Marie, Hypnotist – (60 min shows): 8:30pm &10:30pm
Community (local talent): TBA
Magician Louie Fox: TBD

Community Queens Reading Room:
4pm – 8pm

HERITAGE PARK
Camacho Auto Sales Stage at La Plaza: TBA
L.A. County Farm Bureau Community Hall: 5pm – 8pm Small Animal Exhibits (poultry, etc.)

SOUTH LAWN
Pacific Animal Productions: 4pm – 10pm,
Imagination Gallery (Reptiles): 4pm – 10pm.
All Alaskan Racing Pigs: 5pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 9pm, 10:30 pm,
Great American Petting Zoo & Pony Ride (presented by Cullen Insurance): 4pm -11pm,

WALKING GROUNDS : (5pm – 10pm)
Skip Banks (Balloon Man)
The Spike Show (comedy, juggling, etc.)
Tadpole the Clown (4pm – 9pm)

Palmdale Auto Mall Concert Series
Grammy Winner PETER FRAMPTON/CHEAP TRICK at 7:30pm

Corona Cantina:
8/24 Surf’s Up
Tribute to The Beach Boys
7:00, 9:00 & 10:30 pm

KTPI Country Corral
Country music/Line dancing
8/24
7pm – 12am

Home Arts Demo:
(Van Dam Pavilion)
8/24 Daily Baking Contest:
Pie (no apple), 6:30pm

R.Rex Parris Livestock Arena:
8/24 Junior Market Swine
Showmanship, 4pm


Tuesday, August 25th
4pm – Midnight

LILAC LAWN
A.V. Harley Davidson (Hypnotist & Community) Stage:
Tine Marie, Hypnotist – (60 min shows): 8:30pm &10:30pm
Community (local talent): TBA
Magician Louie Fox: TBD

Community Queens Reading Room:
4pm – 8pm

HERITAGE PARK
Camacho Auto Sales Stage at La Plaza: TBA
L.A. County Farm Bureau Community Hall: 5pm – 8pm Small Animal Exhibits (poultry, etc.)

SOUTH LAWN
Pacific Animal Productions: 4pm – 10pm,
Imagination Gallery (Reptiles): 4pm – 10pm.
All Alaskan Racing Pigs: 5pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 9pm, 10:30 pm,
Great American Petting Zoo & Pony Ride (presented by Cullen Insurance): 4pm -11pm,

WALKING GROUNDS : (5pm – 10pm)
Skip Banks (Balloon Man)
The Spike Show (comedy, juggling, etc.)
Tadpole the Clown (4pm – 9pm)

Palmdale Auto Mall Concert Series
HEART/LEFT OF CENTRE at 7:30pm

Corona Cantina:
8/25 Jackson Michelson
7:00, 9:00 & 10:30 pm

KTPI Country Corral
Country music/Line dancing
8/25
7pm – 12am

Home Arts Demo:
(Van Dam Pavilion)
8/25 Daily Baking Contest:
Cake (no mix), 6:30pm

R.Rex Parris Livestock Arena:
8/25 Mini Exhibitor Pygmy Goat Obstacle Contest,
5pm


Wednesday, August 26th
4pm – Midnight

LILAC LAWN
A.V. Harley Davidson (Hypnotist & Community) Stage:
Tine Marie, Hypnotist – (60 min shows): 8:30pm &10:30pm
Community (local talent): TBA
Magician Louie Fox: TBD

Community Queens Reading Room:
4pm – 8pm

HERITAGE PARK
Camacho Auto Sales Stage at La Plaza: TBA
L.A. County Farm Bureau Community Hall: 5pm – 8pm Small Animal Exhibits (poultry, etc.)

SOUTH LAWN
Pacific Animal Productions: 4pm – 10pm,
Imagination Gallery (Reptiles): 4pm – 10pm.
All Alaskan Racing Pigs: 5pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 9pm, 10:30 pm,
Great American Petting Zoo & Pony Ride (presented by Cullen Insurance): 4pm -11pm,

WALKING GROUNDS : (5pm – 10pm)
Skip Banks (Balloon Man)
The Spike Show (comedy, juggling, etc.)
Tadpole the Clown (4pm – 9pm)

Palmdale Auto Mall Concert Series
THOMAS RHETT/FRANKIE BALLARD at 7:30pm

Corona Cantina:
8/26 Spazmatics
7:00, 9:00 & 10:30 pm

KTPI Country Corral
Country music/Line dancing
8/26
7pm – 12am

Home Arts Demo:
(Van Dam Pavilion)
8/26 Daily Baking Contest:
Candy, 6:30pm

R.Rex Parris Livestock Arena:
8/26 Master Showmanship, 4pm


Thursday, August 27th
Military Appreciation Day: Admission is free for active/retired military and their dependents w/I.D.s
4pm – Midnight

LILAC LAWN
A.V. Harley Davidson (Hypnotist & Community) Stage:
Tine Marie, Hypnotist – (60 min shows): 8:30pm &10:30pm
Community (local talent): TBA
Magician Louie Fox: TBD

Community Queens Reading Room:
4pm – 8pm

HERITAGE PARK
Camacho Auto Sales Stage at La Plaza: TBA
L.A. County Farm Bureau Community Hall: 5pm -8pm Small Animal Exhibits (poultry, etc.)

SOUTH LAWN
Pacific Animal Productions: 4pm – 10pm,
Imagination Gallery (Reptiles): 4pm – 10pm.
All Alaskan Racing Pigs: 5pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 9pm, 10:30 pm,
Great American Petting Zoo & Pony Ride (presented by Cullen Insurance): 4pm -11pm,

WALKING GROUNDS : (5pm – 10pm)
Skip Banks (Balloon Man)
The Spike Show (comedy, juggling, etc.)
Tadpole the Clown (4pm – 9pm)

Rally Kia Arena Events Series:
FIGURE 8 RACE:
8/27 7:30PM*
Sponsored by Cullen Insurance
*8/27 is Military Appreciation Day, sponsored by Budweiser. A recognition celebration will begin at 7:30 pm before the Figure 8 Race in the Grandstand Arena.

Corona Cantina:
8/27 We are the Sixties
7:00, 9:00 & 10:30 pm

KTPI Country Corral
Country music/Line dancing
8/27
7pm – 12am

Home Arts Demo:
(Van Dam Pavilion)
8/27 Daily Baking Contest:
Salsa, 6:30pm

R.Rex Parris Livestock Arena:
8/27 KIWANIS JR. LIVESTOCK
AUCTION, 9am – Presented by
R.Rex Parris Law Firm


Friday, August 28th
4pm – Midnight

LILAC LAWN
A.V. Harley Davidson (Hypnotist & Community) Stage:
Tine Marie, Hypnotist – (60 min shows): 8:30pm &10:30pm
Community (local talent): TBA
Magician Louie Fox: TBD

Community Queens Reading Room:
4pm – 8pm

HERITAGE PARK
Camacho Auto Sales Stage at La Plaza: TBA
L.A. County Farm Bureau Community Hall: 5pm – 8pm Small Animal Exhibits (poultry, etc.)

SOUTH LAWN
Pacific Animal Productions: 4pm – 10pm,
Imagination Gallery (Reptiles): 4pm – 10pm.
All Alaskan Racing Pigs: 5pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 9pm, 10:30 pm,
Great American Petting Zoo & Pony Ride (presented by Cullen Insurance): 4pm -11pm,

WALKING GROUNDS : (5pm – 10pm)
Skip Banks (Balloon Man)
The Spike Show (comedy, juggling, etc.)
Tadpole the Clown (4pm – 9pm)

Rally Kia Arena Events Series:
MONSTER TRUCKS:
8/28 7:30PM**
Sponsored by Career Care Institute
** There are NO free Grandstand seats for the Monster Trucks or Demo Derby events, a ticket is required.

Corona Cantina:
Triple Tribute
Tribute to the Doobie Rocks, Tom Petty, and Joe Cocker
7:00, 9:00 & 10:30 pm

KTPI Country Corral
Country music/Line dancing
8/28
7pm – 12am

Home Arts Demo:
(Van Dam Pavilion)
8/28 Dailey Baking Contest:
Cupcake War, 6:30pm


R.Rex Parris Livestock Arena:
8/28 4-H Horse Demonstration.
7pm


Saturday, August 29th
2pm – Midnight

LILAC LAWN
A.V. Harley Davidson (Hypnotist & Community) Stage:
Tine Marie, Hypnotist – (60 min shows): 8:30pm &10:30pm
Community (local talent): TBA
Magician Louie Fox: TBD

Community Queens Reading Room:
2pm – 8pm

HERITAGE PARK
Camacho Auto Sales Stage at La Plaza: TBA
L.A. County Farm Bureau Community Hall: 5pm – 8pm Small Animal Exhibits (poultry, etc.)

SOUTH LAWN
Pacific Animal Productions: 2:30pm – 10pm
Imagination Gallery (Reptiles): 2:30pm – 10pm.
All Alaskan Racing Pigs: 4pm, 5pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 9pm, 10:30pm
Great American Petting Zoo & Pony Ride (presented by Cullen Insurance): 2pm -11pm,

WALKING GROUNDS : (5pm – 10pm)
Skip Banks (Balloon Man)
The Spike Show (comedy, juggling, etc.)
Tadpole the Clown (4pm – 9pm)

Rally Kia Arena Events Series:
RURAL OLYMPICS/FIREWORKS
8/29 6PM
Sponsored by Learn 4 Life

Corona Cantina:
8/29 Riff Raff
Tribute to AC/DC
7:00, 9:00 & 10:30 pm

KTPI Country Corral
Country music/Line dancing
8/29
7pm – 12am

Home Arts Demo:
(Van Dam Pavilion)
8/29 Daily Baking Contest:
Apple Pie, 6:30pm

R.Rex Parris Livestock Arena:
8/29 NDGA Goat Show.
5pm


Sunday, August 30th
2pm – 11pm

LILAC LAWN
A.V. Harley Davidson (Hypnotist & Community) Stage:
Tine Marie, Hypnotist – (60 min shows): 8:30pm &10:00pm
Community (local talent): TBA
Magician Louie Fox: TBD

Community Queens Reading Room:
2pm – 8pm

HERITAGE PARK
Camacho Auto Sales Stage at La Plaza: TBA
L.A. County Farm Bureau Community Hall: 3pm – 6pm Small Animal Exhibits (poultry, etc.)

SOUTH LAWN
Pacific Animal Productions: 2:30pm – 10pm
Imagination Gallery (Reptiles): 2:30pm – 10pm.
All Alaskan Racing Pigs: 4pm, 5pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 9pm, 10:30pm
Great American Petting Zoo & Pony Ride (presented by Cullen Insurance): 2pm -10pm,

WALKING GROUNDS : (5pm – 10pm)
Skip Banks (Balloon Man)
The Spike Show (comedy, juggling, etc.)
Tadpole the Clown (4pm – 9pm)

Rally Kia Arena Events Series:
DEMOLITION DERBY
8/30 6PM**
Sponsored by Cullen insurance
** There are NO free Grandstand seats for the Monster Trucks or Demo Derby events, a ticket is required.

Corona Cantina:
8/30 Sir George, Kenny & Marc, Herbie Kae & Tony Capko
TBD

KTPI Country Corral
Country music/Line dancing
8/29
7pm – 11pm

Home Arts Demo:
(Van Dam Pavilion)
8/30 Wearable Art
Fashion Show, 3:00pm

R.Rex Parris Livestock Arena:
8/30 Junior Animal Round Robin.
5pm

Entry Forms/Rules: Figure 8, Rural Olympics, Demo Derby, Community Stage

Click HERE for 2015 Figure 8 Entry Form/Rules

Click HERE for 2015 Rural Olympics Entry Form/Rules

Click HERE for 2015 Demo Derby Entry Form/Rules

Click HERE for 2015 Community Stage Application

Partnership Opportunities

Patrons w/Disabilities

 

2015 A.V. Fair Theme Art

Click HERE for 2015 Theme logo - Color

Click HERE for 2015 Theme logo - B&W

Click HERE for 2015 Theme artwork - Color

Click HERE for 2015 Theme artwork - B&W

Click HERE for 2015 FULL poster artwork - Color

Click HERE for 2015 FULL poster artwork - B&W

About/History/Photos

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ABOUT
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.

VISION STATEMENT
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.

FAIR HISTORY
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.

Contact

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:
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

Click HERE to go to vendor applications

Home Show/Facility Rentals/Concessionaires 661-948-6060, ext. 123, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Turf Club/Catering (via Friends of the A.V. Fair, Inc.) 661-948-6060, ext. 180, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Business Partnerships 661-948-6060, ext. 135, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Marketing/PR 661-948-6060, ext. 132, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Competitive Exhibits (Fair) 661-948-6060, ext. 410, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bridal Show/4.0 Student Recognition Dinner 661-948-6060, ext. 138, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

RV Park 661-206-0404, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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