We don’t want to miss out on the biggest event of the Summer in the Antelope Valley, but when you have a family of 5 to care for, the $$ can really start to add up. Rest assured, there are plenty of free things to do at Fair that won’t break the bank.

  1. First hour of opening day is free admission and parking
    The best deal you can get is FREE!
  1. Free Grandstands to the Palmdale Auto Mall Concert Series
    You don’t need to pay big money to catch one of the headlining acts of the Palmdale Auto Mall Concert Series because all concerts have free grandstands available with Fair admission
  1. Get a picture with Alfie
    Find our Fair’s mascot Alfie making his rounds around every day of Fair. I hear he loves high fives!
  1. Attend the Jr. Livestock Auction
    On Thursday, 8/23 Kiwanis Jr. Livestock Auction, 9am in the R. Rex Parris Show Arena
  2. Scope out the Home Arts entries
    Check out the magnificent talent of the town! There are a ton of entries for several categories like table settings, photography, & more!!
  1. Get a Fair pin at the inFAIRmation booth
    Did you know every year we have a Fair pin? And it’s FREE! Visit the inFAIRmation booth right at the main entrance of Fair and get your commemorative pin! (While supplies last)
  1. Fireworks show after Rural Olympics
    End your Saturday (8/25) night with a beautiful fireworks show after Rural Olympics
  2. Free Grandstands for the Rally Kia Arena Events Figure 8 Race
    On Thursday, 8/23 at 7:30pm
  3. Free Grandstands for the Rally Kia Arena Events Rural Olympics
    On Saturday, 8/25 at 6pm
  4. NEW! 80’s Flashback Party
    To keep up with the ‘80’ theme, not only are we turning 80, but we’re celebrating the 80’s! Join the party in the Corona Cantina on 8/25 for dancing, drinks, and giveaways!
  5. Rural Museum
    Take a trip back in time and admire the unique history of the Antelope Valley. Open every day of Fair until 10pm!
  1. Get a great view of the sunset
    We have some of the best skies in the Antelope Valley. Catch the sun set while on an RCS ride or snap a great pic and tag us @avfairgrounds
  1. Cheer on the Pig Races
    And the pigs are off! Find them racing in South Park
  1. Hangout with some Reptiles
    Find Pacific Animal Productions in South Park
  1. Wild Animals
    Hang out with the wild animals of A Walk on the Wild Side
  1. Science Exhibits
    Get smart at the science exhibits
  1. Senior Day Parking and Lunch
    Seniors (62+) get free lunch on Senior Day, Monday, August 20 2-4pm only
  1. Ag Mechanics
    Ag Machinery located at La Plaza
  2. Antique Engines
    Located at Heritage Park
  3. Window Shop in H.W. Hunter Pavilion
    Window shop and check out all the fantastic vendors we have available in the H.W. Hunter Pavilion
  1. Make Veggie Art
    Families can have some fun making Veggie Art in the Farm & Garden building
  1. Floral Displays
    Located in the A.V. Harley Davidson Legacy Hall Floriculture & 4-H Exhibits
  2. 4-H Projects Display
    Located in the A.V. Harley Davidson Legacy Hall Floriculture & 4-H Exhibits
  3. Petting Zoo
    The petting zoo is back this year! Get to interact with the animals in South Park
  1. Goat Mountain
    Yes, you heard right. Go check it out!
  2. Dancing at Various Stages
    Visit the many stages with a variety of music playing.
  1. Kid’s Day
    Kids (11 and under) are free admission all day on Monday, August 20th
  1. Military Appreciation Day
    Free admission entry for all active and retired military.
  1. Big wheel ride with concert ticket
  2. Learn How to Line Dance
  3. Special Baking Contests every day of Fair
    Fan of sweet treats? Check out the daily baking contests inside the Van Dam Pavilion
  1. Demonstrations in Home Arts every day of Fair
    Check out the schedule on the AV Fair App!
  2. Take a Commemorative Lap on the Tram
    Appreciate the antiquity of the tram ride from the parking lot to the entrance by taking it for an extra spin
  1. Robotics Display
  2. Photo Opportunities Everywhere
    Snap a great pic and tag the AV Fair for a chance to be reposted on our Instagram (@avfairgrounds)!
  1. Youth Film Fest
    The talented students of Learn 4 Life will have their films displayed in the Home Arts Building. The student videos were taken all by iPhone.
  1. Egg Laying Contest
    Chickens can get competitive too! See who will be the first to lay an egg in the Small Animal Barn
  1. Alfalfa Display
    Located in the Beef Barn
  1. Evergreen Tree
    Located in Farm  & Garden
  1. Dog Tags for Military Dependents
    If you are a family member of an active or retired military, come to Military Appreciation Day and get a Military Loved One Dog Tag!
  1. Kid’s Contests (Watermelon, etc.)
    Fun on the weekends with Kid’s Contests located on the South Park Community Stage!
  1. Gem & Mineral Display
    Eye-catching gems found in the Van Dam foyer
  1. Clown Around with Tadpole the Clown
    Catch Tadpole the Clown making people smile all through Fair
  1. Get hypnotized by Suzy Haner
    Located on the Camacho Auto Sales/Mitsubishi Hypnotist and Community Stage on Lilac Lawn
  2. New! Download the AV Fair App
    New this year is our easy to use app, packed with all the things to know about Fair right at your fingertips! Find menus, maps, schedules, and more!
  1. Book Drive
    Donate 3 old books or 1 new book and receive free admission into Fair and one ride pass on Wed., 8/22, 4-6pm only
  1. Canned Food Drive
    Bring 5 cans of food and get one free admission into Fair and one ride pass on Tues., 8/21, 4-6pm only
  1. NEW! Play oversized games in The Backyard
    New! Play some over-sized games in our cool Backyard, with games like corn hole, bocce ball, connect 4, and more!
  1. Vote in People’s Choice Food Competition
    Cast your vote on our app for the People’s Choice Food Competition for your favorite food, dessert, and beverage at Fair
  1. Read a Book with a Queen
    The Community Queen’s Reading Room located in South Park
  1. Savor a Sip at Wine Tasting
    21+ Event. Have a taste from some of our local wineries at The Backyard on Tuesday, August 21, 5-7pm
  1. Free Mexico National Team Jersey
    First 100 people at La Plaza on Sunday, August 19th at 5pm will receive a Mexico National Team Jersey
  1. Magic Shows
    Magic by Louie Foxx and Katia & Rafael walking throughout the Fair
  1. Exotic Animals
    Exotic Animal exhibit in South Park
  2. Imagination Gallery
    Calling all science lovers! Visit the Imagination Gallery in South Park
  1. Compete in the Golden Road Corn Hole Tournament
    The first 32 people to enter the Corn Hole Tournament on Wednesday, August 22 at 5pm, will compete to win a private brewery tour of Golden Road!
  1. Visit the Livestock Animals
    Head over to the livestock barns to say hi to your favorite farm animals

Schedules for FREE FAIR FUN list available on avfair.com and the AV Fair App


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