Frequently Asked Questions

AV Fair Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is the theme of this year’s AV Fair?

This year’s AV Fair theme is, “What A Ride!”

What are the hours of this year’s AV Fair?

The 2022 AV Fair is happening Friday, September 23rd through Sunday, October 2nd, 2022 (closed Monday & Tuesday).

Fri, 9/23: 4pm-12pm

Sat, 9/24 & Sun, 9/25: 12pm-12am

Mon, 9/26 & Tue, 9/27: Closed

Wed, 9/28-Fri, 9/30: 4pm-12pm

Sat, 10/1: 12pm-12am

Sun, 10/2: 12pm-11pm

Please note buildings close one hour before the AV Fair closes each night.

Are there special days at this year’s AV Fair?

Wed, 9/28 is Senior/Special Needs Day. Doors open early at 2pm with FREE admission exclusively for guests 62 and older in addition to guests with special needs.

Fri, 9/30 is Military Day sponsored by Budweiser. FREE admission for active military and their dependants as well as veterans. Thank you for your service!

Where can I purchase tickets?

General admission, parking, headliner concert, and arena event tickets are on sale online at Please note admission is not included with the purchase of headliner concert and arena event tickets.

Unlimited carnival ride wristbands must be purchased separately and are available online at

Do I have to purchase tickets to the AV Fair in advance?

Skip the line and buy online! Box office hours during this year’s AV Fair will be limited. Purchasing tickets in advance is highly encouraged!

How much do tickets cost for this year’s AV Fair?

Single-day admission: $9 pre-sale through 9/6, $15 after 9/6

Children (5 and under): FREE with paid adult

Juniors (6-11): $9

Seniors (62+)/Guests with special needs: $9 + FREE on Wed, 9/28 (gates open early at 2pm) 

Active military: FREE with valid ID

Standard vehicle general parking: $10

What events are happening in the Palmdale Auto Mall Grandstand Arena during this year’s AV Fair?

Fri, Sept 23: Train, opening show: Thunderstorm Artis

Sat, Sept 24: Chris Young, opening show: Kat & Alex

Sun, Sept 25: Banda El Recodo, opening shows: Banda Los Recoditos, Las Fenix

Mon, Sept 26 & Tue, Sept 27: AV Fair CLOSED

Wed, Sept 28: Monster Truck Nitro Tour

Thur, Sept 29: Monster Truck Nitro Tour

Fri, Sept 30: Figure 8 Races

Sat, Oct 1: Demolition Derby

Sun, Oct 2: X Fest Live, Freestyle Motocross/BMX

All events taking place in the Palmdale Auto Mall Grandstand Arena start at 7:30pm. Event tickets do not include admission to the fair. 

I purchased general admission parking to the AV Fair. Which parking lot do I go to? 

Standard vehicle general parking is located through Gate 1 in Lot D located off of Ave. H or through Gate 6 in Lot G-8 located off of 30th St. West. Click here for directions to the AV Fair

Where are ADA parking spaces located? 

ADA parking spots are located through Gate 1 in Lot C off of Ave. H. Click here for directions to the AV Fair

Where can I buy grandstand seats for concerts during the AV Fair? 

This year’s AV Fair Concert Series is presented by the City of Lancaster and the City of Palmdale. Grandstand seats for concerts are not available for purchase this year and are instead being distributed by Lancaster and Palmdale Auto Malls. Visit your local auto mall and test drive a car for grandstand 

Is admission included with my concert/arena event ticket? 

No, admission is not included with the purchase of headliner concert or arena event tickets. 

What free entertainment will there be at the AV Fair?

There’s something for everyone! Battle of the bands, stage performances, petting zoo, pony rides, pirate show, puppet show, exotic animals, kid crafts/science, Alaskan pig races, and so much more! A full list of attractions and shows will be available online soon at

How can I keep track of everything going on at the AV Fair in one place?? 

Stay in the know! Download the AV Fair & Event Center app for all things Fair in one place. Vendors, food options, schedules, map, tickets, and more –

Do I need to get a wristband to drink alcohol during the AV Fair? 

Yes, to ensure a smooth experience at the bars for guests at the AV Fair, wristbands are required for alcohol purchases. Wristbands will be available for guests 21+ with valid ID at each bar location. 

Where can I find wheelchairs at the AV Fair?

 Wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis for a minimal daily charge with valid driver’s license or photo ID at the Main gate in front of the Van Dam Pavilion. Electric wheelchairs will not be available. Guests are welcome to bring their own wheelchairs, both regular and electric are allowed. 

What items are prohibited to bring to the AV Fair?

The AV Fair & Event Center is a drug-free environment. Bringing in narcotics or any illegal substance is not allowed. Other prohibited items include outside food and beverages, outside alcoholic beverages, any article defined as a weapon, selfie sticks, and more. Click here to read through the AV Fair Code of Conduct.

I’m traveling from out of town and looking for accommodations. What hotels are nearby?

Book your stay with one of our partnering hotels through Destination Lancaster! Click here for a full list of hotels.


This property is monitored 24 hours a day by video surveillance. Commercial photography and filming takes place during normal business hours. 

This facility operates in accordance with all regulations mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Click here to read through our Accessibility Guide

3 Easy Steps That Will Make Your Fair Experience Even More Memorable:

1. Buy your tickets early! General admission, parking, and unlimited ride wristbands are available online.

Click here to purchase AV Fair tickets.
Click here to purchase carnival wristbands.

2. Plan your visit! This year’s fair will look different. Some of your favorite attractions may have moved in addition to new locations added. Click here to view this year’s AV Fair map.

3. Download the AV Fair app for all things fair! Click here to download.

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ADA Accessibility

Guests of all abilities are welcome at the AV Fair! Click here to read through our Accessibility Guide.

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Lancaster, CA 93536
(661) 948-6060

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