LANCASTER – The Antelope Valley Fairgrounds will host its first Craft Fair on Saturday, Oct. 8, and Sunday, Oct. 9.
The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days at the H.W. Hunter Pavilion, located at 2551 West Avenue H in Lancaster. Admission is free, and parking is $5.
The Craft Fair will feature about 60 vendors showcasing a broad range of items, including handmade jewelry, decorative handbags, crocheted items, food and more, according to organizers.
“We are excited to host our first Craft Fair just in time for pre-holiday shopping,” said coordinator Mike Shuck. “The A.V. Fair Craft Fair will feature a multitude of local and commercial vendors selling everything from handmade wooden toys, clothing, hair accessories and much more. We encourage the community to come see the unique items offered.”
Those interested in being a vendor can apply until Monday, Oct. 3, at 5 p.m., at a cost of $50 per booth for both days. Click here for more information.
On Saturday, Oct. 8, Craft Fair attendees will have the opportunity to see the last two PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo competitions.
There will be a matinee Rodeo event at 1 p.m. for $15 (festival seating, first come, first seated), and an evening show at 7 p.m. with reserved seating for $25, $30 and $35. Children under 5 will receive free admission with a paid adult. Tickets can be purchased at www.avfair.com. Use code: rodeo14 and save $10 off both the Sat. 1 p.m. matinee and the 7 p.m. evening show tickets.
Both Rodeo events will feature the Bobby Kerr Mustang Act, trick riding and roping demonstrations by the Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls, and free photos with Miss Rodeo California, Rachel Owens-Sarno.
The Van Dam Barn dance will be held after the Saturday evening Rodeo in the Corona Cantina. Food available on Saturday only includes BBQ items, Funnel cake, Kettle corn, Tacos and more. For more information on the PRCA California Circuit Finals Rodeo competition, visit https://www.cafinalsrodeo.com/.
There is no Rodeo on Sunday, October 9. Food items will be available for purchase on Sunday at the H.W. Hunter Pavilion snack bar.
For more information about the Craft Fair, contact Mike Shuck at 661-948-6060, ext. 150.
[Information via news release from the Antelope Valley Fair Association.]