LANCASTER – The Antelope Valley Fair Association on Friday announced a new fundraising opportunity. Local organizations can earn between $1,000 and $3,500 by providing volunteer scare actors and maze guides for the A.V. Fair FEARgrounds starting Oct. 16.
Groups can earn a minimum of $1,000 for each room manned for all nine days of FEARgrounds: Oct. 16-18; Oct. 23-25; and Oct. 30-Nov. 1. More money can be earned by groups that also sell $15 Pre-FEAR admission tickets. A total of 200 tickets will be allotted per room manned. For each $15 ticket sold, the group will be given $5. If all 200 tickets are sold, the group will be given $1,000. Lastly, one group will be awarded $1,500 if their room wins the “Best Room” prize.
Requirements for volunteer groups are as follows:
- Four people per maze room, on all nine nights of the event (groups may take more than one room).
- Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.
- All volunteers must fill out a FEARgrounds application.
Volunteer hours are:
- 4 p.m. to 12 a.m., Friday & Saturday (event begins at 6 p.m.)
- 4 to 10 p.m., Sunday (event begins at 6 p.m.)
For more information, contact Matthew Jimmink at 661-948-6060, ext. 150, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Acceptance of groups is at the discretion of the A.V. Fair.
The deadline to apply is Friday, Oct. 9, at 5 p.m.
About the A.V. FEARgrounds
The A.V. Fair FEARgrounds will feature areas of the Fairgrounds transformed into a Haunted House Maze, featuring eight terror-filled rooms built by W. Dion & Sons Factory of Fears, creators of the Haunted House formerly held in the Sears building in Lancaster.
Included with the Haunted House Maze will be the Spooky Hay Ride, roaming scare actors, great food, dancing and souvenirs. The A.V. Fair FEARgrounds is strongly recommended for guests 13 years and older, according to organizers. No costumes are allowed.
Pre-FEAR $15 admission tickets, valid for any one day of FEARgrounds, are on sale now at avfair.com. As of Oct. 16, tickets will cost $20.00 for all ages.
[Information via news release from the Antelope Valley Fair Association.]