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Rural Olympics at AV Fair
The 2011 exhibition at the AV Fairgrounds will further include displays by the AV Indian Museum and the Air Force Flight Test Center from Edwards Air Force Base. The exhibit will be at the fair for its full 10 day run (August 19th thru 28th). AVRM president Bill Rawlings shared, “It’s the past that helps us define the future, and we have a rich history here in the Antelope Valley. Preserving that past for future generations is what our organization is all about. And there’s an urgency in preserving these materials because, with the passage of time, it becomes increasingly difficult to document, collect and restore these artifacts.” Rawlings has a particular passion for the organization since his father’s Model T Ford was used in early Rural Olympics races. That vehicle is part of the current AVRM display.


For more information on the Antelope Valley Rural Museum, go to

August 15, 2011 Posted by | av fair, AV Fairgrounds, indian museum, my av fair, peel the love | , , , , | Leave a comment

Volunteer Program AV Fair 2011

Volunteer Program

The definition of a Volunteer: Volunteering is the practice of people working on behalf of others or a particular cause without payment for their time and services….

Our volunteers help make the Antelope Valley Fair & Alfalfa Festival possible year after year. In 2010, our Volunteer Program was refined with committees to support each area of the Fair from the Jr. Livestock Auction to Home Arts and more!

An application to volunteer at the Fairgrounds is now on-line and with this newsletter we are introducing the first A.V. Fair Volunteer newsletter:

Click here to download the newsletter

December 18, 2010 Posted by | av fair, AV Fairgrounds | , , , , | Leave a comment

23rd Annual Home Show, 3/18-20, 2011

23rd Annual Home Show, 3/18-20, 2011

The 23rd Annual Antelope Valley Fair Home Show is just around the corner on March 18, 19 & 20, 2011. Vendor applications are available on-line by going to the upper left corner of the homepage, clicking “Calendar of Events” and then “Home Show.” All vendor space pricing and Home Show information will be in this section of our website or call (661) 948-6060, ext. 123.

Home Show activities include: landscaping and ‘how-to’ seminars, plant sales, drawings for free Fair 2011 concert and arena event tickets, the ever popular FREE ‘Tomato plant giveaway’ and more!

The Home Show is more than an idea resource for remodeling, home improvements or efficient gadgets. Attendees can learn about alternative energy usage or how to make clever cosmetic changes to their homes inside and out.

March 18: Noon – 6pm
March 19: 9am – 6pm
March 20: 9am – 5pm

Adults (ages 12-61): $5.00
Children (11 and under): free with paid adult
Seniors (age 62 +): $4.00.
Admission is FREE for Seniors on Friday, March 18
Parking: $5.00

Download Application


December 18, 2010 Posted by | 23rd Annual Home Show, Annual Antelope Valley Fair Home Show, av fair, AV Fair 2011, AV Fairgrounds | , , , , | Leave a comment

Turf Club AV Fairgrounds

Turf Club

Happy Holidays from your Off Track Betting facility, the Turf Club at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds!

Turf Club hours for December: Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and December 20th thru December

The Turf Club will re-open on Sunday, December 26th and Monday, December 27th for the opening of Santa Anita. Hours are subject to change.

Call the Turf Club at 661-206-0404 for more information.

December 18, 2010 Posted by | Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, AV Fairgrounds | , , , , | Leave a comment

Antelope Valley Assistance League Fashion Show


Assistance League Antelope Valley – History

Assistance League originated as an extension of the Red Cross Shops established during World War I.  Founder, Mrs. Hancock Banning, felt a duty, in her own words, “To act as a friend at any and all times to men, women and children in need of care, guidance and assistance.”

Since 1919, National Assistance League® has grown to more than 110 chapters across the country.

Assistance League of Antelope Valley was chartered as the 25th chapter

of National Assistance League on January 29, 1959.  The charter members, with Mrs. Florence Aven as president, identified a need for childcare in this growing valley.

The original Day Nursery opened with 6 children and members volunteered 2500 hours to fund and operate the project.  Total cost that first year was $9455.  In January 1961 enrollment was 14 with a waiting list.  By February of 1966, the organization moved to a house on Fern Avenue.

Soon there were 24 children.  In the early 1970’s, the State of California granted licensing for enrollment of 36 children.  The members hired early education teachers and developed the preschool curriculum.  The community need for expansion was evident.  In September 1997, construction of a new facility was completed at 808 West Newgrove.

The Preschool Day Care Center now serves 72 children and their working or student parents.

Models Auxiliary, Heartline Auxiliary

In March of 1968, the Models Auxiliary was certified. The Models Auxiliary produces fashion shows as a means of raising funds to assist in financial support of the philanthropic projects and/or fundraising activities of Assistance League Antelope Valley.

In September 1995, the Heartline Auxiliary was formed. Its members voted to be a service oriented auxiliary to help staff the Twice is Nice Thrift Shop.


November 9, 2010 Posted by | Antelope Valley Assistance League, Auxiliary Fashion Show, AV Fairgrounds, Community Service, Designer Showcase, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment