Animals aren't the only Festival performers who will amaze you with their acrobatic talents. Visit this fun area to enjoy numerous zany performances.
Aerospace & Aviation
Known as "America's Aerospace Valley," the Antelope Valley is home to cutting-edge aerospace technologies. Take flight with displays from top aerospace firms.
Seeing animals on television is one thing, but at the Poppy Festival you can get up close and personal with a variety of unique and beautiful animals including reptiles, birds, and insects.
Arts & Crafts
Stroll through a shopper's paradise featuring more than 200 vendors and thousands of handmade fine arts and quality crafts. What will you discover in the Arts & Crafts Marketplace? There's jewelry, handmade wooden toys, glassware, aromatic soaps, silk floral pieces, denim clothing, candles, stained glass, hats, artwork, wooden hammocks, stoneware, baskets, dolls, quilts, children's clothing, leather items, lawn accessories, Native American goods, metal items, towels, pillows, custom pottery, and so much more.
Car Show (Sunday Only)
Come see classic cars from the 1920s through the 1970s as All Things Engravable hosts this incredible Classic Car Show. Expanded to feature more than 100 classic automobiles, the display will showcase beautifully restored cars.
If you have been waiting to start that garden, the Farmers Market is the place to visit. There is an incredible selection of floral magic awaiting you with an array of fresh flowers, assorted plants, decorative topiaries, bonsai trees, bamboo, wildflower seeds, cacti, unique garden ornaments, and of course, colorful poppies. Looking for tasty fruits and vegetables? There are homegrown fruits and vegetables, almonds, nuts, roasted corn, olives, garlic, honey, jams and jellies, salsa, gourmet spices, dressings, and various other delicious products.
Eating at the Festival is an activity in itself. Patrons can choose from a delectable array of tasty treats. From traditional fair foods, like funnel cakes and kabobs, to exotic ethnic delicacies,even the pickiest eaters will be delighted by the sumptuous array of food.
Healthy Living Pavilion
Healthy living is a lifestyle choice and the Healthy Living area highlights an array of different ways this can be achieved. Brimming with information and interactive demonstrations, you will be able to discuss smarts ways and tips to pursing better health, overcome health challenges, lose weight and feel better with representatives from Curves. Brain Balance Achievement Center will have information about how you can support your child’s academic and emotional development. If you are expecting a child, you can learn about the community’s newest birthing center, Antelope Valley Birth Resources Network. The Team Wellness massage therapists will be available to check your spine and provide free mini-massages. There will also be consultants onsite to show you the benefits of using natural facial products, minerals, oils and the latest sensation, It Works Body Wraps. With every vendor you visit, the more health tips you will learn!
Visit the Safety Zone, where you will find a wealth of information and resources related to public safety, crime prevention and emergency preparedness. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department will be onsite with a DUI simulator and the Los Angeles County Fire Department will hold “Jaws of Life” vehicle extraction demonstrations both days. Los Angeles County Animal Control will also be onsite ready to place pets needing good homes with loving families, and young Festival-goers will learn about earthquake safety in the Shakey-Quakey School House - a highly-specialized earthquake simulator designed to educate children about how to prepare for and stay safe during an earthquake. You will not want to miss all the intriguing demonstrations and displays in the Safety Zone!
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Lancaster boasts one of California's most abundant crops of the vibrant poppies that are the state flower.
For several years, the City of Lancaster co-sponsored the Wildflower Information Center with the Lancaster Woman's Club to cater to the interests of thousands of visitors who flocked to the Antelope Valley for a glimpse of these brilliant, beautiful flowers.
Held at the Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery, visitors could pick up free wildflower maps and learn about the best viewing locations before heading out to the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve. Read More >>