Don’t Miss the California Poppy Festival!

The California Poppy Festival is the City of Lancaster’s annual celebration of California’s state flower. This 3-day event honors the beauty of the poppy with live entertainment, amusement park rides, displays, festival food, live animal exhibits, and countless activities for all ages.

This year, the festival is held at the AV Fair and Events Center on April 22-24. It’s about 1.5 hours away from Los Angeles, making it the perfect day trip!

Lancaster boasts one of California’s most abundant crops of vibrant poppies that are the state flower. During poppy season, the City, in partnership with the AV Fair and Event Center, puts on an event to welcome and introduce visitors to the Lancaster area. The annual Festival plays host to the colorful poppies, which are an Antelope Valley springtime attraction.


The event features over 200 vendors multiple performance stages, exotic animal display, petting zoo, farmers market, beer garden, Thrill Zone Carnival, and Kids Zone Carnival.

Events include Motor Mayhem ($20) with autocross and demolition derby on Friday and Rural Olympics ($6) and Monster Truck Nitro Tour ($20) on Saturday.

Festival tickets are $13 per person, plus $10 for parking. Unlimited carnival ride wristbands are $30-50. Learn more at




This post was written by Kidsguide

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