PARADE TO PRESENT VARIETY.
LANCASTER - Nearly 100 entries will march down Lancaster Boulevard on Saturday during the Antelope Valley Fair Parade, which this year will feature the theme ``H20 - Best of Show.''
The parade will begin at 9 a.m. at 10th Street West and Lancaster Boulevard and will proceed to Sierra Highway. The entries will range from the Early Day Gas Engine and Tractor Association to Boeing Reusable Space Systems.
The young people of the Antelope Valley will be well represented with cheerleaders, Cub Scouts and Little League players, while the Antelope Valley community queens will bring glamour and beauty to the event.
In addition, the Palmdale, Lancaster and the Greater Antelope Valley chambers of commerce plan to participate.
There will be dignitaries aplenty, with Lancaster Mayor Frank Roberts, U.S. Rep. Howard P. ``Buck'' McKeon, state Sen. W.J. ``Pete'' Knight, Assemblyman George Runner and sheriff's Capt. Tom Pigott scheduled to appear.
The grand marshal will be George Lane, a third-generation Antelope Valley resident who owns Lane Ranch and is president of Monte Vista Building Sites Inc., a property development and management company.
ANTELOPE VALLEY FAIR SCHEDULE
Entertainment: Joe Walsh and BTO, 7:30 p.m., $15, $20, $25. Mendin' Fences, 6:30, 10 p.m. Hypnotist Kevin Stone, 9, 11 p.m.
Entertainment: Clint Black & Lila McCann, 7:30 p.m., $15, $20, $25. Blind Date, 6:30, 10:30 p.m. Hypnotist Kevin Stone, 6, 9, 11 p.m.
U.S. Rep. Howard P. ``Buck'' McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, will be available at noon in the Republican Party booth to discuss issues with constituents.
Entertainment: Spinners, 7:30 p.m. Freddy Fender, 6:30, 10:30 p.m. Hypnotist Kevin Stone, 6, 9, 11 p.m. Fair admission is $10, which includes carnival rides and the Spinners concert.
Entertainment: Neal McCoy & Ty Herndon, 7:30 p.m., $15, $20, $25. Sticky Fingers, 6:30, 10 p.m. Hypnotist Kevin Stone, 9, 11 p.m. Children age 15 and under admitted free.
Entertainment: Tribute to Benny Goodman with the Ink Spots, 6 p.m. Williams & Ree 6:30, 10 p.m. Hypnotist Kevin Stone, 9, 11 p.m. People age 55 and over admitted free.
Entertainment: Jethro Tull, 7:30 p.m., $15, $20, $25. Word of Mouth, 6:30, 10 p.m. Hypnotist Kevin Stone, 9, 11 p.m. Handicapped persons admitted free.
Entertainment: Professional Bull Riders, 8 p.m., $12, $15. Caravanserai, 6:30, 10 p.m. Hypnotist Kevin Stone, 9, 11 p.m.
Entertainment: Figure 8 Races, 8 p.m. Caravanserai, 6:30, 10 p.m. Hypnotist Kevin Stone, 9, 11 p.m. Admission is $10, which includes carnival rides and race admission.
Entertainment: Rural Olympics, 3 p.m., $12, $15. Monster Truck Show, 8 p.m., $12, $15. Cledus T. Judd, 6:30, 10:30 p.m. Hypnotist Kevin Stone, 6, 9, 11 p.m.
Entertainment: Monster Truck Show, 3 p.m., $12, $15. Demolition Derby, 8 p.m. Smokin' Armadillos, 6:30, 10:30 p.m. Hypnotist Kevin Stone, 6, 9, 11 p.m.
Entertainment: Flat Track Motorcycle Racing, 2, 7 p.m. Smokin' Armadillos, 6, 9 p.m. Hypnotist Kevin Stone, 6, 9 p.m. Admission $2 a person.
DAILY: Carnival rides, farm animals, flower exhibits, handicraft display, photo exhibit, gem and mineral displays, bungee jumping, antique farm equipment, petting zoo, chain saw sculpture, Discovering Science hands-on exhibits.
TIMES: 4 p.m.-1 a.m. today; noon-1 a.m. Saturday; noon-midnight Sunday; 4 p.m.-midnight Monday-Aug. 31; 4 p.m.-1 a.m. Sept. 1; noon-1 a.m. Sept. 2-3; noon-11 p.m. Sept. 4.
ADMISSION: General admission, $5; children 6 to 15 and seniors 55 and over, $3; children under 6 and active duty military personnel with identification, free. Grandstand event tickets include fair admission.
LOCATION: 155 E. Ave. I, Lancaster.
INFORMATION: (805) 948-6060 or www.avfair.com.
Box: Antelope Valley Fair Schedule (see text)