APEX Center

about us

The APEX Center is located on the southside of I-81 at Exit 77. The 300’ x 300 foot facility includes an arena floor that is 150’ x 300’. The facility has approximately 2,500 permanent seats and an additional 2,000 portable chairs for concerts and other entertainment events. Read more about where it all started and how far we have come reading from our articles page linked here.

Accessible Ticketing

Accessible seating is available for our guests with disabilities or those with impermanent limiting physical conditions (crutches, recent surgeries, pregnancy, etc).

These tickets can be purchased online, over the phone by calling 276.335.APEX (2739), or at the APEX box office. Those purchasing accessible seats may have up to three companions sitting with them (based on availability). If all 3 seats are not needed, please leave them open for other guests who may have physical ailments.

All accessible seating will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Every effort will be made on the day of an event to accommodate those needing accessible seats however day of cannot be guaranteed.


Animals that are present for the intent of an agriculture-based event and are considered a part of the event are welcome in the building.

Alcoholic Beverages

Alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, glass or metal containers of any kind may not be brought into the facility. Any such items will be confiscated and not returned at the end of the event.


Appalachian Regional Exposition Center Authority

Board of Supervisors Meeting Minutes

The Minutes recorded from the Appalachian Regional Exposition Center Authority’s Board of Supervisors meetings can be found stored on the following page linked as apexcenter.org/minutes.

Please see the following FOIA information on the following page linked as apexcenter.org/foia.


ATM machines are located in all 4 doorways.

Camera Policy

Camera devices will be allowed unless an artist, show or promoter states otherwise.

Please check the website and social media for this information as we receive it from shows, as this will vary by event. Please tag us in your photos: #myapex

Audio & Video recording devices will not be allowed in the facility.


The APEX Center is located at the intersection of Interstates 77 & 81 at Exit 77, on Apex Drive. The physical address is 290 Ready Mix Rd, Wytheville VA 24382. The mailing address is PO Box 631 Wytheville VA 24382.

Air transportation is available from the following airports:

Roanoke Regional Airport Woodrum Field (ROA) – 68.6 mi

Tri Cities Regional Bristol/Johnson/Kingsport (TRI) – 125.6 mi

Piedmont Triad International Airport Greensboro (GSO) – 142.5 mi

Yeager Airport Charleston (CRW) – 163.5 mi

Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) – 193.7 mi

Tri-State/Milton J. Ferguson Field Huntington (HTS) – 201.6 mi

Dry Docking

For our friends with RVs, we are happy to provide you with space for dry-docking/boondocking on nights that no events are booked. Please be aware that we have zero sewer, electricity or water hook ups. If interested, please call 276.335.APEX (2739)

All RVs parked on APEX property will be given a time frame as well as a waiver. APEX is not responsible for any damage to personal property or vehicles that are housed on the lots at any time.

First Aid

The First Aid station is located between Gates 1 and 2. Emergency medical personnel are on site for guests in need of assistance. In addition to basic first aid treatment, an AED (automatic external defibrillator) is located in the administrative office located on the south concourse between Gates 3 and 4.

Intoxicated Guests

Intoxicated guests will not be admitted into the APEX at any time. Guests who become intoxicated are subject to ejection from the event at any time. Persons denied entry into the facility will be offered a refund from APEX Ticket Office.

The Apex Center is a member of the League of Agricultural and Equine Centers. This is a recognized professional organization that supports and promotes management personnel and maintenance procedures at agricultural and equine facilities. They are a primary resource for industry education, networking and advocacy for members. http://www.laec.info/

League of Agricultural and Equine Centers

Lost Children

Anyone finding a lost child during an event please escort the child to the Kid’s Corner/Guest Services at Gate 2.

All families may go to the Kid’s Corner and request the FREE Family Tag.  Both Parent and Child will receive matching wristbands with the parent’s contact information and seat location. Both bands must match before the lost child is turned over to the adult guardian. If bands do not match, the authorities will assist in returning the child to the guardian.

Lost & Found

Any items lost and found items will be held for 30 days. 30 days after the event the items will be donated to the local Goodwill.

If you have lost an item please call 276.335.APEX (2739). You may pick up any lost and found from the Guest Services Office (by Gate 3) on the South side of the building between the hours of 9am-5pm. APEX is not responsible for items that are lost, found or claimed.

Noise Makers & Laser Pointers

Noise makers and laser pointers of any kind are not allowed in the APEX at any time. Individuals with said items will be instructed to return them to their vehicles.

Public & Educational Tours

We want to share the Facility with the community and are happy to host a tour at any time Monday-Friday, 9 am - 12 noon, that does not interfere with a previously scheduled or currently happening event.
Please call 276.335.APEX (2739) to schedule your tour today!


APEX does not allow re-entry into the facility. Individuals with an admission ticket who enter the facility and then leave are not allowed back after initial admission. This rule does not apply to guests using the smoking area.


When arriving at 200 Apex Dr, Accessible Parking is located in Lot A, directly in front of the South side of the Facility. Please display proper identification (DMV placards / mirror tags or license plate tags) for direction to the reserved spaces. Anyone parking in an Accessible Space without a proper permit will be fined by Wythe County police and the vehicle will be subject to towing. Parking Lot Staff patrols frequently to help prevent fraudulent parking.

When continuing on 200 Apex Dr, Lot B is on the North side of the Facility. Lot C is in the lower lot.

Service Animals

APEX allows for the use of service animals by individuals with disabilities. “Service animal” is defined as a dog (or, subject to certain limitations, a miniature horse) that has been trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. Emotional Support animals are not permitted at this time. For guests needing Emotional Support animals or additional services, please call 276.335.APEX (2739) prior to the event to see if we can find a compromise.

The patron bringing the animal is responsible for the care and control. Service animals must be on a harness, leash or other tether. If the service animal becomes unruly or is not properly housebroken, the handler may be asked to remove it from the premises and participate in the event without its use.

No ticket is required for a service animal.


APEX is a smoke-free facility. Smoking is not permitted in any public area of the venues. Guests wishing to smoke must use designated smoking areas and can be found:  


APEX STAFF includes:

Kristina Smith: General Manager of the Apex Center, FOIA officer - 276.335.2085
Jenna Lewis: Office Administrator of the Apex Center - 276.335.APEX (2739)


Tailgating on APEX property is strictly prohibited.


We have a limited supply of wheelchairs available to those who need them. Patrons in need of a wheelchair should contact APEX as far in advance as possible. Every effort will be made to accommodate requests but the wheelchairs are allocated on a first-come, first served basis.



The WEBSITE Privacy Policy

Privacy Notice

This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for (www.apexcenter.org). This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website. We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone. We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to provide tickets. Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, upcoming events, new services, or changes to this privacy policy.

Your Access to and Control Over Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website: See what data we have about you, if any. Change/correct any data we have about you. Have us delete any data we have about you. Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline. Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the Web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at 276.335.APEX or via email generalmanager@apexcenter.org.