The National Orange Show (NOS) Citrus Fair has been dedicated to the history of the orange industry since 1915. As it is an annual tradition, the Citrus Fair brings fun, entertainment, and knowledge to San Bernardino every year. This year, you can celebrate the 102nd NOS Citrus Fair during this extended eight-day event that will be filled with more attractions, vendors, and events than ever before! With enough activities to entertain over 50,000 visitors, this event is perfect for the whole family.
The NOS Citrus Fair will take place from May 4th to 7th and resume on May 11th to 14th. The first weekend, which coincides with Cinco de Mayo, will be focused on Latino entertainment. Performers during this first weekend include the very talented Larry Hernandez, Noel Torres, Pancho Barraza, and Los Perdidos de Sinaloa. Other highlights include two “Sunshine Days,” which is a free event for special needs children and adults. There is also Superhero Sunday whereby dressing up as a superhero grants you free admission. You can also support local heroes on Community Hero Saturday, which pays tribute to active service military and veterans.
There will also be an exciting lineup of activities this year. Aside from Fair staples like carnival rides, pig races, and petting zoos, there will also be a Citrus Baking Contest, local artists in a massive exhibition, and of course, plenty of oranges to sample from local farms.
For those interested in the educational offerings at the Fair, there will be a series of free educational activities. While these educational programs will discuss agriculture in Southern California, the main focus will be on citrus agriculture.
You do not have to worry about going hungry at the Citrus Fair -- with a variety of local vendors, there is something to satisfy every craving. From booths like “Good Chinese FOod” and “Rico's Manjares Mossita” covering the savory to “Funnel Cake Express” and “Monster Cookie” covering the sweet, you’re sure to find something for every member of your family. In addition to food stands, there will also be local artisans and merchandise from community retailers available for purchase.
For those seeking accommodation during this wonderful event, Ayres Hotel Redlands is a superb choice. This hotel boasts a Mediterranean-inspired design and an intimate boutique ambiance in addition to its modern amenities and unparalleled hospitality. Ayres Hotel Redlands is guaranteed to be the perfect venue for your weekend at the NOS Citrus Fair.