Producing 95% of the nation’s dates, the Coachella Valley is home to more than 250,000 date palms - and harvest time arrives at the end of winter. Celebrate the sweet fruit with timeless delights at the Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival. Originally held in 1921, this family-friendly festival has evolved into a massive, multi-faceted event with a little something for everyone.
Meet the Date Festival Queen “Scheherazade” and her court, watch the Grand Parade, and get your thrills on exciting carnival rides. The Riverside County Fair also features music concerts with big-name performers, along with a wide variety of entertainment including camel and ostrich races, magic shows, hypnotists, cooking demonstrations, jugglers, and stand-up comedians. And let’s not forget about the tasty fair food. Indulge your sweet tooth with date-themed treats, such as date shakes, date cinnamon rolls, date hot dogs, and bacon-wrapped deep-fried dates.
The Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival takes place February 17-26 in Indio, California. Are you interested in experiencing the old-fashioned fun at this unique event? Relax nearby at Ayres Hotel & Spa Moreno Valley, a family-owned boutique hotel with refined suites, complimentary made-to-order breakfast, and free Wi-Fi. Would you like to know more about our one-of-a-kind hotel? Please call us today at 1 (951) 571-4141 for more information and to book your reservations. Call now!.