Save the date for some good old-fashioned fun when the Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival returns from February 16-25, 2018 for its 72nd annual edition .
You'll cheer for the daredevil riders at the ever-popular Camel and Ostrich races, experience the thrills and chills of carnival rides, dig into fantastic food and fair treats, browse through arts and crafts booths, and see some big headliners perform all your favorite songs.
Ready to sample some local dates? Fair goers enjoyed date shakes, cinnamon rolls topped with dates and deep-fried dates wrapped in bacon.
Located at the Riverside County Fairgrounds, just minutes from Palm Desert, this kid-friendly event has something for everyone, so bring the whole family for a full day of fun on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and on the weekends from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Attending the Event
Tickets for The Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival can be purchased online or in person at the fairgrounds, and are just $11 for adults, $10 for seniors, $9 for children 12 and under, and kids under five are free. Unlimited carnival ride passes can be purchased for just $25-$28 per person per day. And if you want to go everyday, season passes are just $30 per person.
Visit the Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival website for more information, a list of scheduled performers and information on how to purchase tickets.
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