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Datefest Cover Page

Datefest Cover Page

Please review the media kit for the 71st Annual Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival, February 17-26, 2017. After 70 successful years behind us, we are excited to launch into the Fair’s 71st year! We have all of the tried and true favorites and, as always, new and exciting experiences in store!

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Date Festival Information

Date Festival Information

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MEDIA INFORMATION

MEDIA INFORMATION

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History of the Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival

History of the Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival

The Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival is located in Indio, California, an oasis situated in the vast California desert, approximately 130 miles east from Los Angeles. The Fair started as a festival to celebrate the end of the annual date harvest in the desert region, the major commercial date-producing area in the western hemisphere.

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Former Queen Scheherazades

Former Queen Scheherazades

A listing of all Queen Scheherazades dating back from 1947 to 2017!

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The Legend of Queen Scheherazade

The Legend of Queen Scheherazade

Behold the story of Queen Scheherazade.

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Award Winning Musical Pageant Returns

Award Winning Musical Pageant Returns

The Nightly Musical Pageant is set to return to the 71st Annual Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival, February 17th through February 26th. The stage effects, costumes, and vocal talents alone will dazzle you, but you don’t want to miss this new spin of the 1,001 Arabian Nights extraordinary tale, "Envy and the Enchanted Oasis.” The entire show is sure to keep the audience engaged as the cast takes fairgoers back in time to the Far East.
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Experience the Camel and Ostrich Races

Experience the Camel and Ostrich Races

When was the last time you witnessed a camel or ostrich race? If you haven’t yet experienced it, you must make it a point to attend this hilarious and unpredictable event. A Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival tradition for years, camel and ostrich races continue to captivate audiences with their crazy riders and unexpected animal behavior. They will be here again for your enjoyment at the 71st Annual Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival, Friday, February 17 through Sunday, February 26.
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Monster Trucks & Demo Derby and More at the Fair!

Monster Trucks & Demo Derby and More at the Fair!

WGAS and their amazing fleet of MONSTER TRUCKS, Freestyle Motocross and Demolition Derby are ready to entertain and thrill you until you’re standing on your feet with fevered anticipation! The WGAS Motorsports Team will be performing at the 2017 Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival in the Grandstand Arena, February 17-26. From 4x4 Hot Rods to the spectator-favorite Demolition Derby, WGAS raises the bar every year. Click the above link to check out the schedule!

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Joe Mantegna & Lt. Col. Robert Friend Named as Co-Grand Marshals for Fair's 71st Year

Joe Mantegna & Lt. Col. Robert Friend Named as Co-Grand Marshals for Fair's 71st Year

The 71st Annual Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival, which runs, February 17-26, 2017, has announced Joe Mantegna and Lt. Col Robert Friend as co-Grand Marshals for the Fair’s Presidents’ Day Parade. The Presidents’ Day Parade will take place on Monday, February 20th. Mantegna and Friend invite the public to join them for this Grand Parade! The Parade will step down at 9:00 a.m. from the intersection of Miles Avenue and Deglet Noor Street in Indio, CA.

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Media Contact

Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival



Kimberly Wright - Fair Marketing Manager

  • P.O. Box 1180, Riverside, CA 92502
  • Cell Phone: (951) 452-0940
  • Fax: (951) 955-2159
  • kjwright@rivcoeda.org

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