The Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival
Ten Days of Fabulous Family Fun and Entertainment!
Get ready as the 73rd annual Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival makes its way to Indio February 15th - 24th.
For 73 years, families have looked to the Riverside County Fair to give them the best entertainment value – that’s why they keep coming back year after year. We have an exciting line-up of Headliner entertainment in the Fantasy Springs Concert Pavilion including Randy Houser, Ramon Ayala, Salt-n-Pepa, Kool & the Gang and Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez. Don’t forget that all headliner entertainment is included with the price of admission.
The Grandstand Arena features exhilarating shows that are a must see and also part of your admission ticket. Humpz & Hornz Bull Riding, Monster Trucks, Junior Outlaw Sprints, Mini-Dwarfs Racing and Demolition Derby will thrill the crowds throughout the Fair run. There will also be a special Monster Trucks and Freestyle MotoX show Wednesday evening, February 20th.
Indulge in all your favorite Fair foods while you visit, from Cinnamon Rolls to Funnel Cakes and Deep-fried Twinkies. You are sure to find something to satisfy your sweet tooth! The Musical Pageant will mesmerize crowds with a talented cast of singers and dancers in dazzling regalia. New this year, we will have mid-week entertainment on the Pageant Stage that will include regional tribute bands on the Pageant Stage. Two Carnivals will delight the entire family with extreme rides for thrill seekers, as well as rides for the young or young at heart.
Don’t miss the special promotions at the Fair this year:
- Opening Friday, February 15 – Fantasy $5 Friday – As the presenting sponsor of the Fair, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino is giving back to the community by creating an entire day for all Fairgoers to get into the Fair for only $5.00!
- Veterans plus three guests are admitted FREE every day of the Fair (ID required)
- Veteran’s Appreciation Day – Monday, February 18 – join us for the Presidents’ Day Parade and a special presentation on the Pageant Stage at 5:30 pm dedicated to our veterans.
- Kids’ Day – Tuesday through Thursday (2/19-2/21) - with each paid adult admission, one child (ages 6-12) can get into the fair at no charge from 3:00 pm to close.
- Riverside County Department of Waste Resources – Wednesday, February 20 – Bring in small used e-waste (electronic devices) for recycling. Get into the Fair for FREE! Acceptable items are listed on DateFest.org.
The 73rd Annual Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival is presented by Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. Gates are open 10:00 am-10:00 pm from Friday-Monday and noon-10:00 pm Tuesday-Thursday. Purchase your tickets early to take advantage of discounted prices.