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Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival 2021

From monster trucks to camel races and stunning music performances to remarkable food, there's so much more to do at the fairground

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Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival in California 2020 - Best Time

Each February, the Coachella Valley becomes a hot spot for entertaining and even dating. The annual Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival features lots of unique entertainment, special events, and culinary experiences. Here you can witness camel and ostrich races. It is hard to guess the result of the race, as these animals are quite unpredictable, and this fact makes them even more exciting to the public.

Camel Races 2020
Camel Races
Humps and Horns 2020
Humps and Horns

If you are a fan of big trucks and love loud noises, the outdoor stadium featuring WGAS Monster Trucks & Demo Derby is the place for you.

Monster Trucks Show 2020
Monster Trucks Show
Pig Races 2020
Pig Races

Some new entertainment came to the festival in 2017 with Robosaurus and Jest In Time Circus. This jaw-dropping performances combined tons of car crashing and fire-breathing for those fairgoers who adore transformers. The physical comedy and juggling acts of the Jest in time Circus draws families to enjoy their shows at the Family Fun Stage.

Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival in California - Best Season 2020

Amazing music performances gather crowds each evening. Food vendors offer traditional modern fair food, but also some special treats like creamy date shakes and sweet fruits of all varieties from the local date palms.

Best time for Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival in California 2020
Best time to see Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival in California 2020

Practical info

What are the hours of operation?

Friday–Monday: 10 am–10 pm; Tuesday–Thursday: noon–10 pm

What are the carnival hours of operation?

Weekends: 10 am–midnight; Tuesday–Thursday: noon–10 pm

What are the 2021 fair dates?

February 12–21, 2021

How much are tickets?

The admission is $11 for adults (13–54), $10 for seniors (55+), $9 for youth (6–12), and free for kids (5 and under). With proper identification veterans plus three guests also get free admission. Season Pass is $30 for daily admission, but carnival rides are available for a separate charge. Prices subject to change.

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