From Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival Website:Save the Date for a fabulous 71st year, February 17-26, 2017! The 70th Anniversary year of the Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival, February 12th - 21st was a tremendous success. Presented by Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, the 70th Year, had clear skies and great weather.
As always, included with the price of Fair admission, was the headliner entertainment on the weekends at the Fantasy Springs Concert Pavilion. Starting off the Fair, Latino music superstar Ezequiel Pea took the stage on Saturday, February 13th. Country artist Trace Adkins performed on Valentines Day. His trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts and sold over 10 million albums, cumulatively. Morris Day and the Time wowed the crowds with hits like Jungle Love and The Bird on Friday, February 19th. KC and the Sunshine Band rocked the house with disco favorites like That's the Way (I Like It)", on Saturday, February 20th. And of course, we had the always popular Super Fiesta on closing Sunday, February 21st.
Daily on the fairgrounds, entertainment was scheduled from open to close. Live magic acts, hypnotist shows, cooking shows, comedians, performers, and interactive exhibits are available every day. New in 2016, and crowd pleasers, were the Butterfly Encounter and meet and greet with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Other favorites were Hilby the German Juggle Boy, Karaoke with Freddie Prez, the Marvelous Mutts, and the Nightly Musical Pageant. Lets not forget about the ever-popular Camel & Ostrich races, you never know what will happen at this hilarious and unpredictable event!
Fair goers enjoyed date shakes, cinnamon rolls topped with dates, deep fried dates wrapped in bacon and lets not forget Pinks delicious and very unique Indio Date Dog.