The Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival
The Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival will celebrate its 70th year February 12 – 21, 2016!
Last year’s Fair saw perfect weather, which never dipped below 74 degrees during the day, exciting ground acts, delicious Fair food and an exciting concert line-up. Included in the price of admission were concert performances in the Fantasy Springs Concert Pavilion to the like of Andy Grammer, Brett Eldredge, Ramon Ayala and the Commodores. We anticipate more sunshine and beautiful weather for our upcoming 70th anniversary year! Check back soon for the 2016 headliner entertainment line-up; always included with fair admission! In 2016, crowds will enjoy the Grandstand Arena acts, which always pack the house. Check out the Monster Trucks, Demolition Derby and Bull Riding shows for starters. And you won’t want to miss the brand new, educational Butterfly and Ag Adventureland exhibits. The Camel & Ostrich Races, a longstanding tradition and family favorite, will be back to delight audiences of all ages.
Queen & Court Reunion – Calling All Past Queen & Court Members
For this special 70th anniversary year, we are calling all past Queen Scheherazade & Court members to join us on the eve of the Queen Scheherazade Scholarship Pageant in November for a Queen’s Reunion gathering. The Fair’s Taj Mahal Building will be transformed into a scene out of 1001 Arabian nights, as three young women will be chosen to represent the 2016 Fair as the reigning Queen & Court. On this night, we would like to reunite all of our wonderful past Queens & Court members. If you were once a part of the Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival court, or know of someone who once was, please contact Vanessa Ferrino at 951.955.3201 for more information and a special invitation.
2016 Vendor Applications
Applications for Merchants, Concessions, Market Place Village, Independent Amusements & Suppliers
2016 Queen Scheherazade Scholarship Pageant Application
The Queen Scheherazade Scholarship Pageant is a time honored tradition of the Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival. For decades now, this scholarship has made higher education a reality for so many young ladies. We invite all qualified candidates with outstanding merit and character to compete for the title of Queen Scheherazade 2016.
Magic Carpet Music Scholarship Competition
We invite you to showcase your creative talent center stage and have the opportunity to win scholarship monies to the college of your choosing! Plus, win a chance to perform live during the Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival taking place from February 12-21, 2016.