Indio Date Festival & Riverside County Fair Feb. 14 -23, 2014 datefest.org
Indio Date Festival and Riverside County Fair includes Llamas, Dairy Goats, Poultry; Camel & Ostrich Races; WGAS Motorsports Monster Trucks, concerts, contests, games, food, and a carnival with midway action. It's one of the best fairs in California because of its location and "date". Address: Riverside County Fairgrounds, 82-503 Hwy 111, Indio, CA 92201. Tel: (800) 811-FAIR or (760) 863-8247. datefest.org
INDIO, CALIF.--It's a festival- no, it's a fair. It's
What's special about this
Date Festival event is
The Date Festival and Fair began in 1921 and developed an international theme that includes annual Camel Races.
In addition to the pageantry, there is plenty of traditional fair celebrating in the California desert. Indio is located in the located in the Colorado Desert 125 miles east of Los Angeles. It is also east of Palm Springs and for anyone who's visited Southern California, you know that the desert regions get smoking hot in the summer. That's why fairs and festivals are held in the spring or late fall & winter.
The Coachella Valley destination of
Southern California known for dates,
enjoys a huge attendance at the fair
event. Beach and mountain dwellers grow
weary of the the cold, and head for the
desert to get a taste of sunshine and
warm shirt sleeve weather during the
finest month ever--February. Indio has over 100 days per year of 100+ degrees Fahrenheit
temperatures but in February the average temperature is around 75