“The Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival is a Coachella Valley staple—but the pandemic forced it to take an unplanned hiatus. COVID-19 meant no fair at all in 2021, and in 2022, another event, Thrillville, took over the Riverside County Fairgrounds during the usual February time slot.

Finally, it’s back: From Friday, Feb. 17, through Sunday, Feb. 26, experience the 75th Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival. The carnival games, rides, fair food, exhibits, dates and more will all be there, even though the festival is under new management…

Last July, Pickering Events took over management of the Riverside County Fairgrounds. During a recent phone interview with events manager Chris Pickering, he expressed relief about the County Fair’s return…”

[Read the full article at cvindependent.com]