Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival cancels 2021 event

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INDIO – The 2021 Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival, set for Feb. 12-21, has been canceled to resume in 2022 with a 75th year celebration, provided the coronavirus pandemic has ended. In addition, the Queen Scheherazade Scholarship Pageant, scheduled for November 2020, is also being canceled. Queen Scheherazade and her court act as goodwill ambassadors leading up to and during the fair in February. The ongoing pandemic has caused the cancellation of all scheduled events on the fairgrounds since the middle of March. With Riverside County Public Health planning to keep the federal medical station in place until the end of the calendar year, staff is unable to properly plan and execute the fair,officials said. “The Riverside County Fairgrounds are known not only as t
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