SoCal Fair Fall Fest September 30 - October 3rd 2021
Perris, CA September 23, 2021—Resuming a century-old tradition of family and community entertainment, fun and games, animal husbandry, and food and beverage, the Southern California Fair and Events Center is proud to announce the return of the annual SoCal Fair’s Fall Festival and Carnival to Lake Perris in Riverside County.
After this 106-year-old tradition was put on hold in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, SoCal Fair’s Fall Festival and Carnival offers Southern Californians a chance to unwind in a family-friendly, traditional atmosphere of good cheer, plenty and above all, fun! This year’s Celebration will be held from September 30 through October 3, 2021. Festivities include live music; carnival fare and food trucks; vendors; carnival rides and games; farm and craft exhibits; an extensive livestock and animal show, and more.
“SoCal Fair is proud to bring a community experience back to Riverside County with our Fall Festival and Carnival,” said Board President Marisa Yeager of the 46th District Agricultural Association (DAA), the state agency which operates the SoCal Fairgrounds. “It’s a celebration for our rich and deep agricultural heritage and for the people that work in the industry AND the folks that they serve.”
Entertainment: Attendees can expect live performances by leading artists from the local music scene, but the party’s coming together for the Festival, starting with a series of tribute acts:
Food and Beverage: Festival guests can expect a tremendous variety of offerings from Southern California’s burgeoning food truck fleets.
Animal Fair: The farm families of Riverside County have worked all summer to bring chickens and poultry, turkeys and show birds, rabbits and guinea pigs, beef cattle, goats and sheep to fat and fine fettle. Animal and livestock programming run all week, beginning on Saturday September 25 in the Fairgrounds’ Diamond S Arena with the rabbit and cavy (guinea pig) show, poultry, turkey and show bird judging. There’s also a dog and horse show. Friday October 1 will see the small and large animal showmanship competitions and Saturday October 2 is the junior livestock auction, the highlight of the fair. The full schedule is here.
Vendors/Booth Holders: Look for everything from apparel to accessories, handicrafts to tchotchkes. Currently includes Henna Crone for henna body art; Alvarado Sports for sports paraphernalia and apparel; Berenice’s Toys for slime and bubble guns: Mexi Arts for imported Mexican goods; Earth + Clay Collective for handmade jewelry, home goods, and dresses; Wesley + Wade for candles and lotions; Stone & Tonic for women’s clothing and activewear; Nani and Co. Jewelry; Fancy Feet Co. for custom toe rings and anklets; Barbies Kitchen for custom decorated sugar cookies and cakes; and CBD Works and Hemp City for hemp CBD products.
Tickets are now available online for a refreshingly old-timey price: $10.00 a day for adults; children 5-12 and seniors over 60 $8.00; and children under 4 free. Carnival ride day passes are $40.00. Review and purchase the full range of ticket offerings here.
The fair will adhere to state and local COVID-19 guidelines in place at the time of the event. For more information about the fair or performers, visit www.socalfair.com.