It's county fair time!!! Yes, it's a lot earlier than most county fairs but it's also the National Date Festival here in the desert. It originally started as the Date Festival as this was the season when the dates were all harvested and ready for distribution. Then it became the Riverside County Fair. I miss the displays of produce (yes, we do harvest our agriculture earlier than most areas in the U.S. but it's not the same as a traditional county fair). We have camel races, ostrich races, Tales of Arabian nights and things themed to being the date capital of the U.S. And it's fun to do the carnival midway.