BEE-lieve in FAIR e-tails: Get Ready For The San Bernardino County Fair


By Nolan P. Smith

Photos by Nolan P. Smith

(Victorville)—It is one of the most exciting times of the year in the High Desert, and it is almost upon us once again. That’s right, it is almost time for the San Bernardino County Fair.

This year’s theme is “BEE-lieve in FAIR e-tails”, as the fair runs from May 24th thru June 1st. The fair, presented by Alaska USA Federal Credit Union, offers all of the traditions of a county fair, such as competitive exhibits, fair food, vendors, grounds entertainments, livestock, carnival rides and lots more. What is new this year? Donnita Karres, Marketing Director at the High Desert Event Center, spoke to High Desert Daily about what to expect.

“We have a new CEO, Geoff Hinds, and this year we will have a Fairy Tale Forest in Kids Kountry,” said Karres. “We also have more entertainment this year with new and exciting artists performing right here in the Victor Valley. I am so excited about our theme! Bee-lieve in fairy tales, it just makes you feel happy about all the amazing attractions the fair brings to our community.”


This year’s fair will feature a variety of family entertainment so you can Bee-lieve in Fair-etails! With all-time favorite shows like Russell Bros. Circus, The Magic of Frank Thurston, Hypnotist-Mark Yuzuik, and the Turkey Stampede. The grounds always smile with Tadpole the Clown and PJ the Clown of Many Faces, Fuzzy Critters and the Balloon Man. The attractions are a wonderland of amazement and education with a Fair-etail Forrest, Drum Circle and more.

The 2014 Fair is proud to feature concerts with today’s big names and musical memories from the past! This year’s concert series features upcoming country artist Jerrod Niemann and an all-time favorite Mark Chesnutt. The series will take you back in time with shows from The Marshall Tucker Band and WAR. Come Party at the Fair with live Music Sunday, May 25th “Fiesta en la Feria con Musica en Vivo!” The main stage will rock with free concerts…back by popular demand is Journey Revisited and we are proud to announce a Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band ‘Lyvyn Skynyrd’. The Free shows also include positive upbeat pop group; The Afters.

For more information, and to and get your pre-sale tickets online, visit the San Bernardino County Fair website at

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