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SAN BERNARDINO: 97th Annual Festival at the National Orange Show Returns

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97th Annual Festival at the National Orange Show Returns Memorial Day Weekend
GCF Events announces their upcoming production at the National Orange Show Events Center
San Bernardino, Calif – GCF Events along with Ray Cammack Shows (RCS) is back with their third newly revitalized production of The Festival at the National Orange Show. An annual tradition of the National Orange Show Organization for 101 years (with the exception of 4 years during WWII), the festival was adopted by the two companies in 2010. With a resume that includes carnivals such as the Orange County Fair, San Diego County Fair, Los Angels County Fair, and Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, The Festival organizers promise another dynamic production focused on family-friendly rides and entertainment.

The Festival will include five fun-filled days of exciting attractions, free live entertainment (with paid admission), unique art exhibits, local community stage performances, mouth-watering fair food, state-of-the-art carnival rides and more.

RCS has a reputation for providing the biggest and best carnival rides available. Their over 100-foot Ferris wheel, called the Grand Wheel, is no exception. One of the largest portable wheels traveling the West Coast, the Grand Wheel is equipped with thousands of programmed LED lights that flash in magnificent patterns—a truly a spectacular sight when the sun goes down.

“Most carnivals have a Merry Go Round or Carousel, a Tilt a Whirl, and a Ferris wheel,” commented Tony Fiori, Director of Marketing & PR for RCS. “Some feel it’s not a carnival midway without those staples. We agree. But we also feel that children and teenagers are almost over- entertained. They expect more than we did. We believe it is mandatory that our mix of rides is the best, with the most thrills, or our teenagers won’t be back. Because of this, we purchase new rides every year.”

“With gas prices on the rise, we are focusing on providing an extremely affordable local alternative for families,” commented Tony Fiori, Director of Media Marketing for RCS.


General Information:
Dates: Thursday-Monday, May 24-28, 2012
Location: National Orange Show Events Center
690 S. Arrowhead Avenue, San Bernardino, CA 92408
Hours: Thursday & Friday- 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday, Monday- 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Admission: $1 general admission on opening day until 6 p.m.
$5 general admission (Fri-Mon)
FREE Children (10 and under)
FREE Seniors (60 and over) on Friday only
$50 five-day season pass (admission/unlimited ride wristband each day)
Tickets may be purchased online at
Carnival: $1 games everyday
$15 unlimited ride wristband (one day only)
$20 front of line pass
Promotions: Read-and-Ride (Students K-8th): Read 3 books, get 3 FREE carnival rides. (Read-and-Ride report form required)
Parking: $5 general parking
$10 preferred parking
Special Activities: Friday, May 25th Sunshine Day 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
(by invitation only for guests living with physical and mental disabilities)
*Saturday, May 26th Latin Dance Concert Starring; Beatriz Adriana & Beatriz Adriana Solis 5 p.m.- 11p.m.
*Sunday, May 27th Latin Dance Concert Starring: Las Gitanas Cumbia 5 p.m.- 12 a.m.
Monday, May 28th 2nd annual Car Show 1 p.m.-6 p.m.
Tribute Band Bands to begin approximately at 7 p.m.
Entertainment: Friday, May 25th Piece Frog (Tribute to the Doors)
Saturday, May 26th Alice in Cooperland (Tribute to Alice Cooper)
Sunday, May 27th 80’s Daze (Rock Tribute)
Monday, May 28th Fan Halen (Tribute to Van Halen)
Family Fun Shows: Tina Marie Hypnotist Show Let’s Pretend Wild West Show
Jest In Time Circus Safari Sadie
Acrobats of Hebei China BMX Pros Trick Team
Desert Mirage Dancers Johnny Gui-Tar
Attractions: Petting Zoo Pony Rides
Adventureland GASCAR Animal Races
All-California Juried Art Show Balloonancy Fables of the West Wild About Monkeys
Shopping: Over 100 booths in the Citrus Pavilion
*Latin Dance Concert requires separate ticket. $20 ticket for concert and entrance to The Festival or $15 ticket with previously paid admission to The Festival
Ray Cammack Shows “RCS” are leaders in change; they are renowned for their seasoned experience in providing the latest technology in family entertainment. For more information visit us at
The National Orange Show Events Center is located at 690 Arrowhead Avenue in
San Bernardino. You can call us at (909) 888-6788 ext 462 or find us at

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