In 1911, the National Orange Show as born as a citrus exhibit where growers gather to display their choicest fruits. It was launched with the purpose of being an asset to the California citrus fruit industry and its community.
Today, the National Orange Show Event Center has evolved into a full service event center that spans over 120 acres and offers 150,000 square feet of indoor exhibit space, a quarter mile speedway, state-of-the-art satellite wagering center, and can accommodate more than 40,000 attendees and park approximately 8,000 cars.
The center continues to carry out its mission to promote and preserve the citrus industry; manage and operate year-round recreational and cultural facilities to attract special events focusing on education and family entertainment; and support the community through charitable programs, scholarships, and active community involvement.
The National Orange Show Event Center is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of valued career professionals in our community. They graciously donate their time to continue to aid in making the National Orange Show Fairgrounds a successful, safe and welcoming environment. We thank them for their continued dedication.
The National Orange Show cares about its community. As the giving arm of our organization, the National Orange Show Foundation has a long tradition of community partnership. The foundation fulfills its mission through its commitment to support community organizations and their many programs in the Inland Empire.
- Education programs in agriculture, health, and general studies
- Services and programs that benefit at-risk children and their families
- Programs and services that improve quality of life
- Student Scholarships
- Community enrichment
The National Orange Show Foundation annually hosts a fundraiser called Wine and Food Under the Stars, long considered the “premier food tasting event” in San Bernardino. Proceeds from this elegant evening benefit the National Orange Show Foundation and local charities.
We invite you to join our mission by giving back to the community through a donation to the National Orange Show Foundation. All gifts are tax-deductible to the extent provided to you by law.
A permanent feature of the Orange Show since 1919, the National Citrus Institute is designed to educate local citrus growers on the industry’s latest information, innovations, and updates. In the past, the institute has been an invitation-only conference for citrus growers in Southern California, however, due to the serious threat to all citrus imposed by Asian Citrus Psyllid, the conference audience has been expanded to include any party interested in citrus, including homeowners.
Citrus meetings will be held throughout the year for the community.
- University of California Cooperative Extension – Riverside County
- The Citrus Research Board
- California Citrus Mutual
- University of California, Riverside
- The National Orange Show
- University of California Cooperative Extension – San Diego County