Citrus Fair Photography Contest
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A little history …
The “Orange Show” went “National” in 1911 with tents pitched at Fourth and “D” Streets in San Bernardino. By that time, the impact of the citrus industry on San Bernardino economics had escalated.
For example, the 7,511 orange trees in 1872 had grown to 1,347,911 by 1900; the 15,000 boxes of oranges shipped in 1881 stood at 1,562,108 boxes by 1902-03; and the cash value of the orange crop had grown from $2,450 in 1860 to $1,634,783 in 1900.
This introduction provided the setting and circumstances for the genesis of the National Orange Show, which has taken place every year since its inception in 1911, with the exception of four years during World War II.
Over the years, the National Orange Show has evolved into one of the Inland Empire’s premier events centers, hosting hundreds of interim events, including concerts, trade shows, and festivals, as well as annual events and year-round attractions. But, the Citrus Fair has remained at the heart of the National Orange Show.