Thrillville kicks off Friday at the Riverside County Fairgrounds in Indio.

The 10-day festival will run until Feb. 27, taking the place of the usual Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival this year, and will feature food vendors, rides, exhibits, concerts and community performances, according to the office of Supervisor Manuel Perez.

Darin Schemmer of Perez’s office said staffing issues and a lack of resources prevented the county from holding the traditional fair, leading to the partnership with the Thrillville event company.

“We are very fortunate to have an event that will be positive for the community and provide a safe and healthy opportunity for entertainment outdoors in the Coachella Valley’s pleasant and unrivaled weather this time of year,” Perez said.

Tickets are $10 per person per day with veterans, those 65 and over and children under age 5 receiving free admission.

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