Fairplex Presents Upland Lemon Festival

Fairplex Presents Upland Lemon Festival

Upland Lemon Festival General Information

2020 Upland Lemon Festival

Admission is FREE
Friday, April 24, 3-11 p.m.
Saturday, April 25, 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday, April 26, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Upland Lemon Festival - When life gives you lemons, pucker up and head out to the Upland Lemon Festival, where everything lemony is celebrated – from food to contests to entertainment. Celebrate the city’s citrus history with lemon pie-eating contests and a crate label exhibit. Cheer on your favorite contestant in our Lemon Idol Competition and enjoy new attractions and tribute bands. With free admission and conveniently located in downtown Upland, the Lemon Festival is perfect for all ages.

2020 Map

Coming soon.

About Us

The Lemon Festival has been an important part of Upland tradition since 1997. What originally started as a small celebration of the city's citrus industry origins has grown into a town-wide affair including the Lemon Idol singing contest, delicious (and sometimes messy) food competitions, carnival rides, games and support of our local businesses.

The 2020 Upland Lemon Festival is produced by The Learning Centers at Fairplex. TLC is the community-focused, non-profit, philanthropic arm of Fairplex. Combining the event production expertise of the Fairplex team and the community commitment of TLC's educational programs ensures the success of the Upland Lemon Festival.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit designated non-profit organizations in the City of Upland through The Learning Centers at Fairplex.

Food at Upland Lemon Festival

Information coming soon.

Food Vendor Opportunities

Stage Entertainment at Upland Lemon Festival

Are you interested in performing at the Upland Lemon Festival?

All entertainers interested in performing at the 2020 Upland Lemon Festival must send an email with the name of the group, contact information, website address, bio, and video to the Fairplex Entertainment Department for consideration. To email your information, please send it to enderle@fairplex.com.

PLEASE NOTE THAT PERFORMANCES FOR THE UPLAND LEMON FESTIVAL ARE ON A NON-PAID, VOLUNTEER BASIS

All information must be submitted to Fairplex no later than January 24, 2020. The entertainment lineup will be announced in early March.

Questions? Please email Christy Enderle at enderle@fairplex.com.

Lemon Idol

Have you ever dreamed of being a singer and performing in front of an audience? Do you have a beautiful voice just waiting for the perfect opportunity to break out in a song? If the answer is YES, then the Upland’s Got Talent Competition is looking for YOU! The Upland Lemon Festival is searching for singers of all ages to compete for cash prizes and bragging rights in the 2020 Upland’s Got Talent Competition. This is your chance to sparkle! So warm up your vocal cords and find out how you can be a shining star at this year’s Upland Lemon Festival...

The Lemon Idol competition is open to the residents of Upland and all of the surrounding communities.

WINNERS OF LEMON IDOL WILL RECEIVE:

1st Place: $500
2nd Place: $250
3rd Place: $100

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

WHO: YOU, that’s who! This competition is open to the residents of Upland and the surrounding communities. 

WHAT: Auditions for Lemon Idol Competition

WHEN: 1st round auditions are Saturday, April 13 at 3:00 PM and Thursday, April 18 at 7:00 PM. PLEASE CHOOSE ONE OF THESE DATES TO AUDITION, DO NOT NEED TO ATTEND BOTH! PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE EARLY AS CLASS WILL BE IN SESSION.

WHERE:
Moultrie Academy of Music, Voice and Dance
405 West Foothill Blvd, Suite #201
Claremont, CA 90711
(NW corner of Foothill and Indian Hill Blvds, 2nd Floor above Citibank)
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WHY: Because you can, and it would be a lot of fun!

First round auditions are open to all soloists ages 5 to adult. Each contestant MUST sing with background track (karaoke) with NO lead vocals.

Singers may accompany themselves. Any other accompaniment must be on a CD or flash drive. NO EXCEPTIONS! 

Semi-Finals and Finals will take place at the Upland Lemon Festival on Friday and Saturday, April 24 and 25, 2020

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE COMPETITION? Please TEXT Carly Moultrie at 909-241-7480 (please do not call).

See you at the Upland Lemon Festival April 24 - 26, 2020.