The annual Lemon Festival is an integral part of Upland’s tradition and has been held since the year 1997. It initially started as a small celebration of the citrus industry and over the years it has turned into a large scale event. Some highlights of the Annual Upland Lemon Festival include carnival rides, food competitions, support of local businesses, and games.

The 2018 Upland Lemon Festival was organized by The Learning Centers at Fairplex. TLC is a community based non-profit organization. The inclusion of TLC's educational programs makes the Upland Lemon Festival even better. A portion of the proceeds are forwarded to non-profit organizations in Upland by The Learning Centers at Fairplex.

As the name suggests, lemons are an integral part of the Annual Upland Lemon Festival. You will find lemon treats everywhere. Some options include ice cold lemonade, lemon garlic fries, deep-fried lemonade, lemon shanty, noodles with lemons, watermelon lemon frost, and lemon crusted chicken sandwich. Apart from that, you can also enjoy quesadillas, tacos, burritos, gyros, frozen chocolate bananas, falafel, cheeseburgers, curly fries, cheeseburgers, kettle corn, corn dogs, Funnel cakes, and Asian cuisine.

The festival is held for three days every year. Upland’s Got Talent competition is also held and anyone above the age of 5 can participate in it. There is also a lemon pie eating contest where you can binge on pies in the hope of winning a prize.

The Annual Upland Lemon Festival gives citizens the opportunity to interact, unwind, and make new memories. It provides an opportunity to strengthen the bond between the members of the community. It is a great festival for kids and adults alike and there is something to do for everyone.

The annual Upland Lemon Festival is held at 200-204 N Euclide Ave Upland, California 91786.

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