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Borrego Days Festival

Celebrating Its 57th Year


Last updated 11/9/2023 at 1:44pm

The time has come for the 57th Annual Borrego Days Desert Festival, which is set to be better than the last. The Festival is underway Saturday Oct. 22 at 9:35 a.m. with Cal Fire lighting the way as they head down Palm Canyon Drive, followed by the singing of the National Anthem by Robin Young at Christmas Circle. Then look up to the sky for the ever so anticipated exciting flyover, courtesy of The San Diego Hammerheads, IAC 36. Then Christmas Circle vendors will be open for business, so have yourselves a day!

Enjoy the Third Annual Shine & Show Car Display, voting for your favorite ones in the different categories. The winners of those categories will be said during the announcements on Saturday.

Children can also enjoy the expanded kids zone with many returning vendors providing the fun. Do a bit of shopping and get ahead for the holiday season, while also supporting local businesses and booths. Enjoy the delicious food and drinks from the various vendors, many of whom are local favorites and continuously return to our town! Don’t forget to visit the Beer Garden, but don’t forget to bring your ID as of course, it is 21 and older.

As you walk around the Circle, say hi to the multiple dignitaries, including co-Honorary Mayors Jim & Anne Wermers, the next named Honorary Mayor, and newly-crowned Miss Borrego 2023 – 24 and her court.

Also, don’t miss the many announcements happening at 12:30 p.m. Saturday Oct. 22, including the introduction of a new Honorary Mayor, Award recipients of “The Gayle Rae Outstanding Community Service Award”, “The Mike Himmerich Dedicated Chamber Volunteer Award,” and a special award to Brad Tidwell for his dedicated service to the Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce.

Sit back and relax or dance to the musical stylings of Borrego favorites, Soul Frenzi, and Modern Country’s Best PHT and the Honky Tonk Nights.

Sunday Oct. 22, continue the fun and keep enjoying the Festival and visit those vendors you may have missed the day before. Don’t miss entertainment by Borrego Springs own Elementary After School Dance Team, followed by music from, Nacho Bustillos & Band, whose hits led him to perform at top venues and events throughout the United States and Mexico.

Pushing through the challenges and obstacles of putting on a successful Borrego Days Desert Festival, the volunteers have been hard at work to bring Borregans and visitors yet another spectacular Festival. This hometown event is fun for all ages! Mark those calendars and enjoy the 57th annual Borrego Days Festival in Borrego Springs.

For more information, visit the Borrego Days Desert Festival website at