Festival Schedule

The Yuma Medjool Date Festival is a day-long event that has a wide variety of events to entertain the entire family. Enjoy a fabulous array of delicious food and drink, live music, art exhibitions, chef demonstrations, recipe contest, Medjool date garden tours, and more! The fun starts Saturday, November 15, at 9 a.m. sharp with free coffee and Medjool Dates for the first 1,000 visitors.

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Recipe Contest

Join in our 3rd annual Yuma Medjool Date Festival Medjool Date Recipe Contest. Come up with an original way to serve and enjoy delicious (and healthy!) Medjool dates, and if your dish wows our panel of judges then you could be our next Medjool Date Master Chef and be rewarded with our cash prize.

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Youth Art Contest

We have extended an invitation to local Elementary and Middle schools in Yuma County asking their young artists to showcase their artistic talents. Their art will be displayed at the Yuma Art Center in the Long Gallery during the Medjool Date Festival, and all of November.

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About Yuma, Arizona

Our reputation as the sunniest city in the United States makes Yuma a favorite for outdoor enthusiasts as well as those escaping cooler climes. Yuma holds the Guinness World Record as the sunniest city on earth, with sunshine 91 percent of daylight hours. Sunny days are always here in beautiful Yuma.

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