At the site of the first motocross races, comes the first Drone Festival in Ridgecrest, California

Desert Empire Fair, a California state fair, is organizing the first-in-the-world Drone Festival on the fairgrounds May 8-9.

Visitors will be treated to a $3 movie night showing of Ice Cream Man (1995), considered by critics “the Citizen Kane of B Movies” with director Norman Apstein and star Clint Howard present to answer questions (and to apologize!).



Then for the biggest drone showdown in the west at Desert Empire Fair’s drone park and picnic grounds featuring drone demonstrations by local drone manufacturer Monarch, Inc. Details at

Special hotel rates available.

Elizabeth Ciobanu

I cover breaking news in the drone industry, interview experts in the field to learn from them for myself, and to help spread the love of drones.

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