Beaumont also boasts a new Walgreens, Rite-Aid, and a Stater Bros. The nearby Highland Springs Resort, established in 1884, hosts Southern California's largest certified organic lavender farm at 123 Farm, the Annual Lavender Festival in June, the Annual Sausage and Beer Festival in August, and the Annual Olive & Wine Faire in October.
For 90 years, Beaumont has hosted the Annual Cherry Festival.
The city, one of Riverside County's largest apple growers, was dubbed "the land of the big red apple" by local residents in its early years.
At the summit of the pass, a site was founded and named Edgar Station after a physician from one of the original expedition parties.
Edgar Station served as a rest stop for railway travelers from the Mojave Desert on their way to the Los Angeles vicinity.
Its discovery enthralled many who now saw that connecting to the ocean was a feasible measure and led to plans for connecting a railway from the Missouri River to the Pacific.
By the early 1860s, the Southern Pacific Railroad had laid tracks through the modern-day location of Beaumont.