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Nevada County Fairgrounds

Cioppino Feed Flyer2015 Cioppino Feed: March 7

Join us for our fifth annual All-You-Can-Eat Cioppino Feed, as we prepare Arnie Romanello’s special 100-year-old recipe for all to enjoy! Antipasto, salad, garlic bread, and all-you-can-eat Cioppino will be served.

Cioppino Feed Form


Chief Executive Officer Application and Process

The Board of Directors of the Nevada County Fairgrounds has announced their search for the position of Chief Executive Officer. Candidates should have strong leadership, organizational, financial management, marketing and communication skills; as well as a willingness to be active in local, regional, and state association activities. If interested, the application process and details are included here. The closing date for applications is March 30, 2015.

Community Showcase & Demonstration Application

The Nevada County Fair is now accepting applications for local entertainers and community acts to perform at the 2015 Nevada County Fair, August 12 – 16. Do you have a dance group you’d like to see perform at the Fair? Does your group have a skill they’d like to demonstrate to Fair-goers? Want to do a martial arts demonstration or a cheerleading demonstration or show off your baton twirling skills? If so, the Fairgrounds wants your application. This is a great way to share your talents with the community!

 Community Showcase & Demonstration Application

Entertainment Application for 2015 Fair

Interested in performing at the 2015 Nevada County Fair? The stage entertainment application is now available! To apply, return the completed application with a current photo and promotional information to the address listed on the form. All applications must be postmarked by Friday, April 3, 2015 to be considered. If you have any questions, contact the Fair Office or e-mail

 Entertainment Application for 2015 Nevada County Fair

Join Us in 2015

Mark your calendar with these dates for Fairgrounds fun in 2015.

2015 events

Foundation Membership

Become a Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation member today! A variety of membership packages are available, and many can be tailored to create the Fair or Draft Horse Classic package of your choice. Each membership gives you “credits” and these credits can be used towards the purchase of tickets of your choice, including carnival wristbands, parking, additional admission tickets, arena performances, Draft Horse Classic tickets, or Foundation merchandise.

 2015 Membership Application

2014 Gingerbread House Competition Results

The results of the 12th Annual Gingerbread House Competition are in! With 45 entries received, the Best of Show winner is the Files Family of Chicago Park, and the People’s Choice Award goes to Kathy Kinney of Penn Valley. The names of all the Gingerbread House Competition winners can be found here. Thanks to everyone who participated, and congratulations!

Gingerbread house (Best of Show) - 2014

Best of Show winner: The Files Family

Winter Hours

Effective immediately, the Nevada County Fairgrounds will return to its winter hours. This change in hours means that the Fairgrounds’ inner-grounds and gates will be locked at 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, and closed on weekends. The inner-grounds and gates will remain open during the week to walkers and bicyclists, but all must be off the grounds before the gates lock at 4:30 pm.

The winter hours only affect the inner-grounds and gate closures; it does not affect the Main Office, which is open during its normal business hours of Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. Additionally, the RV Park at the Fairgrounds will remain open, and the gates and inner-grounds will remain open for any events that are taking place on the grounds during the winter months.

2015 Music Festivals at the Fairgrounds

We’ve got world-class music festivals and entertainment at the Nevada County Fairgrounds! Check out the schedule below:

All wonderful! All unique!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Thank you to the many sponsors who support our community Fairgrounds’ events! Truly, your partnership makes a difference!

Interested in sponsoring one of our popular community events in 2015? There are a multitude of opportunities available! Check out some of the opportunities below, or visit our Sponsorship Page for a complete list of opportunities.

Nevada County Fair

pdf 2015 Nevada County Fair Partnership Opportunities

pdf 2015 Competition Handbook Opportunities

Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair

pdf 2015 Draft Horse Classic Partnership Opportunities


Nevada County Fair:
Voted “Nevada County’s Best Event”
12 Years in a Row!

As a reminder, pets are not allowed on the grounds during Fairgrounds Events.


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(530) 273-6217

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