Nevada County Fairgrounds

2016 Draft Horse ClassicDraft Horse Classic Tickets

Join the beautiful Draft Horses at the 2016 Draft Horse Classic, September 22 – 25. The Classic has grown to become the premier Draft Horse show in the western United States, and features six majestic performances, along with non-stop entertainment in between classes.

Draft Horse Classic Tickets are on sale now.

Harvest Fair Exhibit Entries are open now.
How about entering an exhibit in the Harvest Fair at the Draft Horse Classic? Here’s your chance to join other garden enthusiasts, bakers, and crafters to showcase your talents and creativity!  It’s easy to enter, and there is no charge. As an added bonus, all Harvest Fair exhibitors will receive two complimentary tickets to the Friday, September 23 performance of the Draft Horse Classic!  The deadline to turn in entry forms is Friday, September 16.


Fair Exhibit Winners

The 2016 Nevada County Fair had more than 7,400 exhibit entries. Wow! What a talented community! Below is a list of livestock and still exhibit winners by category.

  Livestock Winners

  Still Exhibit Winners

  Director’s Award Winners


Support the Fairgrounds Foundation

Looking for New Year’s fun? How about a Fairgrounds Foundation membership, which includes tickets to the annual Fair and Draft Horse Classic? Or, how about tickets to the 2016 Cioppino Feed at the Fairgrounds? Both are on sale now. Give yourself tickets to some of Nevada County’s most popular events, all while supporting one of our community’s most valuable resources – the Nevada County Fairgrounds!

  2016 Membership Application


Sponsorship Opportunities

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

Interested in year-round sponsorship, or sponsoring one of our popular community events? There are a multitude of opportunities available! Visit our Sponsorship Page.


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


As a reminder, pets are not allowed on the grounds during Fairgrounds-Sponsored Events, except for those canines entered in Fair competitions or assisting a disabled visitor or participant.