Nevada County Fairgrounds

Cioppino and Pasta Feed: March 4

Tickets are now on sale for the seventh annual Cioppino and Pasta Feed.  All-you-can-eat antipasto, salad, garlic bread, pasta, and Cioppino will be served. Limited tickets are available, so order your tickets today.

2017 Nevada County Fair, August 9 - 132017 Fair Poster

Introducing the 2017 Nevada County Fair poster (seen right), featuring artwork by talented local artist Mim Meaken. Marissa Engel of Grass Valley submitted the theme of “Sea You at the Fair!” as part of our community contest in December to determine the theme for this year’s Fair.  Thank you to both Mim and Marissa!

Exhibit Program Sponsors

Want to be a sponsor of the Nevada County Fair’s exhibit program, and recognize our community exhibitors for their hard work and excellence?  It’s inexpensive, and easy to sponsor!  Read here for details and the application.

New Vendor Applications

Would you like to be a vendor at the Fairgrounds?  We love our vendors, and we always welcome new vendors! New Vendor Information and Applications for 2017 events:

Nevada County Fair, August 9-13 – Fair New Vendor Application

Draft Horse Classic, September 21-24 – Draft Horse New Vendor Application

Country Christmas Faire, November 25, 26 & 27 – Christmas Faire New Vendor Application

Entertainment Application for 2017 Fair

Interested in performing at the 2017 Nevada County Fair? The stage entertainment application is now available! To apply, complete the online or PDF Entertainment Application below. All applications must be postmarked by April 7, 2017 to be considered. If you have any questions, contact the Fair Office or e-mail

opens new page Stage Entertainment Application (view online, fill out & submit)
pdf Stage Entertainment Application (print, fill out & mail in)

Art at the Classic: Call for Artists

Are you interested in showcasing your artwork at the 2017 Art at the Classic?  Held during the Draft Horse Classic, this equine and western art show features more than 100 works by painters, sculptors, photographers and other fine artists.  If you are an interested artist, please complete the application below.

pdf Call for Artists: Art at the Classic

Become a Fairgrounds Foundation Member

Application Form

2017 Membership Packages

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, or Draft Horse Classic tickets.

Become a member today! It’s easy, it’s tailored for you – and you’re supporting your community Fairgrounds while attending some pretty awesome events!

Fairgrounds Fun in 2017

Mark your calendar for fun at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in 2017.


2017 Music Festivals at the Fairgrounds

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

Winter Hours

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, the RV Park at the Fairgrounds, or any events that are taking place on the grounds during the winter months. The Fairgrounds will return to its summer hours beginning May 1.

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.