Nevada County Fairgrounds

Seeking CEO Applicants

The Nevada County Fairgrounds is seeking applicants for the position of Chief Executive Officer.

Application process and details can be found here.

2018 Draft Horse Classic Results

Awards for the 32nd annual Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair have been announced. Mark Sparrow of Eldora, Iowa judged the Draft Horse classes, which took place during the six performances over the three day event.  Almost 40 draft horse exhibitors – traveling from California, Oregon, Idaho, Washington, and British Columbia – competed at the show for nearly $40,000 in premium awards.

Below are the results:

  2018 Draft Horse Results

  2018 Draft Horse Special Awards

Art at the Classic Winners

  2018 Art at the Classic Winners

Harvest Fair Winners

  2018 Harvest Fair Results

The winner of the Draft Horse Classic’s Ultimate Hitch Award – Rees Family Belgians, based out of Elk, WA – performs in the arena at the 2018 Draft Horse Classic. Photo credit: Lenkaland Photography.


2018 Country Christmas Faire, November 23, 24 & 25Country Christmas Faire November 23, 24, 25

Rated as one of the top handcrafted shows in Northern California, the Country Christmas Faire features unique gifts and crafts from top artisans from across the state.

Admission is $5, parking is free. Directions

Exhibit buildings will be filled during the Thanksgiving weekend, giving shoppers a chance to start their holiday shopping with quality hand-made holiday items, ornaments, jewelry, wooden crafts, soaps and lotions, hand-woven baskets, stained glass, candles, beadwork, nuts and candies, handmade hats, wine barrel furniture, and dozens of other unique gifts.

Fair Awards

Congratulations to all our Fair exhibitors.  The 2018 Nevada County Fair had more than 7,500 exhibit entries. Wow! What a talented community! Below is a list award winners by category.

 Livestock Winners

 Still Exhibit Winners

 Director’s Award Winners

 People’s Choice

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

Except for service dogs, no dogs or other pets are allowed on the grounds during events. Pets providing emotional support, well-being, comfort or companionship are not recognized as service animals under ADA regulations and are not permitted.