Nevada County Fairgrounds

Now Hiring: Deputy Manager I

The Nevada County Fairgrounds (17th District Agricultural Association) is seeking a Deputy Manager I.  Complete job specifications and required qualifications can be found here.

If you are interested in the job, please forward your resume to Rea Callender, CEO ( and apply online at Cal HR here. Once online, fill out a profile and then apply to Job Code 29334 (Deputy Manager I, District Agricultural Association) (here’s the link for that job)

Gingerbread House Results

The results of the 14th Annual Gingerbread House Competition are in! With 66 entries received, the Best of Show winner is Jan Haverty of Nevada City, and the People’s Choice Award goes to Owen Strolle of Grass Valley. The names of all the Gingerbread House Competition winners can be found in the resuts PDF below. Thanks to everyone who participated, and congratulations!

  Gingerbread House Competition Results

Christmas Gift Ideas from the Fairgrounds Foundation

Looking for a fun and unique Christmas gift those on your Christmas list? How about a Fairgrounds Foundation membership, which includes tickets to the annual Fair and Draft Horse Classic? Give your loved ones 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!

  Foundation Membership Application

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.