Nevada County Fairgrounds

Fair Poster

2018 Nevada County Fair, August 8 - 12, Grass Valley, CAWe’re excited to introduce the 2018 Nevada County Fair poster! This fun piece of artwork was created for the Fair by talented local artist Kathryn Wronski, who is well-known for her oil paintings that are filled with bright colors and whimsical features. Isn’t it fun?! Thank you, Kathryn, and let’s get ready for “Bushels of Fun!” at the Fair!


2018 Fair Applications

Community Showcase: 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, a cheerleading demonstration, or show off your baton twirling skills? The Nevada County Fair is now accepting applications for community acts and demonstration to perform at the 2018 Nevada County Fair, August 8-12. There is no paid compensation for community showcases and demonstrations. To apply, complete the online or PDF Application below. To be considered, applications must be returned by June 1.

opens new page Community Showcase Application (view online, fill out & submit)
opens a pdf Community Showcase Application (print, fill out & mail in)

New Vendors: Would you like to be a vendor at the Fair, August 8-12?  We love our vendors, and we always welcome new vendors!

Fair New Vendor Application

Exhibit Awards Program Sponsors: Would you or your business like to sponsor an award or two in the Fair’s exhibit awards program and recognize exhibitors for their hard work and creativity?   The Nevada County Fair’s popular exhibit program celebrates the many talents of our county and fills the buildings with thousands of creations and the barns with hundreds of animals for Fair-goers to enjoy each year.  By supporting this program as a sponsor, you are encouraging exhibitors while also supporting a community tradition. Visit here for details and the application.


2018 Draft Horse Classic Applications

New Vendors: Would you like to be a vendor or concessionaire at the Draft Horse Classic, September 21 – 23? Applications now being accepted:

Draft Horse Classic New Vendor Application

Call for Artists (Art at the Classic):  Are you interested in showcasing your artwork at Art at the Classic or purchasing a booth space at Art at the Classic? Details can be found here, or complete the applications below. 

     Art at the Classic Entry Form (Artwork Only)

     Art at the Classic Booth Space Application


2018 Country Christmas Faire Applications

New Vendors: Are you interested in being a vendor at the 2018 Country Christmas Faire, November 23 – 25? If so, complete and submit the vendor application. We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to the 2018 Country Christmas Faire.


Winter Hours

Effective until May 1, the Nevada County Fairgrounds is on winter hours. This 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, the RV Park at the Fairgrounds, or any events that are taking place on the grounds during the winter months or on the weekends. 


2018 Music Festivals at the Fairgrounds

We’ve got world-class music festivals 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 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”
16 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.