Nevada County Fairgrounds

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November 24, 25 & 26

The Coloring Contest is now open to all ages! Color one of the Christmas trees. First, second and third place prizes awarded for each category. The Gingerbread House Competition is now open.

The Country Christmas Faire  begins Friday, November 24, and runs through Sunday, November 26. Admission is $5 for adults, and children 12 and under are free. Parking is free. The hours are 10 am – 5 pm on Friday and Saturday, and 10 am – 4 pm on Sunday. For more information about the Country Christmas Faire, visit here


Holiday Gift Ideas from the Fairgrounds Foundation

Looking for fun and unique gifts for those on your Christmas list? How about a Fairgrounds Foundation membership, which includes tickets to the annual Fair and Draft Horse Classic? Or, how about tickets to the 2018 Cioppino Feed at the Fairgrounds? Both make excellent Christmas gifts and both are on sale beginning Thanksgiving weekend. You can purchase these gifts at the Country Christmas Faire (Guest Services booth), at the Fairgrounds Office, or by emailing moc.r1511600168iaFyt1511600168nuoCa1511600168daveN1511600168@noit1511600168adnuo1511600168F1511600168. Give the gift of 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!

 2018 Membership Application

Cioppino Feed Form


Winter Hours

Effective immediately, the Nevada County Fairgrounds will return to its winter hours. This change in hours 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. 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.



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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.