Nevada County Fairgrounds

Cioppino and Pasta Feed: March 7, 2020

Join us for the tenth annual All-You-Can-Eat Cioppino and Pasta Feed on March 7 in Ponderosa Hall at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Prepared by the Foothill Lions Club, dinner includes antipasto, all-you-can-eat Cioppino and pasta, salad and garlic bread.  A no-host bar will be available, and there will be a silent dessert auction and a live auction. Details and ticket information can be found here.  

Treat Street Booth Available

The Nevada County Fairgrounds has a vacant Treat Street booth and is seeking a local nonprofit group to operate the booth at the 2020 Nevada County Fair, August 12 – 16. This is a unique fundraising opportunity for a local organization and a fun way to be part of Treat Street at the Nevada County Fair!  To apply, complete the online application below by March 20, 2020.  For questions, contact Amy at 273-6217 or .  

opens new page Treat Street Application

2020 Draft Horse Classic, September 17-20, Nevada County Fairgrounds

Introducing the 2020 Draft Horse Classic poster!

This year’s artwork was created by talented artist Katherine Plumer Fine Art and is titled “Rosebud.” Katherine is a long-time exhibitor at Art at the Classic and Rosebud is well-known at the Classic. A perfect match and the artwork is stunning! Thank you, Katherine, for the stunning artwork! And a big thank you to Kial James for the poster design.

The Draft Horse Classic is September 17 – 20. Tickets go on sale in May.

Stage Entertainment Application

Interested in performing at the 2020 Nevada County Fair, August 12 – 16?  The stage entertainment application is now available.  To apply, complete the online application below. All applications must completed by April 10, 2020 to be considered. For questions, e-mail .

opens new page Stage Entertainment Application (view online, fill out & submit)

Theme Contest Winner

“Miners, Marigolds & Memories!” is the slogan for the 2020 Nevada County Fair.  So much fun! Congratulations to Kristin Slade of Grass Valley for submitting the winning entry. We received almost 200 entries in the slogan contest, so a big thank you to all who entered. The 2020 Nevada County Fair is August 12 – 17. 

Winter Hours

Effective immediately the Nevada County Fairgrounds will return to its winter hours. The Fairgrounds’ gates will remain open during the week to the public, but will close each weekday at 4:30 pm and will be closed on weekends. The winter hours do not affect the Main Office, which is open during its normal business hours of Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. Additionally, the RV Park at the Fairgrounds will remain open during the winter months. The Fairgrounds will return to its summer hours beginning May 1.

Thank you, Nevada County, for voting the Nevada County Fair as the “Best Local Event” for 17 years in a row! The Fair also received “Best Place to Take the Kids” and the Fairgrounds was runner up for “Best Event Venue” and “Best Place to Cycle.” We are truly honored and we appreciate the support we constantly receive from our awesome community. Thank you!

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.