Nevada County Fairgrounds

Now Hiring! 

The Nevada County Fairgrounds is hiring for the following positions – seasonal customer service assistants, seasonal maintenance aides, and Fair-time help (cashiers, ticket monitors, parking attendants, red shirts, exhibit crew, front office assistance, and traffic employees). For job descriptions and applications, visit here.

Draft Horse Classic Ticket Orders Begin May 3

Ticket orders begin at 8 am on May 3 for the annual Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair, September 16 – 19 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. There are six exciting shows to choose from and each gives a unique opportunity to see the draft horses perform and compete. 
Order your tickets by calling the Fairgrounds Office at (530) 273-6217 beginning May 3. At this time, we are only able to take phone orders; onsite orders are not available.  We have a limited number of RV spots available for season ticket holders, so give us a call on May 3 if you’re interested in RVing at the Classic. 
For tickets and pricing, visit here

Be A Sponsor of Still Exhibit and Livestock Awards

In anticipation of the 2021 Nevada County Fair, we are rolling out a brand new way to sign up as an awards sponsor for the still exhibits and livestock programs. These digital forms will allow you to see every award that is available to be sponsored, including descriptions of the awards and prices. You can sponsor awards under your own name, a company or organization, or in honor or recognition of a friend or loved one. Choose from two forms – one for livestock, horse, and small animals and the other for still exhibits and Ag Mechanics.  The generosity of our community makes it possible to have such an outstanding awards program. Without you, it simply wouldn’t be possible.

Art at the Classic: Call for Artists

Are you interested in showcasing your artwork at Art at the Classic? Held during the Draft Horse Classic, which draws nearly 20,000 visitors to the Fairgrounds, Art at the Classic is an equine and western art show that features impressive works of art in a dozen categories and more than 100 works by painters, sculptors, photographers and other fine artists.  The show has become one of the premier displays of its kind – attracting both art lovers and horse lovers. Artists are encouraged to participate by entering artwork in the show and purchasing booth space at the show.  For information, visit here

Fairgrounds Open to Walkers 

The Nevada County Fairgrounds are open to walkers and bicyclists from 8 am to 4 pm Monday – Friday (excluding holidays). Walkers should go through Gate 1 to enter the grounds (all other gates will remain closed), a waiver should be completed at the gate, and following social distancing protocol is required.  As a reminder, dogs are allowed on the grounds during these hours; however, they must remain on leash at all times. The Youth Hub/Distance Learning Center at Main Street Center is also open Monday – Friday.

Thank you, Nevada County, for voting the Nevada County Fair as the “Best Local Event” for 18 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.