Nevada County Fairgrounds

Fair Tickets

2016 Nevada County FairJoin us at the 2016 Nevada County Fair, August 10 – 14, where we have five days of excitement and fun planned for Fair-goers of all ages. The Nevada County Fair is the perfect opportunity to enjoy live entertainment, delicious food, carnival rides, animals, and exhibits in a community-friendly environment and at affordable family prices! Tickets on Sale now! Buy your tickets early and save.

Enter an Exhibit in the Fair


2016 Draft Horse ClassicDraft Horse Classic Tickets

Join the beautiful Draft Horses at the 2016 Draft Horse Classic, September 22 – 25. The Classic has grown to become the premier Draft Horse show in the western United States, and features six majestic performances, along with non-stop entertainment in between classes.

Draft Horse Classic Tickets are on sale now.


Enter an Exhibit in the Fair

If you can make it, bake it, grow it, or show it, we have a category for you. It’s easy, it’s fun, and most categories are free! The Competition Handbook includes all the information you need to enter exhibits in this year’s Fair. The book is available on-line, at the Fair Office and at various locations around town.


Summer Reading Program

The Nevada County Fair is partnering with the Nevada County libraries for its Summer Reading Program. Through this program, children will be reading books and creating a project that will be on display at the Fair. Additionally, children who complete the program will receive two free carnival rides at this year’s Fair. Visit the Nevada County library’s website for details. Happy reading!


Support the Fairgrounds Foundation

Looking for New Year’s fun? How about a Fairgrounds Foundation membership, which includes tickets to the annual Fair and Draft Horse Classic? Or, how about tickets to the 2016 Cioppino Feed at the Fairgrounds? Both are on sale now. Give yourself 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!

  2016 Membership Application


2016 Music Festivals at the Fairgrounds

We’ve got world-class music festivals and entertainment 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”
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.