Nevada County Fairgrounds

COVID-19 Update

At this time, the Fairgrounds are closed to the public due to COVID-19 guidelines. When the grounds are open to the public again, we will post an update on this page. 


2020 Nevada County Fair, August 12-16, Nevada County Fairgrounds

2020 Nevada County Fair poster

Introducing the 2020 Nevada County Fair poster, created by talented local artist/illustrator Kathy Dotson.  We love the fun elements of this design and how Kathy perfectly captured this year’s theme of “Miners, Marigolds & Memories!”  Thank you, Kathy! 

The Nevada County Fair is August 12 – 16.


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

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.


Community Showcase and Demonstration Application

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 dancing skills? The Nevada County Fair is now accepting applications for community acts and demonstrations to perform at the 2020 Nevada County Fair, August 12 – 16. There is no paid compensation for community showcases and demonstrations. To apply, complete the online application below by June 1. 

opens new page Community Showcase Application (view online, fill out & submit)



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.