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Nevada County Fairgrounds

Fair and Draft Horse Classic Vendor Applications

Would you like to be a vendor at the 2014 Nevada County Fair or the 2014 Draft Horse Classic? We love our vendors, and we always welcome new vendors! If you are interested in either or both events, the vendor applications are now on-line. For questions, contact the Concessions Manager at

pdf Fair Vendor Application (2014)
pdf Draft Horse Classic Vendor Application (2014)

Fair Community Showcase & Demonstration Application

This application is for groups interested in performing/demonstrating on the Dance Pad or the Green.

pdf Fair Community Showcase & Demonstration Application (2014)

Call for Artists: Art at the Classic

Held during the four days of the Draft Horse Classic, this world-class equine and western art show features more than 100 works by painters, sculptors, photographers and other fine artists. Information and applications for Artists:

pdf Information Packet and Application

Upcoming Livestock Deadlines

Below are the deadlines for the Nevada County Fair’s mandatory registration for market animals and other livestock.

Market Goat, Lambs, and Swine
Registration opens: May 19
Deadline: June 6 at 4 pm
Registration instructions will be available early May

Ag Mechanics, Ag Mechanics Auction, Market Eggs and Broiler, Turkey and Rabbit Meat Pens
Registration opens:  June 2
Deadline: July 1, 4:00 pm
Rules and details available in the Competition Handbook and at the Fair Office, beginning June 2.

All Other Livestock
Entry forms due by: Friday, July 18 at 4 pm
Rules and details available in the Competition Handbook, available online and at the Fair Office, beginning June 2.

For mandatory registration questions for market animals and additional livestock questions, contact Robin at

Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation ApplicationBecome a Fairgrounds Foundation Member

Application Form

Purchase Foundation Memberships Online

Become a Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation member today! A variety of membership packages are available, and many can be tailored to create the Fair or Draft Horse Classic package of your choice. 

2014 Events

We’re gearing up for our 2014 events. Check out the dates below to our major events, and check out our Calendar of Events to find a host of activities happening each month at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.



Winter Hours

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…(more)

Nevada County Fair:
Voted “Nevada County’s Best Event”
12 Years in a Row!

As a reminder, pets are not allowed on the grounds during Fairgrounds Events.


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Mailing Address:
P.O. BOX 2687
(530) 273-6217

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