Nevada County Fairgrounds

Draft Horse Classic Tickets

Join the beautiful Draft Horses at the 2017 Draft Horse Classic, September 21 – 24. The Classic is 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.


Fairgrounds Jobs

The Nevada County Fairgrounds is looking for the following:

  • RV Park: Workamper
  • Fairgrounds Office: Customer Service Representative

Job descriptions and applications available here

Job Fair

The Nevada County Fairgrounds will host a Job Fair to fulfill its hiring needs for the 2017 Fair season.  The Nevada County Fair Job Fair will be held on Thursday, June 8, from 3 – 6 pm at Ponderosa Hall, located at Gate 2, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. If you are interested in working at the Fairgrounds during the 2017 Fair season, plan to attend. Applications will be collected and interviews conducted on site.  Jobs available include:

  • Gate cashiers
  • Ticket monitors
  • “Red Shirt” patrol
  • Exhibit crew
  • Clean up crew
  • Parking crew

Job descriptions and the application are posted here.


Application for Community Showcase Acts

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 baton twirling skills? The Nevada County Fair is now accepting applications for community acts and demonstration to perform at the 2017 Nevada County Fair. There is no paid compensation for community showcases and demonstrations. To apply, complete the online or PDF Application below. To be considered, applications must be returned by June 2.

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


New Vendor Applications

Would you like to be a vendor at the Fairgrounds?  We love our vendors, and we always welcome new vendors! New Vendor Information and Applications for 2017 events:

Nevada County Fair, August 9-13 – Fair New Vendor Application

Draft Horse Classic, September 21-24 – Draft Horse New Vendor Application

Country Christmas Faire, November 25, 26 & 27 – Christmas Faire New Vendor Application


Art at the Classic: Call for Artists

Are you interested in showcasing your artwork at the 2017 Art at the Classic?  Held during the Draft Horse Classic, this equine and western art show features more than 100 works by painters, sculptors, photographers and other fine artists.  If you are an interested artist, please complete the application below.

pdf Call for Artists: Art at the Classic


Become a Fairgrounds Foundation Member

Application Form

2017 Membership Packages

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. Each membership gives you “credits” and these credits can be used towards the purchase of tickets of your choice, including carnival wristbands, parking, additional admission tickets, arena performances, or Draft Horse Classic tickets.

Become a member today! It’s easy, it’s tailored for you – and you’re supporting your community Fairgrounds while attending some pretty awesome events!


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.


2017 Music Festivals at the Fairgrounds

We’ve got world-class music festivals and entertainment at the Nevada County Fairgrounds!
Check out the schedule below:


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.