Nevada County Fairgrounds

Livestock Exhibitors: Market Goat, Lambs and Swine entries now open. See Enter an Exhibit.

Draft Horse Classic Tickets on Sale Now

Join the beautiful Draft Horses at the 2019 Draft Horse Classic, September 19 – 22. 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.

Grounds Closed to Walkers/Bicyclists

In preparation for the Strawberry Music Festival, May 23 – 26, the Nevada County Fairgrounds will be closed to walkers and bicyclists beginning Monday, May 20. The Fairgrounds will re-open its gates to walkers and bicyclists as usual on Tuesday, May 28. This closure does not affect the Main Office, which is open during its normal business hours. If you are interested in attending the Strawberry Music Festival, visit

RV Park Jobs Available

Spend time at California’s Most Beautiful Fairgrounds – the Nevada County Fairgrounds – nestled in the Gold Country and surrounded by the historical mining towns of Nevada City and Grass Valley.  We’re looking for an Assistant Camp Host and a Workamper. Details can be found here.

Job Fair

The Nevada County Fairgrounds will host a Job Fair to fill its hiring needs for the 2019 Fair season.  The Nevada County Fair Job Fair will be held on Tuesday, June 11 from 3 – 6 pm in Main Street Center, located at Gate 1, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.  If you are interested in working at the Fairgrounds during the 2019 Fair season, plan to attend.  Applications will be collected and interviews conducted onsite.  Jobs available include: 

  • Gate Cashier
  • Ticket Monitors
  • Exhibit Crew
  • Clean Up Crew
  • Parking Lot Crew
  • Ice crew
  • “Red Shirt”

Job descriptions and the application are available here.

Nevada County Fair 2019 Nevada County Fair August 7 – 11, 2019

Tickets go on sale June 1.

Fair Home
Fair General Information (hours, prices, services)
Exhibitors (entries open June 1)
Community Showcase Applicants

Draft Horse Classic 2019 Draft Horse Classic Poster September 19 – 22, 2019

Tickets on sale now.

Draft Horse Classic Home
Draft Horse Classic General Information (hours, prices, services)
Vendors & Concessionaires

Country Christmas Faire 2019 Country Christmas Faire November 29, 30 & Dec. 1, 2019

Tickets at the event.

Country Christmas Faire Home
Gingerbread House Competition

Sponsor an Event at the Fairgrounds in 2019

There are many opportunities available to sponsors of the annual Nevada County Fair, the Draft Horse Classic, and the Country Christmas Faire. Sponsorship is a great way to partner with the Nevada County Fairgrounds, while also providing support for some of the area’s most popular and well-attended events. Find out more.

2019 Music Festivals at the Fairgrounds

We’ve got world-class music festivals and entertainment at the Nevada County Fairgrounds! 

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.