Nevada County Fairgrounds

Fairgrounds Open to Walkers 

The Nevada County Fairgrounds are open to walkers and bicyclists from 8 am to 4 pm Monday – Friday (excluding holidays). Walkers should go through Gate 1 to enter the grounds (all other gates will remain closed), a waiver should be completed at the gate, and following social distancing protocol is required. The Youth Hub/Distance Learning Center at Main Street Center is also open Monday – Friday.  


We Are Your Nevada County Fairgrounds

Despite the cancellation of the 2020 Nevada County Fair, we are still here. We are your Nevada County Fairgrounds.

Established in 1884, the Nevada County Fair is one of the county’s oldest community institutions. Adaptability and innovation are part of our history. During WWII, the Fair was canceled for several years, the Draft Horse Classic was displaced during the 49er Fire, and now the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic will be part of our story. We will prove, as we have time and again, that as a Fairgrounds and as a community we are stronger together.

There are many questions right now, but the one we hear the most often is, “Can I help?” The answer is a resounding “Yes!”  Please consider donating, advocating, or joining the Fairgrounds Foundation in support of the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Visit here to learn more. 


Thank You, Junior Livestock and Ag Mechanics Supporters

While this year looks different for us in so many ways, one thing has remained the same – community! Thank you, thank you, thank you to all those who supported our Junior Livestock and Ag Mechanics exhibitors through the 2020 online auction. Every exhibitor’s animal or project was sold and more than $465,000 was raised online in three days for these exhibitors. To say that we are immensely thankful to all of you for supporting Nevada County’s agricultural youth is an understatement. What an amazing community!


2020 Country Christmas Faire Canceled

The Nevada County Fairgrounds Board of Directors voted Tuesday evening to cancel the 2020 Country Christmas Faire due to continued COVID-19 restrictions on mass gatherings. The Board made the decision to cancel the event after reviewing the California Department of Public Health’s most recent guidelines for gatherings in the state. We will miss our Country Christmas Faire exhibitors and attendees, but we look forward to safely welcoming back all to the Country Christmas Faire in 2021.



Thank you, Nevada County, for voting the Nevada County Fair as the “Best Local Event” for 18 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.