Nevada County Fairgrounds

Draft Horse Classic Tickets

Draft Horse Classic Tickets are on sale now.


Fairgrounds Begins Summer Hours

Effective immediately, the Nevada County Fairgrounds will return to its summer hours. This change in hours means that the Fairgrounds’ inner-grounds and gates will be open during the week and on the weekends from 8 am to 4:30 pm.  The public restrooms will also be closed each day at 4:30 pm. The summer hours only apply to the inner-grounds and gate closures; it does not affect the Fairgrounds’ Administration Office, which is open during its normal business hours of Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.  Additionally, the RV Park at the Fairgrounds will remain open during its normal business hours – 9 am to noon and 1 to 6 pm – and the gates and inner-grounds will remain open for any events that are taking place on the grounds during the summer months.


Mandatory Registration of Market Animals and Livestock

Below are the registration deadlines for the Nevada County Fair’s mandatory registration for Market Animals and other livestock. Full details here.

 Code of Ethics

Market Goat, Lambs, Swine and Turkeys
Registration opens: May 23
Deadline: June 10 at 4 pm
Registration instructions will be available early May.

Ag Mechanics, Ag Mechanics Auction, Market Eggs, Broiler and Rabbit Meat Pens
Registration opens: June 1
Deadline: July 8, 4:00 pm
Rules and details available in the Competition Handbook, available online and at the Fair Office, beginning June 1.

All Other Livestock
Entry forms due by: Friday, July 8 at 4 pm
No extensions will be made.
Rules and details available in the Competition Handbook, available online and at the Fair Office, beginning June 1.


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 2016 Nevada County Fair. There is no paid compensation for community showcases and demonstrations. To be considered, applications must be returned by June 3

Community Showcase Application for 2016 Nevada County Fair


2016 Country Christmas Faire Vendor Application

Interested in being a vendor at the 2016 Country Christmas Faire, happening November 25 – 27? Last year’s event had almost 10,000 visitors! If you’re interested in being part of this unique event, read the vendor letter for application details, and then complete the vendor application. We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to the 2016 Country Christmas Faire!

pdf  Application Letter and Information

pdf  Vendor Application


Support the Fairgrounds Foundation

Looking for New Year’s fun? How about a Fairgrounds Foundation membership, which includes tickets to the annual Fair and Draft Horse Classic? Or, how about tickets to the 2016 Cioppino Feed at the Fairgrounds? Both are on sale now. Give yourself tickets to some of Nevada County’s most popular events, all while supporting one of our community’s most valuable resources – the Nevada County Fairgrounds!

  2016 Membership Application

Cioppino Feed Form


2016 Music Festivals at the Fairgrounds

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

All wonderful! All unique!


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.


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.