Body Art Competition at this year’s Fair

New to this year’s Nevada County Fair is “Ink Fusion,” a Body Art Competition. Do you have a unique tattoo? How about a tattoo of a portrait of someone special? The place to be is the Body Art Competition on Sunday, August 16, from noon – 2 pm at the Nevada County Fair.

It’s easy to enter, it’s free, and there are some great prizes. Simply stop by the Fair Office or visit www.NevadaCountyFair.com, fill out a registration form, choose one of the five categories (traditional, portrait, unusual or full body male/female), and be prepared to have some fun! The contest is hosted by Old School Tattoo Parlor in Colfax, and tattoo artists from all over Northern California will be judging the contest. There is a limit of 20 people per category.

The Body Art Competition is one part of the new Extreme Zone, located at Gate 5. This area will feature the Cap City BMX Stunt Team performing Wednesday through Friday; World Style Arm Wrestling Competition on Saturday at 1 pm; as well as the Fire Prevention Mobile Education Trailer, a spider tower for climbing and crawling, and water wars using water balloons – all available during the five days of the Fair.

Meet the 2009 Fair Mascot – Scarlett O’Hare


Congratulations to Greg Lopin of Nevada City for submitting the winning name in the Name the Mascot contest. Greg is the recipient of two free admission tickets for each day of the Fair, a 5-day parking pass and ride coupons.

Congratulations also to the following individuals who submitted the same or similar name. If your name is listed below, you are the lucky winner of two free admission tickets to the Fair.

• Miss Thorne of Citrus Heights
• Pam Hodson-Ralli of Grass Valley
• Emily Kapul of Grass Valley
• Sandy James of Grass Valley
• Ruby Totten of Nevada City
• Terri Murray of Sparks, Nevada
• Carli Siegfried of Grass Valley
• Tammy Veralrud of Grass Valley
• Emily Holcomb of Citrus Heights
• Holly Durham of Discovery Bay
• Marian Devincenzi of Grass Valley
• Beth Demster of Grass Valley
• Melba Brown of Grass Valley

Please send a note to for details on how to claim your prizes.

Thank you to all who participated; we had more than 640 names submitted. What a creative group of Fair-goers we have! We’ll see you at the Fair.

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Sponsor and Drive A Car in the Demolition Derby and You Could Win $1,000 for Charity


For the second year, the Nevada County Fair is providing organizations and businesses the opportunity to sponsor and drive a car in the Fair’s popular Demolition Derby, while at the same time raising money for a favorite charity or service organization.

Organizations and businesses can purchase a car for $500 and the Fair will provide a Derby car to use in the Demolition Derby. The organization can choose to provide its own driver or the Fair will provide a driver for the car. Additionally, the car can be picked up on August 7 to customize the car or it can be left at the Fair, where it will have a number painted on it.

The sponsored Derby cars will participate in their own event at the Demolition Derby, held on Sunday, August 16, at 7 pm in the Arena. The last of the sponsored cars moving will receive $1,000 towards the charity or service organization of their choice.

There are only a limited number of cars available, so call the Fair Office at
(530) 273-6217 to reserve your car.

Do You Love to Sing? Idol Competition at the Fair!

Do you love to sing? If so, the Nevada County Fair is looking for talented vocalists to sing in the Nevada County Fair’s Idol Competition at this year’s Fair.

Nevada County residents between the ages of 16 and 28 are invited to participate in this crowd favorite on Wednesday, August 12, at 8 pm on the Pine Tree Stage at the Fairgrounds. The grand prize is $100, as well as a paid entry fee of $250 into the State Fair’s “Talent Star Search” competition in Sacramento.

Singers will be judged by a panel of local celebrities, who will narrow it down to three finalists. Audience members will then vote with quarters for the grand prize winner. The quarters will be weighed on stage and the winner will be announced that night. All quarters collected will be donated to the non-profit of the winner’s choice.

The entry fee is only $5, and entries close on Friday, August 7 at 5 pm. All contestants will receive a free admission pass to the Fair on Wednesday, and 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive Fair packages that include Fair admission, parking and arena tickets. A complete list of rules and a registration form can be obtained from the Fair’s website at www.nevadacountyfair.com, by calling the Fair Office at 273-6217, or sending an e-mail to Debby at .

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June’s Blog Winner

Congratulations, Kimala DeSena! Because you posted a comment on the Nevada County Fair blog, you have been chosen as the monthly winner for two free tickets to the Fair-sponsored event of your choice. Please email us at to let us know if you would like tickets to the Nevada County Fair, the Draft Horse Classic or the Country Christmas Faire.

You could be next month’s winner. Simply post a comment on our blog and we’ll randomly choose a name at the end of July. Actually, we might do a few drawings throughout the month of July. 🙂

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