This Weekend: Gem and Mineral Show

This weekend at the Nevada County Fairgrounds – it’s the Earth’s Treasures Gem and Mineral Show, held in the Main Street Building on Saturday and Sunday (October 8 & 9) from 10 am to 5 pm. Stop by to see the fantastic displays of gem and mineral collections, visit the booths of the numerous vendors, bid on minerals and rocks at a silent auction, watch local artisans at work, and see the demonstrations. The Earth’s Treasures is a great place to meet other enthusiasts, buy supplies, and experience everything the rock and mineral hobby has to offer. Presented by the Nevada County Gem and Mineral Society, additional information can be found here.
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Good Morning From Califia Cafe

Good morning from Califia Café at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. We’re the little red trolley located at Gate 1, and we’re here Monday – Friday from 7 am to 12:30 pm. Stop by and grab a delicious cup of coffee and a baked goodie – it’s a fun way to start your morning.


Categories: Nevada County Fairgrounds.

Fairgrounds Begins Contest for 2017 Fair Slogan

Lakes, rivers, oceans, and beaches will be the featured item of the 2017 Nevada County Fair, and the Fairgrounds is hosting a contest to find the winning “water” slogan for the 2017 Fair. Do you have a catchy or fun slogan that features water and recreation that you think would be perfect for the 2017 Nevada County Fair? If so, submit it!
Visit here and submit a slogan about lakes, rivers, oceans or beaches and the Fair. If the slogan you submit is selected, you win. The winner will receive a 2017 Nevada County Fair package that includes two free admission tickets for each day of the Fair, a 5-day parking pass for the Fair, and ride coupons.
Submissions must be five words or less and no trade-marked slogans will be considered.  The contest is open to Nevada County residents only. The contest runs now through November 4, 2016. For those without access to the Internet, entry forms are available at the Nevada County Fairgrounds office, or information can be mailed to the Fairgrounds at P.O. Box 2687, Grass Valley, CA  95945. No phone entries will be accepted.
Each year, the Fair slogan appears on advertisements, posters, banners and on social media; and is used to determine special contests, exhibit categories, and decorations for the annual Fair.

The 2017 Nevada County Fair is scheduled for August 9 – 13. For a complete list of contest rules or information, visit here.

Categories: Nevada County Fair and Nevada County Fairgrounds.

Grand National Livestock Expo, Horse Show and Rodeo

For all our rodeo, Bobby Kerr and equestrian fans – the Grand National Livestock Expo, Horse Show and Rodeo is happening at the Cow Palace in San Francisco on October 14-15 and 21-22. There is a bit of something for everyone – a rodeo, livestock show and horse show – and featuring Bobby Kerr and the Cal Crush Clydesdales. For a schedule and information, visit

For $6 off rodeo tickets (discount is good on Reserved Dress Circle Tickets), click on this link. Use promo code GFB2 to get the $6 off discount.



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