Treat Street fun facts! Did you know that the Nevada County 4-H Food Booth serves delicious strawberry shortcake at the Fair? They also have a breakfast menu for Fair-goers! Proceeds from their Fair sales support the youth development goals and programs of the Nevada County 4-H Leaders Council (4-H is an educational program of the University of California Cooperative Extension). The program combines the efforts of youth, volunteer leaders, and University staff and faculty to create a fun, hands-on learning approach that helps young people acquire knowledge and develop life skills while also giving back to the community. Thank you, Nevada County 4-H, for serving our youth!
Good morning from Califia Café at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. We’re the little red trolley right inside Gate 1 (we recently moved from the parking lot to inside the gate), and we’re here Monday – Friday from 7 am to 12:30 pm, so stop by and grab a delicious cup of coffee and a baked goodie!
“The first project as a Girl Scout will be entered in the Fair.” We love seeing Nevada County youth entering exhibits in the Fair. What will you be entering? The deadline to turn in paperwork is July 21. Need help figuring how to enter or what to enter. Give us a call at 273-6217, and we’ll walk you through the process. Photo and caption by @ballingertribe.
The Nevada County Fair is partnering with the @Nevada_county_library for its Summer Reading Program. Through this program, children read books and create a project that will be on display at the Fair. Additionally, children who complete the program will receive two free carnival rides at this year’s Fair. Visit here for details. Happy reading! Photo by @nevada_county_library.
Treat Street fun facts: Last August, 550 pounds of oak-smoked tri-trip were served to more than 1,000 customers from the SEED booth on South Treat Street. It is here that Fair-goers can get a delicious tri-tip dinner and wraps.
SEED – Student Excellence in Education Development – sees its Fair booth as an opportunity to help young people learn by experience. Food preparation, food service, record keeping, volunteer coordination, public service, accounting procedures, and leadership experiences help high school and college age young people learn a range of new skills. Operating the Fair booth is one expression of SEED’s commitment of community leaders resourcing young people in their personal and professional development. In just three years, more than 90 kids have worked in the booth under the guidance of a team of adult volunteers. Profits from the booth are held as “credits” for students, which may be applied to extracurricular, educational events and programs. Additionally, SEED has contributed nearly $3000 in support of Nevada County Fairgrounds.
Thank you, SEED, for all your hard work!
Photo by Three Lilies Photography
Did you know that last year more than 7,400 exhibits were entered in the Fair? What a talented community! If you can make it, bake it, grow it, or show it – we have a category for you. Get your paperwork filled out so you can enter an exhibit this year. Go ahead, Nevada County, show off!
The Nevada County Fair’s Competition Handbook, which includes all the information you need to enter exhibits in this year’s Fair, is now available. If you can make it, bake it, grow it or show it, there is a category for you – and it can be found in the Competition Handbook!
Why not showcase a child’s artwork project from school, a cooking skill, or a special collection? Try baking cookies, entering a photo, creating a produce character, making the Ugliest Decorated Cake, writing a poem, entering the Pet Look-A-Like photo contest, or making a bookmark. This year, we have some fun new categories like button art, plastic utensil art, decorated cake pops, beach art, and a decorated reusable grocery bag.
There are also special contests like the Seafaring Squash Mobile Races, Daily Special Food Contests, 4-H Still Exhibits, and an exhibit video contest. With hundreds of categories available for children and adults, the Competition Handbook has something for everyone.
Copies of the free handbook are available at the Fairgrounds’ Office, Chamber of Commerce offices, post offices, county libraries, Raley’s, SPD, Ben Franklin, Foothill Mercantile, and other local businesses, as well as online.
It’s easy to enter! Look through the book, pick your favorite categories, and follow the simple steps for completing the entry forms. You can even enter online. Most categories are free to enter, and you can enter online or at the Fair office. The deadline for submitting entry forms and online entries is July 21 at 4 pm.
The 2017 Nevada County Fair is August 9 – 13, and the Fair theme is “Sea You at the Fair!”