Favorite Photos of 2017: Draft Horse Classic Love

As we wind down 2017, we’ll be sharing some of our favorite photos from 2017.  Here’s a favorite from this year’s Draft Horse Classic.  Photo by @grassvalleygirl. 

Categories: Draft Horse Classic, Events, and Nevada County Fairgrounds.

2018 Music Festivals at the Nevada County Fairgrounds

Music festivals at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in 2018! Mark your calendar and let’s support these organizations and the artists and talent they bring to Nevada County!  Thank you, The Strawberry Music Festival, California Bluegrass Association, California WorldFest and KVMR Celtic Festival, for all your hard work in bringing world-class music festivals to Nevada County.

Categories: Events and Nevada County Fairgrounds.

Planting of Trees at the Fairgrounds

Members of Foothill Lions Club and Grass Valley Host Lions Club visited the Fairgrounds today to see the recently planted Maples, Pin Oaks and a Redwood in the RV Park. A huge thank you to Grass Valley Host Lions, Nevada City Lions, Foothill Lions and members of the Gold Country Lions Club for their donation of six beautiful trees. Next time you are in the RV Park, stop by and take a look! Pictured from left to right – Sandy Woods, Foothill Lions; Ted Schoppe, President, Foothill Lions; Rea Callender, CEO, Nevada County Fairgrounds; Randy Witt, President, Grass Valley Host Lions; George Woods, Foothill Lions; and Arnie Romanello, Foothill Lions.

Categories: Nevada County Fairgrounds.

RV Park Online Reservations

Hey happy campers! Are you looking for an RV spot at the RV Park at the Nevada County Fairgrounds? We are thrilled to announce that we are now accepting online reservations for our RV Park.  Visit here to make your reservation.  We are pet-friendly, open year-round and we’d love to meet you! 


Categories: Nevada County Fairgrounds and RV Park.

Happy Retirement to Diane Hawkeswood

Please join us in saying happy retirement to Diane Hawkeswood, who is retiring this week from the Nevada County Fairgrounds.  Diane’s love of the Fairgrounds began 50 years ago when she spent a year after school working in the Fair Office.  Later she returned for two summers to work in the entry office, and then returned again in 2001 to work as an Exhibit Representative.  Diane has worked with four CEOs (Malcolm Hammill, Ed Scofield, Sandy Woods and Rea Callender) and has been an invaluable part of our team as the coordinator of the Fair and Harvest Fair exhibit programs, overseer of Art at the Classic, and producer of the Country Christmas Faire.  She’s also our party planner extraordinaire, the one that never forgets a birthday, and an amazing cook.  Thank you, Diane, for your dedication and love of the Fairgrounds.  You will be missed!

Categories: Nevada County Fairgrounds.

Thank you, Grass Valley Rotary Club, for the Trees

Thank you to Grass Valley Rotary Club for the donation of these Maple trees to the Nevada County Fairgrounds. As soon as they are planted, we’ll post pictures of them in their new home. We’re currently working on planting Maples, Pin Oaks and a Redwood in the RV Park (thanks to donations from Grass Valley Host Lions, Nevada City Lions, Foothill Lions and members of the Gold Country Lions Club) and we’ll be posting photos of that planting soon. We so appreciate the support of our community in keeping our Fairgrounds beautiful!

Categories: Nevada County Fairgrounds.