Treat Street Fun Facts: Meadowlark 4H

Treat Street Fun Facts: Did you know that the Meadowlarks 4H booth sells 3,000 pasties during the five days of Fair? That’s a lot of pasties! Funds raised by this club during the Fair help with the club’s projects and supplies, helps pay for kids to go to 4H camp, and supports community service projects.  The year, The Pasty Shack, a long-time fixture in Sacramento (and featured in the movie “Lady Bird”) will be Meadowlarks pasty provider so Fair-goers can get their pasties on Treat Street! Thank you, Meadowlarks 4H, for all your hard work and for serving our youth! 

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Grounds Closed to Walkers in Preparation for WorldFest

In preparation for California WorldFest, July 12 – 15, the Fairgrounds will be closed to walkers and bicyclists beginning July 9. The Fairgrounds will re-open its gates to walkers and bicyclists as usual on Tuesday, July 17. This closure does not affect the Main Office, which is open during its normal business hours of Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. For tickets to WorldFest, visit Photo by Alan Sheckter.


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Family Friday at the Nevada County Fair!!

Family Friday! New daily specials at the Nevada County Fair! Friday of the Fair (August 10) is now Family Friday and that means FREE parking until noon and one FREE carnival ride coupon to the first 500 guests! Yep, we’re pretty excited about that, too! Keep watching as we continue to introduce our new daily specials for this year’s Fair, August 8 – 12. Wait until you see Thursday’s special! 🙂

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Art Posters Available at Fair

We absolutely love this year’s Fair artwork (thank you, Kathryn Wronski)! By popular request, these fun art posters will be for sale in our Fair souvenir booth (yep, that’s right, we will have a souvenir booth this year!), along with lots of other fun items. Don’t you just love this artwork?!  And can you believe the Fair opens a month from tomorrow?

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Get Your Paperwork Filled Out for Entering an Exhibit

Did you know that last year more than 7,000 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. Details can be found here. Go ahead, Nevada County, show off! 

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July 3 and 4 Activities

Looking for something fun to do on July 3 and 4? Check out the fun activities happening right here in Nevada County – Music in the Mountains “Patriotic Pops” on July 3, a parade in downtown Grass Valley on July 4, and fireworks at the Nevada County Fairgrounds on Wednesday night.

July 3:

Music in the Mountains: Happening on July 3, Music in the Mountains will end their popular SummerFest Concert Series with an outdoor concert, Patriotic Pops! Pack the family picnic basket and wave the flag. It’s a celebration under the stars! Visit for tickets and additional information.

July 4:

Fourth of July Celebration Parade: This year’s parade takes place in historic downtown Nevada City.  The parade begins at 11 am, and will include approximately 75 entries. The festive parade makes its way down Broad Street in downtown Nevada City. 

Fireworks: Following the parade is a traditional family celebration under the pines at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Live music and entertainment, craft fair, bounce houses, face painters , balloons, food and refreshments are offered. Fairgrounds gates open at 3 pm, entertainment begins at 4 pm, and the fireworks spectacular blasts off at 9:30 p.m.

The Nevada County Fourth of July celebration is co-sponsored by Nevada City Chamber of Commerce, the Grass Valley Downtown Association, and the Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce. Tickets in advance are $10, at the gate $15.  For information, visit here. 

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Patriotic Pops: July 3 at the Fairgrounds

Pack the family picnic basket, wave the flag, and join Music in the Mountains for Patriotic Pops on July 3 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. The MIM Chorus and 65-piece Orchestra all come together in this patriotic program to perform famous works of patriotic music. In addition to the music, this popular community event includes patriotic festivities such the Marine Color Guard, a fly over from planes from Beale Air Force Base, picnicking, food trucks, colorful outfits and decorations, and a few other surprises. Tickets are available at the gate or at Photo by Kial James. 

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Fair Traditions: 31 Years of Attending the Nevada County Fair

Fair traditions: Meet Kortney Prochaska, who has made the Nevada County Fair a family tradition by attending the Fair every single day for 31 years! While Kortney and her sister (who was born during the Fair and has also attended the fair every year) grew up in Grass Valley, she currently lives in Marysville and drives up every day after work to attend.  Why does she like the Nevada County Fair? “I feel safe there, it’s like a family reunion, I love Treat Street and wait for it all year, and I love seeing the excitement of my kids when they get to experience the Fair. It’s the best Fair there is!”  She continues the tradition with her sons, who have never missed a year either. Thank you, Kortney, for making us part of your family traditions!
Do you have a Fair tradition? Or have you been attending the Fair for many, many years? Let us know, as we’d love to feature your story. 🙂
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