Introducing the 2020 Draft Horse Classic poster! This year’s artwork was created by talented artist Katherine Plumer and is titled “Rosebud.” Katherine is a long-time exhibitor at Art at the Classic and Rosebud is well-known at the Classic. A perfect match and the artwork is stunning! Thank you, Katherine, for the beautiful artwork! And a big thank you to Kial James for the poster design.
We’re proud to announce that the Nevada County Fair took home 16 awards last week from the annual Western Fairs Association‘s Annual Achievement Awards program. Some of those awards included awards for our collaboration with the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office (Search for the Sheriff Star), the T-Rex Races at the Destruction Derby (another partnership with local law enforcement), our Fun Fair Camp, Family Farm (a partnership with the Nevada County Farm Bureau Foundation), our “Farms, Food & Fun!” theme development, the yard games in Magic Forest, and two of our photos. A huge thank you to our community and businesses for their continued support and partnerships with the Fairgrounds. Without you, none of these awards would be possible!
We’ve been busy this week at the Western Fairs Association‘s convention learning about the industry’s best practices, and today we did a presentation on an inspiring collaboration between the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office and the Fair. The program, called the Search for the Sheriff Star, won a first place award in WFA’s Achievement Awards program (congratulations, Sheriff’s Office)! We’re so thankful for our community partnerships, and always proud to represent our community!
Tickets are on sale now for the annual all-you-can-eat Cioppino and Pasta Feed, March 7, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Get your tickets at the Fairgrounds office or by visiting here. This has been a sold-out event for nine years in a row, so get your tickets early. Yum!
No matter the season, Kate is stunning! Thank you, Savannah Bruce, for sharing the photo (taken during last week’s snowy day)!
Planning a wedding or know someone who is getting married? Plan on attending Grass Valley’s Premier Wedding Fair on Sunday, January 19, noon – 4 pm, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Admission is free! Wedding and event vendors in Nevada County will be showcased, and vendors will be offering discounts. There will be light bites and sparkling beverages, musical entertainment, and lots of giveaways! Information can be found here. See you on Sunday!
A FREE Jam & Jelly Workshop for Youth in Nevada County is being offered by UCCE Master Food Preservers. Kids 5 to 18 years of age are invited to sign up to make their own low sugar jelly and enter it into the Nevada County Fair. All ingredients and supplies are provided. Kids will take home several jars of jelly that they make, and the Nevada County Fair entry forms will be completed at the workshop. Sign up for one 45-minute session and then enter the jelly in Fair! For registration and information, visit here. Fun!
Interested in performing on stage at the 2020 Nevada County Fair? The stage entertainment application is now available here. Each year we look forward to seeing the various entertainers on the Pine Tree Stage and Budweiser Stage, so if you’re interested, be sure to get the form completed by April 10.
Good morning from the Nevada County Fairgrounds. The grounds are open and we’re back planning for the 2020 season. Photo by JB Photography.