Nevada County Fairgrounds


Gingerbread House and Holiday Ornament Results

The results of the Gingerbread House and Holiday Ornament competition are in!  In the Gingerbread House contest, the Best of Show winner is Heather Mickelson of Rocklin and the People’s Choice award goes to Joanne Perilman/Avery Lawson of Grass Valley.  In the Holiday Ornament Contest, the Best of Show winner is Mary Wood of Rough and Ready and the People’s Choice is Cheyanne Marchinek of Penn Valley. The names of all the winners can be found below. Thanks to everyone who participated, and congratulations!

Gingerbread House and Holiday Ornament Results

Photos of winning entries


Theme Contest Winner

“Miners, Marigolds & Memories!” is the slogan for the 2020 Nevada County Fair.  So much fun! Congratulations to Kristin Slade of Grass Valley for submitting the winning entry. We received almost 200 entries in the slogan contest, so a big thank you to all who entered. The 2020 Nevada County Fair is August 12 – 17. 


Winter Hours

Effective immediately the Nevada County Fairgrounds will return to its winter hours. The Fairgrounds’ gates will remain open during the week to the public, but will close each weekday at 4:30 pm and will be closed on weekends. The winter hours do not affect the Main Office, which is open during its normal business hours of Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. Additionally, the RV Park at the Fairgrounds will remain open during the winter months. The Fairgrounds will return to its summer hours beginning May 1.




Thank you, Nevada County, for voting the Nevada County Fair as the “Best Local Event” for 17 years in a row! The Fair also received “Best Place to Take the Kids” and the Fairgrounds was runner up for “Best Event Venue” and “Best Place to Cycle.” We are truly honored and we appreciate the support we constantly receive from our awesome community. Thank you!


Except for service dogs, no dogs or other pets are allowed on the grounds during events. Pets providing emotional support, well-being, comfort or companionship are not recognized as service animals under ADA regulations and are not permitted.