Nevada County Fairgrounds

Thank You, Junior Livestock and Ag Mechanics Supporters

While this year looks different for us in so many ways, one thing has remained the same – community! Thank you, thank you, thank you to all those who supported our Junior Livestock and Ag Mechanics exhibitors through the 2020 online auction. Every exhibitor’s animal or project was sold and more than $465,000 was raised online in three days for these exhibitors. To say that we are immensely thankful to all of you for supporting Nevada County’s agricultural youth is an understatement. What an amazing community!


COVID-19 Update

At this time, the Fairgrounds are closed to the public due to COVID-19 guidelines. When the grounds are open to the public again, we will post an update on this page. 


We Are Your Nevada County Fairgrounds

Despite the cancellation of the 2020 Nevada County Fair, we are still here. We are your Nevada County Fairgrounds.

Established in 1884, the Nevada County Fair is one of the county’s oldest community institutions. Adaptability and innovation are part of our history. During WWII, the Fair was canceled for several years, the Draft Horse Classic was displaced during the 49er Fire, and now the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic will be part of our story. We will prove, as we have time and again, that as a Fairgrounds and as a community we are stronger together.

There are many questions right now, but the one we hear the most often is, “Can I help?” The answer is a resounding “Yes!”  Please consider donating, advocating, or joining the Fairgrounds Foundation in support of the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Visit here to learn more. 


2020 Nevada County Fair Canceled
Amid COVID-19 Restrictions

The Nevada County Fairgrounds Board of Directors voted Tuesday evening to cancel the 2020 Nevada County Fair due to the COVID-19 public health crisis.  The Board also voted to authorize an online junior livestock and ag mechanics auction.  Information and the press release can be found here


2020 Draft Horse Classic Canceled

Due to continued COVID-19 restrictions on mass gatherings, the Nevada County Fairgrounds Board of Directors voted Tuesday evening to cancel the 2020 Draft Horse Classic.  The full press release can be found here



Thank you, Nevada County, for voting the Nevada County Fair as the “Best Local Event” for 18 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.