Enter an Exhibit in the Fair – Get Free Draft Horse Classic Tickets

Did you know that all those who enter an exhibit in the Nevada County Fair receive two free tickets to the Friday morning performance of the Draft Horse Classic? Enter an exhibit or get your tickets now for the this year’s Draft Horse Classic, September 21 – 23, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Photo by Laurie Ann Martin Photography.

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Call for Artists: Art at the Classic

Are you interested in showcasing your artwork at Art at the Classic, an equine and western art show held during the Draft Horse Classic, September 21 – 23? We invite artists to participate by entering artwork and purchasing booth space at the show. Details are available here, and the deadline to submit an application is June 15. Artwork by Elizabeth Hendrix.

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Draft Horse Classic Tickets on Sale Now

Tickets are on sale now for the 32nd Annual Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair, where you’ll experience beautiful draft horses pulling meticulously restored freight wagons, loyally working farm equipment, skillfully completing intricate maneuvers, and competing with elegance and determination.  Plus, this is the opportunity to meet the stars of show and see a draft horse up close. 

Happening September 21 – 23 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, the Draft Horse Classic is the premier draft horse show on the west coast and offers six different performances featuring draft horses and exhibitors from across the United States and Canada. In between competition classes, guests will enjoy performances by expert horseman and trick rope artist Tomas Garcilazo, Bobby Kerr Mustang Act, Cal Crush Clydesdales, CHP Mounted Patrol Unit, the California Cowgirls Drill Team and more. Additionally, with more than 150 horses stabled on the grounds, the Classic offers a unique chance to observe and meet these gentle giants.

New this year, the Draft Horse Classic is moving to three days, with two performances each day.  There’s also a new class schedule, more hitches, and exciting entertainment in the arena.

Tickets to this event are on sale now. You can choose from six different performances or purchase a season ticket for all six. Tickets can be purchased by calling (530) 273-6217, by visiting the Fairgrounds Office on McCourtney Road, or online here. All tickets purchased after 5 pm on Thursday, September 20, are an additional $4 per ticket.

Although there is a charge for the draft horse performances in the arena, admission to the Fairgrounds is free so all can enjoy the many activities of the Harvest Fair happening during the three days of the Classic. Visit the grounds to enjoy musical entertainment, a Western Trade Show with vendors selling wares, the Harvest Fair agricultural competitions and community exhibits, a horseshoeing demonstration, delicious food, Art at the Classic. Plus, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the barns and meet the draft horses. We even offer guided barn tours.

As part of the festivities, there will be two free concerts on the Pine Tree Stage. On Friday, September 21 from 4:30 pm – 6 pm, James Garner’s Tribute to Johnny Cash takes the stage. On Saturday, September 22 from 4 – 6 pm, Brenn Hill, an award-winning singer songwriter, will perform cowboy and country music. Both concerts are free, so stop by and grab a bite to eat, enjoy some music under the shade of the tall pine trees, and catch a Draft Horse performance after the musical entertainment.

It’s all happening at the Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair, September 21- 23, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, just 50 miles northeast of Sacramento. For information, call (530) 273-6217 or visit here.  

Photo by Lenkaland Photography

 

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Draft Horse Classic Tickets on Sale Now

Tickets are on sale now for the Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair, September 21 – 23, at the beautiful Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. Tickets are available here

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

Call for Artists: Art at the Classic

Call for Artists! Are you interested in showcasing your artwork at Art at the Classic, a top-ranked equine and western art show? Held during the Draft Horse Classic, September 21 – 23, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, this art show features impressive works of art in a dozen categories and more than 100 works by painters, sculptors, photographers and other fine artists. The show has become one of the premier displays of its kind – attracting both art lovers and horse lovers. Artists are encouraged to participate by entering artwork in the show and purchasing booth space at the show. If you are interested in participating in this show, information can be found here. Artwork by Yvonne Bonacci.

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Introducing the 2018 Draft Horse Classic Poster

Introducing the 2018 Draft Horse Classic poster, featuring artwork by talented artist Yvonne Bonacci. Don’t you love it! Thank you, Yvonne, for sharing your talent with us. The artwork is titled “The Wash Rack.” The 2018 Classic is September 20 – 23.

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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. 

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