Junior Livestock and Ag Mechanics Auction Checks Available Beginning September 22

Good news! The Junior Livestock and Ag Mechanics Auction checks will be available next week at the following times and locations:
 
FFA Exhibitors:
All auction checks will be with your Ag Advisor, so please coordinate pick up dates/times with your advisor.
 
4-H/Independent Exhibitors:
Gate 1 at the Fairgrounds will be open on the following days/times to pick up your check at the Gate 1 Ticket Booth
Tuesday, September 22: 8 am – 6 pm
Wednesday, September 23: 1 pm – 5 pm
Thursday, September 24: 8 am – 6 pm
 
As a reminder, the exhibitor must be present when picking up the check and please bring your thank you cards with you when picking up the check. See you next week!
 
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Thank You to all Who Supported the Online Junior Livestock and Ag Mechanics Auction

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! Photo by Sara Hollenbeck

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Enter An Exhibit: Blue Ribbon Entry Contest (Anything Goes)

It’s Fair week and the final week of our virtual exhibit contest. This week’s contest is the Blue Ribbon Entry (Anything Goes) Contest.  Post a photo on our Facebook page of anything that you would have entered as an exhibit at the 2020 Fair. It can be any item for any department.
 
Rules are below:
* Limit three entries per person
* When posting your entries, add the first name of exhibitor and age (only add the age if it is a youth entry) to the post.
* Entries must be posted by Sunday at 5 pm.
* Best of Show and 1st – 6th place ribbons will be awarded
* First place winners and Best of Show will also receive a free admission ticket to next year’s Fair.
* Contest open to adults and youth. 
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Bid and Buy at the 2020 Nevada County Fair Online Junior Livestock & Ag Mechanics Auction

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 7, 2020 

Contact: Patrick Eidman, CEO, Nevada County Fairgrounds
(530) 273-6217; 

Bid and Buy at the 2020 Nevada County Fair Online Junior Livestock and Ag Mechanics Auction 

The Nevada County Fairgrounds, in partnership with the Nevada County Livestock Producers, will host an online Junior Livestock and Ag Mechanics Auction on August 13 – 15 at NevadaCountyFair.com. The auction opens at 9 am on August 13 and begins closing on August 15 at 9 am, with lots closing in 90 second intervals until the final lot is complete.

The auction provides an opportunity to support youth in agriculture, fill your freezer with delicious locally-raised meat, and purchase hand-crafted projects for your home and garden.

Online bidding will be open for three days. During that time, buyers can bid on animals and projects, support the exhibitors individually with “Add On” bids through the online platform or they can contribute to a “Community Pool” of funds that will be used to broadly support the sale and junior exhibitors.

The 2019 Junior Livestock and Ag Mechanics auctions grossed a record setting $736,000 for the youth of Nevada County. These auctions represent the culmination of a long year of work and dedication by FFA, 4-H and independent youth exhibitors. Each bid and purchase is an investment in the next generation of agriculture and supports their future projects in agriculture, college funding and vocational training.

If you are a new buyer, please complete the new buyer registration form at NevadaCountyFair.com in advance of the online auction. Existing buyers are already in the system, but if your contact information has changed, please call the Fairgrounds Office to update. Once the auction begins on August 13, all buyers will be able to log in, review the auction lots, and bid. The Fairgrounds website has a page dedicated to buyers and includes information about how to bid and buy and will include a direct link to the auction once it opens.

For information about the auction or participating in the auction, visit NevadaCountyFair.com or call (530) 273-6217.

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Enter an Exhibit: Draw Your Favorite Fair Thing/Scene

Happy Monday! It’s week five of our virtual exhibit contests and this week’s challenge is to draw your favorite thing/scene at the Fair. Create a drawing with paint, ink pens, pencils or whatever you choose to create a drawing of your favorite thing/scene at the Fair. Post a picture of your drawing below. Have fun!

* Limit one entry per person
* Post a photo of your entry on this post or send us a message at .
* When posting your entry, add the first name of exhibitor and age (only add the age if it is a youth entry) to the post.
* Entries must be posted by Sunday at 5 pm.
* Best of Show and 1st – 6th place ribbons will be awarded
* First place winners and Best of Show will also receive a free admission ticket to next year’s Fair.
* Contest open to adults and youth

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Thank You to Sponsors of the Online Auction! Here’s How You Can Be a Sponsor, Too!

Thank you, thank you, thank you to the sponsors who have already stepped up in a big way in support of the 2020 online Junior Livestock and Ag Mechanics Auction, including presenting sponsor River Valley Community Bank and additional sponsors A to Z Supply, Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames, Economy Pest Control, Ferrellgas, First US Community Credit Union, Grass Valley Chevron, Mertens Insurance Agency, Peter’s Drilling and Pump Service, SPD Markets, The Union Newspaper, and YubaNet. Your community support is so appreciated! Is your business interested in being a sponsor of this unique event?  If so, contact for details.

 

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Be a Buyer at the 2020 Online Junior Livestock & Ag Mechanics Auction

Why buy at the 2020 online Junior Livestock and Ag Mechanics auction?
  • To fill your freezer with local, naturally delicious meat that has been raised with the utmost care.
  • To support youth livestock exhibitors, who are annually certified in the quality care of animals.
  • To purchase custom, handcrafted Ag Mechanics projects for your home and garden.
To be buyer at the 2020 online auction, August 13 – 15, register here.
 
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Enter an Exhibit: Create a Produce Character

Who’s ready to create a produce character? It’s week four of our virtual exhibit contest and this week’s contest is all about produce characters and using vegetables and fruits to create a sculpture of your choice. Post a picture of your produce character below. Have fun!
 
Below are the rules.
* Limit one entry per person
* When posting photos, add the first name of exhibitor and age (only add the age if it is a youth entry) to the post.
* Entries must be posted by Sunday at 5 pm.
* Best of Show and 1st – 6th place ribbons will be awarded
* First place winners and Best of Show will also receive a free admission ticket to next year’s Fair.
* Contest open to adults and youth
 
Categories: Events and Nevada County Fair.

Treat Street Drive Through Event Postponed

We know you all love Treat Street, and while we have been busy behind-the-scenes planning a Treat Street Drive Through event, we have decided to postpone the event at this time. The reasons are many – recent public health directives, health and financial concerns from the Treat Street vendors, and increased food costs all resulted in making the event not feasible at this time. However, we will keep the plan in place in hopes that we can offer this at a future date – when it is safe to do so and the Treat Street organizations are more comfortable moving forward.
 
Throughout this planning process, we made it very clear to the Treat Street organizations that this was voluntary and needed to make sense for them. We acknowledge and respect that the time simply isn’t right and applaud the Treat Street organizations for prioritizing the health concerns of their dedicated volunteers. 
 
In the meantime, we encourage everyone who was planning to attend to support one of the many local restaurants that are offering outdoor dining and to-go service and make a direct donation to one of the Treat Street nonprofit organizations.  Thank you to our community – near and far – for your continued support and love of all things Fairgrounds!
 
 
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