Congratulations, White Barn Project!

Congratulations to The White Barn Project for being a recipient of the Western Fairs Association’s 2019 Blue Ribbon Award. The Fairgrounds Board awarded the White Barn Project this honor because of their work with 4-H and FFA youth. The organization, which provides donated clothing items to children in 4-H and FFA kids to exhibit at the Nevada County Fair, provided more than 100 children all or part of their uniforms in 2018. We can’t wait to see what they do in 2019! Congratulations, and thank you for helping our local youth!

Categories: Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation.

Draft Horse Classic Tickets on Sale Now

Tickets are on sale now for the 33rd Annual Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair, September 19 – 22, at the beautiful Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. There are six exciting performances held throughout the four days of the Classic and each one gives you the unique opportunity to see the magnificent draft horses perform and compete. The Classic is also an opportunity to meet the draft horses by visiting the open barns or taking one of our barn tours.

The Draft Horse Classic showcases almost two hundred draft horses performing and competing and masterfully pulling wagons and carriages, and features exhibitors and hitches from across the United States and Canada.

Between competition classes, the audience will enjoy performances by specialty acts like the California Cowgirls, the CHP Mounted Patrol Unit, and chariot and chuck wagon races. There’s also Gladius the Show, an acrobatic equestrian production that incorporates aerialists, fire and Roman riding. Additionally, with almost 200 horses stabled on the grounds, the Classic offers the opportunity to visit the barns and meet the draft horses up close.

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 Wednesday, September 18, are an additional $4 per ticket. There are a limited number of RV spots available for season ticket holders.

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 four days of the Classic. Visit the grounds to enjoy ongoing musical entertainment, cowboy poetry, a Western Trade Show with vendors selling wares, community exhibits, a horseshoeing demonstration, delicious food, and Art at the Classic.

It’s all happening at the Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair, September 19 – 22, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. For information, call (530) 273-6217 or visit here.

 

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

Cioppino Feed Tickets on Sale Now

Tickets are on sale now for the annual all-you-can-eat Cioppino and Pasta Feed, March 2, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Get your tickets at the Fairgrounds office beginning on Tuesday or by visiting here. This has been a sold-out event for eight years in a row, and features chef Arnie Romanello’s secret 100-year-old-recipe! Yum!

Categories: Events, Nevada County Fairgrounds, and Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation.

Fairgrounds Foundation Scholarship Winners: Catharine Renner & Justin Kilgore

Congratulations to Catharine Renner and Justin Kilgore, recipients of this year’s Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation Scholarships. The Foundation scholarship is awarded to local high school students who exhibit in the Fair, attend the Fairgrounds Foundation’s speaker series, and write an essay explaining what they learned from the speaker series. Catharine graduated from Bear River and will attend UC Davis this fall as a Nutritional Science major in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Justin also graduated from Bear River and will attend Butte College in the fall, where he’ll be playing baseball at the college and pursing a career in agriculture. Both Catharine and Justin will be exhibiting at this year’s Fair – both will be showing market steers and Justin’s Ag Mechanics project won best of show – so stop by and congratulate them!

 

Categories: Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation.

Thank You, Becky Bailey-Findley

Thank you to Becky Bailey-Findley, Executive Director of California Fair Services Authority, for serving as the guest speaker at last night’s Fairgrounds Foundation Speaker Series.  Becky shared with local high school students a bit about her career path, as well as information about the importance of Fairgrounds to communities and the state. Thank you, Becky, for sharing your story and the Fair story with us!
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Thank You, Foothill Lions Club

We have many people to thank for making Saturday night’s Fairgrounds Foundation Cioppino Feed a success, but we have to give a huge shout out to Chef Arnie Romanello (he’s the one in the right hand corner) and the entire Foothill Lions Club for preparing all the food for the sold out crowd. As always, the food was delicious, and we truly couldn’t have done it without this fine group of hard working volunteers!

 

Categories: Events, Nevada County Fairgrounds, and Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation.

Thank You, Andy Wirth, for Serving as Guest at Speaker Series

Thank you to Andy Wirth, CEO of Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, for serving as the guest speaker at tonight’s Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation Speaker Series. As part of the series, Andy spent time with local high school students and shared leadership and business advice, including the importance of gratitude, The Law of the Ranch (you reap what you sow), caring for our land, and serving our communities (be a volunteer!). Thank you, Andy, for your time, and we’ll see you on the slopes!

Categories: Events and Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation.

Don’t Forget Your Tickets to the Cioppino and Pasta Feed

Don’t forget to get your tickets to the Fairgrounds Foundation’s All-You-Can-Eat Cioppino and Pasta Feed on Saturday, March 3, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $40/person and includes all-you-can-eat Cioppino, pasta, salad and garlic bread. There’s also a silent dessert auction, a live auction and a no-host bar. For tickets, visit here or stop by the Fairgrounds Office.

Categories: Events, Nevada County Fairgrounds, and Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation.

Fairgrounds Foundation to Host Cioppino and Pasta Feed

 

Join the Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation at its eighth annual All-You-Can-Eat Cioppino and Pasta Feed on Saturday, March 3 in Ponderosa Hall at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Doors open at 5 pm and dinner service begins at 6 pm.

For the event, the Foothill Lions Club will create and serve chef Arnie Romanello’s special 100-year-old recipe for all to enjoy. Dinner includes antipasto, all-you-can-eat Cioppino, pasta, salad and garlic bread.  A no-host bar will be available, and there will be a silent dessert auction and a live auction.

Tickets are $40 per person. If you’d like to purchase a table for 8, it is $400 and includes two bottles of wine.   Tickets are available by visiting the Nevada County Fairgrounds, calling the Fair Office at (530) 273-6217, or downloading an order form here.  

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation and its mission of supporting and improving the community’s Fairgrounds, and supporting youth in agriculture.

Categories: Events, Nevada County Fairgrounds, and Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation.