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.

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

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

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

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.

 

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

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

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!
 
 
Categories: Events, Nevada County Fair, and Nevada County Fairgrounds.

We Are Your Nevada County Fair. 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. We are your Nevada County Fair.

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.

We know the cancellation of the Fair will have a huge impact on the community, including all the hardworking agricultural youth exhibitors, local nonprofit organizations represented on Treat Street, and the Fairgrounds itself.

There are many questions right now, but the one we hear the most often is, “Can I help?” The answer is a resounding “Yes!” Here’s how:

  • Visit here to bid and buy online at the official Nevada County Fair Junior Livestock and Ag Mechanics Auction August 13 – 15. 
  • Eat treats and support local nonprofits in August at the Drive-Through Treat Street events. Visit here to learn more.
  • Visit here to donate, advocate, or join the Fairgrounds Foundation in support of the Nevada County Fairgrounds. 

All the details can be found here

Photo by Kial James

Categories: Nevada County Fair, Nevada County Fairgrounds, and Site Updates.

Nevada County Fair Board Postpones 2020 Fair Decision

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 26, 2020

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

NEVADA COUNTY FAIR BOARD POSTPONES 2020 FAIR DECISION

At the Nevada County Fairgrounds Board of Directors meeting Tuesday evening, the decision regarding the status of the 2020 Nevada County Fair was postponed.

The decision comes in light of Governor Newsom’s announcement on Tuesday afternoon that California is moving rapidly into Stage 3 of the reopening plan.

The delay will allow Fairgrounds staff and the Board to conduct fact finding, communicate with State and local public health officials and review any updated guidance regarding mass gatherings.

“We recognize that the Nevada County Fair is a treasured local event and that the cancellation would have an enormous impact on the community,” said Jeanette Royal, Board President of California’s 17th District Agricultural Association.  “Given that, and in light of the Governor’s announcement this afternoon, we need to make a decision based on the most current information available.”

The 2020 Nevada County Fair decision will be considered at the next Fairgrounds Board of Directors meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, June 9, 2020.

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

Fairgrounds and Emergency Shelters

While Fairgrounds are home to some of the largest annual celebrations in their communities, they are also home to people (and animals!) displaced during natural disasters like wildfires and flooding. Fairgrounds play a vital role in ensuring the safety of our community members during times of crisis and are critical to emergency response efforts. During May, in honor of the Fairgrounds Appreciation Month, take a moment and reflect on all that fairgrounds contribute to their community.

#fairgroundsappreciationmonth #fairstrong #wfaheretohelp

Categories: Nevada County Fairgrounds.