For the health and safety of our employees and guests, the Nevada County Fairgrounds are closed to the public until further notice. Staff are available to assist customers and answer questions by phone at (530) 273-6217 or email at .
We are closely monitoring the recommendations for COVID-19 and are in communication with our local and state officials. Pursuant to guidance from the Center for Disease Control, all public events in March have been cancelled and we’re working closely with promoters for events scheduled in April and May.
The Fairgrounds team is busy at work planning for the annual Nevada County Fair in August, the Draft Horse Classic in September and the Country Christmas Faire in November. Thank you for your understanding. We hope to reopen soon.
Are you interested in being a vendor at the 2020 Country Christmas Faire? Last year’s event had almost 10,000 visitors! If you’re interested in being part of this unique event, the application is available here.
Photo by Lenkaland Photography.
Introducing the 2020 Draft Horse Classic poster! This year’s artwork was created by talented artist Katherine Plumer and is titled “Rosebud.” Katherine is a long-time exhibitor at Art at the Classic and Rosebud is well-known at the Classic. A perfect match and the artwork is stunning! Thank you, Katherine, for the beautiful artwork! And a big thank you to Kial James for the poster design.
We’ve been busy this week at the Western Fairs Association‘s convention learning about the industry’s best practices, and today we did a presentation on an inspiring collaboration between the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office and the Fair. The program, called the Search for the Sheriff Star, won a first place award in WFA’s Achievement Awards program (congratulations, Sheriff’s Office)! We’re so thankful for our community partnerships, and always proud to represent our community!
Tickets are on sale now for the annual all-you-can-eat Cioppino and Pasta Feed, March 7, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Get your tickets at the Fairgrounds office or by visiting here. This has been a sold-out event for nine years in a row, so get your tickets early. Yum!
No matter the season, Kate is stunning! Thank you, Savannah Bruce, for sharing the photo (taken during last week’s snowy day)!
Planning a wedding or know someone who is getting married? Plan on attending Grass Valley’s Premier Wedding Fair on Sunday, January 19, noon – 4 pm, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Admission is free! Wedding and event vendors in Nevada County will be showcased, and vendors will be offering discounts. There will be light bites and sparkling beverages, musical entertainment, and lots of giveaways! Information can be found here. See you on Sunday!
A FREE Jam & Jelly Workshop for Youth in Nevada County is being offered by UCCE Master Food Preservers. Kids 5 to 18 years of age are invited to sign up to make their own low sugar jelly and enter it into the Nevada County Fair. All ingredients and supplies are provided. Kids will take home several jars of jelly that they make, and the Nevada County Fair entry forms will be completed at the workshop. Sign up for one 45-minute session and then enter the jelly in Fair! For registration and information, visit here. Fun!