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.
Today’s Fairgrounds Appreciation Month goes to our vendors, many of them family-owned, small businesses. Who doesn’t like shopping and picking up a goodie or two while visiting the Fair? At the Nevada County Fair, we fill Main Street Center, as well as parts of the grounds with these amazing vendors selling everything from handmade jewelry to hats to wooden signs to souvenirs to photos. We know this year has been tough on vendors, but they are a key part of the Fair experience and we are thankful for all of them. #fairstrong #fairgroundsappreciationmonth #wfaheretohelp
It’s Fairgrounds Appreciation Month and we’re celebrating some favorite parts of Fair. The iconic Big Wheel providing that picture perfect backdrop. The squeals and laughter as Fairgoers take that last plunge on the log ride. The delightful screams of thrill seekers on the Zipper and other gravity-defying rides. The child jumping with excitement in anticipation of a day filled with rides. The joy of a stuffed animal won for that special someone. These are the sights and sounds of the carnival at the Fair. Today’s post is a thank you to family-owned Butler Amusements, who have operated the carnival at the Nevada County Fair for more than 25 years. Thank you for adding fun to the Fair! Do you have a favorite ride? #fairgroundsappreciationmonth#fairstrong#WFAheretohelp
Fairs and food go hand in hand. At the Nevada County Fair, a visit to the Fair just isn’t complete unless there is a visit (or two or three) to Treat Street! This famous street features some of the best Fair food around and benefits local nonprofit organizations, their missions and our community. So, here’s to Treat Street – the hard-working nonprofit organizations who serve our community year-round, the volunteers who spend countless hours preparing Treat Street for Fairgoers, and for bringing deliciousness to the Fair. Which begs the question – what is your favorite Treat Street food?
While Fairgrounds are known for bringing communities together in times of celebration, they also serve in times of emergency and crisis. The Nevada County Fairgrounds has a longstanding and steadfast commitment to serve our community – as a shelter for those impacted by floods or fires, a command center for first responders, an animal shelter, a food distribution site and in numerous other capacities. In times of uncertainty like now, one thing is certain – fairgrounds stand ready to serve their communities. It is a role we are proud of and a role we take very seriously. Let’s make sure Fairgrounds are around in years to come so that we can continue to serve. #fairgroundsappreciationmonth #fairstrong #wfaheretohelp
Today’s Fairgrounds Appreciation Month post is all about entertainment. One of the many fun things about the Nevada County Fair is the entertainment. From the musicians to the magicians and hypnotists to the balloon artists to the rodeo clowns to the destruction derby drivers to the community groups who perform on the Dance Pad – they make the Fair more fun! We love that the Fairgrounds provides a venue for entertainers to showcase their talents, and we thank our entertainers for bringing joy, laughter and smiles to Fairgoers. #FairgroundsAppreciationMonth#Fairstrong#Wfaheretohelp
It’s Fairgrounds Appreciation Month, so let’s talk about youth livestock programs. The Nevada County Fairgrounds is committed to youth in agriculture and to providing an opportunity for youth to exhibit their livestock projects while also giving the community a chance to see the animals up close. So, here’s to all the kids who spend countless hours after school and on weekends feeding, grooming, and learning about livestock marketing; and hats off to the auction buyers, leaders, advisors, parents, mentors and all the helpers who support these kids. We celebrate you and we are proud to serve Nevada County’s youth in agriculture. #FairgroundsAppreciationMonth#FFA#4H#Fairstrong#weareheretoserve#wfaheretohelp
This month we celebrate Fairgrounds Appreciation Month and the vital role Fairgrounds play in their communities. Fairgrounds provide a space for our community to gather and celebrate – weddings, reunions, music festivals, the Nevada County Fair, and hundreds of other community events. And, they provide a safe place to gather and shelter in times of emergency. We are a community hub, and we are so, so proud to serve Nevada County! #fairgroundsappreciationmonth#fairstrong
3/20/20 Update: The Nevada County Fairgrounds has canceled or postponed all interim events and meetings through May 15, 2020. While the grounds continue to be closed to the public, limited staff is on-site to address essential operational needs and respond to public inquiries via phone (530-273-6217) and email (). The RV Park, including the dump station, is closed to the public at this time.
We continue to plan for the annual Nevada County Fair, with all expectations that the Fair will proceed as planned, August 12 – 16. As a reminder, Market Beef and Junior Horse entries are open and due by April 10.
We remain in a constant state of assessment and will continue to follow the recommendations of our local and state officials to promote the safety of our community, staff and guests.
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.