Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out the The Union‘s Home and Garden Show at the Nevada County Fairgrounds on Saturday from 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday from 10 am – 4 pm. This fun event features everything you need for your home and garden, with a special focus this year on fire safety and fire preparedness. Live music both days, delicious food and beverages, hourly presentations and demonstrations, and activities for children. Free admission, $6 fairgrounds parking per car. For information, visit here.
Call for Artists! Are you interested in showcasing your artwork at Art at the Classic, a top-ranked equine and western art show? Held during the Draft Horse Classic, September 19 – 22, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, this art show features works of art in a dozen categories and more than 100 works by painters, sculptors, photographers and other fine artists. The show has become one of the premier displays of its kind – attracting both art lovers and horse lovers. Artists are encouraged to participate by entering artwork in the show and purchasing booth space at the show. If you are interested, applications are available here. Artwork by Elizabeth Hendrix.
The 47th annual Trout Derby is Saturday, April 13 at Lions Lake at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Sign up begins at 7 am and fishing is from 8 am to noon. This is for kids age 3 – 12. Two thousand Rainbow Trout will be stocked in the pond by the CA Fish and Game and the Sportsmen’s Club. Thank you to the Grass Valley Sportsmen for putting on this fun, free kids event! For more information, visit here.
Are you interested in being a craft or food vendor at the 2019 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 on our website here.
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!
Grass Valley’s Premier Wedding Fair is happening on Sunday (January 20) from noon – 4 pm at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Featuring some of the top wedding and event vendors in Nevada County, this show is a must for those planning a wedding! Show highlights include swag bags for all registered bridges, show discounts from vendors, hourly giveaways, cake and catering tastings, and live music. Parking and admission are free! For information, visit joyoflifeevents.com.
Are you or your band interested in performing at the 2019 Nevada County Fair? The stage entertainment application is now available here. To apply, complete the online application and return it by April 5. Hope to see you at the 2019 Fair, August 7 – 11.
We’re busy planning for the 2019 season. What’s your favorite event?
It’s the “Best Of” time of year! The Union is taking votes for their 2018 Best of Nevada County poll and we are thrilled that the Nevada County Fair has been nominated as Best Local Event and Best Place to Take the Kids. Additionally, the Nevada County Fairgrounds is nominated for Best Event Venue, Best Place to Picnic, Best place for Cycling, and Best Campground. What an honor – and we’re so, so pleased to see the Fairgrounds are loved and used by our community. If you’d like to vote, click here. Photo by Nevada City Scenics.