Enter an Exhibit: Fair’s Competition Handbook Now Available

The Nevada County Fair’s Competition Handbook, which includes all the information you need to enter exhibits in this year’s Fair, is now available. If you can make it, bake it, grow it or show it, there is a category for you – and it can be found in the Competition Handbook!

Why not showcase a child’s artwork project from school, a cooking skill, or a special collection? Try baking cookies, entering a photo, creating a produce character, making the Ugliest Decorated Cake, writing a poem, entering the Pet Look-A-Like photo contest, or making a bookmark. This year, we have some fun new categories like button art, plastic utensil art, decorated cake pops, beach art, and a decorated reusable grocery bag.

There are also special contests like the Seafaring Squash Mobile Races, Daily Special Food Contests, 4-H Still Exhibits, and an exhibit video contest. With hundreds of categories available for children and adults, the Competition Handbook has something for everyone.

Copies of the free handbook are available at the Fairgrounds’ Office, Chamber of Commerce offices, post offices, county libraries, Raley’s, SPD, Ben Franklin, Foothill Mercantile, and other local businesses, as well as online.   

It’s easy to enter! Look through the book, pick your favorite categories, and follow the simple steps for completing the entry forms. You can even enter online.  Most categories are free to enter, and you can enter online or at the Fair office. The deadline for submitting entry forms and online entries is July 21 at 4 pm.

The 2017 Nevada County Fair is August 9 – 13, and the Fair them is “Sea You at the Fair!”

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Thank You, Chicago Park Garden Club

Yesterday’s flower arranging class for juniors was a success. Thank you, Chicago Park Garden Club, for offering this fun class for kids.  We can’t wait to see these junior floriculturists and their flower arrangements at the Fair!

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Flower Arranging Workshop: June 21

Have kids who are interested in participating in a Flower Arranging Workshop for Juniors (ages 6 – 17)? Chicago Park Garden Club is hosting a class for kids to prepare them to enter an exhibit in the Junior Floriculture Competition during the Fair. The two hour class is free, and is held on June 21. To register, call Ann at 265-8210.


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We’re Hiring! Join us June 8!

We’re hiring for the 2017 Fair season. If interested, plan to attend the Nevada County Fair Job Fair on Thursday, June 8, from 3 – 6 pm. We’re looking for cashiers, ticket monitors, exhibit crew, red shirts, parking and grounds clean up. Job descriptions and applications are at NevadaCountyFair.com, and we’ll be interviewing on site.



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It’s Movie Night

It’s movie night! Tonight at the Fairgrounds, it’s The NeverEnding Story, presented by the Nevada City Film Festival. Gates open at 7:00; movie starts at sunset. Join us early and enjoy some delicious food (pie, popcorn, ice cream) and beverages (beer, wine, and specialty coffee drinks), and a movie under the tall pine trees. Tickets sold at the gate.


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Movies Under the Pines: June 2

Movies Under the Pines (presented by the Nevada City Film Festival) kicks off this Friday at the Nevada County Fairgrounds with The NeverEnding Story. Gates open at 7 pm; film begins at sunset. Lazy Dog ice cream, specialty coffee drinks, beer, wine, and An Honest Pie will be available for purchase. Blankets and low back chairs are suggested. Tickets are available at the gate or online at nevadacityfilmfestival.com.


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