FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 7, 2020
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.
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
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.
- 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.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 26, 2020
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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