We’re busy preparing for the Draft Horse Classic, September 22 – 23. This year is gearing up to be an amazing show with lots of hitches and so many draft horses on the grounds! Counting the days …
Looking for something fun to do on Saturday? Check out the Sierra BrewFest, happening from 3 – 6:30 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Sample more than 100 handcrafted beers at this unique, unlimited microbrew tasting experience. Enjoy delicious food from local food trucks and restaurants and musical entertainment. Sierra BrewFest is a benefit for Music in the Mountains. Tickets can be purchased at BriarPatch, SPD, or at the gate. Visit SierraBrewFest.com for details.
Until next year, Nevada County Fair! August 7 – 11, 2019 will be here before we know it. Photo by Olivia Willoughby.
Opening day of the Nevada County Fair is in 10 days! Did you get your tickets yet? Did you check the daily schedule and plan your days? Are you ready for some Treat Street deliciousness? We can’t wait to welcome you to this year’s Fair!
Tickets for the Nevada County Fair are on sale now. Purchase your admission, carnival tickets, and arena event tickets before the Fair begins and save time and money! The Fair Office is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm, and Guest Services will be open specifically for ticket sales on Saturday, August 4 and Sunday, August 5 from 10 am to 5 pm on both days. You can also save time by purchasing your Fair tickets online at NevadaCountyFair.com.
Buy your admission tickets before August 7 at 5 pm and get an admission ticket for $7. You can also take advantage of other presale offers, including a five-day Fair pass with unlimited entry for $30, an event parking pass for $25, or a carnival ride bracelet (good for unlimited rides on any one day) for $25.
Now is the time to also purchase your arena event tickets – including tickets to this year’s all new Truck and Tractor Pulls! Tickets are on sale now for the Flying U Extreme Rodeo on Wednesday, Truck and Tractor Pulls on Thursday night, Monster Trucks and Tough Trucks on Friday and Saturday night, and the Destruction Derby on Sunday night.
There are several ways to get your Fair tickets early. Purchase them online at NevadaCountyFair.com, stop by the Fair Office on McCourtney Road, or call the Fair Office at (530) 273-6217 by August 7 at 5 pm. The Fair Office at Gate 1 is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm, and Guest Services at Gate 1 will also be open on Saturday, August 4, and Sunday, August 5, from 10 am to 5 pm on both days.
After August 7, ticket prices for the Fair are $9 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for children
6-12, and free to children under the age of 5. There are also new special promotions on each day of the Fair:
• Wednesday: Scholar Students Day
Free admission for Nevada County Honor Roll students until 5 pm
(by invitation only from the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools)
• Thursday: Community Day
Free coupon book with coupons for Treat Street, souvenirs and the Draft Horse Classic
for the first 10,000 customers.
Free admission for disabled persons until 5 pm
• Friday: Family Friday
Free parking in Fair lots until noon
One free carnival ride coupon for first 500 guests
• Saturday: Military Appreciation Day
Free admission for active and retired military (who show ID) until 5 pm
• Sunday: Sunday Funday
Free admission for children 12 and under until 5 pm
This year’s Nevada County Fair is August 8 – 12 and it is filled with “Bushels of Fun!” The phone number is (530) 273-6217 and the website is NevadaCountyFair.com.
Fair Traditions: Meet one our youngest Fair-goers (three months old), posing here in his “Bushels of Fun!” basket for his photo for the Nevada County Fair. The 2018 Fair will be this little guy’s first Fair, and he is the third generation in his family to attend the Fair. His parents raised market steers for many years, and have attended the Fair every year (almost every day). His grandpa proudly shared this photo with us as his photography entry for this year’s Fair. Says Mom Breana, “He will definitely grow up going every year, as well as participating in some events, just as we did.” Love! Thank you, Breana, for sharing your family with us! Photo by Breana Whitear.
As part of Community Involvement Day, the Foothill Lions Club will provide free glaucoma and vision screening services as well as free hearing testing to adults and children at the Nevada County Fair’s Community Involvement Day on Monday, July 30, from 1 – 6 pm at Gate 1 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.
For the vision screenings, the Lions will utilize the Northern California Lions Sight Associations Vision Screening Unit, a fully-equipped motorhome that is designed to offer no-cost glaucoma and visual screening services to those who otherwise might not be able to afford it. The services are available for adults and children. The Lions Club will be staffing the unit, and local optometrists –Dr. Jerry Chan, OD and Dr. Tiffany Chan, OD – will volunteer their services for the day.
New this year, Foothill Lions will also be offering free hearing tests for adults and children. The testing will be provided by Sol Barros, an audiologist specialist from Audiology Associates Hearing Center who will donate her time for this event. All screenings at this event are free, as the Foothill Lions Club covers all costs.
The free hearing and vision screening is provided as part of Community Involvement Day, a day to donate items to nonprofit organizations – the Food Bank of Nevada County, Foothill Lions, Nevada County 2-1-1, NEO Youth Center, Story Club, Community Beyond Violence, Cinderella Project, The Karing Closet, Gold Country YMCA, Nevada County Pets in Need, Nevada County Diaper Project, and The White Barn Project – in exchange for coupons for buy one, get one adult admission tickets to the Fair. Or, donate blood through BloodSource on that day and receive a free admission ticket to the Fair. The organizations will be at the Fairgrounds Gate 1 parking lot and Main Street Center on Monday, July 30, from 1 – 6 pm.
This year’s “Bushels of Fun!” Nevada County Fair is August 8 – 12.
Whether it’s the Xpoto Stunt Team, goat yoga, virtual reality experience, stock dogs, musical entertainment, an animal costume contest, the Jell-O eating contest, a heifer/steer obstacle course, horse demonstrations, or truck and tractor pulls – it can be found in the daily Fair schedule posted here. So much fun in one place!
The Nevada County Fairgrounds is teaming up with local nonprofit organizations – the Food Bank of Nevada County, Foothill Lions, Nevada County 2-1-1, NEO Youth Center, Story Club, Community Beyond Violence, Cinderella Project, The Karing Closet, Nevada County Pets in Need, Gold Country YMCA, Nevada County Diaper Project, and BloodSource – on July 30 for Community Involvement Day. This is a day to donate items to these nonprofit organizations while also receiving coupons for buy one, get one admission tickets to the Fair. Or, donate blood through BloodSource on that day and receive a free admission ticket to the Fair. The organizations will be at the Fairgrounds Gate 1 main parking lot and Main Street Center on Monday, July 30, from 1 – 6 pm, to receive donations of any of the items listed below.
Food Bank of Nevada County: Four cans of food or dry goods (non-expired).
Foothill Lions: Used hearing aids or prescription eye glasses.
Nevada County 2-1-1: New/unopened toiletries, including soap, shampoo, shaving cream, disposable razors, toothpaste/toothbrushes, mouthwash, deodorant, toilet paper, paper towels, sanitary wipes, tampons and pads, Chapstick, sunblock and Band-Aids.
NEO: Paper, paint supplies, glue sticks, paper towels, sharpies, general craft supplies, packaged snacks, scissors, paint brushes, blank canvases, ping pong and foosball supplies, yoga mats, and music equipment.
Story Club: Two new or slightly used children’s books, or chapter books for teens.
Community Beyond Violence: Gift cards for local merchants for groceries, clothing, gas, bus passes, movie passes, fast food, calling cards, shelter supplies and maintenance; kitchen products and cleaning supplies; pre-paid phones; new socks and underwear; toiletries; bedding (twin and full size).
Cinderella Project: Clean and gently used prom dresses and evening gowns, prom-type heels, prom-type jewelry (earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and hair accessories), and small handbags/clutches.
The Karing Closet: Boxes of XL or Jumbo Ziploc bags, packages of index cards, poster board, toothbrushes and toothpaste, packages of new children’s underwear and socks, or one new or gently-used school-ready outfit (from children’s size 5 to Junior’s size 16) in a large Ziploc marked bag. No garbage bags full of clothing, please.
Nevada County Diaper Project: Unopened packages of diaper for any age children (newborn to 6 or pullups)
Nevada County Pets in Need: Four cans of wet cat or dog food.
Gold Country YMCA: Gift cards for supplies and camper clothing needs, movie ticket gift cards, art/craft supplies, sporting goods, current books and yoga mats
BloodSource: For a free admission ticket to the Fair, make a blood donation at the BloodSource bloodmobile located in the Gate 1 parking lot at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. For information and eligibility about blood donation, visit www.bloodsource.org.
Those who donate items to the Food Bank of Nevada County, Foothill Lions, NEO, Story Club, Community Beyond Violence, Nevada County 2-1-1, Cinderella Project, The Karing Closet, Nevada County Pets in Need, Gold Country YMCA, and Nevada County Diaper Project will receive a coupon to buy one advance special $7 admission ticket and receive one free. That’s two for the price of one!
Those who make a blood donation at the BloodSource bloodmobile will receive a free admission ticket to any day of the Fair.
Feel free to donate to any one organization or all of them! To receive your coupons or free tickets, all donations must be brought to Gate 1 at the Fairgrounds on July 30 between 1- 6 pm. Coupons (buy one, get one free) received for donations must be redeemed during pre-sale dates, which take place until August 7. Presale discounted tickets will be available for purchase on Community Involvement Day at Guest Services, Gate 1.
This year’s Fair is August 8 – 12. For information, visit here or call (530) 273-6217.
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