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Sept. 22 – 25, 2016

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Enter an Exhibit in the Harvest Fair

Join the beautiful Draft Horses at the 2016 Draft Horse Classic. Majestic Draft Horse performances, breath-taking competitions, and seeing a Draft Horse “up-close” – it’s all part of the Annual Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. The Classic has grown to become the premier Draft Horse show in the western United States, and features six majestic performances, along with non-stop entertainment in between classes.

Harvest Fair Exhibit Entries are open now.
How about entering an exhibit in the Harvest Fair at the Draft Horse Classic? Here’s your chance to join other garden enthusiasts, bakers, and crafters to showcase your talents and creativity!  It’s easy to enter, and there is no charge. As an added bonus, all Harvest Fair exhibitors will receive two complimentary tickets to the Friday, September 23 performance of the Draft Horse Classic!  The deadline to turn in entry forms is Friday, September 16.


General Information

Dates: September 22 – 25, 2016
Location: 11228 McCourtney Road
Grass Valley, CA 95949
(530) 273-6217
(39.20770, -121.0766) Google Maps


Harvest Fair

In between the Draft Horse performances, the Harvest Fair is bustling with activity. The Harvest Fair is an experience that can be enjoyed by kids and adults – and admission is free! Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the barns and meet the horses, taste the delicious Treat Street goodies, or sit and enjoy the live entertainment. With so much to see and do, there’s a little something for everyone at the Harvest Fair.


As a reminder, pets are not allowed on the grounds during the Draft Horse Classic, except for those canines assisting a disabled Draft Horse Classic visitor or participant.