2017 Draft Horse Classic, September 21 - 24, Grass Valley, CADraft Horse Classic Home

Sept. 21 – 24, 2017

Tickets on sale now. Join the beautiful Draft Horses at the 2017 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.

Hours of the Draft Horse Classic & Harvest Fair

Thursday: 11 am until end of last performance
Friday: 11 am until end of last performance
Saturday: 9:30 am until end of last performance (Eliminations begin at 7 am)
Sunday: 9:30 am until end of last performance

Performance Schedule

(full schedule)

Thursday, Sept 21, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Performance #1 opens new page Buy Tickets Online

Friday, Sept 22, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Performance #2 opens new page Buy Tickets Online

Saturday, Sept 23, 2017 @ 10 am
Performance #3 opens new page Buy Tickets Online

Saturday, Sept 23, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Performance #4 opens new page Buy Tickets Online

Sunday, Sept 24, 2017 @ 10 am
Performance #5 opens new page Buy Tickets Online

Sunday, Sept 24, 2017 @ 4 pm
Performance #6 opens new page Buy Tickets Online

2017 Draft Horse Performance Prices:

Draft Horse Classic tickets are on sale here. Draft Horse Classic performance tickets are also available at the Arena Box Office during all four days of the Classic.

Evening and Late Afternoon Performances:
Reserved seating: $23; General admission: $20

Morning Performances:
Reserved seating: $19; General admission: $16

Children’s Tickets (12 & under)
Reserved seating: $17; General admission: $14

Season Pass
$85

Parking: $6 (daily); $15 (parking event pass)


Musical Entertainment

As part of the Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair, enjoy free musical entertainment at the Western Music Fest at the Fairgrounds. Music will be featured beginning at 11 am on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. On Friday from 4:30 – 6 pm, don’t miss James Garner’s Tribute to Johnny Cash; and on Saturday from 4 – 6 pm, Left of Centre and the Country Artists Tribute to Jason Aldean takes the stage. All music at the Western Music Fest is free, so stop by the Fairgrounds, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy the music at the Pine Tree Stage.


New Vendor Applications

Would you like to be a vendor at the Draft Horse Classic?  We love our vendors, and we always welcome new vendors!

Draft Horse Classic, September 21-24 – New Vendor Application


At a Glance

Dates: September 21 – 24, 2017
Location: 11228 McCourtney Road
Grass Valley, CA 95949
(530) 273-6217
(39.20770, -121.0766) Google Maps

Pets

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.


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.