General Information

Dates: September 20 – 22, 2019.
Location: 11228 McCourtney Road
Grass Valley, CA 95949
(530) 273-6217
(39.20770, -121.0766) Google Maps

2019 Draft Horse Tickets:

Tickets go on sale in May.


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.

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.

Services Available During the Draft Horse Classic

Performance Tickets–Performance tickets are available at the Arena Box Office daily from 9 am – 7 pm.

Parking–Public Parking in Lots 1 & 4

Public Transportation–The Gold Country Stage will be providing free fares on September 22 and 22 on all routes, including a bus stop at the Nevada County Fairgrounds for the Draft Horse Classic. The Route 3 Fairgrounds bus stop is at Brighton Street and McCourtney Road, near Gate 8. For schedules, call 477-0103 or visit www.GoldCountryStage.com.

Main Office–The Fairgrounds Office is located across from the Main Street Center, at Gate 1.

Restrooms–Located inside the Main Street Center, the Arena, on Treat Street near the Horse Office (Log Cabin), and on the Gold Path.

ATM Machines–Located near Gate 1 at Main Street Center; and at Sugar Pine Lodge, near the Pine Tree Stage.

Smoke Free Event–The Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair is a smoke free event. Smoking and vaping are not allowed on the Fairgrounds except in designated outdoor areas. Those who desire to smoke or use a vaping device must visit one of the two designated smoking areas located immediately outside Gates 3 and 5.

Charging Stations–Phone charging stations are available in front of Main Street Center (Gate 1) and at Pine Tree Stage.

Lost & Found–Please check with the Administration Office at Gate 1.

First Aid–Professional medical personnel are on the grounds during the Draft Horse Classic. First aid personnel are located at the Watt Park Frosty Booth across from the Pine Tree Stage. Ask any staff member for assistance in contacting first aid personnel.

Pets–Except for service dogs, no dogs or other pets are allowed on the grounds during the Draft Horse Classic. Pets providing emotional support, well-being, comfort or companionship are not recognized as service animals under ADA regulations and are not permitted at the Draft Horse Classic.