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August 8 – 12, 2018

Tickets go on sale June 1.

Discounted ticket sales begin June 1 and can be purchased online here, by visiting the Fair Office on McCourtney Road, or by calling the office at (530) 273-6217. Advanced sale offers valid June 1 – August 7 at 5 pm. Buy early and save money.

2018 Nevada County Fair, August 8 - 12, Grass Valley, CAWe have five days of excitement and fun planned for Fair-goers of all ages. The Nevada County Fair is the perfect opportunity to enjoy musical entertainment, delicious food, carnival rides, animals, and exhibits in a community-friendly environment and at affordable family prices!

Daily Fair Schedule

(530) 273-6217
(39.20770, -121.0766) Google Maps
Maps and Directions to the Fairgrounds


New Vendor Applications

Would you like to be a vendor at the Fair?  We love our vendors, and we always welcome new vendors!
New Vendor Application


Exhibit Awards Program Sponsors

Would you or your business like to sponsor an award or two in the Fair’s exhibit awards program and recognize exhibitors for their hard work and creativity?   The Nevada County Fair’s popular exhibit program celebrates the many talents of our county and fills the buildings with thousands of creations and the barns with hundreds of animals for Fair-goers to enjoy each year.  By supporting this program as a sponsor, you are encouraging exhibitors while also supporting a community tradition. Visit here for details and the application.


Application for Community Showcase Acts

Do you have a dance group you’d like to see perform at the Fair? Does your group have a skill they’d like to demonstrate to Fair-goers? Want to do a martial arts demonstration, a cheerleading demonstration, or show off your baton twirling skills? The Nevada County Fair is now accepting applications for community acts and demonstration to perform at the 2018 Nevada County Fair. There is no paid compensation for community showcases and demonstrations. To apply, complete the online or PDF Application below. To be considered, applications must be returned by June 1.

opens new page Community Showcase Application (view online, fill out & submit)

opens a pdf Community Showcase Application (print, fill out & mail in)


Gate Admission (during the Fair)

General Admission Adult—$9
Senior (65+)—$7
Children (6-12)—$5
Children (5 and under)—Free
Carnival wristband—$30 (available at the Butler Amusement ticket booths)
Daily Parking—$6 (allows one time parking entrance only; no in and out parking privileges)


Fair General Information

Daily Fair Schedule



As a reminder, pets are not allowed on the grounds during the Nevada County Fair, except for those canines entered in Fair competitions or assisting a disabled Nevada County Fair visitor or participant.