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August 8 – 12, 2018

We 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!

(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


Stage Entertainment Application for 2018 Fair

Interested in performing at the 2018 Nevada County Fair? The entertainment application is now available! To apply, complete the online application below. All applications must be completed by April 6, 2018 to be considered. For questions, e-mail moc.g1516586309nitlu1516586309snocL1516586309-L@in1516586309aL1516586309

opens new page Stage Entertainment Application (view online, fill out & submit)


2018 Nevada County Fair Slogan Contest Winner

“Bushels of Fun!” is the theme for the 2018 Nevada County Fair. Congratulations to Mary Anne Davis of Grass Valley for submitting the winning slogan.  We received more than 150 entries in our contest to find the slogan for the 2018 Fair.  Thank you to all who entered the theme contest!


2017 Fair Exhibit Winners

The 2017 Nevada County Fair August 9 – 13, 2017 had more than 7,100 exhibit entries. Below is a list of livestock and still exhibit winners by category.

 Livestock Winners

 Still Exhibit Winners

 Director’s Award Winners


Gate Admission (during the Fair)

General Admission Adult—$9
Senior (65+)—$6
Children (6-12)—$4
Children (5 and under)—Free
Active Military (show ID)—Free*
*Free admission is for active & retired military only; does not include family.
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)
Special Food Contest Exhibitors—Admitted on the Event Day—Free
“Five Until Five” – Fair-goers will be admitted for $5 until 5 pm on Sunday

*Please note that admission to the Fair is not included with an arena event purchase.


Fair General Information



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.