August 12 – 16, 2020
Fair Dates: August 12 – 16, 2020
Location: 11228 McCourtney Road
Grass Valley, CA 95949
Maps and Directions to the Fairgrounds
We have five days of excitement and fun planned for Fairgoers! 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!
Fair Exhibitor Information
Fair Exhibit entries open June 1. For Livestock Dates, see Enter an Exhibit.
Open Now: Market Beef and Junior Horse. Step-by-step instructions are here.
Stage Entertainment Application
Interested in performing at the 2020 Nevada County Fair, August 12 – 16? The stage entertainment application is now available. To apply, complete the online application below. All applications must completed by April 10, 2020 to be considered. For questions, e-mail .
Stage Entertainment Application (view online, fill out & submit)
Community Showcase and Demonstration Application
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 dancing skills? The Nevada County Fair is now accepting applications for community acts and demonstrations to perform at the 2020 Nevada County Fair, August 12 – 16. There is no paid compensation for community showcases and demonstrations. To apply, complete the online application below by June 1.
Community Showcase Application (view online, fill out & submit)
The Nevada County Fairgrounds will host a Job Fair to fulfill its hiring needs for the 2020 Fair season on Tuesday, June 11, from 3 – 6 pm at the Main Street Center, located at Gate 1, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. If you are interested in working at the Fairgrounds during the 2020 Fair season, plan to attend. Applications will be collected and interviews conducted onsite. Jobs available include:
- Gate Cashiers
- Ticket Monitors
- “Red Shirt” Patrol
- Exhibit Crew
- Clean Up Crew
- Parking and Traffic Crew
Job descriptions and the application are posted here.
2020 Fair Theme
“Miners, Marigolds & Memories!” is the slogan for the 2020 Nevada County Fair. So much fun! Congratulations to Kristin Slade of Grass Valley for submitting the winning entry. We received almost 200 entries in the slogan contest, so a big thank you to all who entered.
Except for service dogs, no dogs or other pets are allowed on the grounds during events. Pets providing emotional support, well-being, comfort or companionship are not recognized as service animals under ADA regulations and are not permitted.