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August 10 – 14, 2016

2016 Nevada County Fair PosterWe have five days of excitement and fun planned for Fair-goers of all ages. The Nevada County Fair is the perfect opportunity to enjoy live entertainment, delicious food, carnival rides, animals, and exhibits in a community-friendly environment and at affordable family prices!

Tickets on sale now.

Community Involvement Day: August 1

Donate and receive free tickets to the Fair

Nevada County Fairgrounds and various non-profit community organizations are teaming up for Community Involvement Day on August 1. Participate by donating various items and you can receive coupons for free admission tickets to the Fair.


Fair General Information

Dates: August 10 – 14, 2016
Location: 11228 McCourtney Road
Grass Valley, CA 95949
(530) 273-6217
(39.20770, -121.0766) Google Maps

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Fair Guide (Daily Schedules)

Advance Sale Ticket Prices

Advanced Sale offers are valid June 1 until Tuesday, August 9 at 5 pm.

Advance Special Admission Ticket—$6
5-Day Fair Pass—$30. Allows unlimited gate entry for all 5 days.
Event Parking Pass—$25. Allows unlimited parking entry for all 5 days.
“Be A Kid Again” Adult Admission—$4 (Thursday only)
Carnival wristband—$23 “Pay One Price”. Good any one day.
Arena Events (below): Advance tickets available (Fair admission is also required in order to attend any arena event.)


Fair-Season Jobs Available

The Nevada County Fair needs cashiers, ticket monitors, parking attendants, red shirts, exhibit crew, front office assistance, and traffic employees. A list of jobs is available at the Fair Office or see the PDF below. Applications are available at the Fair Office. For questions, contact (530) 273-6217.

Part Time Employment Job Descriptions


2016 Fair Preview


Vendor Applications

Would you like to be a vendor at the 2016 Fair? We love our vendors, and we always welcome new vendors! If you are interested, submit this vendor application (or pick up a paper application in the Fair Office).

Vendor Application for 2016 Nevada County Fair


Rules/Information for Destruction Derby Drivers:

Derby Rules & Pay Outs

Derby Stock Class Rules

Derby ChainNGo Rules


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.