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2019 Nevada County FairAugust 7 – 11, 2019
Tickets on Sale June 1.

Dates: August 7 – 11, 2019
Location: 11228 McCourtney Road
Grass Valley, CA 95949
(530) 273-6217
(39.20770, -121.0766) Google Maps
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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!


Exhibitor Information

Market Goat, Lambs and Swine now open, see Exhibitor Info.
Fair Exhibit entries open June 1.


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 Information and Application for 2019

2019 Vendor Handbook


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 demonstrations to perform at the 2019 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 5.

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

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


Job Fair

The Nevada County Fairgrounds will host a Job Fair to fill its hiring needs for the 2019 Fair season.  The Nevada County Fair Job Fair will be held on Tuesday, June 11 from 3 – 6 pm in Main Street Center, located at Gate 1, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.  If you are interested in working at the Fairgrounds during the 2019 Fair season, plan to attend.  Applications will be collected and interviews conducted onsite.  Jobs available include: 

  • Gate Cashier
  • Ticket Monitors
  • Exhibit Crew
  • Clean Up Crew
  • Parking Lot Crew
  • Ice crew
  • “Red Shirt”

Job descriptions and the application are available here.


Fair Awards

Congratulations to all our Fair exhibitors.  The 2018 Nevada County Fair had more than 7,500 exhibit entries. Wow! What a talented community! Below is a list award winners by category.

 Livestock Winners

 Still Exhibit Winners

 Director’s Award Winners

 People’s Choice



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.