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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.

Enter an Exhibit

Enter an Exhibit in the Fair

If you can make it, bake it, grow it, or show it, we have a category for you. It’s easy, it’s fun, and most categories are free! The Competition Handbook includes all the information you need to enter exhibits in this year’s Fair. The book is available on-line, at the Fair Office and at various locations around town.

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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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.)


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


Summer Reading Program

The Nevada County Fair is partnering with the Nevada County libraries for its Summer Reading Program. Through this program, children will be reading books and creating a project that will be on display at the Fair. Additionally, children who complete the program will receive two free carnival rides at this year’s Fair. Visit the Nevada County library’s website for details. Happy reading!


Rules/Information for Destruction Derby Drivers:

Derby Rules & Pay Outs

Derby Stock Class Rules

Derby ChainNGo Rules


2015 Nevada County Fair Exhibit Winners

The 2015 Nevada County Fair had more than 7,000 exhibit entries. Wow! What a talented community! Below are lists of the livestock and still exhibit winners by category.

2015 Livestock Winners

2015 Still Exhibit Winners


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.