Fair Home

Despite the cancellation of the 2020 Nevada County Fair, we are still here. We are your Nevada County Fairgrounds. We are your Nevada County Fair.

Established in 1884, the Nevada County Fair is one of the county’s oldest community institutions. Adaptability and innovation are part of our history. During WWII, the Fair was canceled for several years, the Draft Horse Classic was displaced during the 49er Fire, and now the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic will be part of our story. We will prove, as we have time and again, that as a Fairgrounds and as a community we are stronger together.

The cancellation of the Fair, as well as the hundreds of events that have been cancelled at the Fairgrounds due to COVID-19, has has a huge financial impact on the community. To help the Fairgrounds, you can donate, advocate, or join the Fairgrounds Foundation in support of the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Visit here to learn more. 


Suggest a Slogan for the 2021 Nevada County Fair

Given the unprecedented year of 2020, and in hopeful anticipation of the 2021 Fair, the Nevada County Fair theme for 2021 is all about optimism, resiliency, and coming together as a community.  Now we need a slogan to go with the theme. Do you have an idea for a catchy or fun slogan that captures the spirit of the 2021 Fair theme?  Send it in and you could win a 2021 Fair Package.

Submit your 2021 Fair slogan idea here.


2020 Nevada County Fair Canceled
Amid COVID-19 Restrictions

The Nevada County Fairgrounds Board of Directors voted Tuesday evening to cancel the 2020 Nevada County Fair due to the COVID-19 public health crisis.  The Board also voted to authorize an online junior livestock and ag mechanics auction.  Information and the press release can be found here


August 11 – 15, 2021

Fair Dates: August 11 – 15, 2021
Location: 11228 McCourtney Road
Grass Valley, CA 95949
(530) 273-6217
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!



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.