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August 8 – 12, 2018

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!

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Maps and Directions to the Fairgrounds

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 Application

Stage Entertainment Application for 2018 Fair

Interested in performing at the 2018 Nevada County Fair? The entertainment application is now available! To apply, complete the online application below. All applications must be completed by April 6, 2018 to be considered. For questions, e-mail moc.g1521294386nitlu1521294386snocL1521294386-L@in1521294386aL1521294386

opens new page Stage Entertainment Application (view online, fill out & submit)

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 demonstration to perform at the 2018 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 1.

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

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

Exhibit Awards Program Sponsors

Would you or your business like to sponsor an award or two in the Fair’s exhibit awards program and recognize exhibitors for their hard work and creativity?   The Nevada County Fair’s popular exhibit program celebrates the many talents of our county and fills the buildings with thousands of creations and the barns with hundreds of animals for Fair-goers to enjoy each year.  By supporting this program as a sponsor, you are encouraging exhibitors while also supporting a community tradition. Visit here for details and the application.

2017 Fair Exhibit Winners

The 2017 Nevada County Fair August 9 – 13, 2017 had more than 7,100 exhibit entries. Below is a list of livestock and still exhibit winners by category.

 Livestock Winners

 Still Exhibit Winners

 Director’s Award Winners

Gate Admission (during the Fair)

General Admission Adult—$9
Senior (65+)—$6
Children (6-12)—$4
Children (5 and under)—Free
Active Military (show ID)—Free*
*Free admission is for active & retired military only; does not include family.
Carnival wristband—$30 (available at the Butler Amusement ticket booths)
Daily Parking—$6 (allows one time parking entrance only; no in and out parking privileges)
Special Food Contest Exhibitors—Admitted on the Event Day—Free
“Five Until Five” – Fair-goers will be admitted for $5 until 5 pm on Sunday

*Please note that admission to the Fair is not included with an arena event purchase.

Fair General Information

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.