2017 Nevada County Fair, August 9 - 13Fair Home

August 9 – 13, 2017

We are planning 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!

(530) 273-6217
(39.20770, -121.0766) Google Maps
Maps and Directions to the Fairgrounds

Advance Sale Ticket Prices

Advanced Sales begin June 1.
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—$25 “Pay One Price”. Good any one day.

See Arena Events for their advance pricing.


Mandatory Registration of Market Animals and Livestock

Below are the registration deadlines for the Nevada County Fair’s mandatory registration for Market Animals and other livestock.

Market Beef
Registration opens: March 20
Deadline: April 7 at 4 pm
 Mandatory Steer Registration Instructions
 FFA Beef Entry Form
 4-H/Grange Beef Entry Form
 Code of Ethics

Market Goat, Lambs, Swine and Turkeys
Registration opens: May 22
Deadline: June 9 at 4 pm
Registration instructions will be available early May.

Ag Mechanics, Ag Mechanics Auction, Market Eggs, Broiler and Rabbit Meat Pens
Registration opens: June 1
Deadline: July 7, 4:00 pm
Rules and details available in the Competition Handbook, available online and at the Fair Office, beginning June 1.

All Other Livestock
Entry forms due by: Friday, July 7 at 4 pm
No extensions will be made.
Rules and details available in the Competition Handbook, available online and at the Fair Office, beginning June 1.


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 2017 Nevada County Fair. There is no paid compensation for community showcases and demonstrations. To be considered, applications must be returned by June 2.

 Community Showcase Application for 2017 Nevada County Fair


Exhibit Program Sponsors

Want to be a sponsor of the Nevada County Fair’s exhibit program, and recognize our community exhibitors for their hard work and excellence?  It’s inexpensive, and easy to sponsor!  Read here for details and the application.


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


Entertainment Application for 2017 Fair

Interested in performing at the 2017 Nevada County Fair? The stage entertainment application is now available! To apply, complete the online or PDF Entertainment Application below. All applications must be postmarked by April 7, 2017 to be considered. If you have any questions, contact the Fair Office or e-mail Lani@L-Lconsulting.com

opens new page Stage Entertainment Application (view online, fill out & submit)
pdf Stage Entertainment Application (print, fill out & mail in)



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.