2018 Nevada County Fair, August 8 - 12, Grass Valley, CA

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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 Treat Street food, carnival rides and games, barns full of animals, and exhibits in a community-friendly environment and at affordable family prices!

Advance Sale Tickets

Discounted tickets are on sale now. Save money and buy your tickets early. Buy Tickets

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 here, at the Fair Office and at various locations around town.

Fair-Season Jobs Available

The Nevada County Fair needs cashiers, ticket monitors, parking attendants, red shirts and traffic employees for the 2018 Fair season. If interested, job descriptions and the application are available here. For questions, contact (530) 273-6217.

pdf Job Descriptions for 2018 Fair Season Jobs

pdf Employment Application for 2018 Fair Season Jobs


Advance Sale Gate Admission (before the Fair)

Discounted tickets can be purchased online here, by visiting the Fair Office on McCourtney Road, or by calling the office at (530) 273-6217. Advanced sale offers available until August 7 at 5 pm. Buy early and save money.

Advance Sale Admission Ticket—$7
Advance 5-Day Fair Admission Pass—$30
  (wristband allows unlimited gate entry for all 5 days)
Advance Sale Carnival Ride Wristband—$25
  (allows unlimited rides, any one day)
Event Parking Pass—$25
  (allows unlimited parking in Gate 4 for all five days of the Fair)


Gate Admission (during the Fair)

General Admission Adult—$9
Senior (65+)—$7
Children (6-12)—$5
Children (5 and under)—Free
Carnival Ride Wristband—$30
  (available at the Butler Amusement ticket booths)
Daily Parking—$6
  (allows one time parking entrance only; no in and out parking privileges)


Fair General Information

Daily Fair Schedule



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.