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

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August 8 – 12, 2018

Tickets go on sale June 1.

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!

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


Job Fair

The Nevada County Fairgrounds will host a Job Fair to fulfill its hiring needs for the 2018 Fair season.  The Nevada County Fair Job Fair will be held on Tuesday, June 5 from 3 – 6 pm at Main Street Center, located at Gate 1, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.  If you are interested in working at the Fairgrounds during the 2018 Fair season, plan to attend.  Applications will be collected and interviews conducted onsite.  Jobs available include: 

  • Gate cashiers
  • Ticket monitors
  • “Red Shirt” patrol
  • Exhibit crew
  • Clean up crew
  • Parking crew

Job descriptions and the application are available here.


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


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)


Advance Sale Gate Admission (before the Fair)

Discounted ticket sales begin June 1 and 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.