Daily Fair Schedule

Dates: August 9 – 13, 2017
Location: 11228 McCourtney Road
Grass Valley, CA 95949
(530) 273-6217
(39.20770, -121.0766) Google Maps

Hours of the Fair

Wednesday through Sunday—10 am to 11 pm
Exhibit buildings 10 am—10 pm, Sunday until 9 pm
Carnival opens at 11 am daily
Worship Services: 9 – 10 am on Sunday in the Special Events Tent

Daily Ongoing Events
pdf Schedule-Daily Ongoing


Wednesday, Scholar Students’ Day—August 9
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Free admission for Honor Roll students—by invitation only (from the Superintendent of Schools).


Thursday, Kid’s Day—August 10
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Kids Day, 10 am—5 pm. Children 12 and under admitted free.


Friday, Day for People With Disabilities—August 11
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Day for People with Disabilities, 10 am—5 pm. Disabled patrons and a guest admitted for free.
Ag Mechanics Auction, 5:30pm


Saturday, Salute to Our Armed Services Day—August 12
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Salute to Our Armed Forces Day, All active and retired military who show ID are admitted for free. Please note that this is for active and retired military members only, and does not include family.


Sunday, Community Day—August 13
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“Five Until Five” Fair-goers can purchase admission for $5 until 5 pm.
Junior Livestock Auction, 9am – 3pm


  • Printed schedules are available throughout town and at the Fair Office.
  • Admission for the Fair is $9 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for children 6-12; and free to children under 5 years of age.
  • Arena events – Nightly at 7pm.
  • Gates open 10am – 11pm, Parking $6. Five-day parking passes are available.
  • There is free parking at Nevada Union High School (39.24011, -121.0570). A free shuttle bus runs every half-hour from Nevada Union High School to the Fairgrounds. Shuttle service begins at 8:30 am. The last bus leaves the Fairgrounds at 11:30 pm.
  • Take the Gold Country Stage to the Fair and save on parking.
  • Gold Country LIFT at 271-7433 (door-to-door Paratransit reservations)