Daily Fair Schedule (2018)

pdf Daily Schedule- All Days (7mb)

Printed schedules are available throughout town and at the Fair Office.

Dates: August 8 – 12, 2018
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 Schedules

Daily Events, August 8 – 12
Every Day
Listing of events that happen every day of the Fair.
pdf Daily Events

Wednesday, August 8
Scholar Students Day
Free admission for Nevada County Honor Roll students until 5 pm
(by invitation only from the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools)
pdf Wednesday Schedule- August 8

Thursday, August 9
Community Day
Free admission for disabled persons (and one chaperone for those who require assistance) until 5 pm 
Free coupon book with coupons for Treat Street, souvenirs and events (valid on Thursday, August 9 only) for first 10,000 guests
pdf Thursday Schedule- Augusst 9

Friday, August 10
Family Friday
Free parking in Fairgrounds lots until noon
Free carnival ride coupon to first 500 guests
pdf Friday Schedule- August 10

Saturday, August 11
Military Appreciation Day
Free admission for active and retired military (who show ID) until 5 pm
For active and retired military members only and does not include family
pdf Saturday Schedule- August 11

Sunday, August 12
Sunday Funday
Free admission for children 12 and under until 5 pm
pdf Sunday Schedule- August 12


  • Printed schedules are available throughout town and at the Fair Office.
  • Admission for the Fair is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 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.
  • The Gold Country Stage will provide a Grass Valley shuttle bus to and from the Nevada County Fair during the days of August 7 – 11, 2019, with free fare system wide. The direct-to-Fair bus will be available in Grass Valley and will depart from Church and Neal Streets (in front of Tri-Counties Bank) starting at 10:30 am on Wednesday and at 9:30 am on Thursday through Sunday. The bus runs every 30 minutes with additional stops at the Pine Creek and K-Mart shopping centers and the Tinloy Transit Center. The last departure from the Fairgrounds leaves at 11:00 pm. Call 477-0103, extension 0, for schedules, pick-up points or trip planning. Additional information is available at www.goldcountrystage.com