Exhibitor Information

Enter an Exhibit

The 2019 Competition Handbook will be available and posted on June 1. We will begin receiving still exhibit entries at that time. Entries will close July 23. Livestock entry dates and deadlines are listed below. 

For reference only, below is the 2018 Competition Handbook with information for exhibitors.

2018 Competition Handbook (large file)

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Livestock Entries

Mandatory Entry Deadlines

Below are the 2019 entry deadlines for market animals, junior horse exhibitors, all other livestock, and Ag Mechanics Auction.

Market Beef and Junior Horse

Market Goat, Lambs and Swine

  • Entries open: May 20
  • Entries close: June 7, 4pm
  • Rules and details available beginning June 1 in the Competition Handbook, online, and at the Fair Office.

Ag Mechanics, Ag Mechanics Auction and Rabbit Meat Pens

  • Entries open: June 1
  • Entries close: July 5, 4pm
  • Rules and details available beginning June 1 in the Competition Handbook, online, and at the Fair Office.

All Other Livestock

  • Deadline: July 5, 4pm
  • No Poultry Show this year (press release)
  • No extensions will be made.
  • Rules and details available beginning June 1 in the Competition Handbook, online, and at the Fair Office.

Livestock Changes for the 2019 Fair

  • No poultry show this year (press release)
  • As a reminder, effective January 1, 2019, in order to participate in a youth livestock program at any California Fair, all exhibitors (excluding exhibitors showing only a horse or dog) 9 years of age and older must obtain annual YQCA certification. Your Nevada County Fair entry will require you to put in a certification number, so you must complete the certification before completing your entries. To obtain your web-based certification, visit here.
  • Beginning this year, the Small Animal Silent Auction will be discontinued and all market ready small animals, including rabbit meat pens, will be added to the Junior Livestock Auction.
  • Market eggs are no longer eligible to be sold at the Nevada County Fair. Junior exhibitors may still enter eggs in the junior exhibits still division. 
  • The upper pay weight limit on market steers will change from 1350 pounds to 1400 pounds.
  • A junior horse show, including showmanship classes, will be offered at the Fair. All appropriate divisions and classes are listed here and will be available in the Competition Handbook. Horse will not be added as a species to Master Showmanship.

Camping Application

The camping application for the 2019 Nevada County Fair will open on Tuesday, June 25 at 8 am and the application will need to be completed online.

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Fees for camping are as follows:

  • South Park Full Hook-Ups: $300 (August 3 – 11)
  • South Park Water and Electric: $250 (August 3 – 11)
  • Fairview Water and Electric: $250 (August 3 – 11)
  • Fairview Premium Dry Camping with Power: $235 (August 3 – 11)
  • Fairview Dry Camping: $225 (August 4 – 11)

A few reminders:

  • All camping reservations will need to be completed online.
  • Livestock exhibitors will receive an email in mid-June with instructions and a link to sign up online on June 25.
  • Camping is limited to livestock exhibitors who must be on the grounds during the Fair for the safety of their animals.
  • Junior livestock exhibitors must have an adult chaperone (25 years of age or older) to stay the night on the grounds during the Fair.

If you have any questions about your entries, please contact the Fair Office at moc.r1555672301iaFyt1555672301nuoCa1555672301daveN1555672301@ofnI1555672301 or at (530) 273-6217.