Exhibitor Information

Fair Awards

Congratulations to all our Fair exhibitors.  The 2019 Nevada County Fair had 7,200 exhibit entries. Wow! What a talented community! Below is a list award winners by category.

 Livestock Winners

 Still Exhibit Winners

 Director’s Award Winners

 People’s Choice Award Winners</

2020 State Rules for California Fairs

       2020 State Rules for California Fairs

Exhibit Entries Closed

Still exhibit entries are closed. Livestock entries are closed. 

Below is the 2019 Competition Handbook with information for exhibitors. Also available in print at the Fair Offices.

2019 Competition Handbook (large file)

Competition Handbook “Wrap” (General information for Fairgoers)

Special Contests

Each day of the Fair in the Special Events Tent will be Special Contests and Activities with opportunities to participate.

Livestock Entries

Mandatory Entry Deadlines

Entries are closed for market animals, junior horse exhibitors, all other livestock, and Ag Mechanics Auction.

All Other Livestock

  • Entries Closed.
  • Deadline: July 5, 4pm
  • Exhibitor Code of Practice and Contact Form
  • No Poultry Show this year (press release)
  • No extensions will be made.
  • Rules and details available in the Competition Handbook*.
  • *New Rules: American Percentage Boer Goat Does – American Percentage Boar Goat Does must have a minimum of 25% and less than 93.75% Boer blood and originate from any combination of Fullblood, American Purebred, American Percentage, or unregistered parents whose average percentage falls within the requirements for this category of registration. 
  • *New Show Rules for ABGA: Unregistered and Percentage Bucks are not eligible to be shown. 

Ag Mechanics Auction and Rabbit Meat Pens

Market Goat, Lambs and Swine

Market Beef and Junior Horse

Livestock Changes for the 2019 Fair

  • No poultry show, market eggs, or Junior exhibits eggs 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.
  • 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 following is camping information for the 2019 Fair.  Camping for the 2020 Fair will open in mid-June. 

opens new page Camping Application

Camp Site Map

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 or at (530) 273-6217.