General Information
About the Nevada County Fair

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

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

Advance Sale Ticket Prices

Advanced Sales begin June 1.
Advance Special Admission Ticket—$6
5-Day Fair Pass—$30. Allows unlimited gate entry for all 5 days.
Event Parking Pass—$25. Allows unlimited parking entry for all 5 days.
“Be A Kid Again” Adult Admission—$4 (Thursday only)
Carnival wristband—$25 “Pay One Price”. Good any one day.

See Arena Events for their advance pricing.

Gate Admission (during the Fair)

General Admission Adult—$9
Senior (65+)—$6
Children (6-12)—$4
Children (5 and under)—Free
Active Military (show ID)—Free*
*Free admission is for active & retired military only; does not include family.
Carnival wristband—$30 (available at the Butler Amusement ticket booths)
Daily Parking—$6 (allows one time parking entrance only; no in and out parking privileges)
Event Parking Pass – $25 (allows unlimited parking for all five days)
Special Food Contest Exhibitors—Admitted on the Event Day—Free
“Five Until Five” – Fair-goers will be admitted for $5 until 5 pm on Sunday

*Please note that admission to the Fair is not included with an arena event purchase. If you purchase arena tickets by Tuesday, August 9, at 5 pm, you can also purchase admission to the Fair for only $6.

Services Available During the Fair

  • ATM—An ATM is available at the front of Main Street Center at Gate 1; and outside the Sugar Pine Lodge, near the Pine Tree Stage.

  • Guest Services—(Lost Children, Information, Wheelchairs, Strollers, and Lost & Found). The Fair’s Guest Services is located at the Gate 1. Lost children services are at Guest Services. The rental of wheelchairs and strollers is available on a first come, first serve basis. Lost friends and family should also plan to meet each other at Guest Services.

  • First Aid—Professional medical personnel are on the grounds during operating hours of the Fair. The First Aid station is located in the Horse Office.

  • Security—There is 24-hour security on the grounds during the Fair. Employees wearing red shirts are equipped with radios and can contact the head of security or First Aid immediately.

  • Rock ‘n Relax Lounge: The Rock ‘n Relax Lounge provides moms with a cool, quiet room to feed and change their babies. Located in Ponderosa Hall, it is open every day from 10 am to 10 pm.

  • Charging Stations: Phone charging stations are available next to Guest Services at Gate 1, and next to the Pine Tree Stage near Treat Street.

  • Shuttle Service—There is free parking at Nevada Union High School (39.24011, -121.0570) (map). 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.

  • Fair Programs—Programs listing all Fair events and maps are available at the gates while supply lasts.


Still don’t see what you’re looking for? Call (530) 273-6217.


As a reminder, pets are not allowed
on the grounds during the Fair.