Buy Tickets – Nevada County Fair

2017 Tickets are on sale now.

There are numerous ways to buy your tickets:

  • Order online using the links below.*
  • Visit the Fairgrounds Office on McCourtney Road.
  • Call the Fairgrounds Office at (530) 273-6217.

Using Nevada County Fairgrounds’ online ticketing system, you can purchase and print your tickets (or have them scanned at the gate). To make a purchase, simply click on any ticket button listed below and follow the step-by-step instructions.

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Arena Event Tickets
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Carnival Ride Tickets
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Parking Pass Tickets
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If you experience any problems with your online purchase, call the Nevada County Fairgrounds during business hours (Monday – Friday; 8 am to 5 pm) at (530) 273-6217.

*Please note that for online ticket purchases there is a convenience fee of $1 per ticket for tickets $9 or less; and a $2 convenience fee per ticket for tickets $10 or more. All ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.


Advance Sale Gate Admission

Advanced Sales begin June 1 and end August 8 at 5 pm.
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 (good for Thursday only)
Carnival wristband—$25 “Pay One Price”. Unlimited rides, any one day.
Advance sale offers available now through Tuesday, August 8 at 5 pm

Gate Admission (during the Fair)

  • Fair admission tickets are available online and at the gates during the Fair.
  • Carnival bracelets are available at the Butler ticket booths once inside the Fair.
  • Parking can be purchased on-site. 

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 or guests.
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 can purchase admission for $5 until 5 pm on Sunday

Arena Events

Wednesday, August 9* buy tickets
Flying U Extreme Rodeo – 7 pm
$10 for adults, $8 for kids 12 and under

Thursday, August 10* buy tickets
Flying U Extreme Rodeo – 7 pm
$10 for adults, $8 for kids 12 and under

Friday, August 11* buy tickets
Monster Trucks and Modified Tuff Truck Racing – 7 pm
$15 for adults, $8 for kids 12 and under
Ticket price includes a Meet and Greet in the Arena from 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Saturday, August 12*
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Monster Trucks and Stock Tuff Truck Racing – 7 pm
$15 for adults, $8 for kids 12 and under
Ticket price includes a Meet and Greet in the Arena from 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Sunday, August 13* buy tickets
Destruction Derby – 7 pm
$15 for adults, $8 for kids 12 and under

*Please note that admission to the Fair is not included with an arena event purchase. If you purchase arena tickets by Tuesday, August 8, at 5 pm, you can also purchase admission to the Fair for only $6.

Transportation to the Fair

During Fair time, take advantage of our free parking and shuttle buses from Nevada Union High School (39.24011, -121.0570) (map). The buses will take you and your family to and from the Fairgrounds – free of charge! The 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.

or…

Take the Gold Country Stage to the Fair and save on parking.

As a reminder, pets are not allowed on the grounds during Fairgrounds-Sponsored Events, except for those canines entered in Fair competitions or assisting a disabled visitor or participant.