Order Fair Tickets

Advance ticket sales begin June 1.
There are numerous ways to order your advance tickets:

  • Call the Fair Office at (530) 273-6217. Phone orders must be received by Monday, August 8, at 5 pm.
  • Stop by the Fair Office at 11228 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley.
  • Order online using the buttons below.
  • Regular-priced tickets are also available at the Gate as you enter the Fair.

Using Nevada County Fairgrounds’ online ticketing system, you can purchase and print your own tickets. To make a purchase, simply click on any ticket button listed below and follow the step-by-step instructions. A home printer is needed for this option.

Fair Admission Arena Events Carnival Tickets Parking

If you experience any problems with your online purchase, call the Nevada County Fairgrounds during business hours (Monday – Friday; 9 am to 5 pm) at (530) 273-6217. Please note that 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 Ticket Prices

Advanced Sale offers are valid June 1 until Tuesday, August 9 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 (Thursday only)
Carnival wristband—$23 “Pay One Price”. Good any one day.
Arena Events (below): Advance tickets available (Fair admission is also required in order to attend any arena event.)

Arena Events

Wednesday, August 10*
Flying U Extreme Rodeo – 7 pm
$8 for adults, $6 for kids 12 and under

Thursday, August 11*
Flying U Extreme Rodeo – 7 pm
$8 for adults, $6 for kids 12 and under

Friday, August 12*
Monster Trucks, and Stock and Modified Tuff Truck Racing – 7 pm
$12 for adults, $8 for kids 12 and under

Saturday, August 13*

Monster Trucks, and Stock Tuff Trucks – 7 pm
$12 for adults, $8 for kids 12 and under

Sunday, August 14*
Destruction Derby
$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 9, at 5 pm, you can also purchase admission to the Fair for only $6.

Quick Look: Fair Prices & Shuttle Information

2016 Gate Admission (during the Fair)

  • Fair Admission tickets are available at the gates during Fair hours.
  • Carnival ride tickets are available at the Butler ticket booths once inside the Fair.
  • Parking can be bought as you park.

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—$28 (available at the Butler Amusement ticket booths)
Daily Parking—$6
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

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.


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.