Buy Tickets – Nevada County Fair

Discounted ticket sales begin June 1 and can be purchased online here, by visiting the Fair Office on McCourtney Road, or by calling the office at (530) 273-6217. Advanced sale offers available until August 6 at 5 pm. Buy early and save money.

Advance Sale Gate Admission

Advance Sale Admission Ticket—$7
Advance Sale Admission Ticket, Thursday—$3
Advance 5-Day Fair Admission Pass—$30
  (wristband allows unlimited gate entry for all 5 days)
Advance Sale Carnival Ride Wristband—$25
  (allows unlimited rides, any one day)
Event Parking Pass—$25
  (allows unlimited parking in Gate 4 for all five days of the Fair)

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

opens new page Buy Tickets Online (link will be active June 1)

If you experience any problems with your online purchase, call the Nevada County Fairgrounds at (530) 273-6217.

*Please note that there is a convenience fee for online purchases. All ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.

Gate Admission (during the Fair)

General Admission Adult—$9
Senior (65+)—$7
Children (6-12)—$5
Children (5 and under)—Free
Three Dollar Thursday (valid for Thursday only)—$3
Carnival Ride 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

Special Day Prices

Wednesday, August 7
Scholar Students Day
Free admission for Nevada County Honor Roll students until 5 pm (by invitation only from the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools)

Thursday, August 8
Community Day
$3 admission all day for adults and children (free to children 5 and under)
Free admission for disabled persons (and a chaperone for those who require assistance) until 5 pm

Friday, August 9
Family Friday
Free parking until noon
One free carnival ride coupon and free Fair souvenir to first 500 guests

Saturday, August 10
Military Appreciation Day
Free admission for active and retired military (who show ID) until 5 pm*
*For active and retired military members only and does not include family

Sunday, August 11
Sunday Funday
Free admission for children 12 and under until 5 pm

Arena Events

Wednesday, August 7
Flying U Extreme Rodeo – 7 pm
$12 for adults, $8 for kids 12 and under
Produced by Cotton Rosser and the Flying U Rodeo Company, this action-packed rodeo includes cowboys, bull riding, Mutton Bustin, and local barrel racing. 

Thursday, August 8
Motocross Madness & Night of Fire Thrill Show featuring ATV & UTV Racing – 7 pm
$12 for adults, $8 for kids 12 and under
Ticket price includes a driver Meet and Greet in the Arena from 5:30 – 6:30 pm

ATV/UTV Racer Registration 4:00 to 6:30 PM.
Open Competition! For Full Rules and Payout Click Here

Friday, August 9
All Star Monster Trucks, Stock and Modified Tough Truck Racing – 7 pm
$15 for adults, $8 for kids 12 and under
Ticket price includes a driver Meet and Greet in the Arena from 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Tough Truck Registration 4:00 to 6:30 PM. 
Open Competition! For Full Rules and Payout Click Here

The All Star Monster Truck Tour features four brand new Monster Trucks, as well as Stock and Modified Class Tough Truck Racing.

Saturday, August 10

All Star Monster Trucks, Stock and Modified Tough Truck Racing – 7 pm

$15 for adults, $8 for kids 12 and under
Ticket price includes a driver Meet and Greet in the Arena from 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Tough Truck Registration 4:00 to 6:30 PM. 
Open Competition! For Full Rules and Payout Click Here

The All Star Monster Truck Tour features four brand new Monster Trucks, as well as Stock and Modified Class Tough Truck Racing.

Sunday, August 11
Destruction Derby – 7 pm
$15 for adults, $8 for kids 12 and under
Hosted by KNCO radio, the derby features drivers putting their cars to the ultimate test by crashing, smashing, and ramming other vehicles while trying to keep their own vehicle running! 
Apply to have a car in the Derby Click Here

Please note that admission to the Fair is not included with an arena event purchase. If you purchase arena tickets by Tuesday, August 7, at 5 pm, you can also purchase admission to the Fair for only $7.


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…

The Gold Country Stage will provide a Grass Valley shuttle bus to and from the Nevada County Fair during the days of August 7 – 11, 2019, with free fare system wide. The direct-to-Fair bus will be available in Grass Valley and will depart from Church and Neal Streets (in front of Tri-Counties Bank) starting at 10:30 am on Wednesday and at 9:30 am on Thursday through Sunday. The bus runs every 30 minutes with additional stops at the Pine Creek and K-Mart shopping centers and the Tinloy Transit Center. The last departure from the Fairgrounds leaves at 11:00 pm. Call 477-0103, extension 0, for schedules, pick-up points or trip planning. Additional information is available at www.goldcountrystage.com

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.