Nevada County Fair

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Order Fair Tickets

Ticket sales begin June 1.
Two easy options for getting your tickets:

1. Buy Your Tickets at the Gate

  • 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.

2. Buy & Print Your Tickets From Home!

Using Nevada County Fairgrounds’ online ticketing system, you can now purchase and print your own tickets for Fair admission. 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.

Quick Look: Prices, Arena Events, & Shuttle Information

2016 Gate Admission

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

Arena Events

Wednesday, August 10*
Flying U Extreme Rodeo – 7 pm
$6 (for all ages)

Thursday, August 11*
Flying U Extreme Rodeo – 7 pm
$6 (for all ages)

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*
Rotary 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 11, 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.


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

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


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