Foundation

Holiday Gift Ideas from the Fairgrounds Foundation

Looking for fun and unique gifts for those on your holiday shopping list? How about a Fairgrounds Foundation membership, which includes tickets to the annual Fair and Draft Horse Classic? Or, tickets to the 2018 Cioppino Feed at the Fairgrounds? Both make excellent gifts and both are on sale now. You can purchase these gifts by visiting the Fairgrounds Office on McCourtney Road or by emailing moc.r1513281753iaFyt1513281753nuoCa1513281753daveN1513281753@noit1513281753adnuo1513281753F1513281753. Give the gift of tickets to some of Nevada County’s most popular events, all while supporting one of our community’s most valuable resources – the Nevada County Fairgrounds!

 2018 Membership Application

Cioppino Feed Form


Become a Fairgrounds Foundation Member

Application Form

A Foundation membership has its benefits, including event tickets and VIP invites. What can your membership do for you?

  • Tickets to the Fair and Draft Horse Classic await you!
  • You get to create a benefits package tailored to your needs!
  • VIP invitation to Opening Day Ceremony of the Fair.
  • Invitation to the Draft Horse Classic VIP Dinner and tickets to Friday evening’s performance.
  • You are supporting one of Nevada County’s greatest assets!
  • Donations and contributions are tax deductible.

To become a Foundation member, visit here or call (530) 273-6217. Do you have a friend, relative or neighbor who loves the Fair? Please encourage them to join!


Make a Donation

All donations and contributions to the Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation are tax deductible in accordance with state and federal regulations.
 Foundation Donation Form Tax ID # 20-3558740


Foundation Hosts Speaker Series for Youth

The Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation is launching its third season of the Fairgrounds Foundation Speaker Series on November 8. The series brings business education – through access to business leaders and real-life leadership experiences – to local high school students. At each session students have an opportunity to hear about the speaker’s career path, how goals were achieved and obstacles overcome, insight regarding areas of expertise, and ask questions.

The series will feature six speakers, one each month, and will run through May. Speaker dates are November 8, January 17, February 21, March 14, April 11 and May 9.  Each session is about an hour. The series is open to all high school Fair exhibitors, so all high school students who exhibited at this year’s Fair are invited to attend the speaker series. Those who attend five of the six speaker dates can apply for one of the two Fairgrounds Foundation scholarships offered at the end of the school year.


Rebekah NunezSam Patton2017 Foundation Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to Sam Patton and Bekah Nunez, recipients of the 2017 Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation Scholarships. The Foundation scholarship is awarded to local high school students who exhibit in the Fair, attend the Fairgrounds Foundation’s speaker series, and write an essay explaining what they learned from the speaker series. Sam graduated this year, is planning on attending Sierra College as an Agribusiness major, and exhibited cattle and vegetables at the 2016 Fair. Bekah also graduated this year, will attend CSU Chico (majoring in Animal Science), and exhibited a steer at the 2016 Fair. Both attended every speaker series event.  Sam received $1,500 from the Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation, and Bekah received $1,000. Read Sam’s essay here, and Bekah’s essay here. Congratulations, Sam and Bekah! 



Contact the Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation

Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation, Inc.
101 West McKnight Way, B-106
Grass Valley, CA 95949
Phone: 530-273-6217, extension 219
Fax: 530-273-1146
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Tax ID # 20-3558740