Our mission at the Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation is simple – to build a better Nevada County Fairgrounds through fundraising and contributions to the Fairgrounds. Find out More.

Become a Fairgrounds Foundation Member

A Foundation membership has many benefits, including event tickets and VIP invites. It’s easy to join, you get to create a benefit package that is just right for you – and you’re supporting your community Fairgrounds while attending some pretty awesome events! Find out more.

Application Form

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

2018 Foundation Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to Catharine Renner and Justin Kilgore, recipients of the 2018 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.

Catharine Renner


Catharine, who graduated from Bear River High School, is attending UC Davis and studying Nutritional Science in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. She showed a market steer at the 2017 and 2018 Fair.



Justin Kilgore

Justin, also a Bear River High School graduate, is attending Butte college where he is pursuing a degree in agriculture. He showed a market steer at the 2017 and 2018 Fair, and his 2018 Ag Mechanics project won the Proud Tradition Award.


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

Tax ID # 20-3558740