Foundation

Become a Fairgrounds Foundation Member

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


Foundation StationVisit the Foundation Station at the Fair

While visiting the Fair, be sure to stop by the Foundation Station for a cold beer or a glass of wine. Or, bring your Treat Street favorite food to the Foundation Station, grab a beverage of choice, and enjoy your meal in the coolness of the new tented area. Remember, all the proceeds raised at the Foundation Station during the Fair go back to keeping our Fairgrounds beautiful and viable.


Rebekah NunezSam PattonFoundation Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to Sam Patton and Bekah Nunez, recipients of this year’s 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! 


VolunteersVolunteer! We need you!

Foundation Station at the Fair

The Fair is right around the corner, and it’s time to start filling the time slots for the Foundation’s beer booth (Foundation Station) during the Fair. We needvolunteers for the following dates/times during the Fair:

  • Wednesday, August 9 through Sunday, August 13
  • Times: 10 am – 3 pm; 3 – 7 pm; 7 – 11 pm

If you’re interested in volunteering, please email Larry McDonald at ten.t1508297732sacmo1508297732c@eef1508297732fokcm1508297732 and let him what day(s) and time(s) work best for you. If you have friends, family or coworkers who would like to help out this year, please invite them to volunteer and let Larry know. All volunteers receive free admission to the Fair on the day of their shift.

Thanks so much for your support and volunteer efforts. We couldn’t do it without all of your help!!


Foundation Membership

Become a Member and Receive an Invitation to the Fair’s Opening Ceremony

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!



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