Exciting Contests And Activities Happening Each Day At The Nevada County Fair!

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 5, 2016

Contact:     Robin Hauck, Deputy Manager
(530) 273-6217;

Exciting Contests And Activities Happening Each Day At The Nevada County Fair!
No pre-registration required. Show up 15 minutes before event and have fun!

At the Nevada County Fair, August 10 – 14, there are exciting contests and activities happening each day of the Fair! Here are a few of the fun contests planned for this year’s Fair.

New this year is the Jello Eatin’ Contest on Wednesday from 3 – 4:30 pm. Be the first to finish a bowl of Jello and whipped cream – without using your hands!  Also new is the Critters Cackle Contest on Thursday from 3 – 4:30 pm. Do you have the most authentic cow, rooster, pig, or donkey noise out there? Kids and adults can show off their talents and our audience will take a vote on the best ‘cackle’ in the group.

With the “Kick It Up!” theme, we have fun activities like the Pool Noodle Ponies, where Fair-goers turn pool noodles into trusty steeds on Wednesday and Thursday from 1 – 2 pm; and the Kids Craft Corral where kids make cowboy outfits, harmonicas, puppets and more on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 2 – 3 pm.

A returning favorite this year is the LIVE Art Battle on Saturday from 1:30 – 4:30 pm.  Artists of all ages will have 20 minutes to create a painting, and then the audience will vote for their favorite. All supplies provided. Entry forms are available online or at the Fair Office.

If you love creating with Duct Tape, don’t miss the Duct Tape Art Challenge.  Kids and adults will have 30 minutes to create an item or thing. Some tape will be available for use; however, if your project requires specific colors/patterns or supplies, please provide. Happening on Friday; kids contest at 3 pm; adults 3:45 pm.

How about entering your baby in the Diaper “Doggies” Race? Find out how fast your little “doggie” (aka baby) can crawl.  There are two categories: 6-9 months and 10-12 months. This contest is limited to the first 20 contestants in each age category, so sign up your bundle of joy anytime on Sunday at the Special Events Tent.

Love Instagram and love taking photos?  Take a picture or two with your phone and submit it to Instagram using #kickituppics. There will be daily winners!

On Wednesday at 5 pm, join us for “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?”  Local fifth graders are ready to challenge the audience to some good ol’ fashioned fun! Participants will win cash and prizes. No pre-registration is required – just show up at 5 pm at the Pine Tree Stage, and get ready to play.

We’ve also got Squash Mobile Races on Friday, “Minute to Win It” fun each day, and karaoke happening every night from 8 – 11 pm and Sunday from 8 – 10 pm.

There are no entry forms for most events – just show up 15 minutes early at the Special Events Tent and get ready to play. Lots of fun and great prizes!

For a complete list of special contests and activities at this year’s Fair, August 10 – 14, visit NevadaCountyFair.com.

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Squash Mobile Race

As part of next week’s Nevada County Fair, there are lots of exciting contests and activities planned, including the Squash Mobile Races happening on Friday from noon – 2 pm in the Special Events Tent.

Dates and Forms for Market Animals

Nevada County Fair Requires Mandatory Registration of Market Animals for 2016 Fair

The Nevada County Fair’s mandatory registration deadline for all market beef is 4:00 pm, Friday, April 8th.  The mandatory registration deadline of all other large market animals including Turkeys is 4:00 pm, Friday, June 10th.

Junior beef exhibitors may register their market animals at the Fairground’s Administration Office, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm, beginning March 21st.  The absolute deadline for market beef registration is 4:00 pm, Friday, April 8th.  Goat, lamb, hog and turkey exhibitors may register their market animals beginning May 23rd.  The absolute deadline for market goat, sheep, swine and turkey registration is 4:00 pm, Friday, June 10th.

All FFA, 4-H, Grange and Independent exhibitors are required to register their market animals for the Fair on the dates specified above by completing an entry form and paying the entry fees.  Entry forms and detailed instructions are available at the 4-H Office, through FFA Advisors, the Fair Administration Office and here:

Market Beef
Registration opens: March 21
Deadline: April 8 at 4 pm
FFA Registration Instructions and Entry Form
4-H/Grange Registration Instructions and Entry Form
Code of Ethics

Market Goat, Lambs, Swine and Turkeys
Registration opens: May 23
Deadline: June 10 at 4 pm
Registration instructions will be available early May.

Ag Mechanics, Ag Mechanics Auction, Market Eggs, Broiler and Rabbit Meat Pens
Registration opens: June 1
Deadline: July 11, 4:00 pm
Rules and details available in the Competition Handbook, available online and at the Fair Office, beginning June 1.

All Other Livestock
Entry forms due by: Friday, July 22 at 4 pm
No extensions will be made.
Rules and details available in the Competition Handbook, available online and at the Fair Office, beginning June 1.


To exhibit a large market animal at the 2016 Nevada County Fair, exhibitors must be 9 years old or in the 4th grade by January 1, 2016 and must be a Nevada County Junior.  A Nevada County Junior exhibitor is defined as:

• An exhibitor whose legal residence is within the boundaries of the Nevada County Fair and who attends a school within Nevada County, or

• An exhibitor who lives outside Nevada County, attends a school in Nevada County and is a member of the FFA, Nevada County 4-H or Nevada County Grange, or

• An exhibitor who is a Nevada County resident enrolled and attending college and is a member of the FFA, Nevada County 4-H or Nevada County Grange.

Although an exhibitor may enter only one large market animal in the Fair, each exhibitor will be allowed to register a maximum of 2 animals per species, not to exceed 4 animals in total.  The Fair appreciates that exhibitors often choose to raise more than one market animal, giving them the option of bringing their finest quality animal to the Fair to sell through the Junior Livestock Auction, which is scheduled during the Fair on Sunday, August 14th.  A family may choose to register a second animal of the same species to be shared by their children in the event that one of their children needs to bring a back-up animal.

The 2016 “Kick It Up” Nevada County Fair is scheduled for August 10th through 14th.  For information on market animal registration or becoming involved in the Junior Livestock Auction as a buyer or volunteer, call the Fair at 273-6217.

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Nevada County Fair Requires Mandatory Registration of Market Animals for 2016 Fair

News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 15, 2016

Contact: Robin Hauck, Deputy Manager
(530) 273-6217;

Nevada County Fair Requires Mandatory Registration of Market Animals for 2016 Fair

The Nevada County Fair’s mandatory registration deadline for all market beef is 4:00 pm, Friday, April 8th.  The mandatory registration deadline of all other large market animals including Turkeys is 4:00 pm, Friday, June 10th.

Junior beef exhibitors may register their market animals at the Fairground’s Administration Office, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm, beginning March 21st.  The absolute deadline for market beef registration is 4:00 pm, Friday, April 8th.  Goat, lamb, hog and turkey exhibitors may register their market animals beginning May 23rd.  The absolute deadline for market goat, sheep, swine and turkey registration is 4:00 pm, Friday, June 10th.

All FFA, 4-H, Grange and Independent exhibitors are required to register their market animals for the Fair on the dates specified above by completing an entry form and paying the entry fees.  Entry forms and detailed instructions are available at the 4-H Office, through FFA Advisors, the Fair Administration Office and here:

Market Beef
Registration opens: March 21
Deadline: April 8 at 4 pm
FFA Registration Instructions and Entry Form
4-H/Grange Registration Instructions and Entry Form
Code of Ethics

To exhibit a large market animal at the 2016 Nevada County Fair, exhibitors must be 9 years old or in the 4th grade by January 1, 2016 and must be a Nevada County Junior.  A Nevada County Junior exhibitor is defined as:

• An exhibitor whose legal residence is within the boundaries of the Nevada County Fair and who attends a school within Nevada County, or

• An exhibitor who lives outside Nevada County, attends a school in Nevada County and is a member of the FFA, Nevada County 4-H or Nevada County Grange, or

• An exhibitor who is a Nevada County resident enrolled and attending college and is a member of the FFA, Nevada County 4-H or Nevada County Grange.

Although an exhibitor may enter only one large market animal in the Fair, each exhibitor will be allowed to register a maximum of 2 animals per species, not to exceed 4 animals in total.  The Fair appreciates that exhibitors often choose to raise more than one market animal, giving them the option of bringing their finest quality animal to the Fair to sell through the Junior Livestock Auction, which is scheduled during the Fair on Sunday, August 14th.  A family may choose to register a second animal of the same species to be shared by their children in the event that one of their children needs to bring a back-up animal.

The 2016 “Kick It Up” Nevada County Fair is scheduled for August 10th through 14th.  For information on market animal registration or becoming involved in the Junior Livestock Auction as a buyer or volunteer, call the Fair at 273-6217. For more information, visit www.NevadaCountyFair.com.

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Kids Tractor Pulls at the 2016 Fair

We’re busy planning the 2016 Nevada County Fair – and here’s something new you’ll see this year – the Kids Pedal Tractor Pulls! The kids are the stars of the show while they compete in a fast paced, action-packed pedal powered tractor pull. Let’s “Kick It Up” at the Nevada County Fair.
Tractor Pull (2016)
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Theme for 2016 Fair: “Kick It Up!”

“Kick It Up!” is the theme for the 2016 Nevada County Fair. Congratulations, Kate Horton of Nevada City, who submitted the winning theme.  We received more than 140 entries in our contest to find the theme for the 2016 Fair. Thank you to all who entered the theme contest!

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Enter the Theme Contest and Win!

Do you have a theme idea that you think would be perfect for the 2016 Nevada County Fair? Submit your ideas here, and if we choose your theme, you will win a 2016 Nevada County Fair package that includes admission tickets, parking and ride coupons.

Photo by @wolfmamma2.

IG - wolfmamma2 (thursday 3rd)

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Theme Contest for 2016 Fair

The Nevada County Fairgrounds is hosting a contest to find the winning theme for the 2016 Fair. Do you have a catchy or fun theme that you think would be perfect for the 2016 Nevada County Fair?

Visit here and submit a theme idea that you think would be perfect for the Fair. If the theme you submit is selected, you win. The winner will receive a 2016 Nevada County Fair package that includes two free admission tickets for each day of the Fair, a 5-day parking pass for the Fair, and ride coupons.

Submissions must be five words or less and no trade-marked themes will be considered. The contest runs now through November 5, 2015. For those without access to the Internet, entry forms are available at the Nevada County Fairgrounds office, or information can be mailed to the Fairgrounds at P.O. Box 2687, Grass Valley, CA  95945. No phone entries will be accepted.

Once the winning theme is selected, there will be a contest to design artwork or submit a photo to illustrate the theme. Each year, the theme and artwork appear on advertisements, buttons, posters, banners and the Fair’s website to promote the Fair.

The 2016 Nevada County Fair is scheduled for August 10 – 14.

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