Nevada County’s Best Local Event? Nevada County Fair!

Thank you, Nevada County, for voting the Nevada County Fair as the best local event for 15 years in a row, and for voting the Nevada County Fair as the Best Place to Take the Kids. We love our community, and we thank you for the honor!
Categories: Events, Nevada County Fair, and Nevada County Fairgrounds.

Thank You, Nevada City Chamber of Commerce

Thank you, Nevada City Chamber of Commerce, for all the work you are doing on your booth on Treat Street to make it even more beautiful!  We can’t wait for the Nevada County Fair for those delicious hamburgers and Root Beer floats.


Categories: Nevada County Fair and Nevada County Fairgrounds.

Now Accepting Community Showcase Applications for 2017 Fair

Does your group have a skill they’d like to demonstrate to Fair-goers? Want to do a martial arts demonstration, a cheerleading demonstration, or show off your baton twirling skills? We’re now accepting applications for community acts and demonstrations to perform at the 2017 Nevada County Fair. Applications are available here

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Youth in Agriculture Working Hard for this Year’s Fair

While the Fair is still months away, Nevada County’s youth in agriculture work tirelessly all year in order to show animals at the Fair.  Here’s to all the hard working students out there preparing for this year’s Fair. We love to see the barns full of livestock!

Agriculture students (2016 Fair)

Categories: Nevada County Fair.

Theme Contest Winner

“Sea You at the Fair!” is the theme for the 2017 Nevada County Fair. Congratulations to Marissa Engel of Grass Valley for submitting the winning theme. We received more than 110 entries in our theme contest; so a big thank you to all who entered the contest! Photo by The Union.


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Nevada County Fairgrounds Begins Search For 2017 Fair Slogan


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  –  October 3, 2016

Contact: Rea Callender, CEO, Nevada County Fairgrounds
(530) 273-6217;

Nevada County Fairgrounds Begins Search For 2017 Fair Slogan  
Submit the winning slogan and win a prize package to the 2017 Nevada County Fair

Lakes, rivers, oceans, and beaches will be the featured item of the 2017 Nevada County Fair, and the Fairgrounds is hosting a contest to find the winning “water” slogan for the 2017 Fair. Do you have a catchy or fun slogan that features water and recreation that you think would be perfect for the 2017 Nevada County Fair? If so, submit it!

Visit the Fair’s website and submit a slogan about lakes, rivers, oceans or beaches and the Fair. If the slogan you submit is selected, you win. The winner will receive a 2017 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 slogans will be considered.  The contest is open to Nevada County residents only. The contest runs now through November 4, 2016. 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.

Each year, the Fair slogan appears on advertisements, posters, banners and on social media; and is used to determine special contests, exhibit categories, and decorations for the annual Fair.

The 2017 Nevada County Fair is scheduled for August 9  –  13. For a complete list of contest rules or information, visit  this page or call (530) 273-6217.

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