Call for Artists: Art at the Classic

Are you interested in showcasing your artwork at Art at the Classic, an equine and western art show held during the Draft Horse Classic, September 22 – 23? We invite artists to participate by entering artwork and purchasing booth space at the show. Details are available here, and the deadline to submit an application is June 15. Artwork by Elizabeth Hendrix.

Categories: Draft Horse Classic, Events, and Nevada County Fairgrounds.

Draft Horse Classic Tickets on Sale Now

Tickets are on sale now for the 32nd Annual Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair, where you’ll experience beautiful draft horses pulling meticulously restored freight wagons, loyally working farm equipment, skillfully completing intricate maneuvers, and competing with elegance and determination.  Plus, this is the opportunity to meet the stars of show and see a draft horse up close. 

Happening September 22 – 23 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, the Draft Horse Classic is the premier draft horse show on the west coast and offers six different performances featuring draft horses and exhibitors from across the United States and Canada. In between competition classes, guests will enjoy performances by expert horseman and trick rope artist Tomas Garcilazo, Bobby Kerr Mustang Act, Cal Crush Clydesdales, CHP Mounted Patrol Unit, the California Cowgirls Drill Team and more. Additionally, with more than 150 horses stabled on the grounds, the Classic offers a unique chance to observe and meet these gentle giants.

New this year, the Draft Horse Classic is moving to three days, with two performances each day.  There’s also a new class schedule, more hitches, and exciting entertainment in the arena.

Tickets to this event are on sale now. You can choose from six different performances or purchase a season ticket for all six. Tickets can be purchased by calling (530) 273-6217, by visiting the Fairgrounds Office on McCourtney Road, or online here. All tickets purchased after 5 pm on Thursday, September 20, are an additional $4 per ticket.

Although there is a charge for the draft horse performances in the arena, admission to the Fairgrounds is free so all can enjoy the many activities of the Harvest Fair happening during the three days of the Classic. Visit the grounds to enjoy musical entertainment, a Western Trade Show with vendors selling wares, the Harvest Fair agricultural competitions and community exhibits, a horseshoeing demonstration, delicious food, Art at the Classic. Plus, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the barns and meet the draft horses. We even offer guided barn tours.

As part of the festivities, there will be two free concerts on the Pine Tree Stage. On Friday, September 22 from 4:30 pm – 6 pm, James Garner’s Tribute to Johnny Cash takes the stage. On Saturday, September 22 from 4 – 6 pm, Brenn Hill, an award-winning singer songwriter, will perform cowboy and country music. Both concerts are free, so stop by and grab a bite to eat, enjoy some music under the shade of the tall pine trees, and catch a Draft Horse performance after the musical entertainment.

It’s all happening at the Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair, September 22- 23, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, just 50 miles northeast of Sacramento. For information, call (530) 273-6217 or visit here.  

Photo by Lenkaland Photography

 

Categories: Draft Horse Classic, Events, and Nevada County Fairgrounds.

Call for Artists: Art at the Classic

Call for Artists! Are you interested in showcasing your artwork at Art at the Classic, a top-ranked equine and western art show? Held during the Draft Horse Classic, September 22 – 23, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, this art show features impressive works of art in a dozen categories and more than 100 works by painters, sculptors, photographers and other fine artists. The show has become one of the premier displays of its kind – attracting both art lovers and horse lovers. Artists are encouraged to participate by entering artwork in the show and purchasing booth space at the show. If you are interested in participating in this show, information can be found here. Artwork by Yvonne Bonacci.

Categories: Draft Horse Classic and Events.

Draft Horse Classic & Harvest Fair: This Thursday – Sunday

Majestic draft horse performances, breathtaking competitions, and seeing a Draft Horse “up close” are all part of the festivities at the 31st Annual Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair, September 22 – 24, at the beautiful Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. Featuring six different performances by the Draft Horses, this event has become the premier Draft Horse show in the western United States. The Classic spotlights a variety of horses, teams, and performances; featuring everything from farm wagons, carriages, and driving competitions to dancing horses and racing mules.  The stars of the show are the horses, and with more than 120 horses stabled on the grounds, the Classic offers a unique chance to observe them in a multitude of settings.

In between the performance classes, enjoy showcase specialty acts the CalCrush Clydesdales, California Cowgirls, chariot and chuck wagon races, an acrobatic equestrian production that incorporates aerialists and Roman riding, the Bobby Kerr Mustang Act, and the CHP Mounted Patrol Unit.

Also taking place at the Fairgrounds during the four days of the Classic is the Harvest Fair. Although there is a charge for the Draft Horse performances in the arena, admission to the Harvest Fair is free so all can enjoy the many activities of the Harvest Fair on the Fairgrounds. Visit the grounds to enjoy musical entertainment, a Western Trade Show with vendors selling wares, the Harvest Fair agricultural competitions and community exhibits, a horseshoeing demonstration, and Art at the Classic. Plus, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to visit the barns and meet the draft horses.  

During the Harvest Fair, you can also enjoy the Western Music Fest with ongoing musical entertainment beginning at 11 am on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. On Friday evening from 4:30 – 6 pm, don’t miss James Garner’s Tribute to Johnny Cash; and on Saturday from 4 – 6 pm, Left of Centre and the Country Artists Tribute to Jason Aldean takes the stage. All music at the Western Music Fest is free, so stop by the Fairgrounds, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy the music at the Pine Tree Stage.  You can even catch a draft horse performance after each concert.

Tickets to the Draft Horse performances are on sale now. You can choose from six different performances or purchase a season ticket for all six.  Performances are Thursday, September 22, and Friday, September 22, at 6:30 pm; Saturday, September 23, at 10 am and 6:30 pm; and Sunday, September 24, at 10 am and 4 pm. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Fairgrounds Office at (530) 273-6217, by visiting the Fairgrounds Office on McCourtney Road, or ordered online. There is a small transaction fee if you order your tickets online. All tickets purchased after 5 pm on Wednesday, September 20, are an additional $4 per ticket.

This year’s Draft Horse Classic is September 22 – 24 at the tree-covered Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, 50 miles northeast of Sacramento.

Categories: Draft Horse Classic, Events, and Nevada County Fairgrounds.

Draft Horse Classic & Harvest Fair: This Thursday – Sunday

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Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair in Grass Valley
September 22 – 24, 2017

Majestic draft horse performances, breathtaking competitions, and seeing a Draft Horse “up close” are all part of the festivities at the 31st Annual Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair, September 22 – 24, at the beautiful Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. Featuring six different performances by the Draft Horses, this event has become the premier Draft Horse show in the western United States. The Classic spotlights a variety of horses, teams, and performances; featuring everything from farm wagons, carriages, and driving competitions to dancing horses and racing mules.  The stars of the show are the horses, and with more than 120 horses stabled on the grounds, the Classic offers a unique chance to observe them in a multitude of settings.

In between the performance classes, enjoy showcase specialty acts the CalCrush Clydesdales, California Cowgirls, chariot and chuck wagon races, an acrobatic equestrian production that incorporates aerialists and Roman riding, the Bobby Kerr Mustang Act, and the CHP Mounted Patrol Unit.

Also taking place at the Fairgrounds during the four days of the Classic is the Harvest Fair. Although there is a charge for the Draft Horse performances in the arena, admission to the Harvest Fair is free so all can enjoy the many activities of the Harvest Fair on the Fairgrounds. Visit the grounds to enjoy musical entertainment, a Western Trade Show with vendors selling wares, the Harvest Fair agricultural competitions and community exhibits, a horseshoeing demonstration, and Art at the Classic. Plus, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to visit the barns and meet the draft horses.  

During the Harvest Fair, you can also enjoy the Western Music Fest with ongoing musical entertainment beginning at 11 am on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. On Friday evening from 4:30 – 6 pm, don’t miss James Garner’s Tribute to Johnny Cash; and on Saturday from 4 – 6 pm, Left of Centre and the Country Artists Tribute to Jason Aldean takes the stage. All music at the Western Music Fest is free, so stop by the Fairgrounds, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy the music at the Pine Tree Stage.  You can even catch a draft horse performance after each concert.

Tickets to the Draft Horse performances are on sale now. You can choose from six different performances or purchase a season ticket for all six.  Performances are Thursday, September 22, and Friday, September 22, at 6:30 pm; Saturday, September 23, at 10 am and 6:30 pm; and Sunday, September 24, at 10 am and 4 pm. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Fairgrounds Office at (530) 273-6217, by visiting the Fairgrounds Office on McCourtney Road, or ordered online. There is a small transaction fee if you order your tickets online. All tickets purchased after 5 pm on Wednesday, September 20, are an additional $4 per ticket.

This year’s Draft Horse Classic is September 22 – 24 at the tree-covered Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, 50 miles northeast of Sacramento.

Call for Artists: Art at the Classic

Call for Artists: Applications for artists interested in participating in Art at the Classic at the Draft Horse Classic are now available. This world-class equine and western art show features more than 100 works by painters, sculptors, photographers and other fine artists.

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Photo by Sharon O’Brien Lykins.

Categories: Announcements and Draft Horse Classic.

Art at the Classic: Which Art is Your Favorite?

Check out this art – which is your favorite? During this week’s Draft Horse Classic, don’t miss Art at the Classic, held in the Main Street Center, and featuring hundreds of beautiful works of art. Shop in between Draft Horse performances, or drop by while strolling the Harvest Fair. Entrance to the Fairgrounds is free!

Art at the Classic (baby Clydes) Art at the Classic (girl braiding) Art at the Classic (patriotic)

Categories: Announcements and Draft Horse Classic.

Call for Artists: Art at the Classic

Applications for artists interested in participating in Art at the Classic at the Draft Horse Classic are now on our website.

Held during the four days of the Draft Horse Classic, this world-class equine and western art show features more than 100 works by painters, sculptors, photographers and other fine artists.   The artists selected for the show compete for awards like Best Draft Horse Theme, Best of Show, and a People’s Choice Award.  Additionally, the artist for the 2015 Draft Horse Classic poster is chosen from this this talented group of individuals.

We look forward to showcasing your artwork at the 2014 Draft Horse Classic.

 

 

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Clint Walker to Visit Art at the Classic

Held in the Main Street Center during the four days of the Draft Horse Classic, Art at the Classic is a world-class equine and western art show that features more than 100 works by painters, sculptors, photographers and other fine artists. Take time to browse the show, meet some of the artists and purchase beautiful works of original art, photography, cards and other items from the artists’ booths. 

Visiting this year’s Art at the Classic is Clint Walker. Clint played the lead role of Cheyenne Bodie, a cowboy hero, in the 1950’s western television series “Cheyenne,” which ran for eight years. He’s also been in feature films such as “The Dirty Dozen,” “The Night of the Grizzly,” and “None But the Brave.” He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and in 2004 was inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers in Oklahoma City, OK.

Clint, who resides in Grass Valley, will be in attendance at Art at the Classic on Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm, and on Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm, to talk with fans and autograph souvenirs. Stop by the Main Street and say hello!

 

Categories: Draft Horse Classic.