Introducing the Artwork for the 2018 Draft Horse Classic Poster

Introducing the artwork for the 2018 Draft Horse Classic poster. This beautiful painting is titled “The Wash Rack” and is done by artist Yvonne Bonacci.  Yvonne painted this from a photo she took at last year’s Draft Horse Classic and it has already received numerous awards, including first place and People’s Choice at the National Art of the Horse Show, Best of Show and Artist Choice at Art at the Classic, and was a finalist at two international shows. Yvonne is thrilled (“a dream come true”) to be chosen as this year’s artist, and we thank Yvonne for sharing her talent with us!  The 2018 Draft Horse Classic is September 20 – 23. 

Categories: Draft Horse Classic and Nevada County Fairgrounds.

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.

Artwork for 2014 DHC Poster

Check out the artwork chosen for the 2014 Draft Horse Classic poster.  Titled “Percheron Power,” it was created by talented artist Gena Lee Tharp. It’s simply stunning! Next up? Using this beautiful artwork to create the poster for the 2014 Draft Horse Classic, happening September 18 – 21. 

DHC artwork (draft) - 2014


Categories: Draft Horse Classic.

Win $250 in Artwork Design Contest

Submit the winning artwork for the 2011 Nevada County Fair and you could win

The Nevada County Fairgrounds is sponsoring a contest to find the best artwork to illustrate the 2011 Nevada County Fair theme – “Gold! Rush to the Fair.” If you’re a talented artist, and you’d like $250, then this is the contest to enter!

The contest, which is open to Nevada County residents only, takes place now through Friday, January 14. If you submit the winning artwork, you will win $250 and a 2011 Nevada County Fair package that includes admission tickets, parking and carnival coupons. Additionally, the winning artwork will be used on various Fair promotional pieces, print ads, buttons, t-shirts, banners, posters, and flyers.

Interested artists may use any medium and can submit up to three entries, which must be on 8-1/2 by 11-inch paper. Entries can be delivered to the Fairgrounds Office at 11228 McCourtney Road or mailed to the Fair Office at PO Box 2687, Grass Valley, CA 95945. A complete set of rules can be found on the Fair’s website at, or by calling the Fair Office at (530) 273-6217.

Lucy Galbraith of Nevada City submitted the winning slogan, “Gold! Rush to the Fair,” for the five day Fair, August 10 – 14, 2011.