Fairgrounds and Community Organizations Team Up for Community Involvement Day on July 30

2018 Community Involvement Day, July 30The Nevada County Fairgrounds is teaming up with local nonprofit organizations – the Food Bank of Nevada County, Foothill Lions, Nevada County 2-1-1, NEO Youth Center, Story Club, Community Beyond Violence, Cinderella Project, The Karing Closet, Nevada County Pets in Need, Gold Country YMCA, Nevada County Diaper Project, and BloodSource – on July 30 for Community Involvement Day. This is a day to donate items to these nonprofit organizations while also receiving coupons for buy one, get one admission tickets to the Fair.  Or, donate blood through BloodSource on that day and receive a free admission ticket to the Fair. The organizations will be at the Fairgrounds Gate 1 main parking lot and Main Street Center on Monday, July 30, from 1 – 6 pm, to receive donations of any of the items listed below.

Food Bank of Nevada County: Four cans of food or dry goods (non-expired).  

Foothill Lions: Used hearing aids or prescription eye glasses.

Nevada County 2-1-1: New/unopened toiletries, including soap, shampoo, shaving cream, disposable razors, toothpaste/toothbrushes, mouthwash, deodorant, toilet paper, paper towels, sanitary wipes, tampons and pads, Chapstick, sunblock and Band-Aids.

NEO: Paper, paint supplies, glue sticks, paper towels, sharpies, general craft supplies, packaged snacks, scissors, paint brushes, blank canvases, ping pong and foosball supplies, yoga mats, and music equipment.

Story Club: Two new or slightly used children’s books, or chapter books for teens. 

Community Beyond Violence: Gift cards for local merchants for groceries, clothing, gas, bus passes, movie passes, fast food, calling cards, shelter supplies and maintenance; kitchen products and cleaning supplies; pre-paid phones; new socks and underwear; toiletries; bedding (twin and full size).

Cinderella Project:  Clean and gently used prom dresses and evening gowns, prom-type heels, prom-type jewelry (earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and hair accessories), and small handbags/clutches.

The Karing Closet: Boxes of XL or Jumbo Ziploc bags, packages of index cards, poster board, toothbrushes and toothpaste, packages of new children’s underwear and socks, or one new or gently-used school-ready outfit (from children’s size 5 to Junior’s size 16) in a large Ziploc marked bag. No garbage bags full of clothing, please.

Nevada County Diaper Project: Unopened packages of diaper for any age children (newborn to 6 or pullups)

Nevada County Pets in Need: Four cans of wet cat or dog food.

Gold Country YMCA: Gift cards for supplies and camper clothing needs, movie ticket gift cards, art/craft supplies, sporting goods, current books and yoga mats

BloodSource:  For a free admission ticket to the Fair, make a blood donation at the BloodSource bloodmobile located in the Gate 1 parking lot at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. For information and eligibility about blood donation, visit www.bloodsource.org.

Those who donate items to the Food Bank of Nevada County, Foothill Lions, NEO, Story Club, Community Beyond Violence, Nevada County 2-1-1, Cinderella Project, The Karing Closet, Nevada County Pets in Need, Gold Country YMCA, and Nevada County Diaper Project will receive a coupon to buy one advance special $7 admission ticket and receive one free. That’s two for the price of one!   

Those who make a blood donation at the BloodSource bloodmobile will receive a free admission ticket to any day of the Fair.

Feel free to donate to any one organization or all of them! To receive your coupons or free tickets, all donations must be brought to Gate 1 at the Fairgrounds on July 30 between 1- 6 pm.  Coupons (buy one, get one free) received for donations must be redeemed during pre-sale dates, which take place until August 7. Presale discounted tickets will be available for purchase on Community Involvement Day at Guest Services, Gate 1.

This year’s Fair is August 8 – 12.  For information, visit here or call (530) 273-6217.  

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Enter an Exhibit in the Fair

Are you going to enter an exhibit in this year’s Fair? If so, what? You have until Monday, July 23, to turn in the paperwork, so why not make this the year to enter an exhibit! It’s easy to enter, most categories are free, and it’s fun to see your creations on display at the Fair. You’ll also receive free admission to Friday morning’s Draft Horse Classic just for entering. Photo by Gold Country Photography (and one of the winning photos from the 2017 Fair).

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Family Friday at the Nevada County Fair!!

Family Friday! New daily specials at the Nevada County Fair! Friday of the Fair (August 10) is now Family Friday and that means FREE parking until noon and one FREE carnival ride coupon to the first 500 guests! Yep, we’re pretty excited about that, too! Keep watching as we continue to introduce our new daily specials for this year’s Fair, August 8 – 12. Wait until you see Thursday’s special! 🙂

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Fair Traditions: 31 Years of Attending the Nevada County Fair

Fair traditions: Meet Kortney Prochaska, who has made the Nevada County Fair a family tradition by attending the Fair every single day for 31 years! While Kortney and her sister (who was born during the Fair and has also attended the fair every year) grew up in Grass Valley, she currently lives in Marysville and drives up every day after work to attend.  Why does she like the Nevada County Fair? “I feel safe there, it’s like a family reunion, I love Treat Street and wait for it all year, and I love seeing the excitement of my kids when they get to experience the Fair. It’s the best Fair there is!”  She continues the tradition with her sons, who have never missed a year either. Thank you, Kortney, for making us part of your family traditions!
 
Do you have a Fair tradition? Or have you been attending the Fair for many, many years? Let us know, as we’d love to feature your story. 🙂
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Enter the Ultimate Food Contests at the Fair

How about entering one of the Ultimate Food Contests in this year’s Fair? Summer salads, your best dish, salsa, brownies and pie are all part of this year’s daily contests. Sign up by July 23 or bring a dish to the Fair on the day of the contest. Details are available here.  

 

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Enter an Exhibit in the Fair – Get Free Draft Horse Classic Tickets

Did you know that all those who enter an exhibit in the Nevada County Fair receive two free tickets to the Friday morning performance of the Draft Horse Classic? Enter an exhibit or get your tickets now for the this year’s Draft Horse Classic, September 21 – 23, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Photo by Laurie Ann Martin Photography.

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Fair Fun! Leave a Comment for a Chance to Win an Admission Ticket

This year’s Nevada County Fair opens in 45 days! What will be the first thing you do when you visit the Fair? Or, is this your first year attending? Leave a comment on our Facebook page we’ll randomly choose a few winners to receive a free admission ticket to the Nevada County Fair.

 

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Enter an Exhibit in the Nevada County Fair

Start the Fair season now by entering an exhibit in the Nevada County Fair! Did you know that more than 7,000 exhibits were created by our talented community and featured at last year’s Fair?  The Nevada County Fair’s Competition Handbook, which includes all the information you need to enter exhibits in this year’s Fair, is now available. If you can make it, bake it, grow it or show it, there is a category for you – and it can be found in the Competition Handbook!

How about showcasing a child’s artwork from school, baking cupcakes or cookies, entering a photo, creating a produce character, making the Ugliest Decorated Cake, writing a poem, entering the Pet Look-A-Like photo contest, entering one of the daily special food contests, or showcasing fresh fruits or vegetables from your garden? This year, we have some fun new categories like a cell phone photo contest, Minecraft, Zentangle art, homebrew, kite decorating, and the California State Parks youth photo contest. With hundreds of categories available for children and adults, the Competition Handbook has something for everyone.

It’s easy to enter! Look through the book, pick your favorite categories, and follow the steps for completing the entry forms. You can even enter online here.  Most categories are free to enter, and you can enter online or at the Fair office. The deadline for submitting entry forms and online entries forms for still exhibits is July 23. Entries are limited to Nevada County residents only.

Copies of the free handbook are available at the Fairgrounds’ Office, Chamber of Commerce offices, post offices, county libraries, Raley’s, SPD, Ben Franklin, Foothill Mercantile, and other local businesses, as well as here.   

The 2018 Nevada County Fair is August 8 – 12, and the Fair theme is “Bushels of Fun!” 

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Fair Partners with County Libraries for Summer Reading Program

The Nevada County Fair is partnering with the Nevada County libraries for its Summer Reading Program. Through this program, children read books and then create a project that will be on display at the Fair. Additionally, children who complete the program will receive coupons for two free carnival rides at this year’s Fair. Information can be found here. Happy reading!

 

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