We are so excited that the CalCrush Clydes will be joining us at this year’s Draft Horse Classic! This beautiful team will be part of the specialty acts that are seen in between classes at the different performances.
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 21 – 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.
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. There is a small transaction fee if you order your tickets online. As a reminder, all tickets purchased after 5 pm on Wednesday, 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 four 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, and Art at the Classic. Plus, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to visit the barns and meet the famous Draft Horses. We even offer guided barn tours!
New this year at the Harvest Fair, we’ve got two new musical acts performing on the Pine Tree Stage. On Friday, September 22 at 4:30 pm, James Garner’s Tribute to Johnny Cash takes the stage. Saturday, September 23 at 4 pm, features Left of Centre and the Jason Aldean Tribute band. 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.
Photo by Laurie Ann Martin Photography
For all our rodeo, Bobby Kerr and equestrian fans – the Grand National Livestock Expo, Horse Show and Rodeo is happening at the Cow Palace in San Francisco on October 14-15 and 21-22. There is a bit of something for everyone – a rodeo, livestock show and horse show – and featuring Bobby Kerr and the Cal Crush Clydesdales. For a schedule and information, visit grandnationalrodeo.com.
For $6 off rodeo tickets (discount is good on Reserved Dress Circle Tickets), click on this link. Use promo code GFB2 to get the $6 off discount.
Majestic Draft Horse performances, breath-taking competitions, and seeing a Draft Horse “up-close” are all part of the festivities at the 24th annual Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair, September 23 – 26, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley.
Tickets to this event are on-sale now. In order to provide the best possible customer service, we’ve placed ticket orders into time slots – beginning May 1, we’ll be accepting mail and FAX orders only. Beginning June 1, we’ll be accepting phone orders and walk-ins.
Purchase tickets before Wednesday, September 22, and tickets are $18 for general seating and $21 for reserved seating. After September 22, performance tickets are $21 for general seating and $24 for reserved seating. Tickets can be purchased by calling (530-273-6217), faxing (530-273-1146) or visiting the Fair Office on McCourtney Road.
The world famous Budweiser Clydesdales will be at this year’s Nevada County Fair, August 12 – 16. This magnificent team of horses will be available in the livestock area for viewing each day of the Fair, during regular Fair hours. Stop on by – it’s definitely worth the visit.