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.
Look what we received in the office this week? The Western Fair Association’s Merrill Award, which is the Fair industry’s highest honor! We won the award in January for the Fair’s Community Involvement Day, but now we have the actual award in our office. Thank you to the Fairgrounds team, and our amazing and giving community for making this award possible. So, so proud!
The Nevada County Fairgrounds has two vacant Treat Street booths, and is seeking two nonprofit groups to operate the booths at the 2017 Nevada County Fair, August 9 – 13. Applicants must be a Nevada County-based nonprofit group. One booth is located on Treat Street, and the other booth is located on “South Treat Street.” Both booths are equipped with multiple counter surfaces and a double basin sink. The group must provide necessary equipment and the staffing during operating hours of the 2017 Nevada County Fair, from 10 am to 11 pm each day. Food selections for the booths must be pre-approved by the Nevada County Fair.
The Nevada County Fair’s Treat Street consists of community non-profit service organizations. There are currently more than 30 organizations represented on Treat Street, including 4H, the Methodist Church, Jobs Daughters, Lions Clubs, Watt Park Fire Department, Girl Scouts, and Rotary. Last year, almost $900,000 was generated on Treat Street. Proceeds raised on Treat Street allow local non-profit organizations to provide vital services to our community.
Interested nonprofit organizations may schedule a tour of either booth so they can determine equipment needed and review any repairs needed. The deadline to complete an application is December 9, 2016. For an application or to tour a booth, call the Fairgrounds Office at 273-6217 or email Amy@NevadaCountyFair.com.
A big thank you to Hansen Brothers Enterprises, Byers’ Solar, and Budweiser for their tremendous support as this year’s Nevada County Fair’s Grand Champion partners. These sponsors, as well as our more than 70 community partners, help to fund different Fair activities and services like free shuttles to the Fair, phone charging stations, games in the Special Events tent, and drinking water. Thank you!
Wow – what a giving community! At Monday’s Community Involvement Day at the Fairgrounds, 95 blood donors were registered and 83 pints of life saving blood were collected for BloodSource; more than 750 books were collected for Story Club; 2,250 pounds of food were donated to the Food Bank; school supplies were collected for Nevada County 211; cleaning supplies, toiletries, clothing, and gift cards were collected for Domestic Violence Coalition; $750 of crafts were donated to NEO; and 530 prescription eye glasses and 10 hearing aids were donated to Foothill Lions. Thank you, thank you, Nevada County!
Community Involvement Day, August 1, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Participate and donate items to local nonprofit organizations, and you receive free tickets to the Fair. It’s a win-win. For a list of participating organizations and items to donate, visit here.
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Did you know that last year, more than 7,000 exhibits were entered in the Fair? What a talented community! If you can make it, bake it, grow it, or show it – we have a category for you. Get your paperwork filled out so you can enter an exhibit this year. Go ahead, Nevada County, show off!
What are you doing this Friday night? How about enjoying the Wizard of Oz as part of the Movies Under the Pines at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Gates open at 7:30; movie begins at sunset. Tickets are $7/adults and $5/children. Bring a blanket or low-back chair, a picnic, and make it a night of fun! Hosted by the Nevada City Film Festival.