Enter an Exhibit: Fair’s Competition Handbook Now Available

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!

Why not showcase a child’s artwork project from school, a cooking skill, or a special collection? Try baking cookies, entering a photo, creating a produce character, making the Ugliest Decorated Cake, writing a poem, entering the Pet Look-A-Like photo contest, or making a bookmark. This year, we have some fun new categories like button art, plastic utensil art, decorated cake pops, beach art, and a decorated reusable grocery bag.

There are also special contests like the Seafaring Squash Mobile Races, Daily Special Food Contests, 4-H Still Exhibits, and an exhibit video contest. With hundreds of categories available for children and adults, the Competition Handbook has something for everyone.

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 online.   

It’s easy to enter! Look through the book, pick your favorite categories, and follow the simple steps for completing the entry forms. You can even enter online.  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 is July 21 at 4 pm.

The 2017 Nevada County Fair is August 9 – 13, and the Fair theme is “Sea You at the Fair!”

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Nevada County Fair Competition Handbook Now Available

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 21, 2017

Contact: Rea Callender, Chief Executive Officer
 (530) 273-6217; moc.r1568595609iaFyt1568595609nuoCa1568595609daveN1568595609@aeR1568595609

Nevada County Fair Competition Handbook Now Available
Book includes all the information you need to enter exhibits in this 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!

Why not showcase a child’s artwork project from school, a cooking skill, or a special collection? Try baking cookies, entering a photo, creating a produce character, making the Ugliest Decorated Cake, writing a poem, entering the Pet Look-A-Like photo contest, or making a bookmark. This year, we have some fun new categories like button art, plastic utensil art, decorated cake pops, beach art, and a decorated reusable grocery bag.

There are also special contests like the Seafaring Squash Mobile Races, Daily Special Food Contests, 4-H Still Exhibits, and an exhibit video contest. With hundreds of categories available for children and adults, the Competition Handbook has something for everyone.

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 online here.  

It’s easy to enter! Look through the book, pick your favorite categories, and follow the simple 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 is July 21 at 4 pm.

The 2017 Nevada County Fair is August 9 – 13, and the Fair them is “Sea You at the Fair!” For more information, visit NevadaCountyFair.com or call (530) 273-6217.

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Produce Character Metal Bear Tissue Paper Sea Horse Ribbons and Awards

Nevada County Fair Competition Handbook Now Available

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 21, 2016

Contact:     Robin Hauck, Deputy Manager
(530) 273-6217; moc.r1568595609iaFyt1568595609nuoCa1568595609daveN1568595609@nibo1568595609R1568595609

Nevada County Fair Competition Handbook Now Available
Book includes all the information you need to enter exhibits in this 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!

Why not showcase a child’s artwork project from school, a cooking skill, or a special collection? Try baking cookies, entering a photo, creating a produce character, making the Ugliest Decorated Cake, writing a poem, entering the Pet Look-A-Like photo contest, or making a bookmark. This year, we have some new categories like blue jean art, creative yard art, toothpick art, or creating a string garden (Kokedama).

There are also lots of special contests like the Squash Mobile Races, Daily Special Food Contests, and an Instagram contest. With hundreds of categories available for children and adults – the Competition Handbook has something for everyone.

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 on-line here.

It’s easy to enter! Look through the book, pick your favorite categories, and follow the simple steps for completing the entry forms. You can even enter on-line here.   Most categories are free to enter, and you can enter on-line or at the Fair office. The deadline for submitting entry forms and on-line entries is July 22 at 4 pm.

The 2016 “Kick It Up!” Nevada County Fair is August 10 -14.  For more information, the Fair website or call (530) 273-6217.

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Enter An Exhibit in the Fair

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 17, 2015

Contact: Robin Hauck, Deputy Manager
(530) 273-6217; moc.r1568595609iaFyt1568595609nuoCa1568595609daveN1568595609@nibo1568595609R1568595609

Nevada County Fair Competition Handbook Now Available
Book includes all the information you need to enter exhibits in this 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!

Why not showcase a talent, a project, a cooking skill, or a special collection. Try baking cookies, entering a prized photo, creating a produce character, making the Ugliest Decorated Cake, writing a poem, or entering the Pet Look-A-Like photo contest. This year, we have some fun, new categories, including a Spelling Bee, tiny terrariums, creating the best BBQ sauce, an Instagram Contest, Recycled Fan art, an ugly lamp contest, or a painted rock category.

There are also lots of special contests like the Squash Mobile Races, Daily Special Food Contests, and the Newlywed Game. With hundreds of categories available for children and adults – the Competition Handbook has something for everyone.

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 on-line.

It’s easy to enter! Look through the book, pick your favorite categories, and follow the simple steps for completing the entry forms. You can even enter on-line.   This year, there won’t be any entry fees for most categories (yes, it’s free!), you can enter on-line or at the Fair office, and there will be some great prizes! The deadline for submitting paper entry forms and on-line entries is July 24 at 4 pm.

This year’s Competition Handbook also contains information about discounted Fair tickets available now through August 11, discount days at the Fair, and nightly arena events.

The 2015 “Catch the Fair Bug!” Nevada County Fair is August 12 – 16.

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Why not showcase a talent, a project, a cooking skill, or a special collection.

Why not showcase a talent, a project, a cooking skill, or a special collection.

If you can make it, bake it, grow it or show it, there is a category for you.

If you can make it, bake it, grow it or show it, there is a category for you.

Enter An Exhibit in the 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!

Why not showcase a talent, a project, a cooking skill, or a special collection. Try baking cookies, entering a prized photo, creating a produce character, making the Ugliest Decorated Cake, writing a poem, or entering the Pet Look-A-Like photo contest. This year, we have some fun, new categories, including a Spelling Bee, tiny terrariums, creating the best BBQ sauce, an Instagram Contest, Recycled Fan art, an ugly lamp contest, or a painted rock category.

There are also lots of special contests like the Squash Mobile Races, Daily Special Food Contests, and the Newlywed Game. With hundreds of categories available for children and adults – the Competition Handbook has something for everyone.

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 on-line.

It’s easy to enter! Look through the book, pick your favorite categories, and follow the simple steps for completing the entry forms. You can even enter on-line.   This year, there won’t be any entry fees for most categories (yes, it’s free!), you can enter on-line or at the Fair office, and there will be some great prizes! The deadline for submitting paper entry forms and on-line entries is July 24 at 4 pm.

This year’s Competition Handbook also contains information about discounted Fair tickets available now through August 11, discount days at the Fair, and nightly arena events.

The 2015 “Catch the Fair Bug!” Nevada County Fair is August 12 – 16.

Why not showcase a talent, a project, a cooking skill, or a special collection.

Why not showcase a talent, a project, a cooking skill, or a special collection.

If you can make it, bake it, grow it or show it, there is a category for you.

If you can make it, bake it, grow it or show it, there is a category for you.

Categories: Announcements.

Fairy Gardens (New Exhibit Category)

How about entering an exhibit in this year’s Nevada County Fair? We have hundreds of categories to choose from. 

Here’s a fun new category this year: Fairy Garden – use any container and create a miniature garden. Adults, Youth, and children under 5 can enter this category. Below are the page numbers in our competition handbook: Adults, page 40, Division 146; Youth, page 64, Division 335; Children under 5, Division 298 (Mommy and Me), Class 7.

Make this your year to enter an item.  It’s fun and most categories are free to enter!  You can either enter online, or stop by the Fair Office on McCourtney Road and fill out the forms. Come on, Nevada County, let’s enter some exhibits!!

Fairy Garden (new category) Fairy Garden 2

Enter an Exhibit in the 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!

Why not showcase a talent, a project, a cooking skill, or a special collection. Try baking cookies, entering a prized photo, creating a produce character, making the Ugliest Decorated Cake, writing a poem, or entering the Pet Look-A-Like photo contest. This year, we have some fun, new categories, including California State Park contests (in celebration of California State Park’s 150th anniversary), an Instagram Contest, and a category for miniature Fairy Gardens. There are also lots of special contests like the Squash Mobile Races, Daily Special Food Contests, and the Family Feud. With hundreds of categories available for children and adults – the Competition Handbook has something for everyone.

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 on-line

It’s easy to enter! Look through the book, pick your favorite categories, and follow the simple steps for completing the entry forms. You can even enter on-lineThis year, there won’t be any entry fees for most categories (yes, it’s free!), you can enter on-line or at the Fair office, and there will be some great prizes! The deadline for submitting paper entry forms and on-line entries is July 18 at 4 pm.

This year’s Competition Handbook also contains information about discounted Fair tickets available now through August 5, discount days at the Fair, and nightly arena events.

Maxinne Lewelling, who entered an exhibit for the first time at last year’s Fair, with her ribbon for Best of Division in Floriculture at the 2013 Nevada County Fair. Last year’s Fair included more than 7,200 exhibits from the community.

Floriculture (Best of Division, Maxine Lewelling, first time to enter, 87)

Fair Competition Handbook Now Available

Book includes all the information you need to enter exhibits in this 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!

Why not showcase a talent, a project, a cooking skill, or a special collection? Try one of the traditional categories like baking cookies or entering a prized photo; or one of the specialty contests designed specifically for this year’s Fair theme of “Under the Big Top,” like creating a circus train car out of a shoe box.  Or, enter one of the specialty food contests for adults – held each day of the Fair. There are also lots of special contests like the Squash Mobile Races, Rain Gutter Regatta, and the Idol Competition. The Competition Handbook is filled with hundreds of categories for children and adults.

Copies of the free handbook are available at the Fairgrounds’ Office, Chamber of Commerce offices, county libraries, Raley’s, or Online Here.  

It’s easy to enter! Look through the book, pick your favorite categories, and follow the simple steps for completing the entry forms. You can even enter on-line.   This year, there won’t be any entry fees for most categories (yes, it’s free!), you can enter on-line or at the Fair office, and there will be some great prizes!  The deadline for submitting paper entry forms and on-line entries is July 19 at 4 pm.

This year’s Competition Handbook also contains information about discounted Fair tickets available now through August 6, discount days at the Fair, and nightly arena events.

Categories: Announcements.

Nevada County Fair Competition Handbook Now Available

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!

There are hundreds of categories and specialty contests for adults and children. Try entering one of the traditional categories like baking cookies, entering a prized photo, creating a poster, showing something from your garden, or displaying a favorite collection. Or, enter one of the specialty categories like creating a miniature tree house, building a car for the solar-powered sprint car races, creating a produce character, or entering the “ugliest dang cake” contest.

Copies of the free handbook are available at the Chamber of Commerce offices, county libraries, at the Fairgrounds’ Office, or on-line at www.NevadaCountyFair.com. Area schools have also received a flyer with information about contests available to Nevada County youth.

The deadline for submitting paper entry forms is July 10 at 1 pm. The deadline for on-line entries is July 16 at 5 pm. There is no entry fee if you enter your still exhibit on-line.

This year’s Competition Handbook also contains information on discount days at the Fair, details about daily contests at the Fair, arena events, and advanced sale tickets.

Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair: September 23 – 26, 2010


The 24th annual Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair at the Nevada County Fairgrounds is happening this year beginning Thursday, September 23, and running through Sunday, September 26.

Six performances are planned throughout the event, where owners and their teams will compete for nearly $40,000 in prize money. In addition to the Draft Horse performances, the Fairgrounds are alive with music, Art at the Classic, lumberjack demonstrations, the Western Trade Show, horse shoeing competitions, and a clogging jamboree. Between performances, pick up your favorite goodie on Treat Street, then wander over to the Pine Tree Stage and enjoy the live entertainment. Or, go “backstage” and meet the horses up-close. Although there is a fee for the Draft Horse performances, admission to the Fairgrounds and Harvest Fair activities are free, so stop by anytime during the four-day event.

Take time on Saturday, September 25, to enjoy fine food and drink at “A Taste of the Gold,” which features some of the Gold Country’s finest restaurants, confectioners and wineries. Although Fairgrounds admission is free, tickets for this event must be purchased. Tickets include five food tastings, unlimited wine tasting, and a commemorative wine glass. To purchase tickets online, visit www.nswinecountry.com. For information or to purchase hard copy tickets, call the Grass Valley Downtown Association at (530) 272-8315 or visit www.historicgrassvalley.com.

Tickets are on sale now! Draft Horse Classic advanced tickets for reserved seating are $21 a person ($24 day of the event). General admission seats are first come, first seated, and are $18 in advance ($21 day of the event). RV camping is also available. Beginning on May 1, mail and fax ticket orders will be accepted; beginning June 1, phone and walk-in orders will be accepted. Ticket order forms are available at www.NevadaCountyFair.com.

Categories: Draft Horse Classic.