Fairgrounds Begins Search for 2018 Fair Slogan

Peaches, plums, cherries, pears, and apples – the 2018 Fair theme is all about orchards – and the Fairgrounds is hosting a contest to find the winning “orchard” slogan for the 2018 Fair. Do you have a catchy or fun slogan that features orchards that you think would be perfect for the 2018 Nevada County Fair? If so, submit it here!

Visit the Fair’s website here and submit a slogan about orchards.  Be creative and have fun! If the slogan you submit is selected, you win. The winner will receive a 2018 Nevada County Fair package that includes two free admission tickets for each day of the Fair, a 5-day parking pass for the Fair, and ride coupons.  

Submissions must be five words or less and no trade-marked slogans will be considered.  The contest is open to Nevada County residents only. The contest runs now through November 10, 2017. For those without access to the Internet, entry forms are available at the Nevada County Fairgrounds office, or information can be mailed to the Fairgrounds at P.O. Box 2687, Grass Valley, CA  95945. No phone entries will be accepted.  

Each year, the Fair slogan appears on advertisements, posters, banners and on social media; and is used to determine special contests, exhibit categories, and decorations for the annual Fair.

The 2018 Nevada County Fair is scheduled for August 8 – 12. For a complete list of contest rules or information, visit here

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Live Art Battle at the Fair (Sign Up Now!)

Live Art Battle at the Fair on Saturday. Consider yourself a painter? Are you brave enough to share your talents live? Sign up! Contestants of all ages will have 20 minutes to create a painting in front of the audience. Registration forms are here. Great prizes! Photo by @calimama23.

Art battle (@calimama23)

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Contests, Costumes a Cupcake Walk

The Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation is hosting a carved pumpkin contest and a scarecrow contest at its Barn Raising Celebration on Saturday, October 31, from 2 – 5 pm at the Whitney Pavilion at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

If you’re interested in entering the contests, your carved pumpkins and scarecrows should be dropped off at the Fairgrounds, at the Barns near Gate 5, after 10 am on October 31. Winners will be announced at 4 pm. Additionally, a costume parade and contest will take place at 3 pm.

There will be games and treats for kids and even a cupcake walk! A live and silent auction will be happening throughout the day. We’ll be serving hamburgers and hot dogs and there will be toe-tapping live entertainment for all to enjoy.

It’s all happening, rain or shine, on Saturday, October 31 from 2 – 5 pm at the new Whitney Pavilion at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. The cost is only $5 per person and includes food, treats and entertainment! Parking is free. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, at all Citizen’s Bank branches, at the Book Seller in Grass Valley, or on the day of the event.

Call 530-273-6217, or visit www.NevadaCountyFair.com.

Nevada County Fair Competition Handbook Now Available

The complete guide to all the exhibit categories open for entries at this year’s Nevada County Fair is now available. The Fair’s popular Competition Handbook is filled with hundreds of categories and specialty contests for adults and children of all ages, and contains complete information on how to enter exhibit categories, as well as the day to deliver each category’s actual exhibits to the Fairgrounds. The handbook also contains information on ways to attend the Fair for free, discount days, and details about daily contests at the Fair.

New this year, the Nevada County Fair will be awarding a Fair prize package to an individual and a family with the most still exhibits entered in this year’s Fair. Each package includes admission tickets, a parking pass, carnival ride coupons, and arena event tickets for Wednesday or Thursday night.

Copies of the free handbook are available at the Grass Valley and Nevada City Chamber of Commerce offices, county libraries, business sponsors, at the Fairgrounds office, or on-line at www.nevadacountyfair.com.

Entry forms begin being accepted on June 1. The deadline for submitting paper entry forms is July 11 at 1 pm. The deadline for on-line entry forms is July 17 at 5 pm. There is no entry fee if you choose to enter your still exhibit on-line.

Pre-sale tickets for this year’s Nevada County Fair, August 12 – 16, also go on sale today. For more information, visit www.nevadacountyfair.com or call (530) 273-6217.