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Photo by Laurie Ann Martin Photography.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 30, 2017
Contact: Rea Callender, CEO, Nevada County Fairgrounds
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Enter Your Exhibits In The Harvest Fair At The Draft Horse Classic
It’s free and all exhibitors will receive free tickets to a Draft Horse Classic performance
Entry forms are now being accepted for exhibits in the Harvest Fair, which takes place during the Draft Horse Classic, September 21 – 24, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. The deadline to turn in entry forms to enter exhibits is 4 pm on Friday, September 15. It’s free to enter and all exhibitors will receive complimentary tickets to the Friday evening performance of the Draft Horse Classic.
There are more than 100 different categories to choose from, including fruits and vegetables, cobblers, harvest pies, scarecrows, jams, honey, cut flowers, produce characters, and birdhouses. There’s even a “Garden Photo Contest” to share the beauty of your own garden and plants; and an Adult Artistic Corner for those interested in showing off arts and crafts. There’s a division for youth and teens, which includes categories like apple face dolls, decoupage, Halloween masks, painted pumpkins, wreaths, table settings, and ceramics. A complete description of all Harvest Fair divisions and categories is available online at NevadaCountyFair.com.
To enter, exhibitors must submit entry forms at the Fair office or online here between now and Friday, September 15 at 4 pm. It’s free, it’s a simple process to complete the paperwork, and it’s fun to see your exhibits on display at the Harvest Fair.
The Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair runs September 21 – 24 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. There are six performances to choose from – Thursday and Friday at 6:30 pm, Saturday at 10 am and 6:30 pm, and Sunday at 10 am and 4 pm.
In addition to the Draft Horse performances, the Harvest Fair is happening at the Fairgrounds throughout the event. Musical entertainment, Art at the Classic, food vendors on Treat Street and around the grounds, vendors selling wares at the Western Trade Show, Harvest Fair exhibits, and visits to the barns make for a fun day at the Harvest Fair.
For Draft Horse performance tickets or information about entering a Harvest Fair exhibit, call the Fair Office at (530) 273-6217 or visit NevadaCountyFair.com.
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Isn’t this year’s Draft Horse Classic poster beautiful?! Featuring artwork by talented artist Elizabeth Hendrix, the piece is titled “Show Morning.” Mark your calendar for this year’s Classic – September 21 – 24, 2017.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 12, 2016
Contact: Robin Hauck, Deputy Manager
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Guided Barn Tours Offered At This Year’s Draft Horse Classic
Get behind-the-scenes and meet the stars of the Classic
Guided Barn Tours are available to visitors at this year’s Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. The behind-the-scenes tours, led by teamster and assistant show manager, Eleanor Roberts, are another way for visitors to be able to meet and talk with draft horse exhibitors, as well as meet the stars of the Classic – the beautiful draft horses.
Barn tours will be held on Friday, September 23, at 3 pm and Saturday, September 24, at 2 pm. Advance reservations are recommended, as there are a limited number of openings for each tour. The cost for the tour is $10 per person, and advance reservations can be made by calling the Fair Office at (530) 273-6217. If there is still availability, tickets may also be purchased the day of the event at the Arena box office.
Each tour will last approximately 45 minutes and will include meeting the exhibitors and learning about how they got involved with draft horses; discussing and seeing the different draft horse breeds; a show-and-tell of draft horse equipment, and a discussion about the training of draft horses and what it takes to put a team together. You’ll also get to roam to the various barns on the Fairgrounds to meet the beautiful draft horses!
The 30th annual Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair starts Thursday, September 22 and runs through Sunday, September 25 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. The Draft Horse Classic features six stunning performances in the arena. If you can’t make it to a guided barn tour, the barns are always open for viewing the horses in between performances throughout the event. Additionally, musical entertainment at the Pine Tree Stage, a world class art show, delicious food, vendors with western wear and items, a clogging jamboree, and a live horse shoeing competition are all part of the Harvest Fair, which takes place at the Fairgrounds during all four days of the Classic.