Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair: September 21 – 23

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 17, 2018

Contact: Patrick Eidman, Deputy Manager, Nevada County Fairgrounds
(530) 273-6217; moc.r1537391973iaFyt1537391973nuoCa1537391973daveN1537391973@kcir1537391973taP1537391973

Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair: September 21 – 23, 2018

The 32nd Annual Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair is happening this week, September 21 – 23, at the tree-covered Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. Watch as beautiful draft horses pull meticulously restored freight wagons, loyally work farm equipment, skillfully complete intricate maneuvers, and compete with elegance and determination.  With more than 175 horses stabled on the grounds, the Classic also offers a unique change to meet and see the draft horses up close.

The Draft Horse Classic is the premier draft horse show on the west coast and offers six different performances featuring draft horses and exhibitors from across the United States and Canada.  It showcases a variety of horses, exhibitors and hitches, and features everything from farm wagons and carriages to driving competitions and log skidding. Between competition classes, guests will enjoy performances by expert horseman and trick rope artist Tomas Garcilazo, Bobby Kerr Mustang Act, CHP Mounted Patrol Unit, the California Cowgirls Drill Team and more.

Taking place on the grounds during the Classic is the Harvest Fair, featuring musical entertainment, community exhibits, vendors selling a variety of goods, 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 draft horses.  Although there is a charge for the draft horse performances in the arena, admission to the Harvest Fair is free.  

This year’s musical entertainment at the Harvest Fair begins at noon on Saturday and Sunday and at 11 am on Sunday.  The lineup includes Strung Nugget Gang, Dust in my Coffee, Danny Morris and The California Stars, and Sourdough Slim. This year’s headliners are James Garner’s Tribute to Johnny Cash on Friday from 4:30 – 6, and award-winning cowboy music singer and songwriter Brenn Hill on Saturday from 4:30 – 6 pm.  Musical entertainment is free, so stop by the Fairgrounds, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy the music at the Pine Tree Stage.  You can even catch a draft horse performance after each concert.

Tickets to the Draft Horse performances are on sale now. Choose from six different performances or purchase a season ticket for all six.  Performances are Friday, September 21 at 10 am and 6:30 pm; Saturday, September 22 at 10 am and 6:30 pm; and Sunday, September 23 at 10 am and 4 pm. Tickets can be purchased online at NevadaCountyFair.com, by calling (530) 273-6217, or by visiting the Fairgrounds Office on McCourtney Road. All tickets purchased after 5 pm on September 21, are an additional $4 per ticket.

This year’s Draft Horse Classic is September 21 – 23 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley.

It’s Almost Here – Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair

It’s almost here – the Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair, September 21 – 23, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds!  With six draft horse performances, this year’s show will feature lots of hitches and more than 175 horses stabled on the grounds, offering a unique chance to see and meet the stars of the show. Tickets are on sale now.


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Enter an Exhibit in the Fair – Get Free Draft Horse Classic Tickets

Did you know that all those who enter an exhibit in the Nevada County Fair receive two free tickets to the Friday morning performance of the Draft Horse Classic? Enter an exhibit or get your tickets now for the this year’s Draft Horse Classic, September 21 – 23, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Photo by Laurie Ann Martin Photography.

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Draft Horse Classic Tickets on Sale Now

Tickets are on sale now for the 32nd Annual Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair, where you’ll experience beautiful draft horses pulling meticulously restored freight wagons, loyally working farm equipment, skillfully completing intricate maneuvers, and competing with elegance and determination.  Plus, this is the opportunity to meet the stars of show and see a draft horse up close. 

Happening September 21 – 23 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, the Draft Horse Classic is the premier draft horse show on the west coast and offers six different performances featuring draft horses and exhibitors from across the United States and Canada. In between competition classes, guests will enjoy performances by expert horseman and trick rope artist Tomas Garcilazo, Bobby Kerr Mustang Act, Cal Crush Clydesdales, CHP Mounted Patrol Unit, the California Cowgirls Drill Team and more. Additionally, with more than 150 horses stabled on the grounds, the Classic offers a unique chance to observe and meet these gentle giants.

New this year, the Draft Horse Classic is moving to three days, with two performances each day.  There’s also a new class schedule, more hitches, and exciting entertainment in the arena.

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 here. All tickets purchased after 5 pm on Thursday, September 21, 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 three 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, Art at the Classic. Plus, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the barns and meet the draft horses. We even offer guided barn tours.

As part of the festivities, there will be two free concerts on the Pine Tree Stage. On Friday, September 21 from 4:30 pm – 6 pm, James Garner’s Tribute to Johnny Cash takes the stage. On Saturday, September 22 from 4 – 6 pm, Brenn Hill, an award-winning singer songwriter, will perform cowboy and country music. 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.

It’s all happening at the Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair, September 21- 23, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, just 50 miles northeast of Sacramento. For information, call (530) 273-6217 or visit here.  

Photo by Lenkaland Photography

 

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Draft Horse Classic Tickets on Sale Now

Tickets are on sale now for the Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair, September 21 – 23, at the beautiful Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. Tickets are available here

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2018 Fun at the Nevada County Fairgrounds

Mark your calendar with these dates! Whether it’s the Fair, Draft Horse Classic, Home and Garden Show, The Strawberry Music Festival, AKC Dog Show, Roamin’ Angels Car Show, California WorldFest, Halloween Fun, Gem and Mineral Show, or Country Christmas Faire – it’s happening at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in 2018.

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Introducing the 2018 Draft Horse Classic Poster

Introducing the 2018 Draft Horse Classic poster, featuring artwork by talented artist Yvonne Bonacci. Don’t you love it! Thank you, Yvonne, for sharing your talent with us. The artwork is titled “The Wash Rack.” The 2018 Classic is September 21 – 23.

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