Enter an Exhibit: Paint a Rock

Happy Monday! It’s week two of our virtual exhibit contests and this week is the Paint a Rock contest. Simply paint a rock with a favorite design, animal, bug, flower or inspirational quote. Below are the rules, and don’t forget to post a photo in the comment section. Ready, set, go!
 
* Limit one entry per person
* When posting photos, add the first name of exhibitor and age (only add the age if it is a youth entry) to the post.
* Entries must be posted by Sunday at 5 pm.
* Best of Show and 1st – 6th place ribbons will be awarded
* First place winners and Best of Show will also receive a free admission ticket to next year’s Fair.
* Contest open to adults and youth
Categories: Nevada County Fair.

Enter an Exhibit: Toilet Paper Roll Art

Happy Monday! It’s the beginning of our virtual exhibit contests and we’re so excited to see what our talented community creates. This week is all about toilet paper roll art, so create a piece of art out of toilet paper rolls and post a photo on our Facebook page, Instagram page, or send us a photo are
 
Specific contest rules:
* Entries must be posted by Sunday at 5 pm.
* Best of Show and 1st – 6th place ribbons will be awarded
* First place winners and Best of Show will also receive a free admission ticket to next year’s Fair.
* Contest open to adults and youth
* HAVE FUN!
Categories: Nevada County Fair.

Nevada County Fair Virtual Exhibit Contests

Nevada County Fair exhibit contests are going virtual! Beginning Monday (July 6) we will be holding weekly virtual exhibit contests. Below is a list of weekly contests, rules, prize information and all the information you need to know to prepare to enter your exhibits. Enter one week or all weeks – the more the merrier!

Weekly Contests

Jul 6 – 12
Toilet Paper Roll Art
Create a piece of artwork out of toilet paper rolls

July 13 – 19
Paint a Rock
Paint a rock with your favorite design, animal, bug, flower or inspirational quote

July 20 – 26
Pet Costume Contest
Send a picture of your pet or livestock animal in a costume. Both of you can be in a costume or just your pet.

July 27 – August 2
Produce Character
Use vegetables and fruit to create a sculpture of your choice.

August 3 – 9
Draw Your Favorite Thing at the Fair
Create a drawing with paint, ink pens, pencils or whatever you choose to create a drawing of your favorite thing at the Fair.

August 10 – 16
Blue Ribbon Entry (Anything Goes)
Send us a photo of anything that you would have entered as an exhibit at the 2020 Fair. It can be any item for any department.  

Categories: Nevada County Fair and Site Updates.

Enter an Exhibit in the Nevada County Fair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 21, 2019 Contact: Wendy Oaks, Information Officer, Nevada County Fairgrounds (530) 273-6217;

Enter An Exhibit In The Nevada County Fair

Competition Handbook now available and includes all the information needed to enter exhibits in the Fair

Want to 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 class for you – and it can be found in the Competition Handbook!

Whether you’ve been entering exhibits for years or this is your first time, the Competition Handbook is the place to start. If you’re not sure what to enter, how about homemade jam or jelly, a cell phone photo, flowers or vegetables from your garden, baked cookies or homebrew? New this year are classes for your favorite homemade muffin and the Farm Fun Planter Pot – paint your dream farm on the outside of a small pot and plant it with your favorite flower or vegetable! There are also classes for honey, wine, quilts, poetry, ugliest cake, produce characters, and fairy gardens. Or, try entering your best salsa, pie or potato salad in one of the daily Special Food Contests. There are more than a thousand classes for children and adults to enter!

There are cash prizes, gift certificates and ribbons to be won, and all those who enter an exhibit in the Fair will receive two free tickets to the Thursday evening performance of the Draft Horse Classic.

It’s easy to enter! Look through the book, pick your favorite classes, and complete the process online at NevadaCountyFair.com or at the Fair Office on McCourtney Road. The deadline for submitting entry forms for still exhibits is July 22.

A copy of the Competition Handbook can be found online at NevadaCountyFair.com. For printed copies, visit the Fairgrounds Office, Chamber of Commerce offices, post offices, county libraries, grocery stores, Ben Franklin, Foothill Mercantile, and other local businesses.

The 2019 Nevada County Fair is August 7 – 11, and the Fair theme is “Farms, Food & Fun!”

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Enter an Exhibit in the Nevada County Fair

Want to 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 class for you – and it can be found in the Competition Handbook!

Whether you’ve been entering exhibits for years or this is your first time, the Competition Handbook is the place to start. If you’re not sure what to enter, how about homemade jam or jelly, a cell phone photo, flowers or vegetables from your garden, baked cookies or homebrew? New this year are classes for your favorite homemade muffin and the Farm Fun Planter Pot – paint your dream farm on the outside of a small pot and plant it with your favorite flower or vegetable! There are also classes for honey, wine, quilts, poetry, ugliest cake, produce characters, and fairy gardens. Or, try entering your best salsa, pie or potato salad in one of the daily Special Food Contests. There are more than a thousand classes for children and adults to enter!

There are cash prizes, gift certificates and ribbons to be won, and all those who enter an exhibit in the Fair will receive two free tickets to the Thursday evening performance of the Draft Horse Classic.

It’s easy to enter! Look through the book, pick your favorite classes, and complete the process online at NevadaCountyFair.com or at the Fair Office on McCourtney Road. The deadline for submitting entry forms for still exhibits is July 22.

A copy of the Competition Handbook can be found online at NevadaCountyFair.com. For printed copies, visit the Fairgrounds Office, Chamber of Commerce offices, post offices, county libraries, grocery stores, Ben Franklin, Foothill Mercantile, and other local businesses.

The 2019 Nevada County Fair is August 7 – 11, and the Fair theme is “Farms, Food & Fun!”

Categories: Nevada County Fair.

Fun Fair Camp

Introducing Fun Fair Camp, where kids get to create an exhibit to enter in the Fair.  Sew a pillow or pot holder, learn photography and prepare a photo to enter, make cookies and take home the recipe to prepare for your Fair entry, or paint a clay pot to enter in the “Farm Fun Planter Pots” division.  This fun day camp is happening on Monday, June 24, from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm and is available to ages 6-12. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  Stop by the Fair Office to register or give us a call at 530-273-6217.  Don’t miss out on the fun! 

 

Categories: Events, Nevada County Fair, and Nevada County Fairgrounds.

Livestock Entry Deadlines: Market Beef and Junior Horse

All livestock entry deadlines for market animals, junior horse exhibitors, all other livestock, and Ag Mechanics Auction for the 2019 Fair are now listed on our website here. As a reminder, Market Beef and Junior Horse entries are now open and have a deadline of April 5. All entries need to be completed online, and we’re here to help with the process. Let the Fair season begin!

 

Categories: Nevada County Fair.

Gardeners, Crafters, Bakers and Artists!

Gardeners, crafters, bakers and artists of all ages – how about entering an exhibit in the Harvest Fair at the Draft Horse Classic (September 21 – 23)? The deadline to turn in entry forms is Friday, September 14. It’s free to enter, and all exhibitors will receive complimentary tickets to the Friday morning performance of the Draft Horse Classic. Details can be found here

Categories: Draft Horse Classic and Nevada County Fairgrounds.