The Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair, September 21 – 24, opens Thursday at the beautiful Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. Tickets are available here. Photo by Laurie Ann Martin Photography.
We are so excited that the CalCrush Clydes will be joining us at this year’s Draft Horse Classic! This beautiful team will be part of the specialty acts that are seen in between classes at the different performances.
Draft Horse Classic tickets are on sale now! So excited to have these Gentle Giants at the Fairgrounds, September 21 – 24. Visit here for information. Photo by Laurie Ann Martin Photography.
Are you going to enter an exhibit in this year’s Fair? If so, what? If not – how about making this the first year! You have until July 21 to turn in the paperwork. It’s easy to enter, most categories are free, and it’s fun to see your exhibits on display at the Fair. You’ll also receive two free admission tickets to the Draft Horse Classic. Details are here.
Looking for something fun to do during July 3 and 4? Check out the fun activities happening right here in Nevada County – Music in the Mountains “Patriotic Pops” on July 3, a parade in downtown Grass Valley on July 4, and fireworks at the Nevada County Fairgrounds on Tuesday night.
Music in the Mountains Happening on July 3, Music in the Mountains will end their popular SummerFest Concert Series with an outdoor concert, Patriotic Pops! Pack the family picnic basket, wave the flag, and honor America. It’s a celebration under the stars! Patriotic favorites, including Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever.” Gates open at 6:30 pm. Visit www.musicinthemountains.org for tickets and additional information.
Fourth of July Celebration Parade: This year’s parade takes place in historic downtown Grass Valley. The parade begins at 11 am, and will include approximately 60 entries. The festive parade travels down Main and Mill streets in Grass Valley. This year’s Grand Marshal will be Craig Hoddy, publisher of Nevada County Gold magazine and Partnership Development Director at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.
Fireworks: Following the parade, there will be a celebration under the pines at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Live music, entertainment, food and refreshments are offered. Fairgrounds gates open at 3 pm, entertainment begins at 4 pm, and the fireworks spectacular blasts off at 9:30 pm. The Nevada County Fourth of July celebration is co-sponsored by Nevada City Chamber of Commerce, the Grass Valley Downtown Association, and the Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce. Admission rates: Adults $10/advance or $20/gate; children 12 and under are free; and military are free with ID.
For tickets and information, visit: https://grassvalleychamber.com/4th-of-july-independence-day-celebration-2/.
Additionally, the Chamber of Commerce will be selling tickets in front of the Fairgrounds Office on Monday, July 3 from 11 am to 3 pm.
Meet Howard and Hugh, who walk the Fairgrounds 2 to 3 times a week (more now that the weather is warmer). These long-time friends have been walking the grounds for about 4 years, and do it for “health reasons and because of all the friendly people they meet on their walks). Always happy to see you out here, Howard and Hugh!
Meet the Santa Rosa Easy Livin’ Kampers (ELKs). They recently spent time with us at the RV Park at the Nevada County Fairgrounds – and what fun they were! Photographer Dick Kuykendall took 250 photos, and said the group had such a good time and they can’t wait to return. Thanks for visiting us, and we can’t wait to welcome you back, ELKs.
The Nevada County Fairgrounds will host a job fair to fulfill its hiring needs for this year’s Fair season. The Nevada County Fair Job Fair will be held on Thursday, June 8, from 3 – 6 pm at Ponderosa Hall, located at Gate 2, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.
If you are interested in working for the Fairgrounds during the 2017 Fair season, plan to attend this event. Fair staff will be accepting applications from 3 – 6 pm for all departments, as well as conducting interviews on site. Some of the jobs available include gate cashiers, ticket monitors, “red shirt” patrols, exhibit crew, clean-up crew, and parking crew.
A list of jobs, job descriptions, and an application are posted on the Fairgrounds’ website here. You can either download the application, complete it and bring it to the Job Fair; or complete it at the Job Fair.
The 2017 Nevada County Fair is August 9 – 13. For information, call (530) 273-6217.
Movies Under the Pines (presented by the Nevada City Film Festival) kicks off this Friday at the Nevada County Fairgrounds with The NeverEnding Story. Gates open at 7 pm; film begins at sunset. Lazy Dog ice cream, specialty coffee drinks, beer, wine, and An Honest Pie will be available for purchase. Blankets and low back chairs are suggested. Tickets are available at the gate or online at nevadacityfilmfestival.com