Fairgrounds and Community Organizations Team Up for Community Involvement Day on July 30

2018 Community Involvement Day, July 30The Nevada County Fairgrounds is teaming up with local nonprofit organizations – the Food Bank of Nevada County, Foothill Lions, Nevada County 2-1-1, NEO Youth Center, Story Club, Community Beyond Violence, Cinderella Project, The Karing Closet, Nevada County Pets in Need, Gold Country YMCA, Nevada County Diaper Project, and BloodSource – on July 30 for Community Involvement Day. This is a day to donate items to these nonprofit organizations while also receiving coupons for buy one, get one admission tickets to the Fair.  Or, donate blood through BloodSource on that day and receive a free admission ticket to the Fair. The organizations will be at the Fairgrounds Gate 1 main parking lot and Main Street Center on Monday, July 30, from 1 – 6 pm, to receive donations of any of the items listed below.

Food Bank of Nevada County: Four cans of food or dry goods (non-expired).  

Foothill Lions: Used hearing aids or prescription eye glasses.

Nevada County 2-1-1: New/unopened toiletries, including soap, shampoo, shaving cream, disposable razors, toothpaste/toothbrushes, mouthwash, deodorant, toilet paper, paper towels, sanitary wipes, tampons and pads, Chapstick, sunblock and Band-Aids.

NEO: Paper, paint supplies, glue sticks, paper towels, sharpies, general craft supplies, packaged snacks, scissors, paint brushes, blank canvases, ping pong and foosball supplies, yoga mats, and music equipment.

Story Club: Two new or slightly used children’s books, or chapter books for teens. 

Community Beyond Violence: Gift cards for local merchants for groceries, clothing, gas, bus passes, movie passes, fast food, calling cards, shelter supplies and maintenance; kitchen products and cleaning supplies; pre-paid phones; new socks and underwear; toiletries; bedding (twin and full size).

Cinderella Project:  Clean and gently used prom dresses and evening gowns, prom-type heels, prom-type jewelry (earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and hair accessories), and small handbags/clutches.

The Karing Closet: Boxes of XL or Jumbo Ziploc bags, packages of index cards, poster board, toothbrushes and toothpaste, packages of new children’s underwear and socks, or one new or gently-used school-ready outfit (from children’s size 5 to Junior’s size 16) in a large Ziploc marked bag. No garbage bags full of clothing, please.

Nevada County Diaper Project: Unopened packages of diaper for any age children (newborn to 6 or pullups)

Nevada County Pets in Need: Four cans of wet cat or dog food.

Gold Country YMCA: Gift cards for supplies and camper clothing needs, movie ticket gift cards, art/craft supplies, sporting goods, current books and yoga mats

BloodSource:  For a free admission ticket to the Fair, make a blood donation at the BloodSource bloodmobile located in the Gate 1 parking lot at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. For information and eligibility about blood donation, visit www.bloodsource.org.

Those who donate items to the Food Bank of Nevada County, Foothill Lions, NEO, Story Club, Community Beyond Violence, Nevada County 2-1-1, Cinderella Project, The Karing Closet, Nevada County Pets in Need, Gold Country YMCA, and Nevada County Diaper Project will receive a coupon to buy one advance special $7 admission ticket and receive one free. That’s two for the price of one!   

Those who make a blood donation at the BloodSource bloodmobile will receive a free admission ticket to any day of the Fair.

Feel free to donate to any one organization or all of them! To receive your coupons or free tickets, all donations must be brought to Gate 1 at the Fairgrounds on July 30 between 1- 6 pm.  Coupons (buy one, get one free) received for donations must be redeemed during pre-sale dates, which take place until August 7. Presale discounted tickets will be available for purchase on Community Involvement Day at Guest Services, Gate 1.

This year’s Fair is August 8 – 12.  For information, visit here or call (530) 273-6217.  

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Let Fair Season Begin!

Let Fair season begin! Online entries opened today (lots of people entering exhibits) and Fair tickets went on sale (already sold some derby tickets and some tractor pull tickets). Sixty eight days and counting!

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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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Fair Office Open This Weekend for Ticket Sales

Discounted tickets are on sale now through August 9 at 5 pm. Purchase your admission, carnival tickets, and arena event tickets before the Fair begins and save money! The Fair Office is open this weekend (Saturday and Sunday) from 10 am to 5 pm; and Monday and Tuesday from 8 am to 5 pm. You can also save time by purchasing your Fair tickets online.
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Donate at Community Involvement Day Today (Monday)

Lots of items being donated at Community Involvement Day today. Give back to participating nonprofit community organizations and get free or BOGO pre-sale admission tickets. We’re out here until 6 today!
Community Involvement Day collection (2016)
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Community Involvement Day: August 1

Community Involvement Day, August 1, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Participate and donate items to local nonprofit organizations, and you receive free tickets to the Fair. It’s a win-win. For a list of participating organizations and items to donate, visit here.

Community Involvement Day (2016)

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Discounted Fair Tickets on Sale Now

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 28, 2016

Contact: Robin Hauck, Deputy Manager
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Nevada County Fair Tickets On Sale Now: Buy Early And Save
Fair Office to extend its hours and be open the weekend before the Fair for discounted tickets!

Tickets for the Nevada County Fair are on sale now. Purchase your admission, carnival tickets, and arena event tickets before the Fair begins and save money!  The Fair Office is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm, and will be open specifically for ticket sales on Saturday, August 6 and Sunday, August 7 from 10 am to 5 pm on both days. You can also save time by purchasing your Fair tickets online.

Buy your admission tickets before August 9 at 5 pm and get an admission ticket for $6.  Or, purchase a “Be a Kid Again” adult admission ticket for Thursday of the Fair for only $4.  You can also take advantage of other pre-sale offers, including a five-day Fair pass with unlimited entry for $30; an event parking pass for $25; or a carnival ride bracelet, good for unlimited rides for any one day, for $23.

Now is the time to also purchase your arena event tickets – including tickets to this year’s Destruction Derby. Tickets are now on sale for the Flying U Extreme Rodeo on Wednesday and Thursday night; Monster Trucks and Tuff Trucks on Friday and Saturday night; and the Destruction Derby on Sunday night.

There are several ways to get your Fair tickets early. Purchase them online or stop by the Fair Office on McCourtney Road by Tuesday, August 9, at 5 pm. Or you can call the Fair Office at (530) 273-6217 by August 8 at 5 pm. The Fair Office at Gate 1 is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm, and will also be open on Saturday, August 6, and Sunday, August 7, from 10 am to 5 pm on both days.

After August 9, ticket prices for the Fair are $9 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for children 6-12, and free to children under the age of 5.

This year’s “Kick It Up!” Nevada County Fair is August 10 – 14. The Fair’s Office is located on McCourtney Road in Grass Valley. The phone number is (530) 273-6217.

Discounted Fair Tickets on Sale Now

Tickets for the Nevada County Fair are on sale now. Purchase your admission, carnival tickets, and arena event tickets before the Fair begins and save money!  The Fair Office is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm, and will be open specifically for ticket sales on Saturday, August 6 and Sunday, August 7 from 10 am to 5 pm on both days. You can also save time by purchasing your Fair tickets online.

Buy your admission tickets before August 9 at 5 pm and get an admission ticket for $6.  Or, purchase a “Be a Kid Again” adult admission ticket for Thursday of the Fair for only $4.  You can also take advantage of other pre-sale offers, including a five-day Fair pass with unlimited entry for $30; an event parking pass for $25; or a carnival ride bracelet, good for unlimited rides for any one day, for $23.

Now is the time to also purchase your arena event tickets – including tickets to this year’s Destruction Derby. Tickets are now on sale for the Flying U Extreme Rodeo on Wednesday and Thursday night; Monster Trucks and Tuff Trucks on Friday and Saturday night; and the Destruction Derby on Sunday night.

There are several ways to get your Fair tickets early. Purchase them online or stop by the Fair Office on McCourtney Road by Tuesday, August 9, at 5 pm. Or you can call the Fair Office at (530) 273-6217 by August 8 at 5 pm. The Fair Office at Gate 1 is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm, and will also be open on Saturday, August 6, and Sunday, August 7, from 10 am to 5 pm on both days.

After August 9, ticket prices for the Fair are $9 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for children 6-12, and free to children under the age of 5.

This year’s “Kick It Up!” Nevada County Fair is August 10 – 14. The Fair’s Office is located on McCourtney Road in Grass Valley. The phone number is (530) 273-6217.

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