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 category for you – and it can be found in the Competition Handbook!

Why not showcase a talent, a project, a cooking skill, or a special collection. Try baking cookies, entering a prized photo, creating a produce character, making the Ugliest Decorated Cake, writing a poem, or entering the Pet Look-A-Like photo contest. This year, we have some fun, new categories, including a Spelling Bee, tiny terrariums, creating the best BBQ sauce, an Instagram Contest, Recycled Fan art, an ugly lamp contest, or a painted rock category.

There are also lots of special contests like the Squash Mobile Races, Daily Special Food Contests, and the Newlywed Game. With hundreds of categories available for children and adults – the Competition Handbook has something for everyone.

Copies of the free handbook are available at the Fairgrounds’ Office, Chamber of Commerce offices, post offices, county libraries, Raley’s, SPD, Ben Franklin, Foothill Mercantile, and other local businesses, as well as on-line.

It’s easy to enter! Look through the book, pick your favorite categories, and follow the simple steps for completing the entry forms. You can even enter on-line.   This year, there won’t be any entry fees for most categories (yes, it’s free!), you can enter on-line or at the Fair office, and there will be some great prizes! The deadline for submitting paper entry forms and on-line entries is July 24 at 4 pm.

This year’s Competition Handbook also contains information about discounted Fair tickets available now through August 11, discount days at the Fair, and nightly arena events.

The 2015 “Catch the Fair Bug!” Nevada County Fair is August 12 – 16.

Why not showcase a talent, a project, a cooking skill, or a special collection.

Why not showcase a talent, a project, a cooking skill, or a special collection.

If you can make it, bake it, grow it or show it, there is a category for you.

If you can make it, bake it, grow it or show it, there is a category for you.

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Employment Opportunities at the Fairgrounds

Check out the following part-time employment opportunities at the Fairgrounds:

Camp Host
Requires computer and customer service experience

Exhibits Entry Clerk
Requires computer and customer service experience

Office Assistant
Requires computer and customer service experience

Maintenance Worker/Janitorial
Requires customer service experience

All positions are part-time and require previous experience.

Call (530) 273-6217 for additional information. Employment applications are available at the Fairgrounds Office on McCourtney Road.

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Funding for Fairs, Governor’s Proposed Budget

We are thankful that Governor Brown recognizes the great value of the network of California’s fairs. Thank you!

Funding for Fairs, Governor Brown’s Proposed Budget
(January 9, 2015)–California’s Governor Jerry Brown released his proposed 2015-2016 state budget, and it included the following for California fairs:

California Fairs–CDFA is responsible for fiscal and policy oversight of the network of California fairs. General Fund support for California fairs was eliminated in 2011.Three years later, 15 fairs are fiscally challenged and at risk of closing. In recognition of the impact California fairs have on local economies and their educational and social benefits, the Budget includes $3.1 million General Fund to assist with fair operations,improve the financial stability of smaller fairs statewide, and provide funding to support additional fair board training. The Budget also includes a one-time allocation of $7 million General Fund for deferred maintenance at California fairs, which is part of a larger statewide effort to address the state’s infrastructure needs.
The budget will now head to the legislature for extensive hearings that traditionally begin in May. More details will be available at the California Fair’s Alliance Open Forum, set for 5 p.m. in Crystal 5 at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno. Results of that meeting and next steps will be reported to all members on January 20, after the conclusion of the WFA Convention.
“We greatly appreciate the Governor’s support and the strong efforts of the California Fairs Alliance members in 2014. This is a great step forward,” said WFA President Pat Kress.
Click here to read the budget summary.
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Nevada County Fairgrounds Begins Winter Hours, Effective November 1

Public Service Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 29, 2013

Contact:     Sandy Woods, Chief Executive Officer
 (530) 273-6217;  moc.r1544840693iaFyt1544840693nuoCa1544840693daveN1544840693@ydna1544840693S1544840693

Nevada County Fairgrounds
Begins Winter Hours, Effective November 1
Inner-grounds and gates to be locked at 4:30 pm and closed on weekends

Effective November 1, the Nevada County Fairgrounds will return to its winter hours. This change in hours means that the Fairgrounds’ inner-grounds and gates will be locked at 
4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, and closed on weekends.   The inner-grounds and gates will remain open during the week to walkers and bicyclists, but all must be off the grounds before the gates lock at 4:30 pm.
The winter hours only affect the inner-grounds and gate closures; it does not affect the Main Office, which is open during its normal business hours of Monday through Friday from 
8 am to 5 pm.  Additionally, the RV Park at the Fairgrounds will remain open, and the gates and inner-grounds will remain open for any events that are taking place on the grounds during the winter months.  
For more information about the Nevada County Fairgrounds, visit NevadaCountyFair.com or call (530) 273-6217.
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Winter Hours, Effective November 1

Effective November 1, the Nevada County Fairgrounds will return to its winter hours. This change in hours means that the Fairgrounds’ inner-grounds and gates will be locked at 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, and closed on weekends.   The inner-grounds and gates will remain open during the week to walkers and bicyclists, but all must be off the grounds before the gates lock at 4:30 pm.

The winter hours only affect the inner-grounds and gate closures; it does not affect the Main Office, which is open during its normal business hours of Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.  Additionally, the RV Park at the Fairgrounds will remain open, and the gates and inner-grounds will remain open for any events that are taking place on the grounds during the winter months. 

For more information about the Nevada County Fairgrounds,  call (530) 273-6217.

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Draft Horse Classic: This Weekend!

The Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair is happening this Thursday through Sunday (September 19 – 22) at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. With 52 exhibitors, more than 160 Draft Horses on the grounds, Art at the Classic, activities happening throughout the weekend on the grounds, Bounty of the County, a Classic BBQ Cook-Off, and all the goodies on Treat Street – this is one event you don’t want to miss!  Visit here for general information and ticket information. See you at the Classic!

Outside the barns

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