Monster Trucks and Tuff Truck Racing at the Fair! Get Your Tickets Now!

Friday night of the Fair features Monster Trucks and Modified Tuff Truck Racing, and Saturday night features Monster Trucks and Stock Tuff Truck Racing. It’s a brand-new show this year, with four of the best All Star Monster Trucks doing battle in a best trick competition, full throttle racing, and a freestyle throw down. Ticket price includes a Meet and Greet. Get your tickets before they sell out!

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Treat Street Fun Facts: Grass Valley Fire Department

Treat Street fun facts! Did you know that during the Fair the Grass Valley Fire Department’s Firefighters Association booth serves hot dogs, polish dogs, Cajun dogs, chili dogs and chili bowls? Last year’s addition of a Frito chili bowl was a big hit! Proceeds from Fair sales support the association’s efforts in restoring a 1920’s-era Seagrave fire engine, and allows them to provide a “broken wheel” (a long-standing tradition) to families of firefighters who have passed away. Thank you, Grass Valley Fire, for all your hard work!


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Community Involvement Day: July 31 (Donate and Receive Coupons for Discounted Admission Tickets)

Community Involvement Day PosterLooking for a way to get discounted (buy one, get one free) tickets to the Fair? Mark your calendar for Community Involvement Day, July 31, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Participate and donate items to participating local nonprofit organizations, and you will receive coupons for buy one, get one free Fair admission tickets. Or, donate blood at the bloodmobile at the Fairgrounds on that day, and receive a free admission ticket. For a list of items to donate, visit here.

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Movies Under the Pines: July 22

Movies Under the Pines (presented by the Nevada City Film Festival) screens Pixar’s animated favorite, Wall-E, on July 22. Enjoy the movie while sitting beneath the stars at the Fairgrounds. Beer, wine, popcorn, soft drinks, ice cream and pies will be available for purchase. Blankets and low back chairs are suggested. Gates open at 7 pm for picnicking; films begin at sunset. Tickets are $7/general admission, $5/children 17 & under.

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July 3 and 4 Activities

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.

July 3:
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 for tickets and additional information.

July 4:
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: 

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.


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Good Morning from Califia Cafe

Good morning from Califia Café at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. We’re the little red trolley right inside Gate 1 (we recently moved from the parking lot to inside the gate), and we’re here Monday – Friday from 7 am to 12:30 pm, so stop by and grab a delicious cup of coffee and a baked goodie!

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