Thank You, PRIDE

Thank you to this hardworking group from Pride Industries Foundation who spent the day raking the pine needles from the cow barns, as well as cleaning the ticket booths. We also had another group of individuals helping us in the office last week and we will continue to partner with PRIDE on a monthly basis. We are so appreciative of this team’s help, their smiles and their positive attitude. Keep up the good work, team, and know that you are making a difference at the Nevada County Fairgrounds!

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Draft Horse Classic Tickets on Sale Now

Tickets are on sale now for the Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair, September 21 – 23, at the beautiful Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. Tickets are available here

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Old West Antique Show (Friday and Saturday)

Today and tomorrow (Friday and Saturday) at the Fairgrounds, it’s the Grass Valley Old West Antique Show from 10 am – 5 pm on Friday and from 9 am – 3 pm on Saturday. Visitors to the show will discover one of the richest collections of antiques and artifacts that define the experience of the American West, and will have the opportunity to view and purchase world class merchandise from a legendary list of dealers in all collecting categories.


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Summer Hours at the Fairgrounds

Effective immediately, the Nevada County Fairgrounds will return to its summer hours, which means that the Fairgrounds inner grounds and gates will be open during the week and on the weekends from 8 am to 4:30 pm. The inner grounds and gates will be open during the week and weekends to walkers and bicyclists, but all must be off the grounds when the gates lock at 4:30 pm. The summer hours only apply to the inner grounds and gate closures; it does not affect the Fairgrounds Administration Office, the RV Park at the Fairgrounds, or any events that are taking place on the grounds during the summer months or on the weekends. Happy walking and cycling!


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Lions Lake Habitat Restoration Project

Habitat restoration work began this week at Lions Lake at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. This project is being done in partnership with the Nevada County Resource Conservation District (RCD) and involves removing silt and trash from the lake, removing a block wall and replacing it with a rock wall, replacing failed culverts and doing shoreline stabilization.  When completed (in about 2-3 weeks) the lake will be healthier and there will be new walking trails around the lake. It’s important to note that the lake will NOT be fully drained. It will only be partially drained, and RCD worked with Fish and Wildlife on permits for the project, which includes safeguards for protecting wildlife. We are extremely thankful to RCD for their work and expertise on this project, and we can’t wait for the community to see the “new” lake.

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Saturday and Sunday: The Union’s Spring Home, Garden, and Lifestyle Show

Looking for something to do this weekend? How about visiting The Union‘s Spring Home, Garden and Lifestyle Show at the Fairgrounds? This show is Nevada County’s largest and only Home Expo and features more than 200 vendors with thousands of ideas for your home and garden, a food court with lots of local food and beverage choices, free demonstrations, and musical entertainment on Pine Tree Stage. The event is from 10 am – 5 pm on Saturday and 10 am – 4 pm on Sunday, and admission is free ($6 for parking). Stop on by!

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Saturday (April 21): Trout Derby at the Fairgrounds

Preparing for Saturday’s (April 21) Trout Derby at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. About 2,000 Rainbow Trout are being stocked in the pond by the CA Fish and Game and the Grass Valley Sportsmen’s Club. Thank you to the Grass Valley Sportsmen for preparing and hosting this fun kids event on Saturday at Lions Lake. Sign-in begins at 7 am; fishing begins at 8 am.  For information, visit here


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