Grounds Closed to Walkers in Preparation for WorldFest

In preparation for California WorldFest, July 12 – 15, the Fairgrounds will be closed to walkers and bicyclists beginning July 9. The Fairgrounds will re-open its gates to walkers and bicyclists as usual on Tuesday, July 17. This closure does not affect the Main Office, which is open during its normal business hours of Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. For tickets to WorldFest, visit worldfest.net. Photo by Alan Sheckter.

 

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Get Your Paperwork Filled Out for Entering an Exhibit

Did you know that last year more than 7,000 exhibits were entered in the Fair? What a talented community! If you can make it, bake it, grow it, or show it – we have a category for you. Get your paperwork filled out so you can enter an exhibit this year. Details can be found here. Go ahead, Nevada County, show off! 

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Carriage at the Fairgrounds

There are little Fair reminders everywhere! 🙂 This beauty can be found in the RV Park at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Isn’t it fantastic?! A shout out to our gardener, Lindsay, for her creative work on this display and a huge thank you to Tom and Betty Dorville and family for the donation of the carriage to the Fairgrounds! We love that the community can enjoy this year-round!

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This Week at the Fairgrounds: Music in the Mountains Summerfest

Music in the Mountains 37th annual SummerFest continues this week with four thrilling outdoor concerts featuring world-class musicians and conductors performing under the towering pines at the beautiful Nevada County Fairgrounds. Purchase your tickets at the gate or here. Photo by Kial James Photography + Design
 

 

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Enter an Exhibit in the Fair – Get Free Draft Horse Classic Tickets

Did you know that all those who enter an exhibit in the Nevada County Fair receive two free tickets to the Friday morning performance of the Draft Horse Classic? Enter an exhibit or get your tickets now for the this year’s Draft Horse Classic, September 21 – 23, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Photo by Laurie Ann Martin Photography.

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Fair Fun! Leave a Comment for a Chance to Win an Admission Ticket

This year’s Nevada County Fair opens in 45 days! What will be the first thing you do when you visit the Fair? Or, is this your first year attending? Leave a comment on our Facebook page we’ll randomly choose a few winners to receive a free admission ticket to the Nevada County Fair.

 

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Enter an Exhibit: Hundreds of Categories for Children and Adults

Are you thinking about entering exhibits in this year’s Fair, but aren’t sure what to enter? How about showcasing a child’s artwork from school, creating a fairy garden, baking cupcakes or cookies, entering a photo, making the Ugliest Decorated Cake, writing a poem, or showcasing fresh flowers or vegetables from your garden?  We also have some fun new categories this year – a cell phone photo contest, Minecraft, Zentangle art, homebrew, and kite decorating. There are hundreds of categories available for children and adults. Information is available in our Competition Handbook and here. So much fun to see what our talented community creates!

 

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Flower Arranging Workshop Success

Congratulations to the graduates of the 2018 Flower Arranging Workshop. This fun class is offered each year at the Fairgrounds by the Chicago Park Garden Club. Watch for these kids as they enter their floriculture exhibits at the Fair. Great job, kiddos. It was fun having you here today!

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Enter an Exhibit in the Nevada County Fair

Start the Fair season now by entering an exhibit in the Nevada County Fair! Did you know that more than 7,000 exhibits were created by our talented community and featured at last year’s 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!

How about showcasing a child’s artwork from school, baking cupcakes or cookies, entering a photo, creating a produce character, making the Ugliest Decorated Cake, writing a poem, entering the Pet Look-A-Like photo contest, entering one of the daily special food contests, or showcasing fresh fruits or vegetables from your garden? This year, we have some fun new categories like a cell phone photo contest, Minecraft, Zentangle art, homebrew, kite decorating, and the California State Parks youth photo contest. With hundreds of categories available for children and adults, the Competition Handbook has something for everyone.

It’s easy to enter! Look through the book, pick your favorite categories, and follow the steps for completing the entry forms. You can even enter online here.  Most categories are free to enter, and you can enter online or at the Fair office. The deadline for submitting entry forms and online entries forms for still exhibits is July 23. Entries are limited to Nevada County residents only.

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 here.   

The 2018 Nevada County Fair is August 8 – 12, and the Fair theme is “Bushels of Fun!” 

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June 9 – 18: Grounds Closed to Pedestrians in Preparation for Bluegrass Festival

In preparation for the Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival, June 14 – 17, the Nevada County Fairgrounds will be closed to pedestrians – walkers and bicyclists – beginning Saturday, June 9.  The Fairgrounds will reopen its gates to walkers and bicyclists as usual on Monday, June 18.  This closure does not affect the Main Office, which is open during its normal business hours.  If you are interested in attending the Bluegrass Festival, visit here

 

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