Guided Barn Tours Offered at the Draft Horse Classic

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 6, 2017

Contact: Rea Callender, CEO, Nevada County Fairgrounds
(530) 273-6217;  moc.r1508205557iaFyt1508205557nuoCa1508205557daveN1508205557@aeR1508205557

Guided Barn Tours Offered At This Year’s Draft Horse Classic
Get behind-the-scenes and meet the stars of the Classic

Guided barn tours are available to visitors at this year’s Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair, September 21 – 24, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.  The behind-the-scenes tours, led by teamster and assistant show manager, Eleanor Roberts, are another way for visitors to be able to meet and talk with draft horse exhibitors, as well as meet the stars of the Draft Horse Classic.

Guided barn tours are offered on Friday, September 22, at 3 pm and Saturday, September 23, at 2 pm. Advance reservations are highly recommended, as there are a limited number of openings for each tour. The cost for the tour is $15 per person, and advance reservations can be made by calling the Fair Office at (530) 273-6217. If there is still availability, tickets may also be purchased the day of the event at the arena box office.

Each tour lasts approximately 45 minutes and includes meeting the exhibitors and learning about how they got involved with draft horses, discussing and seeing the different draft horse breeds, a show and tell of draft horse equipment, and a discussion about the training of draft horses and what it takes to put a team together.  You’ll also get to roam to the various barns on the Fairgrounds to meet the beautiful draft horses.

If you can’t make it to a guided barn tour, the barns are open in between draft horse performances for viewing the draft horses. Additionally, an art show, special exhibits, delicious food, vendors selling wares and farming supplies, and a horseshoeing competition are all part of the Harvest Fair, which takes place at the Fairgrounds during all four days of the Classic. 

On the Pine Tree Stage, there’s also the Western Music Fest, which features ongoing musical entertainment beginning at 11 am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  On Friday evening, from 4:30 – 6 pm, don’t miss James Garner’s Tribute to Johnny Cash; and on Saturday from 4 – 6 pm, Left of Centre and the Country Artists Tribute to Jason Aldean takes the stage. All music at the Western Music Fest is free, so stop by the Fairgrounds, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy the music.

The 31st annual Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair starts Thursday, September 21 and runs through Sunday, September 24 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley.  The Draft Horse Classic features six performances in the arena, and the Harvest Fair runs throughout the Fairgrounds during the four days of the Classic.

For tickets to the draft horse performances or the barn tours, call the Fairgrounds at 273-6217 or visit here.

Draft Horse Looking out of a Barn at the Nevada County Fairgrounds

Guided barn tours, which provide an opportunity to meet the exhibitors and the stars of the Draft Horse Classic, will be offered as part of this year’s Draft Horse Classic. Tickets are on sale now.

Guided Barn Tours Offered at the Draft Horse Classic

Guided barn tours are available to visitors at this year’s Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair, September 21 – 24, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.  The behind-the-scenes tours, led by teamster and assistant show manager, Eleanor Roberts, are another way for visitors to be able to meet and talk with draft horse exhibitors, as well as meet the stars of the Draft Horse Classic.

Guided barn tours are offered on Friday, September 22, at 3 pm and Saturday, September 23, at 2 pm. Advance reservations are highly recommended, as there are a limited number of openings for each tour. The cost for the tour is $15 per person, and advance reservations can be made by calling the Fair Office at (530) 273-6217. If there is still availability, tickets may also be purchased the day of the event at the arena box office.

Each tour lasts approximately 45 minutes and includes meeting the exhibitors and learning about how they got involved with draft horses, discussing and seeing the different draft horse breeds, a show and tell of draft horse equipment, and a discussion about the training of draft horses and what it takes to put a team together.  You’ll also get to roam to the various barns on the Fairgrounds to meet the beautiful draft horses.

If you can’t make it to a guided barn tour, the barns are open in between draft horse performances for viewing the draft horses. Additionally, an art show, special exhibits, delicious food, vendors selling wares and farming supplies, and a horseshoeing competition are all part of the Harvest Fair, which takes place at the Fairgrounds during all four days of the Classic. 

On the Pine Tree Stage, there’s also the Western Music Fest, which features ongoing musical entertainment beginning at 11 am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  On Friday evening, from 4:30 – 6 pm, don’t miss James Garner’s Tribute to Johnny Cash; and on Saturday from 4 – 6 pm, Left of Centre and the Country Artists Tribute to Jason Aldean takes the stage. All music at the Western Music Fest is free, so stop by the Fairgrounds, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy the music.

The 31st annual Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair starts Thursday, September 21 and runs through Sunday, September 24 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley.  The Draft Horse Classic features six performances in the arena, and the Harvest Fair runs throughout the Fairgrounds during the four days of the Classic.

For tickets to the draft horse performances or the barn tours, call the Fairgrounds at 273-6217 or visit here.

Categories: Draft Horse Classic, Events, and Nevada County Fairgrounds.

Draft Horse Classic Tickets On Sale

Majestic Draft Horse performances, breathtaking competitions, and seeing a Draft Horse “up-close” are all part of the festivities at the 31st Annual Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair, September 21 – 24, at the beautiful Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. Featuring six different performances by the Draft Horses, this event has become the premier Draft Horse show in the western United States. The Classic spotlights a variety of horses, teams, and performances; featuring everything from farm wagons, carriages, and driving competitions to dancing horses and racing mules. The stars of the show are the horses, and with more than 120 horses stabled on the grounds, the Classic offers a unique chance to observe them in a multitude of settings.

Tickets to this event are on sale now. You can choose from six different performances or purchase a season ticket for all six. Tickets can be purchased by calling (530) 273-6217, by visiting the Fairgrounds Office on McCourtney Road, or online. There is a small transaction fee if you order your tickets online. As a reminder, all tickets purchased after 5 pm on Wednesday, September 20, are an additional $4 per ticket.

Although there is a charge for the Draft Horse performances in the arena, admission to the Fairgrounds is free so all can enjoy the many activities of the Harvest Fair happening during the four days of the Classic. Visit the grounds to enjoy musical entertainment, a Western Trade Show with vendors selling wares, the Harvest Fair agricultural competitions and community exhibits, a horseshoeing demonstration, delicious food, and Art at the Classic. Plus, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to visit the barns and meet the famous Draft Horses. We even offer guided barn tours!

New this year at the Harvest Fair, we’ve got two new musical acts performing on the Pine Tree Stage. On Friday, September 22 at 4:30 pm, James Garner’s Tribute to Johnny Cash takes the stage. Saturday, September 23 at 4 pm, features Left of Centre and the Jason Aldean Tribute band. Both concerts are free, so stop by and grab a bite to eat, enjoy some music under the shade of the tall pine trees, and catch a Draft Horse performance after the musical entertainment.

Photo by Laurie Ann Martin Photography

Categories: Draft Horse Classic, Events, and Nevada County Fairgrounds.

Draft Horse Classic: September 21 – 24, 2017

Isn’t this year’s Draft Horse Classic poster beautiful?!  Featuring artwork by talented artist Elizabeth Hendrix, the piece is titled “Show Morning.” Mark your calendar for this year’s Classic – September 21 – 24, 2017.

2017 Draft Horse Classic, September 21 - 24, Grass Valley, CA

Categories: Draft Horse Classic.

2017 Draft Horse Classic Poster

Introducing the 2017 Draft Horse Classic poster – featuring artwork titled “Show Morning” by talented artist Elizabeth Hendrix. Don’t you love it! Thank you, Elizabeth, for sharing your talent with us. The 2017 Classic is September 21 – 24.
 
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Categories: Draft Horse Classic.