Draft Horse Classic tickets are on sale now! So excited to have these Gentle Giants at the Fairgrounds, September 21 – 24. Visit here for information. Photo by Laurie Ann Martin Photography.
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
Well, hello, friend! We can’t wait to see you back at the 2017 Draft Horse Classic. Photo by @leavethecouchandgo.
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.
For all our rodeo, Bobby Kerr and equestrian fans – the Grand National Livestock Expo, Horse Show and Rodeo is happening at the Cow Palace in San Francisco on October 14-15 and 21-22. There is a bit of something for everyone – a rodeo, livestock show and horse show – and featuring Bobby Kerr and the Cal Crush Clydesdales. For a schedule and information, visit grandnationalrodeo.com.
For $6 off rodeo tickets (discount is good on Reserved Dress Circle Tickets), click on this link. Use promo code GFB2 to get the $6 off discount.
Safe travels home to all our exhibitors and draft horse friends. Thank you for all your hard work at the Draft Horse Classic! See you in 2017.
Beautiful photo by Lenkaland Photography.
Join the beautiful draft horses for the 30th annual Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair, September 22 – 25, 2016 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. Featuring six performances by the beautiful draft horses, this event has grown to become the premiere draft horse show in the western United States.
The Classic spotlights a variety of horses, teams, rigs 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.
In between classes, enjoy showcase specialty acts like Gladius the Show, an acrobatic equestrian production that incorporates aerialists, fire, and Roman riding. There’s also the California Cowgirls, chariot and chuck wagon races, and the Bobby Kerr Mustang Act.
Also taking place at the Fairgrounds during the four days of the Classic is the Harvest Fair. There’s western music, community exhibits, a clogging demonstration, and a horse shoeing competition. Visit Art at the Classic in the Main Street Center, where you’ll find artists’ booths filled with paintings, sculpture, photographs and jewelry. Or, shop along the walking paths for your favorite crafts, horse products, pottery, apparel and more. When you’re hungry and need a rest, pick your favorite treat, then wander over to the Pine Tree Stage and enjoy the musical entertainment. Of course, don’t forget a visit to the barns to meet the Draft Horses.
There are six performances featuring the beautiful Draft Horses – Thursday and Friday at 6:30 pm, Saturday at 10 am and 6:30 pm, and Sunday at 10 am and 4 pm – and there are a variety of ticket prices available. Ticket prices are $19 for reserved seating or $16 for general admission at the evening and late afternoon performances; $15 for reserved seating or $12 at the morning performances; and $13 for reserved seating or $10 for children’s tickets. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Fairgrounds Office at (530) 273-6217 or visiting the Fairgrounds’ website at NevadaCountyFair.com. Tickets purchased after September 21 will be charged an additional $3 per ticket.