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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Tonight: Movies Under the Pines

Join us tonight (July 7) for Stand By Me at Movies Under the Pines at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Presented by the Nevada City Film Festival. Gates open at 7 pm, film begins at sunset. Food and beverage for sale. Tickets can be purchased at the gate.
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Are You Entering An Exhibit In This Year’s Fair?

Are you going to enter an exhibit in this year’s Fair? If so, what? If not – how about making this the first year! You have until July 21 to turn in the paperwork.  It’s easy to enter, most categories are free, and it’s fun to see your exhibits on display at the Fair.  You’ll also receive two free admission tickets to the Draft Horse Classic.  Details are here.



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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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Movies Under the Pines: July 7

Join us for Movies Under the Pines (presented by the Nevada City Film Festival) at the Nevada County Fairgrounds on July 7. Enjoy watching Stand by Me while sitting beneath the stars at the Fairgrounds. Beer, wine, popcorn, soft drinks, as well as Lazy Dog Ice Cream and an Honest Pie, will be available for purchase. Blankets and low back chairs are suggested. Gates open at 7 pm; film begin at sunset. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or at
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Fair Partners with Libraries for Summer Reading Program

The Nevada County Fair is partnering with the @Nevada_county_library for its Summer Reading Program. Through this program, children read books and create a project that will be on display at the Fair. Additionally, children who complete the program will receive two free carnival rides at this year’s Fair. Visit here for details. Happy reading! Photo by @nevada_county_library.

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