Gardeners, Crafters, Bakers and Artists!

Gardeners, crafters, bakers and artists of all ages – how about entering an exhibit in the Harvest Fair at the Draft Horse Classic (September 22 – 23)? The deadline to turn in entry forms is Friday, September 14. It’s free to enter, and all exhibitors will receive complimentary tickets to the Friday morning performance of the Draft Horse Classic. Details can be found here

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Fair Traditions: Meet One of Our Youngest Fair-Goers

Fair Traditions: Meet one our youngest Fair-goers (three months old), posing here in his “Bushels of Fun!” basket for his photo for the Nevada County Fair.  The 2018 Fair will be this little guy’s first Fair, and he is the third generation in his family to attend the Fair.  His parents raised market steers for many years, and have attended the Fair every year (almost every day). His grandpa proudly shared this photo with us as his photography entry for this year’s Fair.  Says Mom Breana, “He will definitely grow up going every year, as well as participating in some events, just as we did.”  Love! Thank you, Breana, for sharing your family with us!  Photo by Breana Whitear. 

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Free Vision and Hearing Screening Services at Community Involvement Day on July 30

As part of Community Involvement Day, the Foothill Lions Club will provide free glaucoma and vision screening services as well as free hearing testing to adults and children at the Nevada County Fair’s Community Involvement Day on Monday, July 30, from 1 – 6 pm at Gate 1 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

For the vision screenings, the Lions will utilize the Northern California Lions Sight Associations Vision Screening Unit, a fully-equipped motorhome that is designed to offer no-cost glaucoma and visual screening services to those who otherwise might not be able to afford it. The services are available for adults and children. The Lions Club will be staffing the unit, and local optometrists –Dr. Jerry Chan, OD and Dr. Tiffany Chan, OD – will volunteer their services for the day.

New this year, Foothill Lions will also be offering free hearing tests for adults and children. The testing will be provided by Sol Barros, an audiologist specialist from Audiology Associates Hearing Center who will donate her time for this event. All screenings at this event are free, as the Foothill Lions Club covers all costs.

The free hearing and vision screening is provided as part of Community Involvement Day, a day to donate items to nonprofit organizations – the Food Bank of Nevada County, Foothill Lions, Nevada County 2-1-1, NEO Youth Center, Story Club, Community Beyond Violence, Cinderella Project, The Karing Closet, Gold Country YMCA, Nevada County Pets in Need, Nevada County Diaper Project, and The White Barn Project – in exchange for coupons for buy one, get one adult admission tickets to the Fair. Or, donate blood through BloodSource on that day and receive a free admission ticket to the Fair. The organizations will be at the Fairgrounds Gate 1 parking lot and Main Street Center on Monday, July 30, from 1 – 6 pm.

This year’s “Bushels of Fun!” Nevada County Fair is August 8 – 12.

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Daily Fair Schedule Now Available

Whether it’s the Xpoto Stunt Team, goat yoga, virtual reality experience, stock dogs, musical entertainment, an animal costume contest, the Jell-O eating contest, a heifer/steer obstacle course, horse demonstrations, or truck and tractor pulls – it can be found in the daily Fair schedule posted here. So much fun in one place! 

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Fairgrounds and Community Organizations Team Up for Community Involvement Day on July 30

2018 Community Involvement Day, July 30The Nevada County Fairgrounds is teaming up with local nonprofit organizations – the Food Bank of Nevada County, Foothill Lions, Nevada County 2-1-1, NEO Youth Center, Story Club, Community Beyond Violence, Cinderella Project, The Karing Closet, Nevada County Pets in Need, Gold Country YMCA, Nevada County Diaper Project, and BloodSource – on July 30 for Community Involvement Day. This is a day to donate items to these nonprofit organizations while also receiving coupons for buy one, get one admission tickets to the Fair.  Or, donate blood through BloodSource on that day and receive a free admission ticket to the Fair. The organizations will be at the Fairgrounds Gate 1 main parking lot and Main Street Center on Monday, July 30, from 1 – 6 pm, to receive donations of any of the items listed below.

Food Bank of Nevada County: Four cans of food or dry goods (non-expired).  

Foothill Lions: Used hearing aids or prescription eye glasses.

Nevada County 2-1-1: New/unopened toiletries, including soap, shampoo, shaving cream, disposable razors, toothpaste/toothbrushes, mouthwash, deodorant, toilet paper, paper towels, sanitary wipes, tampons and pads, Chapstick, sunblock and Band-Aids.

NEO: Paper, paint supplies, glue sticks, paper towels, sharpies, general craft supplies, packaged snacks, scissors, paint brushes, blank canvases, ping pong and foosball supplies, yoga mats, and music equipment.

Story Club: Two new or slightly used children’s books, or chapter books for teens. 

Community Beyond Violence: Gift cards for local merchants for groceries, clothing, gas, bus passes, movie passes, fast food, calling cards, shelter supplies and maintenance; kitchen products and cleaning supplies; pre-paid phones; new socks and underwear; toiletries; bedding (twin and full size).

Cinderella Project:  Clean and gently used prom dresses and evening gowns, prom-type heels, prom-type jewelry (earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and hair accessories), and small handbags/clutches.

The Karing Closet: Boxes of XL or Jumbo Ziploc bags, packages of index cards, poster board, toothbrushes and toothpaste, packages of new children’s underwear and socks, or one new or gently-used school-ready outfit (from children’s size 5 to Junior’s size 16) in a large Ziploc marked bag. No garbage bags full of clothing, please.

Nevada County Diaper Project: Unopened packages of diaper for any age children (newborn to 6 or pullups)

Nevada County Pets in Need: Four cans of wet cat or dog food.

Gold Country YMCA: Gift cards for supplies and camper clothing needs, movie ticket gift cards, art/craft supplies, sporting goods, current books and yoga mats

BloodSource:  For a free admission ticket to the Fair, make a blood donation at the BloodSource bloodmobile located in the Gate 1 parking lot at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. For information and eligibility about blood donation, visit www.bloodsource.org.

Those who donate items to the Food Bank of Nevada County, Foothill Lions, NEO, Story Club, Community Beyond Violence, Nevada County 2-1-1, Cinderella Project, The Karing Closet, Nevada County Pets in Need, Gold Country YMCA, and Nevada County Diaper Project will receive a coupon to buy one advance special $7 admission ticket and receive one free. That’s two for the price of one!   

Those who make a blood donation at the BloodSource bloodmobile will receive a free admission ticket to any day of the Fair.

Feel free to donate to any one organization or all of them! To receive your coupons or free tickets, all donations must be brought to Gate 1 at the Fairgrounds on July 30 between 1- 6 pm.  Coupons (buy one, get one free) received for donations must be redeemed during pre-sale dates, which take place until August 7. Presale discounted tickets will be available for purchase on Community Involvement Day at Guest Services, Gate 1.

This year’s Fair is August 8 – 12.  For information, visit here or call (530) 273-6217.  

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Arena Events at the Nevada County Fair

Arena event fun at this year’s Nevada County Fair, August 8 – 12. It’s the Flying U Extreme Rodeo on Wednesday, all new Truck and Tractor Pulls on Thursday, Monster Trucks and Tough Trucks on Friday and Saturday, and Sunday night wraps up with the Destruction Derby. What a line up! Tickets are available at NevadaCountyFair.com or by visiting or calling the Fair Office.

 

 

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White Barn Project: FREE Outfits/Clothing Items for 4H and FFA Kids for Fair

The hard working folks at The White Barn Project have been busy collecting 4H and FFA clothing donations and are ready for their distribution dates this Friday (July 20) from 4 – 8 pm and this Saturday (July 21) from 8 am – 2 pm at the Nevada County Fairgrounds (Ponderosa Hall). They have white pants and shirts, boots, belts, 4H scarves/hats, FFA jackets and lots of items that will potentially fit our kids! For FREE! If you have 4H and FFA kids who need outfits or clothing items for the Fair, this is the place to visit on Friday or Saturday. Thank you, Soroptimist of Grass Valley, for this resource for our youth in agriculture! For more information, visit here

Categories: Nevada County Fair.