Movies Under the Pines (presented by the Nevada City Film Festival) kicks off at the Nevada County Fairgrounds on June 2. Enjoy watching NeverEnding Story while sitting beneath the stars at the Fairgrounds. Beer, wine, popcorn, soft drinks, and ice cream available for purchase. Blankets and low back chairs are suggested. Gates open at 7 pm for picnicking; film begins at sunset. For information, visit here.
Registration for market goats, lambs, swine and turkeys at the Nevada County Fair opened today. The deadline to turn in paperwork is June 9 at 4 pm. All the details can be found here.
In preparation for the Strawberry Music Festival, May 25 – 28, the Nevada County Fairgrounds will be closed to pedestrians – walkers and bicyclists – beginning Monday, May 22. The Fairgrounds will re-open its gates to walkers and bicyclists as usual on Tuesday, May 30. This closure does not affect the Main Office, which is open during its normal business hours. The RV Park at the Fairgrounds will also be closed to the public from May 21 – 29. If you are interested in attending the Strawberry Music Festival, visit http://strawberrymusic.com/.
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
Our RV Park is packed this weekend. Happy to have the Easy Livin’ Kampers with us all weekend, and to see so many happy campers out here.
This weekend at the Fairgrounds, it’s the 18th annual Old West Antiques Show on Friday (May 12) from 10 am – 5 pm and on Saturday (May 13) from 9 am – 3 pm. View and purchase world-class merchandise from a legendary list of dealers in all collecting categories. For information, visit https://
Save the date for the Nevada County Fair Job Fair on June 8. We’ll be hiring for the 2017 Fair season, and looking for cashiers, ticket monitors, exhibit crew, red shirts, parking and grounds clean up. Job descriptions and applications will be on our website soon.
Blue Marble Jubilee, a family and community festival, happens tomorrow (Saturday) from 2- 7 pm at the Fairgrounds. Featuring musical entertainment, juggling, films from the Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Tour, activities for all ages, delicious food, and local vendors. Fun for the entire family! Information is here.
This weekend at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, it’s the Pine Tree Quilt Guild’s “Springtime in the Pines” Quilt Show. Happening on Saturday and Sunday (May 6 and 7) from 10 am – 4 pm, there will be vendors, a country store, a quilter’s café, exhibits, a quilt appraiser, a boutique, and special exhibits. Visit here for more information. This is 2016 People’s Choice Award by Trish Morris-Plise.