Draft Horse Classic & Harvest Fair: This Thursday – Sunday

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 22 – 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.

In between the performance classes, enjoy showcase specialty acts the CalCrush Clydesdales, California Cowgirls, chariot and chuck wagon races, an acrobatic equestrian production that incorporates aerialists and Roman riding, the Bobby Kerr Mustang Act, and the CHP Mounted Patrol Unit.

Also taking place at the Fairgrounds during the four days of the Classic is the Harvest Fair. Although there is a charge for the Draft Horse performances in the arena, admission to the Harvest Fair is free so all can enjoy the many activities of the Harvest Fair on the Fairgrounds. 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, and Art at the Classic. Plus, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to visit the barns and meet the draft horses.  

During the Harvest Fair, you can also enjoy the Western Music Fest with 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 at the Pine Tree Stage.  You can even catch a draft horse performance after each concert.

Tickets to the Draft Horse performances are on sale now. You can choose from six different performances or purchase a season ticket for all six.  Performances are Thursday, September 22, and Friday, September 22, at 6:30 pm; Saturday, September 23, at 10 am and 6:30 pm; and Sunday, September 24, at 10 am and 4 pm. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Fairgrounds Office at (530) 273-6217, by visiting the Fairgrounds Office on McCourtney Road, or ordered online. There is a small transaction fee if you order your tickets online. All tickets purchased after 5 pm on Wednesday, September 20, are an additional $4 per ticket.

This year’s Draft Horse Classic is September 22 – 24 at the tree-covered Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, 50 miles northeast of Sacramento.

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Friday Night: James Garner’s Tribute to Johnny Cash

James Garner’s Tribute to Johnny Cash will be featured on the Pine Tree Stage this Friday from 4:30 – 6 pm as part of the Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair activities at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. The musical entertainment is free, so stop by the Fairgrounds, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy the music! You can even catch a draft horse performance afterwards! For a complete list of musical entertainment, visit here.

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Western Music Fest and Free Music at the Draft Horse Classic

Happening all four days at the Fairgrounds during the Draft Horse Classic, September 22 – 24, is the Harvest Fair at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley.

The Harvest Fair features everything from an art show to special exhibits, musical entertainment, a Western Trade Show with vendors selling wares, delicious food, horseshoeing demonstrations, and tours of the barns to meet the draft horses. Although there is a charge for the draft horse performances in the arena, admission to the Harvest Fair is free so all can enjoy the many activities at the Fairgrounds.

During the Harvest Fair, you can also enjoy the Western Music Fest with 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 at the Pine Tree Stage.  You can even catch a draft horse performance after each concert. For a Western Music Fest schedule, visit NevadaCountyFair.com.

 Tickets to the Draft Horse performances are on sale now. You can choose from six different performances or purchase a season ticket for all six.  

This year’s Draft Horse Classic is September 22 – 24 at the tree-covered Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. For draft horse tickets or more information regarding the free Harvest Fair, call (530) 273-6217 or visit here.

James Garner Tribute Band

James Garner’s Tribute to Johnny Cash

James Garner's Tribute to Johnny Cash

 

Left of Centre and the Country Artists Tribute to Jason Aldean

Left of Centre and the Country Artists Tribute to Jason Aldean

Left of Centre and the Country Artists Tribute to Jason Aldean

 

 

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

Johnny Cash Tribute, Jason Aldean Tribute to Headline at Harvest Fair Activities

James Garner’s Tribute to Johnny Cash, Left of Centre and the Country Artists Tribute to Jason Aldean, and Robby James & the Streets of Bakersfield are part of the ongoing musical entertainment on the Pine Tree Stage beginning at 11 am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at this week’s Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair. The musical entertainment is free, so stop by the Fairgrounds, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy the music!  You can even catch a draft horse performance afterwards!  For a complete schedule of musical entertainment, visit here.
 
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Western Music Fest and Free Music at the Draft Horse Classic

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Western Music Fest and Free Musical Entertainment at the Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair

Happening all four days at the Fairgrounds during the Draft Horse Classic, September 22 – 24, is the Harvest Fair at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley.

The Harvest Fair features everything from an art show to special exhibits, musical entertainment, a Western Trade Show with vendors selling wares, delicious food, horseshoeing demonstrations, and tours of the barns to meet the draft horses. Although there is a charge for the draft horse performances in the arena, admission to the Harvest Fair is free so all can enjoy the many activities at the Fairgrounds.

During the Harvest Fair, you can also enjoy the Western Music Fest with 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 at the Pine Tree Stage.  You can even catch a draft horse performance after each concert. For a Western Music Fest schedule, visit NevadaCountyFair.com.

 Tickets to the Draft Horse performances are on sale now. You can choose from six different performances or purchase a season ticket for all six.  

This year’s Draft Horse Classic is September 22 – 24 at the tree-covered Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. For draft horse tickets or more information regarding the free Harvest Fair, call (530) 273-6217 or visit here.

James Garner Tribute Band

James Garner’s Tribute to Johnny Cash, as well as Left of Centre and the Country Artists Tribute to Jason Aldean, are part of the Harvest Fair festivities at the Draft Horse Classic next week. The musical entertainment is free, so stop by the Fairgrounds, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy the music at the Pine Tree Stage.

James Garner's Tribute to Johnny Cash

 

Left of Centre and the Country Artists Tribute to Jason Aldean

Left of Centre and the Country Artists Tribute to Jason Aldean

Left of Centre and the Country Artists Tribute to Jason Aldean

 

 

Free Musical Entertainment at the Draft Horse Classic

Enjoy these performances and free ongoing musical entertainment at the Western Music Fest on the Pine Tree Stage beginning at 11 am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Draft Horse Classic. While visiting, check out the art show, delicious food, special exhibits, and the vendors for shopping.
 
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Enter Your Exhibits in the Harvest Fair at the Draft Horse Classic

Entry forms are now being accepted for exhibits in the Harvest Fair, which takes place during the Draft Horse Classic, September 22 – 24, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. The deadline to turn in entry forms to enter exhibits is 4 pm on Friday, September 15. It’s free to enter and all exhibitors will receive complimentary tickets to the Friday evening performance of the Draft Horse Classic.   

There are more than 100 different categories to choose from, including fruits and vegetables, cobblers, harvest pies, scarecrows, jams, honey, cut flowers, produce characters, and birdhouses. There’s even a “Garden Photo Contest” to share the beauty of your own garden and plants; and an Adult Artistic Corner for those interested in showing off arts and crafts. There’s a division for youth and teens, which includes categories like apple face dolls, decoupage, Halloween masks, painted pumpkins, wreaths, table settings, and ceramics. A complete description of all Harvest Fair divisions and categories is available online.

To enter, exhibitors must submit entry forms at the Fair office or online between now and Friday, September 15 at 4 pm.  It’s free, it’s a simple process to complete the paperwork, and it’s fun to see your exhibits on display at the Harvest Fair. 

The Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair runs September 22 – 24 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. There are six performances to choose from – Thursday and Friday at 6:30 pm, Saturday at 10 am and 6:30 pm, and Sunday at 10 am and 4 pm.

In addition to the Draft Horse performances, the Harvest Fair is happening at the Fairgrounds throughout the event. Musical entertainment, Art at the Classic, food vendors on Treat Street and around the grounds, vendors selling wares at the Western Trade Show, Harvest Fair exhibits, and visits to the barns make for a fun day at the Harvest Fair.  

For Draft Horse performance tickets or information about entering a Harvest Fair exhibit, visit here.

 

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

Nevada County Fair: August 12 – 16

It’s Nevada County Fair time – and we’re excited about the 2015 Fair and its theme of “Catch the Fair Bug!”   This year’s Nevada County Fair, August 12 – 16, is held under the shade of the tall pine trees in Grass Valley and is the perfect opportunity to listen to musical entertainment, eat delicious food, enjoy carnival rides and games, visit barns full of animals, and see thousands of exhibits – all in a community-friendly environment.

There’s so much to see and do at this year’s Fair. We’ve got the Bug Zone (with cock roach races and bug tastings), an extreme rodeo, the 22-foot Spider Zone, and the Newlywed Game on the Pine Tree Stage. Don’t forget a visit to Ag-Sperience, the Hay Bucking contest, a zip line across The Green, nightly karaoke, and several livestock competitions.

Long-time crowd pleasing events will soar into the Fair’s arena Wednesday through Sunday evening. There’s the Flying U Extreme Rodeo happening on Wednesday and Thursday evening; Friday and Saturday night features Tuff Trucks and Monster Trucks; and Sunday night features the popular Destruction Derby. All arena events begin at 7 pm.

Enjoy ongoing, musical entertainment at one of the outdoor stages. This year features a variety of music – pop rock, country rock, traditional country, Chicago-style blues, jazz, traditional and contemporary bluegrass, rockabilly dance, and rock and roll. Barbershop quartets, hula dancers, and Michael Mezmer’s TranceNosis Comedy Hypnosis Show will be featured on the various stages.

For more fun, enter one of the special contests held daily in the Special Events tent. There’s a Cell Phone Photo Scavenger Hunt, an Instagram contest, a Duct Tape Art Challenge, a Live Art Battle, Create a Litter Bug contest, a Scrapbook Page Layout Contest, “Minute to Win It” fun, a Just Dance Contest, Build A Bug Snack, and nightly karaoke. No pre-registration required – just show up and have fun. Details for contests are available on the Fair’s website.

A visit to the Fair wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Treat Street. It is here that you’ll find an array of delicious foods and drinks – pasties, tacos, corn on the cob, beer, tempura zucchini, baked potatoes, nachos, hamburgers, corn dogs, caramel corn, and more – all while supporting local, non-profit organizations.

For the best deals, purchase your tickets before the Fair begins. Tickets are on sale now and advanced sale discounts are available through August 11 at 5 pm. To purchase tickets, visit NevadaCountyFair.com, stop by the Fair Office, or call the Fair Office.

Join us at this year’s Nevada County Fair, August 12 – 16, and find out why we’ve been voted as the “Best Community Event” for 13 years in a row. The Nevada County Fairgrounds is located at 11228 McCourtney Road in Grass Valley.

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KVMR Celtic Festival & Marketplace

September 25, 2014

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out KVMR’s Celtic Festival and Marketplace

The Nevada County Fairgrounds is transformed into a Celtic Village, and world-famous Celtic musicians perform on the main stage. Shopping and dining opportunities abound with more than 50 vendors and a complete Irish Pub.  Hundreds of regional performers, singers, bagpipers, actors, jugglers and storytellers roam the fairgrounds.

Main Stage musical headliners include Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac, The Screaming Orphans, Runa, Hanz Araki Band featuring ColleenRaney, 1916, Tempest and A Thousand Years At Sea.

KVMR will again be offering its Free Friday Youth Arts Program, giving local students ages 10-18 the opportunity to participate in workshops with headline performers. It’s grown to be a wonderful afternoon of music, magic, dance and arts instruction for aspiring artists. New this year will be the Friday night Ceilidh – a Celtic party with music, dancing and revelry under the stars.

Musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments and join in with jam sessions and workshops scheduled throughout the weekend.  History buffs can explore several encampments of “Guilds” who re-create points and places in time. Some groups represent royalty and others demonstrate how peasants and gentry lived in Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Exciting and educational, the Celtic Animals exhibit houses falcons, eagles, hawks, owls, sheep and ponies.

Amateur and professional athletes test their strength and skill in Scottish Games. Children are kept engaged with arts and crafts, story telling, and romping on the straw bales. Seniors are admitted an hour before the event opens on Sunday and treated to scones and tea. The festival is disabled accessible.  Camping and RV hookups are available on-site, and music continues in the wee hours in the campground.

The Celtic Marketplace captivates festival attendees and this year will be no exception, as you’ll surrender to the spell of medieval village shopping. A variety of tasty, hearty and wonderful food and beverages from the Celtic lands and abroad will be available for purchase.

The KVMR Celtic festival is presented by Community Radio KVMR in cooperation with the BriarPatch Coop Natural Foods Community Market.

For information and tickets, visit http://www.kvmrcelticfestival.org/, call (530) 265-9073, or email gro.r1566584404mvk@t1566584404seftl1566584404ec1566584404.

Photos by Janet Comontofski.

Celtic Festival (Janet Comontofski) - 2013 Celtic Festival 2 (Janet Comontofski) - 2013 Celtic Festival 4 (Janet Comontofski) - 2013

 

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