The Nevada County Fair’s Competition Handbook, which includes all the information you need to enter exhibits in this year’s Fair, is now available. If you can make it, bake it, grow it or show it, there is a category for you – and it can be found in the Competition Handbook!
Why not showcase a child’s artwork project from school, a cooking skill, or a special collection? Try baking cookies, entering a photo, creating a produce character, making the Ugliest Decorated Cake, writing a poem, entering the Pet Look-A-Like photo contest, or making a bookmark. This year, we have some fun new categories like button art, plastic utensil art, decorated cake pops, beach art, and a decorated reusable grocery bag.
There are also special contests like the Seafaring Squash Mobile Races, Daily Special Food Contests, 4-H Still Exhibits, and an exhibit video contest. With hundreds of categories available for children and adults, the Competition Handbook has something for everyone.
Copies of the free handbook are available at the Fairgrounds’ Office, Chamber of Commerce offices, post offices, county libraries, Raley’s, SPD, Ben Franklin, Foothill Mercantile, and other local businesses, as well as online.
It’s easy to enter! Look through the book, pick your favorite categories, and follow the simple steps for completing the entry forms. You can even enter online. Most categories are free to enter, and you can enter online or at the Fair office. The deadline for submitting entry forms and online entries is July 21 at 4 pm.
The 2017 Nevada County Fair is August 9 – 13, and the Fair them is “Sea You at the Fair!”
Yesterday’s flower arranging class for juniors was a success. Thank you, Chicago Park Garden Club, for offering this fun class for kids. We can’t wait to see these junior floriculturists and their flower arrangements at the Fair!
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Meet Howard and Hugh, who walk the Fairgrounds 2 to 3 times a week (more now that the weather is warmer). These long-time friends have been walking the grounds for about 4 years, and do it for “health reasons and because of all the friendly people they meet on their walks). Always happy to see you out here, Howard and Hugh!
How about entering an exhibit in this year’s Fair? It’s easy and it’s fun! The Nevada County Fair’s Competition Handbook, which includes all the information you need to enter exhibits, is now available. If you can make it, bake it, grow it or show it, there is a category for you! Visit here for details.
The Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival begins this week (Thursday – Sunday) at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Get your tickets at fathersdayfestival.com. This is the 42nd year at the Fairgrounds! Welcome back, Bluegrass fans!
Photo by George Martin.
Our good friends from Lazy Dog Ice Cream being interviewed this morning by @gooddaysacramento at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. We love Lazy Dog!
Meet Elena, who chose to have her senior portraits taken at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Why the Fairgrounds? “It’s so beautiful and peaceful out here; and I love that my family has been part of these Fairgrounds for generations. I work here in the summer, my Mom works here year-round, my Grandpa used to be the CEO, and both my Grandpa and my Great Grandma are in the Fair’s Hall of Fame. It holds a special place in my heart!” We love you, Elena; and we think the Fairgrounds is a perfect spot for your senior portraits!
The Nevada County Fairgrounds will host a job fair to fulfill its hiring needs for this year’s Fair season. The Nevada County Fair Job Fair will be held on Thursday, June 8, from 3 – 6 pm at Ponderosa Hall, located at Gate 2, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.
If you are interested in working for the Fairgrounds during the 2017 Fair season, plan to attend this event. Fair staff will be accepting applications from 3 – 6 pm for all departments, as well as conducting interviews on site. Some of the jobs available include gate cashiers, ticket monitors, “red shirt” patrols, exhibit crew, clean-up crew, and parking crew.
A list of jobs, job descriptions, and an application are posted on the Fairgrounds’ website here. You can either download the application, complete it and bring it to the Job Fair; or complete it at the Job Fair.
The 2017 Nevada County Fair is August 9 – 13. For information, call (530) 273-6217.