Enter an Exhibit in the Nevada County Fair

PRESS RELEASE

June 19, 2018
Contact: Wendy Oaks, Information Officer, Nevada County Fairgrounds
(530) 273-6217; moc.r1534462804iaFyt1534462804nuoCa1534462804daveN1534462804@Oydn1534462804eW1534462804

Enter An Exhibit In The Nevada County Fair

Competition Handbook now available and includes all the information needed to enter exhibits in the Fair

Start the Fair season now by entering an exhibit in the Nevada County Fair! Did you know that more than 7,000 exhibits were created by our talented community and featured at last year’s Fair?  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!

How about showcasing a child’s artwork from school, baking cupcakes or cookies, entering a photo, creating a produce character, making the Ugliest Decorated Cake, writing a poem, entering the Pet Look-A-Like photo contest, entering one of the daily special food contests, or showcasing fresh fruits or vegetables from your garden? This year, we have some fun new categories like a cell phone photo contest, Minecraft, Zentangle art, homebrew, kite decorating, and the California State Parks youth photo contest. With hundreds of categories available for children and adults, the Competition Handbook has something for everyone.

It’s easy to enter! Look through the book, pick your favorite categories, and follow the steps for completing the entry forms. You can even enter online here.  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 forms for still exhibits is July 23. Entries are limited to Nevada County residents only.

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 here.   

The 2018 Nevada County Fair is August 8 – 12, and the Fair theme is “Bushels of Fun!” For more information, call (530) 273-6217. 

Holiday Gift Ideas from the Fairgrounds Foundation

Looking for fun and unique gifts for those on your holiday shopping list? How about a Fairgrounds Foundation membership, which includes tickets to the annual Fair and Draft Horse Classic? Or tickets to the 2018 Cioppino Feed at the Fairgrounds? Both make excellent gifts and are on sale now. You can purchase these gifts by visiting the Fairgrounds Office on McCourtney Road or by emailing moc.r1534462804iaFyt1534462804nuoCa1534462804daveN1534462804@noit1534462804adnuo1534462804F1534462804. Give the gift of tickets to some of Nevada County’s most popular events, all while supporting one of our community’s most valuable resources – the Nevada County Fairgrounds!

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Thank You, Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation!

At Tuesday night’s Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation meeting, the Foundation Board approved funds to begin several projects at the Fairgrounds, including adding more shade to Treat Street, painting the Northern Mines Building and Sugar Pine Lodge, adding new air conditioners to Ponderosa Hall, and adding a mobile ATM. We’ll keep you posted on these projects once work begins in 2018, but we really want to thank our Fairgrounds Foundation (and all the members and volunteers) for all their hard work in raising funds to keep our Fairgrounds beautiful. We so appreciate you all!
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Congratulations to the Fairgrounds Foundation Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to Sam Patton and Bekah Nunez, recipients of this year’s Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation Scholarships. The Foundation scholarship is awarded to local high school students who exhibit in the Fair, attend the Fairgrounds Foundation’s speaker series, and write an essay explaining what they learned from the speaker series. Sam graduated this year, is planning on attending Sierra College as an Agribusiness major, and exhibited cattle and vegetables at the 2016 Fair. Bekah also graduated this year, will attend CSU Chico (majoring in animal science), and exhibited a steer at the 2016 Fair. Both attended every speaker series event. Congratulations, Sam and Bekah!!

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Flower Arranging Workshop: June 21

Have kids who are interested in participating in a Flower Arranging Workshop for Juniors (ages 6 – 17)? Chicago Park Garden Club is hosting a class for kids to prepare them to enter an exhibit in the Junior Floriculture Competition during the Fair. The two hour class is free, and is held on June 21. To register, call Ann at 265-8210.

 

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Friends of the Fairgrounds: Linda, Ronda, Vicky and David

Meet Linda, Ronda, Vicky and David.  These three sisters (and David, who is married to Ronda) walk the Fairgrounds every day, and “enjoy the sunshine, the green grass, the fresh air, the tall trees, and getting their “steps” in.” They do three to four times around, and it’s been beneficial to their health (Linda has overcome diabetes and Vicky is healthy after a heart attack).   Says Ronda, “I love them too much to lose them, so I walk to support them.”  We’re so glad you’re out here, and thanks for being an inspiration to all of us!

 

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Hot Coffee and Warm Scones at Califia Cafe

It’s a good day for a cup of coffee and warm scone.  Actually, isn’t any day good for that?! Stop by Califia Café at the Nevada County Fairgrounds at Gate 1 for this deliciousness.  The little red trolley is open from 7 am to 12:30 pm each weekday. 

 

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