Yes, goat yoga is a thing! And, yes, we will have goat yoga at this year’s Nevada County Fair! So excited!! Goat Yoga will be happening at the Special Events Tent at 11 am on Saturday (August 11). Sign ups begin at 10 am, participation is limited to the first 40 people, and yoga attire is required. What fun for our Fair-goers!! Want to see what goat yoga looks like? Check out this video.
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!
The Nevada County Fair’s Board of Directors has announced that Myra Davies will be inducted into the Nevada County Fair’s Hall of Fame. The Board recognized Davies for her longtime service and dedication to the Nevada County Fair and for her commitment to local agriculture.
Davies is a fifth-generation local rancher who lives on her family’s historic Dipper Valley Ranch in Nevada City. Since retiring from her county job, Davies can often be found on her ranch checking her cows and delivering firewood. “The legacy of the history, the land and the soil are in my soul and part of who I am,” she says. “To me, ranching and farming is not a job, it is a chosen way of life.”
That love of ranching and farming can be seen in her commitment to the Nevada County Fair and her involvement in community activities dedicated to supporting agriculture and youth in agriculture. During the Fair, Davies, who has been attending the Fair since she was a child, can be found at the Cattlewomen’s Marian Ghidotti Red Barn and the Nevada County Farm Bureau booths where she works diligently to carry on agricultural traditions.
In addition to her work at the Fair, Davies has served in various capacities in the Kentucky Flat 4-H Club, including Community Club Officer/President and a Horse and Hiking leader. She currently serves as a Nevada County Farm Bureau Director, President of the Placer Nevada Cattlewomen’s (PNCW) Association, and Chair of the PNCW Beef Ambassador Program. She is actively involved in Ag in the Classroom, a member of California Cattlewomen, National Cattlewomen, Nevada County Republican Women Federated, and Nevada County Grown.
“I am deeply honored to be inducted into the Fair’s Hall of Fame,” said Davies. “The Nevada County Fair is a stronghold for our community. There is no other place as beautiful, accommodating, and with such strong community support for youth to showcase their yearlong projects. The Nevada County Fair is a hub, a focal point, to keep these traditions strong and it’s very important that I support organizations that carry on family and agricultural traditions. My life is family, faith, community, clubs, the Dipper Valley Ranch, beef, keeping ag alive through youth, and the Fair. That’s really all I need.”
Davies will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at opening day ceremony on August 8 and will receive a portrait donated by Shaffers Originals of Grass Valley. The 2018 Nevada County Fair is August 8 – 12.
Guess what opens in three weeks?!
Are you a Treat Street fanatic?! We are! This super cool image will be on t-shirts and available at the new souvenir booths at this year’s Fair. There will also be other fun t-shirts, mugs, hats, magnets, tote bags and lots of fun Fair swag for Fair-goers!
Community Day! New daily specials at the Nevada County Fair! Thursday of the Fair is now Community Day. That means FREE admission for disabled persons until 5 pm. It also means a FREE coupon book (filled with coupons for Treat Street and souvenirs) for the first 10,000 guests. That’s right – a coupon book with Treat Street coupons! Keep watching as we continue to introduce our new daily specials for this year’s Fair, August 8 – 12.
To celebrate it’s 100th birthday, the Nevada County Farm Bureau is hosting its first ever Farm to Table dinner on Treat Street at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Dinner will be prepared by Chef Carlos Trujillo with local foods grown by Nevada County farmers and ranchers and served with local wines. This one-of-a-kind experience happens on July 22 at 5 pm on Treat Street. For tickets, visit here or call 530.346.8146.
Let Fair season begin! Online entries opened today (lots of people entering exhibits) and Fair tickets went on sale (already sold some derby tickets and some tractor pull tickets). Sixty eight days and counting!
Does your group have a skill they’d like to demonstrate to Fair-goers? Want to do a martial arts demonstration, a cheerleading demonstration, or show off your dancing skills? We’re currently accepting applications for community acts and demonstrations to perform at the 2018 Nevada County Fair. Applications are available here.