121 more days and counting! What’s your Fair fun?
Welcome to the Ramblin’ Elks RV Group who are joining us for the first time from Elk Grove. This fun group joins us with 22 rigs, and are ready for three days of fun at the RV Park at the Nevada County Fairgrounds! Welcome, friends, we’re glad you chose us and we hope you have a fantastic weekend!
What fun it was to surprise Myra Davies at Nevada County Resource Conservation District’s dinner last night with the news that she has been selected by the Nevada County Fairgrounds Board as the 2018 Nevada County Fair Hall of Fame inductee. The honor is given to those who have provided long-term service and dedication to the Nevada County Fair, and Myra has provided decades of support to youth in agriculture as a leader and mentor. We’ll be sharing more about Myra and the many reasons she was chosen; but right now we just want to say congratulations, Myra!
Who remembers playing at the Bingo Booth near Gate 3 at the Nevada County Fair? Photo: 1961.
Are you or your band interested in performing at the 2018 Nevada County Fair (August 8 – 12)? The stage entertainment application is now available here. Applications are due by April 6. If you have any questions, please contact Lani at moc.r1524482835iaFyt1524482835nuoCa1524482835daveN1524482835@tnem1524482835niatr1524482835etnE1524482835. Our Fair-goers love good entertainment!
The Fairgrounds is hosting a coloring contest for children and adults as part of the Country Christmas Faire. Coloring sheets are available at the Fairgrounds office and here. There are two drawings to choose from, so choose your favorite and color away! It’s free to enter and all entries will be displayed at the Country Christmas Faire on Thanksgiving weekend. Winners in each category, so have fun!
How about creating a gingerbread house to enter in the Gingerbread House Competition at the Country Christmas Faire? There are lots of categories to choose from, and all those who enter receive two free admission tickets to the Christmas Faire. Forms are available here or at the Fairgrounds Office, and the deadline to turn in the form is November 17. It’s all part of the fun at the Country Christmas Faire, Thanksgiving weekend, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.
The Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation is launching its third season of the Fairgrounds Foundation Speaker Series. Set to begin November 8, the series brings business education – through access to business leaders and real-life leadership experiences – to local high school students. At each session students have an opportunity to hear about the speaker’s career path, how goals were achieved and obstacles overcome, insight regarding areas of expertise, and ask questions.
The series will feature six speakers, one each month, and will run through May. Speaker dates are November 8, January 17, February 21, March 14, April 11 and May 9. Each session is about an hour.
The series is open to all high school Fair exhibitors, so all high school students who exhibited at this year’s Fair are invited to attend the speaker series. Those who attend five of the six speaker dates can apply for one of the two Fairgrounds Foundation scholarships offered at the end of the school year.
Sue Ebeler, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Programs at UC Davis and Professor of Viticulture and Enology, will serve as the first speaker in the series. Additional speakers include Jerry Cirino of Cirino’s at Main Street, and Becky Bailey-Findley, Executive Director of California Fair Services Authority.
For information about the Fairgrounds Foundation’s Speaker Series, email moc.r1524482835iaFyt1524482835nuoCa1524482835daveN1524482835@noit1524482835adnuo1524482835F1524482835 or to RSVP for the November 8 speaker email moc.r1524482835iaFyt1524482835nuoCa1524482835daveN1524482835@Oydn1524482835eW1524482835.
Treat Street fun facts! Did you know that during the Fair the Grass Valley Fire Department’s Firefighters Association booth serves hot dogs, polish dogs, Cajun dogs, chili dogs and chili bowls? Last year’s addition of a Frito chili bowl was a big hit! Proceeds from Fair sales support the association’s efforts in restoring a 1920’s-era Seagrave fire engine, and allows them to provide a “broken wheel” (a long-standing tradition) to families of firefighters who have passed away. Thank you, Grass Valley Fire, for all your hard work!
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!!