Thank you to this hardworking group from Pride Industries Foundation who spent the day raking the pine needles from the cow barns, as well as cleaning the ticket booths. We also had another group of individuals helping us in the office last week and we will continue to partner with PRIDE on a monthly basis. We are so appreciative of this team’s help, their smiles and their positive attitude. Keep up the good work, team, and know that you are making a difference at the Nevada County Fairgrounds!
Thank you to the 157 hard core motorcyclists who braved the rain today to make the annual Nevada County Food and Toy Run possible; and to all those who dropped off food and toys. Thank you all for making many, many children happy this Christmas season! Travel home safely!
Photo by Charlene Martini.
Happy Veteran’s Day! Thank you to all who have served, who are currently serving, and who have dedicated themselves to future service. Thank you for all that you do for our nation!
…and just like that, it’s over! Thank you all for making the 2016 Nevada County “Kick It Up” Fair a success. Let the planning for the 2017 Fair – August 9 – 13 – begin!
We received this nice note and photo yesterday from one of our Classic-goers, Shelby Delre-Vintere: “…today was my daughter’s second year at the draft horse classic. She is 4 years old and absolutely in love with all the friendly giants. She didn’t want to leave. Thank you, Nevada County Fairgrounds, and everyone who helps pull this event together. Not only did you all give my daughter the opportunity to love on these horses, but you gave me the opportunity to see her glow with joy and build an amazing memory to last a life time.”
Thank you, Shirley, for the nice note! This is why we do what we do, and why we love what we do!
Photo by: Shelby Delre-Vintere
On Monday at the Fairgrounds, the Nevada County Fair partnered with BloodSource, The Food Bank of Nevada County, Story Club of Nevada County, Foothill Lions Club, and Nevada County 211 (in partnership with PARTNERS Family Resource Center), to offer Community Involvement Day – a day to donate items to these non-profit organizations, while also receiving free tickets to the Fair. As a result of this day, 93 blood donors were registered and 83 pints of life saving blood were collected, more than 350 books were collected, 1,600 pounds of food (enough to feed 40 families of 4 for one week) were donated, enough school supplies were received to provide for 40 families, and 225 prescription eye glasses and three hearing aids were donated. Thank you to the non-profit organizations that participated, all the volunteers who gave of their time, all those who donated, and to Grocery Outlet for sponsoring Community Involvement Day.
Nicely done, Nevada County, nicely done!
The 2013 Nevada County Fair was one of the most successful fairs in recent history. This year, overwhelmingly, we were buoyed by our Fair community – and we thank you for that support and for your confidence.
We thank each and every one of you – our customers, our sponsors, our vendors, our Treat Street non-profits, our youth in agriculture, our volunteers, and all those who supported us from afar. Because of your support and generosity, we made a difference in Nevada County:
- Two hundred and twenty two animals were sold at the Junior Livestock Auction, grossing $393,932 (a 15% increase over last year) for the youth of Nevada County.
- The Ag Mechanics Auction, featuring 58 custom projects by Bear River and Nevada Union FFA students, raised $48,425 (an increase of 24%) for these students.
- Almost $700,000 was generated on Treat Street. Proceeds raised will allow local non-profit organizations to provide vital services to our community.
- Sunday’s special promotion of “Free Until Three,” brought 12,292 visitors, and coupled with paid attendance after three, created a record attendance day of 16,733 for any Sunday of the Fair.
- The Fair included more than 7,200 exhibits from our community, including Floriculture Best of Division Winner – Maxine Lewelling – who’s been attending the Fair for more than 55 years, and entered for the first time this year.
- On Community Involvement Day, the Fair partnered with BloodSource, the Food Bank of Nevada County and Foothill Lions:
- 91 blood donors were registered and 78 pints of life saving blood were collected
- 450 pounds of food were collected
- 100 prescription eye glasses and one hearing aide were donated
- Seventy business sponsors partnered with the Fair to provide valuable services – like free shuttle rides, community day with free admission, free drinking water, and special contests – to Fair-goers.
- Almost 3,000 students and educators attended Wednesday’s Scholar Student Day.
- In the Special Events Tent on Saturday, nine people donated hair to Locks of Love, including an individual who donated 24 inches of hair.
- More than 190 vendors participated in this year’s Fair.
- Fair patrons and elephant riders donated $2,100 to the International Elephant Foundation to further elephant conservation.
The Fair has always been a celebration of our community – and our cumulative efforts – and one that draws us together and strengthens our ties; and the 2013 Fair continued that tradition. We are who we are because of all of you – and, for that, we thank you!
We’ll see you at the 2014 Nevada County Fair, August 6 – 10.
Tom Browning, President, Nevada County Fairgrounds Board of Directors
Sandy Woods, Chief Executive Officer, Nevada County Fairgrounds