Treat Street Fun Facts: Meadowlark 4H

Treat Street Fun Facts: Did you know that the Meadowlarks 4H booth sells 3,000 pasties during the five days of Fair? That’s a lot of pasties! Funds raised by this club during the Fair help with the club’s projects and supplies, helps pay for kids to go to 4H camp, and supports community service projects.  The year, The Pasty Shack, a long-time fixture in Sacramento (and featured in the movie “Lady Bird”) will be Meadowlarks pasty provider so Fair-goers can get their pasties on Treat Street! Thank you, Meadowlarks 4H, for all your hard work and for serving our youth! 

Categories: Nevada County Fair.

Fairgrounds Foundation Speaker Series

If you are a high school student and exhibited at this year’s Fair, you’re invited to attend the Fairgrounds Foundation Speaker Series beginning October 11. The series, which brings business education to high school students through access to business leaders and real-life leadership experiences, is held once a month. Each session lasts about an hour. Those who attend five of the six sessions can apply for one of two Foundation scholarships at the end of the school year.  For more information, email moc.r1537415323iaFyt1537415323nuoCa1537415323daveN1537415323@Oydn1537415323eW1537415323.
Categories: Nevada County Fairgrounds and Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation.

Another Example of Community Support for Youth in Agriculture

Another example of our community supporting youth in agriculture. Check out these beautiful projects made by local high school students and purchased from the Ag Mechanics Auction. Thank you, Riebes Auto Parts, for your ongoing support of the Nevada County Fair and the youth of our county! Welcome sign by Chana Ferguson, cross in window by Amanda Perry, piano bar by Kalie Bisagno, and transmission table by Christoph Paul.
 
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Livestock Community Busy Preparing for Fair

Counting the days until opening day. We know our livestock community is busy, busy, busy getting ready for this year’s Fair. We can’t wait to see the barns full of animals and showcase the hard work of our youth in agriculture!  
smiling goat
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Competition Handbook Available: All the Info You Need to Enter an Exhibit

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 new categories like blue jean art, creative yard art, toothpick art, or creating a string garden (Kokedama).

There are also lots of special contests like the Squash Mobile Races, Daily Special Food Contests, and an Instagram 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 on-line at NevadaCountyFair.com.

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 on-line.  Most categories are free to enter, and you can enter on-line or at the Fair office. The deadline for submitting entry forms and on-line entries is July 22 at 4 pm.Ribbons and awards

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Enter an Exhibit – and Show Off!

Did you know that last year, more than 7,000 exhibits were entered in the Fair? What a talented community! If you can make it, bake it, grow it, or show it – we have a category for you. Get your paperwork filled out so you can enter an exhibit this year. Go ahead, Nevada County, show off!

Show Off ad (Enter an Exhibit)

 

Categories: Nevada County Fair.

Enter An Exhibit in This Year’s Fair

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.

Exhibit winner (WFA)

 

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Fair-Themed Camps at Community Canvas

Community Canvas is offering summer camps again this year, including the popular Nevada County Fair-themed camps where artists create Fair submissions. Sign up for a class and your child will leave with several completed masterpieces ready to enter in the Fair. Community Canvas even enters the exhibits for you! What a fun way to prepare exhibits for the Fair!

Community Canvas class 3

Community Canvas classes 1

Community canvas classes 2

Categories: Nevada County Fair.

This Weekend: STEAM Expo 2016

The STEAM Expo 2016 is this Saturday (April 9) from 9 am to 3 pm at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Offered by NC Superintendent of Schools, this free family event combines science, technology, engineering, art, and math into an engaging experience for the entire family. K-12 students are encouraged to investigate with hands-on fun like robotics demonstrations, on-the-spot team competitions, hands-on STEAM experiences, music, science/art related videos, and activities offered by local STEAM-related companies. Join the STEAM Expo fun at the Fairgrounds. More information is available here.

2016 STEAM Expo

Categories: Events and Nevada County Fairgrounds.