Nevada County Fairgrounds Begins Search For 2019 Fair Slogan

Submit the winning slogan and win a prize package to the 2019 Nevada County Fair

The 2019 Fair theme is all about local foods and farmers – and the Fairgrounds is holding a contest to find the winning slogan for the 2019 Fair. Do you have a catchy or fun slogan that features local food and farmers that you think would be perfect for the 2019 Nevada County Fair? If so, submit it!

Visit the Fairgrounds website at and submit a slogan about local food and farmers. Be creative and have fun! If the slogan you submit is selected, you win. The winner will receive a 2019 Nevada County Fair package that includes two free admission tickets for each day of the Fair, a 5-day parking pass for the Fair, and ride coupons.

Submissions must be five words or less and trade-marked slogans will not be considered. The contest is open to Nevada County residents only and runs through November 13, 2018. Entry forms are also available at the Nevada County Fairgrounds office. No phone entries will be accepted.

Each year, the Fair slogan appears on advertisements, posters, banners and on social media; and is used to determine special contests, exhibit categories, and decorations for the annual Fair.

The 2019 Nevada County Fair is scheduled for August 7 – 11. For a complete list of contest rules or information, visit or call (530) 273-6217.

Locally Grown Vegetables

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This Weekend: Gold Country Alpaca Show

Have you ever met an alpaca? Now is your chance! Check out the Gold Country Gathering Alpaca Show in the livestock area at the Fairgrounds this weekend (Saturday and Sunday) from 9 am to 4 pm. See them show, learn about these inquisitive animals, and then visit the alpaca product vendor section for some great gift ideas. Admission is free. 


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Nevada County Fairgrounds Begins Search For Chief Executive Officer

Recruitment for new CEO begins; closing date is October 15, 2018

The Board of Directors of the Nevada County Fairgrounds announced this week that the search for the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Nevada County Fairgrounds has begun. The CEO position is responsible for managing the Nevada County Fair, the Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair, the Country Christmas Faire, year-round events, concerts, the RV Park, and community gatherings at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

Qualified candidates should have a background in business administration, agriculture, and event/fair experience. Candidates should also have strong leadership, organizational, financial management, marketing and communication skills; as well as a willingness to be active in local, regional, and state association activities.

For those interested, the application process and details can be found at If applying, please send a cover letter, comprehensive resume, and five professional references via mail to:

Nevada County Fairgrounds
Attention: Steve Steele, Board President
11228 McCourtney Road
Grass Valley, CA 95949
The closing date for applications is October 15, 2018.

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Gem and Mineral Show at the Fairgrounds

This weekend at the Nevada County Fairgrounds – it’s the Earth’s Treasures Gem and Mineral Show, held in Main Street Center on Saturday and Sunday (October 6 & 7) from 10 am to 5 pm. This is a great place to meet other enthusiasts, buy supplies, and experience everything the rock and mineral hobby has to offer. Presented by the Nevada County Gem and Mineral Society.

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Grand National Rodeo (featuring Bobby Kerr and Tomas Garcilazo)

For all our rodeo, Bobby Kerr, Tomas Garcilazo, and equestrian fans, the Grand National Rodeo, happening October 12-13 and 19-20 at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, will feature all of the above! The show is packed with events – horseshow, drill team, livestock show, western marketplace, music and dancing and more. For discounted tickets, visit…/website-res…/gnr-coupons-2018/447 and use promo code: SAVE6. Have fun!

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