Enter the Gingerbread House Competition

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.

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Fairgrounds Begins Winter Hours

Effective immediately the Nevada County Fairgrounds will return to its winter hours. This change in hours means that the Fairgrounds inner grounds and gates will be locked at 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, and closed on weekends.   The inner grounds and gates will remain open during the week to walkers and bicyclists, but all must be off the grounds before the gates lock at 4:30 pm.

The winter hours only affect the inner grounds and gate closures; it does not affect the Main Office, which is open during its normal business hours of Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.  Additionally, the RV Park at the Fairgrounds will remain open, and the gates and inner grounds will remain open for any events that are taking place on the grounds on the weekends and during the winter months.

The Fairgrounds will return to its summer hours beginning May 1.


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Fairgrounds Foundation Hosts Third Season of Speaker Series

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.r1511442189iaFyt1511442189nuoCa1511442189daveN1511442189@noit1511442189adnuo1511442189F1511442189 or to RSVP for the November 8 speaker email moc.r1511442189iaFyt1511442189nuoCa1511442189daveN1511442189@Oydn1511442189eW1511442189

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Donor Recognizes Nevada County Veterinary Disaster Response Team

Pat from the Nevada County Veterinary Disaster Response Team was on the grounds last week receiving an anonymous donation from a member of the Nevada County Fairgrounds Board of Directors.  Pat and her team of volunteers are the county’s go-to team when there is a need to set up a large and small animal evacuation center at the Fairgrounds.  They are on the grounds whenever there is an evacuation, a disaster or an emergency, and they serve tirelessly and selflessly to keep our community’s animals safe and loved amidst chaos.  With the recent fires in Nevada County, this group cared for more than 350 animals, including 100+ horses!  We’re happy to see this organization receiving a large donation, and we thank them for serving our community and our animal friends.

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Altar Show: October 28 – November 5

The Altar Show is happening today through November 5, noon to 7 pm each day, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. This annual exhibit features more than 60 altars created to honor loved ones and common human experiences. The show is free, but tax-deductible contributions are welcome. For information, visit thealtarshow.org.

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