The Altar Show is happening now through November 3, 10 am to 7 pm each day, in the Northern Mines Building 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. For information, visit thealtarshow.org.
The 2020 Fair theme is all about local traditions, and the Fairgrounds is holding a contest to find the winning slogan for the 2020 Fair. Do you have a catchy or fun slogan for the Fair that features a local tradition? If so, submit your ideas at NevadaCountyFair.com and you could win a 2020 Fair package. Photo by Lenka Vodicka.
Due to the public safety power shutoff, the Fairgrounds are closed to the public until further notice. The dump station in the RV Park will also be closed during this time.
Additionally, the Altar Show in the Northern Mines Building (scheduled dates of 10/26 – 11/3) will not be open during the power outage, but please plan to come visit the show after the Fairgrounds reopens to the public.
We understand the frustration of those who enjoy spending time on the Fairgrounds, but public safety and the protection of the facility are our top priorities. We look forward to reopening as soon as conditions permit.
Due to the public safety power shutoff the inner grounds will be closed to the public effective immediately until further notice. The dump station at the RV Park will be closed during this time as well.
A huge thank you to Zachary Wernke for building this beautiful pergola for the community to enjoy while visiting Lions Lake. Zach, who built the pergola for his Eagle Scout Project, chose to do work at the Fairgrounds because the grounds represent a big part of his childhood. He’s spent years volunteering, attending events and showing animals at the Fair and he has many happy memories here. He said he is proud of the project and to be able to give back to the community. Thank you, Zachary, for your hard work and service!
Submit the winning slogan and win a prize package to the 2020 Nevada County Fair
The 2020 Fair theme is all about local traditions, and the Fairgrounds is holding a contest to find the winning slogan for the 2020 Fair. Nevada County is rich in history and cherished traditions and we’d like to feature those traditions at the Nevada County Fair. Do you have a catchy or fun slogan for the Fair that features a local tradition? If so, submit it!
Visit this page to submit a slogan. Be creative and have fun! If the slogan you submit is selected, you win. The winner will receive a 2020 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 trademarked slogans will not be considered. The contest is open to Nevada County residents only and runs through November 13, 2019. 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 2020 Nevada County Fair is scheduled for August 12 – 16. For a complete list of contest rules or information, click here or call (530) 273-6217.
Don’t miss the Winterfaire Craft Show (sponsored by the Craft Guild of Nevada County) happening this weekend (October 19-20) at the Fairgrounds. The show features items from talented local artists, and takes place from 9 am-4 pm on Saturday and 10 am-4 pm on Sunday. For details, visit CraftGuildOfNevadaCounty.org.
Loved having members of the Sisters on the Fly with us this past weekend at the RV Park at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Always, always fun to welcome them and see the vintage trailers!
Kate looking strong and beautiful even in the dark.
(Photo taken by Harry Lum during the power outage)
Power is on at the Fairgrounds! We have reopened the inner grounds to the public, but please use Gate 5.
PG&E is utilizing Gate 1 and the Gate 1 Parking Lot as a staging area for crews and equipment, so those areas remain closed to the public until further notice.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during the power outage.