Nevada County Fairgrounds

Nevada County Fair, August 11-15, 2021Nevada County Fair
August 11 – 15, 2021

Tickets  on sale Now! Buy Tickets.

Fair Home
General Information
Enter an Exhibit 
pdf 2021 Fair Guide



Draft Horse Classic, September 16-19, 2021Draft Horse Classic
September 16 – 19, 2021

Tickets on sale now by phone. Order your tickets by calling the Fairgrounds Office at (530) 273-6217.

Draft Horse Classic Home
General Information
Performance Schedule


Community Involvement Day

Participate in Community Involvement Day (August 2nd, 2021, 1pm – 6pm, Main Street Center) at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, make a donation to one of the participating organizations, and receive coupons for buy one $7 Fair admission ticket, get one free. That’s two for the price of one! Donate Blood and receive a free admission ticket to the Fair.


Now Hiring!

The Nevada County Fairgrounds is hiring for the following positions – seasonal maintenance aides (summer months) and Fair-time help (cashiers, ticket monitors, parking attendants, red shirts, exhibit crew, front office assistance, and traffic employees). For job descriptions and applications, visit here.


Fairgrounds Open to Walkers 

The Nevada County Fairgrounds are open to walkers and bicyclists from 8 am to 4 pm Monday – Friday (excluding holidays). Walkers should go through Gate 1 to enter the grounds (all other gates will remain closed), a waiver should be completed at the gate, and following social distancing protocol is required.  As a reminder, dogs are allowed on the grounds during these hours; however, they must remain on leash at all times. The Youth Hub/Distance Learning Center at Main Street Center is also open Monday – Friday.



Thank you, Nevada County, for voting the Nevada County Fair as the “Best Local Event” for 18 years in a row! The Fair also received “Best Place to Take the Kids” and the Fairgrounds was runner up for “Best Event Venue” and “Best Place to Cycle.” We are truly honored and we appreciate the support we constantly receive from our awesome community. Thank you!


Except for service dogs, no dogs or other pets are allowed on the grounds during events. Pets providing emotional support, well-being, comfort or companionship are not recognized as service animals under ADA regulations and are not permitted.