Nevada County Fairgrounds

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

Tickets on sale soon after June 15. Watch this space.

Fair Home
General Information
Exhibitors and Livestock (entries open)


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


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.


Job Fair

The Nevada County Fairgrounds is hosting a Job Fair for the 2021 Fair  on Monday, June 21 from 3 – 6 pm in Main Street Center, located at Gate 1 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.  If you are interested in working at the Fairgrounds during the 2021 Fair season, plan to attend.  Applications will be collected and interviews conducted onsite.  Jobs available include: 

  • Gate Cashiers
  • Ticket Monitors
  • “Red Shirt” Patrol
  • Exhibit Crew
  • Clean Up Crew
  • Parking and Traffic Crew

Job descriptions and the application are posted 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.