Fairgrounds Begins Summer Hours

Effective May 1, the Nevada County Fairgrounds will return to its summer hours. This change in hours means that the Fairgrounds’ inner-grounds and gates will be open during the week and on the weekends from 8 am to 4:30 pm.  The public restrooms will also be closed each day at 4:30 pm.

The summer hours only apply to the inner-grounds and gate closures; it does not affect the Fairgrounds’ Administration 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 during the summer months.  

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Summer Camp & Activities Fair

Check out the FREE Summer Camp & Activities Fair on Saturday, May 3, at the Nevada City Veteran’s Hall. Hosted by Nevada City Parks and Rec and Parents’ Resource Guide, this is a fun place to visit to plan for those awesome summer activities (including entering an exhibit in this year’s Fair) offered in Nevada County.  Ask questions, meet camp directors, and find new activities for your children this summer!  Also, the kids will love a jump in the bounce house!

Camp Fair ad (May 3, 2014)

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Contest Winners

Wow, thanks for all the responses to yesterday’s Facebook contest about the number of days until the Nevada County Fair opens!  Today is 99 days and counting. 🙂  Congratulations to the following winners of an admission ticket to the 2014 Nevada County Fair – Pam Evers, Drea Meadows. Jenine Barghouty, Alisa Wood, Jeff Winter, Renee Danenberg, Sarah Souza, Lynda Silk, Mark Owen, and Angie Westervelt. Send us a private message on FB (https://www.facebook.com/NevadaCountyFairgrounds) and we’ll get you details on your ticket.  Watch for more opportunities on Facebook for chances to win admission tickets. See you at the Fair in 99 days!

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Home and Garden Show

What’s happening this weekend at the Nevada County Fairgrounds? It’s The Union’s Home and Garden Show, happening on Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, and on Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm.  There will be lots of demonstrations, vendors, and a chance to talk to local contractors, landscapers, plumbers, architects, and home improvement professionals of all kinds! The show has fun things for kids, and plenty of good food and drinks. This is Nevada County’s only, and largest, home expo. Don’t miss it!

For more information, check out their website: http://apps.theunion.com/custom/2014/hg/homeshow/Welcome.html 

Destruction Derby Community Meeting

It’s back – the Destruction Derby at the Nevada County Fair!  This year’s Derby, held on Sunday of the Nevada County Fair, will be locally produced by five of Nevada County’s Rotary Clubs – The Rotary Club of Nevada City, Rotary Club of Nevada County South, 49er Breakfast Rotary of Nevada City, Penn Valley Rotary, and Rotary Club of Grass Valley.

To prepare for this exciting Fair-time event, Rotary has scheduled a planning meeting for the community – for potential drivers, sponsors and derby enthusiasts – on Thursday, May 8, from 6 – 7 pm at Ponderosa Hall at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

This is a chance to get together to discuss the Derby, find out how to be a driver in this event, learn more about this year’s plans for the Derby, and give feedback on how to make this one of the best events of the Nevada County Fair.  Additionally, registration forms will be available for drivers interested in entering the Derby.

“The Nevada County Fairgrounds is extremely pleased that the Rotarians, who are leaders in our community, are taking on the production of the Destruction Derby at the Fair,” said Sandy Woods, CEO of the Nevada County Fairgrounds. “This event will be a truly locally produced event, and we are excited to be able to offer this entertainment to our community.”

For additional information regarding the Derby, contact Allison Swartzendruber, co-chair of Rotary’s Nevada County Destruction Derby at (530) 277-6229 or .

The Destruction Derby will be held on Sunday, August 10, at 7 pm. Tickets for the Fair and the arena events will go on sale on June 2.


Top 10 Things to do in Nevada County

Here’s a great article about the top ten things to do in Nevada County.  Aren’t we lucky to have so many fun things – and such beauty – in our own backyard?! Lucky us to be living in Nevada County!


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Treat Street Booth Available

The Nevada County Fairgrounds is seeking a non-profit group to operate a food booth located on “South Treat Street” at the 2014 Nevada County Fair, August 6 – 10.  Applicants must be a Nevada County-based non-profit group.  Group must provide all equipment and staffing during operating hours of the Fair, 10 am to 11 pm, each day.

The Nevada County Fair’s Treat Street consists of community non-profit service organizations. Eat at the Fair and you are supporting the local non-profit community – while also eating some delicious local food! There are currently more than 20 organizations represented on Treat Street, including 4H, the Methodist Church, Jobs Daughters, Grass Valley Sportsmen, Watt Park Fire Department, Girl Scouts, and Rotary.  Last year, almost $700,000 was generated on Treat Street. Proceeds raised on Treat Street allow local non-profit organizations to provide vital services to our community.

For more information and an application, contact Lisa at (530) 273-6217 or .

Wanted: Community Showcase Acts

The Nevada County Fair is now accepting applications for local entertainers and community acts to perform at the 2014 Nevada County Fair, August 6 – 10.  Do you have a dance group you’d like to see perform at the Fair? Does your group have a skill they’d like to demonstrate to Fair-goers? Want to do a martial arts demonstration or a cheerleading demonstration or show off your baton twirling skills? If so, the Fairgrounds wants your application. This is a great way to share your talents with the community!  

Applications are now available on the website.  To be considered, the application must be returned to the Fairgrounds by June 2. There is no paid compensation for community showcases and demonstrations.

The application is for those interested in performing on the Dance Pad (available afternoon and evening hours); The Green (available during afternoon hours); or the Tumbleweed Stage (available evening hours only). 

This year’s Fair is August 6 – 10, and the theme is “Simply Fun.”