Family Feud Competition at the Fair

Let’s get ready to play the Family Feud! New at this year’s Nevada County Fair, we’ve got the Family Feud. This event will feature eight families, playing four games, and competing for cash and prizes. Would you and your family like to compete?

Applications are now available for this fun opportunity! Families are taken on a first come, first serve basis; get that application turned in early. There will be cool community prizes, Fair packages, and cash awarded. Four winning families will receive $100, as well as a Fair package that includes admission tickets for five individuals, parking, five arena event tickets, and carnival rides. Additionally, the winning families will be entered on the TV game show’s “You Tube” contestant entry website to try to win a place on the Family Feud game show. The event will take place on Wednesday, August 6 at 5 pm on the Pine Tree Stage.

Because there is a limit on the number of families who can participate, early entry is encouraged. The entry fee is only $20, and entries close on Friday, August 1, at 4:50 pm.

A complete list of rules and a registration form are available here. For additional information, call the Fair Office at 273-6217 or email Debby at .

Bring your family and let’s get ready to play the Family Feud at this year’s “Simply Fun” Nevada County Fair, August 6 – 10.

Community Involvement Day (donate and receive free tickets)

The Nevada County Fairgrounds, the Food Bank of Nevada County, Foothill Lions, Story Club, Nevada County 2-1-1, and BloodSource are teaming up on July 28 for Community Involvement Day – a day to donate items to non-profit organizations, while also receiving free tickets to the Fair. These organizations will be set-up at the Fairgrounds Gate 1 main parking lot on Monday, July 28, from 1 – 6 pm, to receive donations of any of the items listed below.

Those who donate items to the Food Bank of Nevada County, Foothill Lions, Story Club, and Nevada County 2-1-1 will receive a coupon to redeem for one free admission ticket with the purchase of one Fair admission ticket. That’s two for the price of one!

Those who make a blood donation at the BloodSource blood mobile will receive a free admission ticket to any day of the Fair.

Food Bank of Nevada County: Donate four cans of food to the Food Bank of Nevada County.

Foothill Lions: Drop off a donation of an old hearing aid or old prescription eye glasses.

Story Club: Donate two new or slightly used children’s books, including chapter books for teens.

Nevada County 2-1-1: Partnering with PARTNERS Family Resource Centers, Nevada County 2-1-1 will be collecting donations of new backpacks, new lunch boxes, and new school supplies like three ring binders, spiral bound notebooks, pencils and pens.

BloodSource: For a free admission ticket to the Fair, make a blood donation at the BloodSource bloodmobile located in the main parking lot (Gate 1) at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. For information and eligibility about blood donation, visit or call 1-866-822-5663.

Feel free to donate to any one organization or all of them! To receive your coupons or free tickets, all donations must be brought to the Gate 1 parking lot at the Fairgrounds on July 28 between the hours of 1- 6 pm.

Coupons received (buy one, get one) for the donations must be redeemed during pre-sale dates, which take place until August 5. Presale discounted tickets will be available for purchase on Community Involvement Day at Guest Services, Gate 1.

Deadline Extended: Still Time to Enter an Exhibit

The deadline to turn in entry forms to enter an exhibit in the Nevada County Fair has been extended – so there’s more time to enter an exhibit or two in the Nevada County Fair. The deadline for submitting paper entry forms to the Fair Office is Monday, July 21 at 4 pm.  Or, if you want to enter on-line using the Fair’s on-line entry system you have until midnight on July 21. There are no entry fees for most categories (that’s right – it’s FREE), so simply visit the Fair Office on McCourtney Road or log-on to the Fair’s website at to complete the entry process. This deadline extension is for still exhibits and livestock entries (excluding market beef, sheep, swine, and goats).

Complete descriptions of all categories are available in the Fair’s Competition Handbook.


Musical Entertainment at the Fair

Banner Mountain Boys, Mogollon, CoolHeat, Live From Vegas: Rat Pack Tribute, Paige Anderson & The Fearless Kin, Red Union Blue, the Jamal Walker Band, Mad Dash, Rat Stomp, Starpeople, Summer of Love, and Nathan Owens Sounds of Motown … just a glimpse of the musical entertainment featured at this year’s Fair. Check out the listing of all the stage entertainment at this year’s Fair. Do you have a favorite?


Contest Winners (Enter an Exhibit contest)

Photos, children’s artwork, soap, veggies, cupcakes, jam, poems … so many fun entries! Congratulations to Kim Liddle, Alisha Schumacher-Milhous, David Guzman, Shirley Wilkins, Rubi Tully, Marsha Reeves, Ariel Cantrell and Alena Biggs. Send us a message on Facebook and we’ll give you details for your ticket! Don’t forget, it’s not too late to enter an exhibit. Simply fill out the paperwork and turn in the entry forms by July 18.

Exhibit Entry Ticket Give-Away

How can this be true? Two ticket give-away contests in one week?! Yep! We love Fair time! Are you entering an exhibit in this year’s Fair? If so, what? Post a comment on our Facebook page, and we’ll randomly choose some winners for a free admission ticket. By the way, entry deadlines to turn in paperwork for exhibits is Friday, July 18, so there’s still time to enter those exhibits!! Yeah for Fair time!

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The Nevada County Fairgrounds’ social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube) are designated as family-friendly fan pages, and we encourage our customers to leave photos, videos, and comments on the various sites.

The Nevada County Fairgrounds monitors comments and postings on its various social media channels, and reserves the right to remove and/or block any comments or posts that are inappropriate or offensive, including those that:

  • Contain any infringing, obscene, indecent, misleading or unlawful material or information;
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  • Conduct or encourage illegal activity; or
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Comments posted by others on the Nevada County Fairgrounds’ social media sites are not to be considered the opinion of the Nevada County Fairgrounds; nor does the Nevada County Fairgrounds endorse any third-party comments on its sites.

Social Media Sites (March 2014)