Destruction Derby at the Fair!

It’s back – the Destruction Derby at the Nevada County Fair! The popular 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.

This year’s Destruction Derby is sure to be a crowd favorite! Watch as drivers put their cars to the ultimate test and crash, smash, and ram other vehicles while trying to keep their own vehicle running! That’s demolition at its best.

“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.”

The Destruction Derby is held on Sunday, August 10, at 7 pm at the Nevada County Fair. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for kids 12 and under.

In addition to the Destruction Derby, this year’s Fair has a full line up in the arena, including the Flying U Extreme Rodeo (produced by Cotton Rosser and Flying U Rodeo) on Wednesday and Thursday night, and Tuff Trucks and Monster Trucks (produced by Scott Miller Paving, Inc.) on Friday and Saturday night. Click here for tickets to any of the arena event.


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Special Contests Each Day of the Fair

At this year’s Nevada County Fair, there are exciting contests and activities happening each day of the Fair! Here are just a few of the fun contests planned for this year’s Fair.

If you love creating with Duct Tape, then don’t miss the Kids’ Duct Tape Art Challenge. Choose to make a 2D project (flat design or picture on paper) or a 3D project (an item or thing). Some tape will be available for use; however, if your intended project requires specific colors/patterns or supplies, please provide. Happening on Wednesday from 2 -3 pm.

Join the Simply Fun Field Games for some field game fun, including 3-legged and wheelbarrow races, water balloon toss, sack races, and more! Held daily from 4 – 5 pm.

How about a scavenger hunt using your cell phone? Find a partner and join the fun at the Cell Phone Photo Scavenger Hunt on Friday at 4 pm. At check- in, contestant teams will receive a scavenger hunt list, and teams will have 45 minutes to find and photograph with their cell phone as many of the items on the list that they can.

New this year is the Gold Country Yo-Yo Contest, held Saturday at 4 pm. Bring your favorite yo-yo and your best tricks and try your hand at a chance for fun prizes. Registration and waiver forms are here.

Bel Capelli Salon is sponsoring Locks of Love on Saturday from noon – 2 pm. Donate your hair to help provide a hairpiece to financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss. Bel Capelli Salon stylists will be available to assist with the hair donation process, as well as to cut and style your hair for free.

Love Instagram and love taking photos? Submit a photo or two in the Instagram Contest happening daily. Take a picture or two with your phone while visiting the Nevada County Fair and submit it to Instagram using #simplyfunfairpics. There will be daily winners!

We’ve also got Squash Mobile Races, “Minute to Win It” fun, Simply Build It Fun, a Scrapbook Page Layout Contest, a Gift Wrapping Contest, a Diaper Derby, and a Just Dance Contest. Don’t forget karaoke, happening Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 8 – 11 pm, and Sunday from 8 – 10 pm.

There are no entry forms for most events – just show up 15 minutes early at the Special Events Tent and get ready to play. Lots of fun and great prizes!

For additional details, visit the complete list of special contests happening at the Special Events Tent, as well as a list of all the daily activities.

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Fair Ticket Office Open Saturday & Sunday for Ticket Sales

The Nevada County Fair’s ticket office, located at Guest Services, will be open tomorrow and Sunday for advance ticket sales. Purchase your admission and carnival tickets (zipper, anyone?) before the Fair begins and save money!  The ticket office will be open this weekend on Saturday, August 2 and Sunday, August 3 from 10 am to 5 pm on both days.

zipper (cropped)

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Mogollon’s Song for the Nevada County Fair

Mogollon’s Nevada County Fair Song

Check out Mogollon’s new song, “People of the Beer,” written for Nevada County Fair goers. “All the great people we get to play for each year at the Nevada County Fair inspired me to write this song,” said Duane Moore of Mogollon. This year marks Mogollon’s 20th anniversary at the Nevada County Fair!

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