The Wizard of Oz Featured at Movies Under the Pines

What are you doing this Friday night? How about enjoying the Wizard of Oz as part of the Movies Under the Pines at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Gates open at 7:30; movie begins at sunset. Tickets are $7/adults and $5/children. Bring a blanket or low-back chair, a picnic, and make it a night of fun! Hosted by the Nevada City Film Festival.

Movies Under the Pines (the Wizard of Oz) - May 20



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Summer Reading Program (and free carnival tickets)

The Nevada County Fair is partnering with the Nevada County libraries for its Summer Reading Program. Through this program, children read books and create a project that will be on display at the Fair. Additionally, children who complete the program will receive two free carnival rides at this year’s Fair. Visit the Nevada County library’s website for details. Happy reading!
Library - Summer Reading program flyer from library
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This Weekend: CBA Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival

The California Bluegrass Association’s Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival is happening now through Sunday (June 16 – 19) at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Tickets can be purchased here or at the gate. Photo by Tom Dawdy.

Bluegrass (by Tim Dawdy)

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Enter An Exhibit in This Year’s Fair

How about entering an exhibit in this year’s Fair? It’s easy and it’s fun! The Nevada County Fair’s Competition Handbook, which includes all the information you need to enter exhibits, is now available. If you can make it, bake it, grow it or show it, there is a category for you! Visit here for details.

Exhibit winner (WFA)


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Graduates of Flower Arranging Workshop

Congratulations to the graduates of the 2016 Flower Arranging Workshop. This educational class is offered each year at the Fairgrounds by the Chicago Park Garden Club. Watch for these talented florists as they enter their exhibits at the Fair. Great job!

Flower Arranging Workshop

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Fairgrounds Closed to Pedestrians June 13 – 20

In preparation for the annual Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival, June 16 – 19, the Nevada County Fairgrounds will be closed to pedestrians and bicyclists beginning June 13. The Fairgrounds will re-open its gates to walkers and bicyclists as usual on Monday, June 20. This closure does not affect the Main Office, which is open during its normal business hours of Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.  The RV Park at the Fairgrounds will also be closed to the public from June 14 – 20.

For tickets to the Bluegrass Festival, visit here.


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See the Draft Horses Perform

To see the beautiful Draft Horses perform is a site to behold! Check out this video for a glimpse of the show. The Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair happens September 22 – 25 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Tickets are on sale now.
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You Will Be Missed, Teacher Debby!

Oh, Teacher Debby, you will be missed by all of us at the Nevada County Fairgrounds! Thank you for all your years of service to the families in Nevada County! You are so loved!

 Thanks to The Union for this feature article on your service at Tall Pines Nursery School.
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