Community Involvement Day: August 1

Community Involvement Day, August 1, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Participate and donate items to local nonprofit organizations, and you receive free tickets to the Fair. It’s a win-win. For a list of participating organizations and items to donate, visit here.

Community Involvement Day (2016)

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Discounted Fair Tickets on Sale Now

Tickets for the Nevada County Fair are on sale now. Purchase your admission, carnival tickets, and arena event tickets before the Fair begins and save money!  The Fair Office is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm, and will be open specifically for ticket sales on Saturday, August 6 and Sunday, August 7 from 10 am to 5 pm on both days. You can also save time by purchasing your Fair tickets online.

Buy your admission tickets before August 9 at 5 pm and get an admission ticket for $6.  Or, purchase a “Be a Kid Again” adult admission ticket for Thursday of the Fair for only $4.  You can also take advantage of other pre-sale offers, including a five-day Fair pass with unlimited entry for $30; an event parking pass for $25; or a carnival ride bracelet, good for unlimited rides for any one day, for $23.

Now is the time to also purchase your arena event tickets – including tickets to this year’s Destruction Derby. Tickets are now on sale for the Flying U Extreme Rodeo on Wednesday and Thursday night; Monster Trucks and Tuff Trucks on Friday and Saturday night; and the Destruction Derby on Sunday night.

There are several ways to get your Fair tickets early. Purchase them online or stop by the Fair Office on McCourtney Road by Tuesday, August 9, at 5 pm. Or you can call the Fair Office at (530) 273-6217 by August 8 at 5 pm. The Fair Office at Gate 1 is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm, and will also be open on Saturday, August 6, and Sunday, August 7, from 10 am to 5 pm on both days.

After August 9, ticket prices for the Fair are $9 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for children 6-12, and free to children under the age of 5.

This year’s “Kick It Up!” Nevada County Fair is August 10 – 14. The Fair’s Office is located on McCourtney Road in Grass Valley. The phone number is (530) 273-6217.

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Califia Cafe’ to Open Monday at the Fairgrounds

The Nevada County Fairgrounds is partnering with locally-owned BrewBakers Coffee and Pastry House to open Califia Café – a coffee trolley serving coffee, specialty drinks, and baked goods – at Gate 1 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.   Califia Café will open to the public for the first time on Monday, August 1, from 11 am to 6 pm at Community Involvement Day (a day to donate to nonprofit organizations while also receiving discounts on Fair tickets) at the Fairgrounds; and will then be open during the week from 7 – 11 am.

Califia Café, built using the trolley donated to the Fairgrounds from Bob and Debbe Peterson of Lazy Dog Ice Cream, is sponsored by Califia Farms and operated by BrewBakers. Beginning August 2, it will be open to the public from 7 – 11 am, Monday through Friday, at Gate 1 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.  During the Fair, the trolley will be relocated to the RV Park, and then returned to Gate 1 after the Fair. It will be open year-round and will serve coffee, lattes, cappuccinos, specialty drinks and pastries.

“We’re thrilled to be making Califia Café a reality,” said Rea Callender, CEO of the Nevada County Fairgrounds. “The Fairgrounds is known as a gathering place for the community and this is one more way of welcoming our community to the Fairgrounds and encouraging visitors to stop by for a cup of coffee and enjoy the beautiful grounds.”

“BrewBakers is excited to be partnering with the Nevada County Fairgrounds and opening the café,” said Robin Spencer, owner of BrewBakers of Grass Valley. “This provides an additional location for us to serve our specialty coffee and pastries; and it allows us to be part of the Fairgrounds, which has been an important part of our family for many years.”

Next time you’re visiting the Fairgrounds for an event, walking or biking the grounds, or just driving by – stop by and enjoy your favorite coffee drink at Califia Café at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

For a coupon for 20% off your first coffee, visit the Fair Office. The Fairgrounds are located at 11228 McCourtney Road in Grass Valley.

Calife Café

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Get Your Tickets to the Flying U Rodeo at the Fair

Who’s going to this year’s rodeo? This year’s Flying U rodeo features cowboys, bull riding, Mutton Bustin, and the Flying Cowboys performing freestyle FMX motorcycle jumps! Each night starts with a sky diver flying into the rodeo, and this year’s rodeo will feature a jumping bull fighter you don’t want to miss! We’ve also got a coin dig for kids on both nights and local barrel racing. Get your tickets for Wednesday or Thursday night of the Fair!

Flying U Rodeo ad (2016)



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Livestock Community Busy Preparing for Fair

Counting the days until opening day. We know our livestock community is busy, busy, busy getting ready for this year’s Fair. We can’t wait to see the barns full of animals and showcase the hard work of our youth in agriculture!  
smiling goat
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Opening Day is in 17 Days!

Seventeen more days until opening day of the Nevada County Fair!  Did you get your tickets yet? Buy early and you save money and avoid long lines! For tickets, call the Fair office at (530) 273-6217, visit the Fair Office on McCourtney Road, or buy online.

Ferris wheel

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Decorating “Boots” for the Fair

How cute are these children at Nevada County library’s Bear River branch decorating “boots” for the display at the Nevada County Fair?! This is part of the library’s summer reading program, where children read book and create artwork 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. Good job, kids!

Summer reading program

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Donate and Receive Free Tickets at Community Involvement Day

Community Involvement Day, August 1, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Participate and donate items to local non-profit organizations, and you can receive free tickets to the Fair. It’s a win-win! For a list of participating organizations, visit here.



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