Movies Under the Pines: June 2

Movies Under the Pines (presented by the Nevada City Film Festival) kicks off this Friday at the Nevada County Fairgrounds with The NeverEnding Story. Gates open at 7 pm; film begins at sunset. Lazy Dog ice cream, specialty coffee drinks, beer, wine, and An Honest Pie will be available for purchase. Blankets and low back chairs are suggested. Tickets are available at the gate or online at


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Job Fair for 2017 Fair Season Jobs: June 8

The Nevada County Fairgrounds will host a job fair to fulfill its hiring needs for this year’s Fair season. The Nevada County Fair Job Fair will be held on Thursday, June 8, from 3 – 6 pm at Ponderosa Hall, located at Gate 2, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

If you are interested in working for the Fairgrounds during the 2017 Fair season, plan to attend this event. Fair staff will be accepting applications from 3 – 6 pm for all departments, as well as conducting interviews on site. Some of the jobs available include gate cashiers, ticket monitors, “red shirt” patrols, exhibit crew, clean-up crew, and parking crew. 

A list of jobs, job descriptions, and an application are posted on the Fairgrounds’ website here.  You can either download the application, complete it and bring it to the Job Fair; or complete it at the Job Fair.

The 2017 Nevada County Fair is August 9 – 13. For information, call (530) 273-6217 or visit                        

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Movies Under the Pines: June 2

Movies Under the Pines (presented by the Nevada City Film Festival) kicks off at the Nevada County Fairgrounds on June 2. Enjoy watching NeverEnding Story while sitting beneath the stars at the Fairgrounds. Beer, wine, popcorn, soft drinks, and ice cream available for purchase. Blankets and low back chairs are suggested. Gates open at 7 pm for picnicking; film begins at sunset. For information, visit here.

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Grounds Closed to Walkers and Pedestrians – May 22 – 30

In preparation for the Strawberry Music Festival, May 25 – 28, the Nevada County Fairgrounds will be closed to pedestrians – walkers and bicyclists – beginning Monday, May 22. The Fairgrounds will re-open its gates to walkers and bicyclists as usual on Tuesday, May 30.  This closure does not affect the Main Office, which is open during its normal business hours. The RV Park at the Fairgrounds will also be closed to the public from May 21 – 29. If you are interested in attending the Strawberry Music Festival, visit

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Friends of the Fairgrounds: Kate, Nicole and Cruz

Meet Kate, Nicole and Cruz. These three recently returned to walking at the Fairgrounds after Nicole gave birth (love seeing the five-week-old baby out here). Together they walk 2-3 times per week, and love the Fairgrounds because “it gets Cruz out to ride, they love to chat and catch up, and it’s beautiful.” Why does Cruz like the Fairgrounds? “Because I can ride super fast out here!” Have fun, ladies; and keep going super fast, Cruz!”

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Draft Horse Classic Tickets On Sale

Majestic Draft Horse performances, breathtaking competitions, and seeing a Draft Horse “up-close” are all part of the festivities at the 31st Annual Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair, September 21 – 24, at the beautiful Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. Featuring six different performances by the Draft Horses, this event has become the premier Draft Horse show in the western United States. The Classic spotlights a variety of horses, teams, and performances; featuring everything from farm wagons, carriages, and driving competitions to dancing horses and racing mules. The stars of the show are the horses, and with more than 120 horses stabled on the grounds, the Classic offers a unique chance to observe them in a multitude of settings.

Tickets to this event are on sale now. You can choose from six different performances or purchase a season ticket for all six. Tickets can be purchased by calling (530) 273-6217, by visiting the Fairgrounds Office on McCourtney Road, or online. There is a small transaction fee if you order your tickets online. As a reminder, all tickets purchased after 5 pm on Wednesday, September 20, are an additional $4 per ticket.

Although there is a charge for the Draft Horse performances in the arena, admission to the Fairgrounds is free so all can enjoy the many activities of the Harvest Fair happening during the four days of the Classic. Visit the grounds to enjoy musical entertainment, a Western Trade Show with vendors selling wares, the Harvest Fair agricultural competitions and community exhibits, a horseshoeing demonstration, delicious food, and Art at the Classic. Plus, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to visit the barns and meet the famous Draft Horses. We even offer guided barn tours!

New this year at the Harvest Fair, we’ve got two new musical acts performing on the Pine Tree Stage. On Friday, September 22 at 4:30 pm, James Garner’s Tribute to Johnny Cash takes the stage. Saturday, September 23 at 4 pm, features Left of Centre and the Jason Aldean Tribute band. Both concerts are free, so stop by and grab a bite to eat, enjoy some music under the shade of the tall pine trees, and catch a Draft Horse performance after the musical entertainment.

Photo by Laurie Ann Martin Photography

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