This Weekend (October 21 & 22): Winterfaire Craft Show

The Winterfaire Craft Show is happening tomorrow and Sunday (October 21 & 22) from 10 am to 4 pm in Main Street Center at the Fairgrounds. The show features locally made arts and crafts, as well as door prizes and food. The cost is $2, or bring a can of food and receive $1 off admission. Parking is free. Presented by the Craft Guild of Nevada County. For information, visit here
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Thank You from the Nevada County Fairgrounds

We have less than 100 fire personnel on the grounds, the four fires in our area are 100% contained, and the fire camp is transitioning off the Fairgrounds today.  To simply say thank you doesn’t seem to be enough.  On behalf of all of us at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, thank you to all who have helped in any way during these fires.  To the firefighters, Cal Fire, first responders, mutual aid workers, local law enforcement, Red Cross, Office of Emergency Services, the Nevada County Veterinary Disaster Response Team, all the volunteers, and our community – your efforts, courage, kindness, and perseverance are so, so appreciated.  Here’s to coming together as a community, and for keeping our community – humans and animals – safe! We feel the strength of this community; and, we are, once again, thankful to be part of such a giving and thoughtful community.


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Fairgrounds Begins Search for 2018 Fair Slogan

Peaches, plums, cherries, pears, and apples – the 2018 Fair theme is all about orchards – and the Fairgrounds is hosting a contest to find the winning “orchard” slogan for the 2018 Fair. Do you have a catchy or fun slogan that features orchards that you think would be perfect for the 2018 Nevada County Fair? If so, submit it here!

Visit the Fair’s website here and submit a slogan about orchards.  Be creative and have fun! If the slogan you submit is selected, you win. The winner will receive a 2018 Nevada County Fair package that includes two free admission tickets for each day of the Fair, a 5-day parking pass for the Fair, and ride coupons.  

Submissions must be five words or less and no trade-marked slogans will be considered.  The contest is open to Nevada County residents only. The contest runs now through November 10, 2017. For those without access to the Internet, entry forms are available at the Nevada County Fairgrounds office, or information can be mailed to the Fairgrounds at P.O. Box 2687, Grass Valley, CA  95945. No phone entries will be accepted.  

Each year, the Fair slogan appears on advertisements, posters, banners and on social media; and is used to determine special contests, exhibit categories, and decorations for the annual Fair.

The 2018 Nevada County Fair is scheduled for August 8 – 12. For a complete list of contest rules or information, visit here

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Nevada County Fairgrounds Serves as Fire Camp and Animal Evacuation Center

Due to fires currently burning in Nevada County and surrounding communities, Cal Fire and assisting agencies have set up a command post and fire camp at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Additionally, the Nevada County Veterinary Disaster Response Team has set up an evacuation center at the Fairgrounds for large and small animals.

During the duration that the camp is set up, Gate 1 will be open to Fair employees and Fair business (those visiting the Fairgrounds’ administration office) only, Gate 4 will be open to campers, Gate 8 will be open for animal evacuations, and all other gates will be closed to the public and restricted to authorized fire personnel only.

These closures and restrictions do not affect the Main Office, which is open during its normal business hours. Additionally, limited RV camping will be available by contacting the Main Office at (530) 273-6217.

Evacuation centers for evacuees are at Twin Cities Church (273-6425) and First Baptist Church (273-7301), both in Grass Valley.  The Nevada County Fairgrounds has not been designated as an evacuation center for evacuees because the Fairgrounds are being set up as a fire camp for Cal Fire, which means that Cal Fire will use the grounds and the buildings as a camp for its firefighters and as a command center for fires in our community and surrounding areas.

During this time, the Nevada County Fairgrounds is also being used as an evacuation center for small and large animals. The Fairgrounds are open and equipped to handle large and small animals brought to the Fairgrounds. Dozens of animals are already on the grounds, and the Fairgrounds will continue to receive and house animals as needed. Those with animals impacted by the fire, or those who need to remove animals to a safer location, are encouraged to use the Fairgrounds. If you need information or have questions regarding animal evacuations, contact the Nevada County Veterinary Disaster Response Team at (530) 913-6506.

For updated fire information and evacuation updates, visit Cal Fire’s website at or call the fire information line at (530) 823-4083.

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Update on Fairgrounds Events

Due to the Fire Camp at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, the following events have been relocated or cancelled:

Music in the Mountain’s Brahms First Symphony – Friday, October 13 at 7:30
RELOCATED to the Don Baggett Theatre at Nevada Union High School
Information can be found here

Gold Country Gathering Alpaca Show – Saturday and Sunday

Sisters on the Fly Wine in the Pines Camping Excursion – Thursday – Sunday

Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation Speaker Series – Wednesday, October 11, 2017

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This Weekend: Earth’s Treasures Gem and Mineral Show

This weekend at the Nevada County Fairgrounds – it’s the Earth’s Treasures Gem and Mineral Show, held in Main Street Center on Saturday and Sunday (October 7 & 8) from 10 am to 5 pm. Check out the gem and mineral collections, visit the booths of the numerous vendors, bid on minerals and rocks at a silent auction, watch local artisans at work, and see the demonstrations. This show is a great place to meet other enthusiasts, buy supplies, and experience everything the rock and mineral hobby has to offer. Presented by the Nevada County Gem and Mineral Society.  For information, visit here.
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This Saturday in the Arena: Auction

Check out the wagons and carriages available at the auction on Saturday in the arena at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. There are also buggies, antique farm equipment, saddles, assorted western antiques, and lots more! Start time is 9:50 am sharp. For information, visit here

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Coupon for Grand National Rodeo, Featuring Bobby Kerr and CalCrush Clydes

For all our rodeo, Bobby Kerr, Cal Crush Clydesdales and equestrian fans, The Grand National Rodeo, happening October 13-14 and 20-21 at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, will feature all of the above! The show is packed with events – Horseshow, Drill Team, Bobby Kerr, Livestock Show, Western Marketplace, Music and Dancing, Western BBQ and more. For information, visit here. For $6 off rodeo tickets, click on the link and use promo code “GFB2”. Have fun!

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