Wanted: Community Showcase Acts for 2018 Nevada County Fair

Does your group have a skill they’d like to demonstrate to Fair-goers? Want to do a martial arts demonstration, a cheerleading demonstration, or show off your dancing skills? We’re currently accepting applications for community acts and demonstrations to perform at the 2018 Nevada County Fair. Applications are available here

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Grounds Reopen to Walkers and Pedestrians Beginning Tuesday

What a busy weekend it’s been at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.  As we open the grounds again tomorrow to walkers and pedestrians, we just want to say thank you to the hard working team at The Strawberry Music Festival and all the “Strawberrians” for hosting such an amazing and entertaining event at the Fairgrounds. Also a huge thank you for taking care of the grounds in your typical “strawberry way.” Safe travels and we can’t wait to welcome you back in 2019.  Photo by Dave Bonnot.

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Strawberry Music Festival Opens (May 24 – 27)

The Strawberry Music Festival begins today (May 24 – 27) at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. We’re so excited to welcome Strawberry fans and the “Strawberry Way” back to Nevada County! Need tickets? You can get them at the gate! Photo by The Union.

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Draft Horse Classic Tickets on Sale Now

Tickets are on sale now for the 32nd Annual Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair, where you’ll experience beautiful draft horses pulling meticulously restored freight wagons, loyally working farm equipment, skillfully completing intricate maneuvers, and competing with elegance and determination.  Plus, this is the opportunity to meet the stars of show and see a draft horse up close. 

Happening September 21 – 23 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, the Draft Horse Classic is the premier draft horse show on the west coast and offers six different performances featuring draft horses and exhibitors from across the United States and Canada. In between competition classes, guests will enjoy performances by expert horseman and trick rope artist Tomas Garcilazo, Bobby Kerr Mustang Act, Cal Crush Clydesdales, CHP Mounted Patrol Unit, the California Cowgirls Drill Team and more. Additionally, with more than 150 horses stabled on the grounds, the Classic offers a unique chance to observe and meet these gentle giants.

New this year, the Draft Horse Classic is moving to three days, with two performances each day.  There’s also a new class schedule, more hitches, and exciting entertainment in the arena.

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 here. All tickets purchased after 5 pm on Thursday, 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 three 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, Art at the Classic. Plus, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the barns and meet the draft horses. We even offer guided barn tours.

As part of the festivities, there will be two free concerts on the Pine Tree Stage. On Friday, September 21 from 4:30 pm – 6 pm, James Garner’s Tribute to Johnny Cash takes the stage. On Saturday, September 22 from 4 – 6 pm, Brenn Hill, an award-winning singer songwriter, will perform cowboy and country music. 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.

It’s all happening at the Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair, September 21- 23, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, just 50 miles northeast of Sacramento. For information, call (530) 273-6217 or visit here.  

Photo by Lenkaland Photography


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We’re Hiring for the Nevada County Fair Season

Have you ever thought about how fun it would be to work at the Nevada County Fair? We’re hiring for the 2018 Fair season and looking for cashiers, ticket monitors, “red shirt” patrols, exhibit crew, clean-up crew, and parking crew. If you’re interested, plan to attend the Nevada County Fair Job Fair on Tuesday, June 5, from 3 – 6 pm at the Fairgrounds. We’ll be accepting applications and conducting interviews at the event. Job descriptions and an application are available here.

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Grounds Closed to Pedestrians May 23 – 31 (Strawberry Music Festival)

The Strawberry Music Festival, May 26 – 29, the Nevada County Fairgrounds will be closed to pedestrians – walkers and bicyclists – beginning Monday, May 26. The Fairgrounds will re-open its gates to walkers and bicyclists as usual on Wenesday, June 1st. This closure does not affect the Main Office, which is open during its normal business hours. If you are interested in attending the Strawberry Music Festival, please visit www.strawberrymusic.com.

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Thank You, PRIDE

Thank you to this hardworking group from Pride Industries Foundation who spent the day raking the pine needles from the cow barns, as well as cleaning the ticket booths. We also had another group of individuals helping us in the office last week and we will continue to partner with PRIDE on a monthly basis. We are so appreciative of this team’s help, their smiles and their positive attitude. Keep up the good work, team, and know that you are making a difference at the Nevada County Fairgrounds!

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