Nevada County Fair: Achievement Award Winner!

We’re proud to announce that the Nevada County Fair took home 10 awards last week from the annual Western Fairs Association’s Annual Achievement Awards program. We received awards for our goat yoga event at the Fair, our work in social media (featuring Fair Traditions), the collaboration with Nevada County Resource Conservation District and their work on Lions Lake, our partnership with The White Barn Project, our exhibit program (kites!), our employee retention program (love the new t-shirts!) and one of our photos. A huge thank you to our community and partners for their continued support of the Fairgrounds. Without you, none of these awards would be possible!

Categories: Nevada County Fair.

Cioppino Feed Tickets on Sale Now

Tickets are on sale now for the annual all-you-can-eat Cioppino and Pasta Feed, March 2, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Get your tickets at the Fairgrounds office beginning on Tuesday or by visiting here. This has been a sold-out event for eight years in a row, and features chef Arnie Romanello’s secret 100-year-old-recipe! Yum!

Categories: Events, Nevada County Fairgrounds, and Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation.

Wedding Fair: Sunday, January 20

Grass Valley’s Premier Wedding Fair is happening on Sunday (January 20) from noon – 4 pm at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Featuring some of the top wedding and event vendors in Nevada County, this show is a must for those planning a wedding!  Show highlights include swag bags for all registered bridges, show discounts from vendors, hourly giveaways, cake and catering tastings, and live music. Parking and admission are free! For information, visit

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Employment Opportunities at the Nevada County Fairgrounds

We have two part-time employment opportunities available at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. 

Exhibit Specialist

Part time position with varied hours.  Responsible for planning and organizing still and livestock exhibit programs at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. For job description, qualifications and application, visit here.

Accounts Receivable Clerk 

Part time, hours vary. For job description and application, visit here.

Categories: Nevada County Fairgrounds.

Draft Horses!

Love going through photos from the season and coming across beauties like this! Aren’t these draft horses magnificent?!   Can’t wait to see them again in September! Photo by Lenkaland Photography.

Categories: Site Updates.

Grass Valley Wedding Fair: January 20

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“Best of” Voting Begins!

It’s the “Best Of” time of year! The Union is taking votes for their 2018 Best of Nevada County poll and we are thrilled that the Nevada County Fair has been nominated as Best Local Event and Best Place to Take the Kids. Additionally, the Nevada County Fairgrounds is nominated for Best Event Venue, Best Place to Picnic, Best place for Cycling, and Best Campground. What an honor – and we’re so, so pleased to see the Fairgrounds are loved and used by our community. If you’d like to vote, click here. Photo by Nevada City Scenics.

Categories: Events, Nevada County Fair, and Nevada County Fairgrounds.