Enter an Exhibit in the Nevada County Fair

Want to enter an exhibit in the Fair? The Nevada County Fair’s Competition Handbook, which includes all the information you need to enter exhibits in this year’s Fair, is now available. If you can make it, bake it, grow it or show it, there is a class for you – and it can be found in the Competition Handbook!

Whether you’ve been entering exhibits for years or this is your first time, the Competition Handbook is the place to start. If you’re not sure what to enter, how about homemade jam or jelly, a cell phone photo, flowers or vegetables from your garden, baked cookies or homebrew? New this year are classes for your favorite homemade muffin and the Farm Fun Planter Pot – paint your dream farm on the outside of a small pot and plant it with your favorite flower or vegetable! There are also classes for honey, wine, quilts, poetry, ugliest cake, produce characters, and fairy gardens. Or, try entering your best salsa, pie or potato salad in one of the daily Special Food Contests. There are more than a thousand classes for children and adults to enter!

There are cash prizes, gift certificates and ribbons to be won, and all those who enter an exhibit in the Fair will receive two free tickets to the Thursday evening performance of the Draft Horse Classic.

It’s easy to enter! Look through the book, pick your favorite classes, and complete the process online at NevadaCountyFair.com or at the Fair Office on McCourtney Road. The deadline for submitting entry forms for still exhibits is July 22.

A copy of the Competition Handbook can be found online at NevadaCountyFair.com. For printed copies, visit the Fairgrounds Office, Chamber of Commerce offices, post offices, county libraries, grocery stores, Ben Franklin, Foothill Mercantile, and other local businesses.

The 2019 Nevada County Fair is August 7 – 11, and the Fair theme is “Farms, Food & Fun!”

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Fun Fair Camp: Sign Up Today

Have you signed your kids up for the 2019 Fun Fair Camp? This fun day camp gives kids the opportunity to create an exhibit to enter in the Fair. Sew a pillow or pot holder, learn photography, make cookies, or paint a clay pot to enter in the “Farm Fun Planter Pots” division. This day camp is happening on Monday, June 24 from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm and is available to ages 6-12. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Stop by the Fair Office to register or give us a call at 530-273-6217.


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Call for Artists: Art at the Classic

Are you interested in showcasing your artwork at Art at the Classic, a top-ranked equine and western art show? Held during the Draft Horse Classic, September 19 – 22, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, this equine and western art show features impressive works of art in a dozen categories and more than 100 works by painters, sculptors, photographers and other fine artists.  The show has become one of the premier displays of its kind – attracting both art lovers and horse lovers. Artists are encouraged to participate by entering artwork in the show and purchasing booth space at the show.  

The juried show is open to all artists over 18 years old whose work reflects a western way of life and includes any equine subject, work on the land, western landscape, animals or wildlife. Entries must be artist’s original design, produced in the last three years, and not previously shown in Art at the Classic. Classes include oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, pen and ink, graphic and charcoal, colored pencil, photography, sculpture, miniatures, and anything goes (mixed media). All artwork must be for sale.

If you are interested in participating in this show by entering artwork in the show and/or purchasing booth space at the show, applications are available at here. Or if you have questions, contact Judy Vargas, Director of Art at the Classic, at . The deadline to apply is June 25, 2019.

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