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Tickets on Sale for the Draft Horse Classic September 15 – 18

Tickets on sale now.

Racing returns to the Fairgrounds! Outlaw Kart Racing

5/13, 6/24, 7/8, 7/22
Family fun and excitement for all ages. Food, beer and ice cream will be available. Join us in celebrating the return of dirt racing to Nevada County!

Strawberry Music Festival

May 25 – 30, 2022
The Spring 2022 Strawberry Music Festival will be held on May 25th – 30th at the Nevada County Fairgrounds! Strawberry Music Festival is a five-day, family-friendly campout with live music featuring nationally recognized touring acts and local up-and-coming performing artists. This year we celebrate Strawberry 40th anniversary and are looking forward to an epic reunion of family and friends! Since our first festival in 1982, Strawberry has become a closely knit community of music lovers whose collective ethos is rooted in kindness, cooperation, and consideration, coined as “The Strawberry Way.” Set on 100 acres of conifer forest, Strawberry’s Spring Festival is held at the Nevada County Fairgrounds where camping is made comfortable by gentle terrain and ample amenities. Programming includes a wide variety of activities and entertainment for all ages and abilities, making Strawberry the perfect holiday weekend getaway.

Volunteer: The Strawberry Music Festival is right around the corner – May 26 – 30th. Please consider volunteering at the Foundation Station pouring beer and wine and enjoy a great festival while fundraising to support our wonderful Nevada County Fairgrounds! more

Strawberry Music Festival 2022

Tickets and Info: (209) 984-8630


Father’s Day Festival

June 16 – 19, 2022
The 47th Annual Father’s Day Festival is the CBA’s premier event of the year, and you are invited! Everyone in the world of California Bluegrass and Old-time music is just itching to return to their favorite festival – June 16 through 19, 2022.

Father's Day Festival

California Worldfest

July 14 – 17, 2022
Once a summer, in the heart of the Sierra Nevada, near a former gold rush town, there’s a celebration of global music that takes place. At this four-day festival at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley you can sway to new sounds, discover a whole new culture through music, and dance the night away to one of your new favorite music groups. more info

California Worldfest

Hangtown Music Festival

October 20 – 23, 2022
Hangtown Music Festival is moving this year to the beautiful Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. We know you will love the natural beauty of Grass Valley with lots of camping space and RV hook-ups.

2022 Fair Vendor Applications

2022 Vendor Applications are now available for the Nevada County Fair, August 10-14.

Except for service dogs, no dogs or other pets are allowed on the grounds during events. Pets providing emotional support, well-being, comfort or companionship are not recognized as service animals under ADA regulations and are not permitted.