Idol Competition at the Fair

Do you love to sing? If so, you could win $100, a Fair admission package, and money for your favorite charity! The Nevada County Fair is looking for talented vocalists to sing in the Idol Competition at this year’s Fair. 

Nevada County residents ages 16 and up are invited to participate in this crowd favorite on Wednesday, August 7, at 5 pm on the Pine Tree Stage at the Fairgrounds. The grand prize is $100, two Fair admission tickets, parking, two Saturday night arena tickets, and carnival rides. Second place prize is $50, two admission tickets, parking and carnival rides; and third prize is $25, two admission tickets and parking. New this year is the People’s Choice Award, which is $100. 

Singers will be judged by a panel of local celebrities, who will narrow it down to five finalists.  Audience members will then vote with wooden tokens (that can be purchased at the event) for the grand prize winner. The tokens will be weighed on stage and the winner will be announced that night. All tokens collected will be converted back to cash and then donated to the non-profit of the winner’s choice. The voting for “People’s Choice” will take place during round one and announced with the Grand Prize Winner.

Last year’s Idol Competition winner was won by Khalee Lofton, who received money for her charity of choice – J & J Performing Arts. 

Early entry is encouraged, as there is a limit of 15 contestants for this event. The entry fee is only $5, and entries close on Friday, August 2, at 5 pm. All contestants will receive a free admission pass to the Fair on Wednesday.

A complete list of rules and a registration form can be downloaded here, or call the Fair Office at 273-6217, or send an e-mail to .

Tri Counties Bank has graciously donated its time to sell tokens during the show. 

Bring your friends and be prepared for a great night of music and entertainment at this year’s Nevada County Fair, August 7 – 11. 

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