Nevada County Fair: August 12 – 16

It’s Nevada County Fair time – and we’re excited about the 2015 Fair and its theme of “Catch the Fair Bug!”   This year’s Nevada County Fair, August 12 – 16, is held under the shade of the tall pine trees in Grass Valley and is the perfect opportunity to listen to musical entertainment, eat delicious food, enjoy carnival rides and games, visit barns full of animals, and see thousands of exhibits – all in a community-friendly environment.

There’s so much to see and do at this year’s Fair. We’ve got the Bug Zone (with cock roach races and bug tastings), an extreme rodeo, the 22-foot Spider Zone, and the Newlywed Game on the Pine Tree Stage. Don’t forget a visit to Ag-Sperience, the Hay Bucking contest, a zip line across The Green, nightly karaoke, and several livestock competitions.

Long-time crowd pleasing events will soar into the Fair’s arena Wednesday through Sunday evening. There’s the Flying U Extreme Rodeo happening on Wednesday and Thursday evening; Friday and Saturday night features Tuff Trucks and Monster Trucks; and Sunday night features the popular Destruction Derby. All arena events begin at 7 pm.

Enjoy ongoing, musical entertainment at one of the outdoor stages. This year features a variety of music – pop rock, country rock, traditional country, Chicago-style blues, jazz, traditional and contemporary bluegrass, rockabilly dance, and rock and roll. Barbershop quartets, hula dancers, and Michael Mezmer’s TranceNosis Comedy Hypnosis Show will be featured on the various stages.

For more fun, enter one of the special contests held daily in the Special Events tent. There’s a Cell Phone Photo Scavenger Hunt, an Instagram contest, a Duct Tape Art Challenge, a Live Art Battle, Create a Litter Bug contest, a Scrapbook Page Layout Contest, “Minute to Win It” fun, a Just Dance Contest, Build A Bug Snack, and nightly karaoke. No pre-registration required – just show up and have fun. Details for contests are available on the Fair’s website.

A visit to the Fair wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Treat Street. It is here that you’ll find an array of delicious foods and drinks – pasties, tacos, corn on the cob, beer, tempura zucchini, baked potatoes, nachos, hamburgers, corn dogs, caramel corn, and more – all while supporting local, non-profit organizations.

For the best deals, purchase your tickets before the Fair begins. Tickets are on sale now and advanced sale discounts are available through August 11 at 5 pm. To purchase tickets, visit, stop by the Fair Office, or call the Fair Office.

Join us at this year’s Nevada County Fair, August 12 – 16, and find out why we’ve been voted as the “Best Community Event” for 13 years in a row. The Nevada County Fairgrounds is located at 11228 McCourtney Road in Grass Valley.

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