Now Hiring

NOW HIRING! California’s most beautiful Fairgrounds are now hiring for seasonal maintenance staff who will assist with grounds keeping, irrigation, building maintenance, event set-up and tear down, janitorial, using hand tools, and operating equipment.

Must work well in a team environment, have strong customer service skills, and be willing to work outside in a wide range of temperatures and weather conditions. A current, valid California Driver’s License is required.

Several positions are available, with options for part-time or full-time schedules. These positions are limited to a maximum of 1000 hours per year with most available hours during the Summer and Fall.

Gardener Assistant:
Looking for energetic individuals to help with planting, raking, and irrigation of the beautiful grounds of the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Must be able to lift up to 20 lbs., stoop and bend on occasion.
Grounds Worker:
Looking for an energetic individual to assist in the upkeep and beautification of our Nevada County Fairgrounds. Facility maintenance with a variety of projects involving painting, cleaning, setting up for events, etc.

Complete the application below and return it, along with a resume, to the Drop Box at the Nevada County Fairgrounds Administration Office or mail it to the Nevada County Fairgrounds at 11228 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley, CA  95949 or email it to

pdf Nevada County Fairgrounds Employment Application

Categories: Announcements, Latest News, and Site Updates.

Membership Drive!

Annual Membership Drive

The stated mission of the Fairgrounds Foundation is to build a better Nevada County Fairgrounds through fundraising and contribution to the fairgrounds. During the past two years we’ve come to realize that our mission is far more than that – our mission is to provide financial resources to save our wonderful fairgrounds and ensure that it will continue to thrive and remain a valuable community asset for future generations.

Your membership is critical to protect and enhance our great community asset, the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

Take it a step further – Do you have a friend, relative, or neighbor who loves the Fair? Please encourage them to join the foundation and protect the fair! We greatly appreciate your support!

Foundation Membership Application  

Make a Donation

Donate Today  

Categories: Announcements, Latest News, and Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation.

New CEO Appointed

January 26, 2022

For Immediate Release:

Nevada County, CA: The Nevada County Fairgrounds Board of Directors is excited to announce the appointment of our new Chief Executive Officer, Dale Chasse. Mr. Chasse will assume his role on Tuesday, February 1, 2022.

Chasse comes from an extensive background working in the entertainment industry working in several positions including pre-show production, security consulting, and event promotion. Prior to joining the fairgrounds, Chasse was a Bureau Chief for the Department of Consumer Affairs in Sacramento. In this role, Chasse brings enforcement and budget administration experience, as well as strong public relations qualifications having worked with the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services.

“We are excited that Dale shares the same passion for our beloved fairgrounds as the board and staff. Recognizing the value of this community asset, Dale will be working to add additional events to keep our fairgrounds busy throughout the year,” said Andrew Trygg, Board President. Dale saw his opportunity to come back to his roots, the entertainment, and fairgrounds industry, and is excited to join the fair family.”

“It’s a dream to come back to the industry where I got my start, working with shows and concerts, and being an integral part of Nevada County, our community I call home” says Mr. Chasse.

Chasse lives in Penn Valley with his wife and two children; his daughter who is currently attending Sierra College and getting ready to transfer to the University of Nevada, Reno in the fall, and their son who attends Nevada Union as a senior also getting ready for college. His wife Danyae is in the teaching profession as an academic coach; the entire family is very active in the community.

As CEO, Chasse will be responsible for overseeing the annual Nevada County Fair, the Draft Horse Classic, the Country Christmas Faire, interim events and facility rentals, the RV Park, and the infrastructure of the Nevada County Fairgrounds.


Media Contact:

Andrew Trygg, Board President

Dale Chasse

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Partnership Opportunities Available

2022 Sponsorship Opportunities

There are many opportunities available to sponsors of the annual Nevada County Fair, the Draft Horse Classic, and the Country Christmas Faire. Sponsorship is a great way to partner with the Nevada County Fairgrounds, while also providing support for some of the area’s most popular and well-attended events.

For information about becoming a 2022 Fairgrounds Partner, contact:
Craig Hoddy

Cell – 530-559-3239

Categories: Announcements and Site Updates.

Suggest a Slogan for the 2020 Fair

Submit the winning slogan and win a prize package to the 2020 Nevada County Fair

The 2020 Fair theme is all about local traditions, and the Fairgrounds is holding a contest to find the winning slogan for the 2020 Fair. Nevada County is rich in history and cherished traditions and we’d like to feature those traditions at the Nevada County Fair. Do you have a catchy or fun slogan for the Fair that features a local tradition? If so, submit it!

Visit this page to submit a slogan. Be creative and have fun! If the slogan you submit is selected, you win. The winner will receive a 2020 Nevada County Fair package that includes two free admission tickets for each day of the Fair, a 5-day parking pass for the Fair, and ride coupons.

Submissions must be five words or less and trademarked slogans will not be considered. The contest is open to Nevada County residents only and runs through November 13, 2019. Entry forms are also available at the Nevada County Fairgrounds office. No phone entries will be accepted.

Each year, the Fair slogan appears on advertisements, posters, banners and on social media; and is used to determine special contests, exhibit categories, and decorations for the annual Fair.

The 2020 Nevada County Fair is scheduled for August 12 – 16. For a complete list of contest rules or information, click here or call (530) 273-6217.

Categories: Announcements.

Harvest Fair Exhibits!

You still have a week left to enter an exhibit at the Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair! If you’re a gardener, artist, baker or craft lover who wants to show off your skills, submit an entry form online or stop by the Fairgrounds office anytime Monday through Friday from 8 am-5 pm (please note, the cutoff time for entering an exhibit on September 13 is 4 pm). Click here for more information!

Categories: Announcements, Draft Horse Classic, and Nevada County Fairgrounds.