Enter an Exhibit: Draw Your Favorite Fair Thing/Scene

Happy Monday! It’s week five of our virtual exhibit contests and this week’s challenge is to draw your favorite thing/scene at the Fair. Create a drawing with paint, ink pens, pencils or whatever you choose to create a drawing of your favorite thing/scene at the Fair. Post a picture of your drawing below. Have fun!

* Limit one entry per person
* Post a photo of your entry on this post or send us a message at .
* When posting your entry, add the first name of exhibitor and age (only add the age if it is a youth entry) to the post.
* Entries must be posted by Sunday at 5 pm.
* Best of Show and 1st – 6th place ribbons will be awarded
* First place winners and Best of Show will also receive a free admission ticket to next year’s Fair.
* Contest open to adults and youth

Categories: Events, Nevada County Fair, and Nevada County Fairgrounds.

Thank You to Sponsors of the Online Auction! Here’s How You Can Be a Sponsor, Too!

Thank you, thank you, thank you to the sponsors who have already stepped up in a big way in support of the 2020 online Junior Livestock and Ag Mechanics Auction, including presenting sponsor River Valley Community Bank and additional sponsors A to Z Supply, Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames, Economy Pest Control, Ferrellgas, First US Community Credit Union, Grass Valley Chevron, Mertens Insurance Agency, Peter’s Drilling and Pump Service, SPD Markets, The Union Newspaper, and YubaNet. Your community support is so appreciated! Is your business interested in being a sponsor of this unique event?  If so, contact for details.

 

Categories: Events, Nevada County Fair, and Nevada County Fairgrounds.

Be a Buyer at the 2020 Online Junior Livestock & Ag Mechanics Auction

Why buy at the 2020 online Junior Livestock and Ag Mechanics auction?
  • To fill your freezer with local, naturally delicious meat that has been raised with the utmost care.
  • To support youth livestock exhibitors, who are annually certified in the quality care of animals.
  • To purchase custom, handcrafted Ag Mechanics projects for your home and garden.
To be buyer at the 2020 online auction, August 13 – 15, register here.
 
Categories: Events, Nevada County Fair, and Nevada County Fairgrounds.

Enter an Exhibit: Create a Produce Character

Who’s ready to create a produce character? It’s week four of our virtual exhibit contest and this week’s contest is all about produce characters and using vegetables and fruits to create a sculpture of your choice. Post a picture of your produce character below. Have fun!
 
Below are the rules.
* Limit one entry per person
* When posting photos, add the first name of exhibitor and age (only add the age if it is a youth entry) to the post.
* Entries must be posted by Sunday at 5 pm.
* Best of Show and 1st – 6th place ribbons will be awarded
* First place winners and Best of Show will also receive a free admission ticket to next year’s Fair.
* Contest open to adults and youth
 
Categories: Events and Nevada County Fair.

Treat Street Drive Through Event Postponed

We know you all love Treat Street, and while we have been busy behind-the-scenes planning a Treat Street Drive Through event, we have decided to postpone the event at this time. The reasons are many – recent public health directives, health and financial concerns from the Treat Street vendors, and increased food costs all resulted in making the event not feasible at this time. However, we will keep the plan in place in hopes that we can offer this at a future date – when it is safe to do so and the Treat Street organizations are more comfortable moving forward.
 
Throughout this planning process, we made it very clear to the Treat Street organizations that this was voluntary and needed to make sense for them. We acknowledge and respect that the time simply isn’t right and applaud the Treat Street organizations for prioritizing the health concerns of their dedicated volunteers. 
 
In the meantime, we encourage everyone who was planning to attend to support one of the many local restaurants that are offering outdoor dining and to-go service and make a direct donation to one of the Treat Street nonprofit organizations.  Thank you to our community – near and far – for your continued support and love of all things Fairgrounds!
 
 
Categories: Events, Nevada County Fair, and Nevada County Fairgrounds.

Enter an Exhibit: Paint a Rock

Happy Monday! It’s week two of our virtual exhibit contests and this week is the Paint a Rock contest. Simply paint a rock with a favorite design, animal, bug, flower or inspirational quote. Below are the rules, and don’t forget to post a photo in the comment section. Ready, set, go!
 
* Limit one entry per person
* When posting photos, add the first name of exhibitor and age (only add the age if it is a youth entry) to the post.
* Entries must be posted by Sunday at 5 pm.
* Best of Show and 1st – 6th place ribbons will be awarded
* First place winners and Best of Show will also receive a free admission ticket to next year’s Fair.
* Contest open to adults and youth
Categories: Nevada County Fair.

Enter an Exhibit: Toilet Paper Roll Art

Happy Monday! It’s the beginning of our virtual exhibit contests and we’re so excited to see what our talented community creates. This week is all about toilet paper roll art, so create a piece of art out of toilet paper rolls and post a photo on our Facebook page, Instagram page, or send us a photo are
 
Specific contest rules:
* Entries must be posted by Sunday at 5 pm.
* Best of Show and 1st – 6th place ribbons will be awarded
* First place winners and Best of Show will also receive a free admission ticket to next year’s Fair.
* Contest open to adults and youth
* HAVE FUN!
Categories: Nevada County Fair.

Nevada County Fair Virtual Exhibit Contests

Nevada County Fair exhibit contests are going virtual! Beginning Monday (July 6) we will be holding weekly virtual exhibit contests. Below is a list of weekly contests, rules, prize information and all the information you need to know to prepare to enter your exhibits. Enter one week or all weeks – the more the merrier!

Weekly Contests

Jul 6 – 12
Toilet Paper Roll Art
Create a piece of artwork out of toilet paper rolls

July 13 – 19
Paint a Rock
Paint a rock with your favorite design, animal, bug, flower or inspirational quote

July 20 – 26
Pet Costume Contest
Send a picture of your pet or livestock animal in a costume. Both of you can be in a costume or just your pet.

July 27 – August 2
Produce Character
Use vegetables and fruit to create a sculpture of your choice.

August 3 – 9
Draw Your Favorite Thing at the Fair
Create a drawing with paint, ink pens, pencils or whatever you choose to create a drawing of your favorite thing at the Fair.

August 10 – 16
Blue Ribbon Entry (Anything Goes)
Send us a photo of anything that you would have entered as an exhibit at the 2020 Fair. It can be any item for any department.  

Categories: Nevada County Fair and Site Updates.

We Are Your Nevada County Fair. We Are Your Nevada County Fairgrounds

Despite the cancellation of the 2020 Nevada County Fair, we are still here. We are your Nevada County Fairgrounds. We are your Nevada County Fair.

Established in 1884, the Nevada County Fair is one of the county’s oldest community institutions. Adaptability and innovation are part of our history. During WWII, the Fair was canceled for several years, the Draft Horse Classic was displaced during the 49er Fire, and now the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic will be part of our story. We will prove, as we have time and again, that as a Fairgrounds and as a community we are stronger together.

We know the cancellation of the Fair will have a huge impact on the community, including all the hardworking agricultural youth exhibitors, local nonprofit organizations represented on Treat Street, and the Fairgrounds itself.

There are many questions right now, but the one we hear the most often is, “Can I help?” The answer is a resounding “Yes!” Here’s how:

  • Visit here to bid and buy online at the official Nevada County Fair Junior Livestock and Ag Mechanics Auction August 13 – 15. 
  • Eat treats and support local nonprofits in August at the Drive-Through Treat Street events. Visit here to learn more.
  • Visit here to donate, advocate, or join the Fairgrounds Foundation in support of the Nevada County Fairgrounds. 

All the details can be found here

Photo by Kial James

Categories: Nevada County Fair, Nevada County Fairgrounds, and Site Updates.