Thank You, Grass Valley Sportsmen’s Club

Thank you to the Grass Valley Sportsmen’s Club, represented by Jody Stover and George Chileski, for stopping by the Fairgrounds yesterday to drop off a donation of $1,000 to the Fairgrounds after a unanimous decision from their Board to make the donation. Jody and George said the club recognizes that 2020 was a difficult year for the Fairgrounds and wants to help support our work. They are hopeful (as are we!) for a 2021 Fair. We are so thankful for the support! If you know members of the GV Sportsmen’s Club, please be sure to thank them for the generous donation.
 
Photo: GV Sportsmen George Chileski and Jody Stover present a $1,000 check to Fairgrounds CEO Patrick Eidman.
 
Categories: Nevada County Fairgrounds.

Fairgrounds Fundraiser: Drive Thru Italian Pasta Dinner

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Contact:         Sandy Woods, President, Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation
(530) 477-2097;

NEVADA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS FUNDRAISER: DRIVE THRU ITALIAN PASTA DINNER

 The Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation, in partnership with the Foothill Lions Club, is hosting a Drive Thru Italian Pasta Dinner as a fundraiser for the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

Tickets are on sale now at NevadaCountyFair.com for a delicious Italian pasta dinner that feeds four people. Each family dinners includes spaghetti and sauce, four Italian sausages, four meatballs, green salad with Italian dressing, garlic bread and four cannoli for only $45.

All orders must be placed by April 9. Pick up is on Saturday, April 17 between 4-6 pm at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, Gate 2, Ponderosa Hall. This event is pre-sales only and there are no onsite sales, so order today.

Tickets are available online at NevadaCountyFair.com. All proceeds benefit the community’s Nevada County Fairgrounds, which has been severely financially impacted by the restrictions on mass gatherings caused by COVID-19.

For more information, visit NevadaCountyFair.com or call (530) 273-6217.

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

Higgins Diggins Lions Club Donates $1,000 and Challenges Other Service Clubs

Recently the Higgins Diggins Lions Club donated $1,000 to the Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation.  In presenting the check, Higgins Diggins Lions Club President Laura Barhydt expressed the club’s passion and concern for the ongoing viability of the Nevada County Fairgrounds given the pandemic’s huge negative impact on the community’s Fairgrounds. President Barhydt, along with members of the club, is challenging other Nevada County non-profit service clubs to step up to matching Higgins Diggins’ donation to help the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

Higgins Diggins Lions Club has a long record of service in the community going back more than forty years.  The Club’s major sources of revenue are the rental of the Higgins Lions Community Center, the annual Crab & Shrimp Feed, See’s candy sales during Christmas and Valentine’s day and, most recently, producing Drive Thru dinners.  The club has a strong membership that give freely of their time and resources to provide for the betterment of the community. 

The Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation is focused upon building a better Nevada County Fairgrounds through fundraising and contributions to the Fairgrounds.  Currently the major focus of the Foundation is to simply keep the Fairgrounds financially viable so that it will once again thrive as a great community asset.  The directors of the Foundation expressed their sincere appreciation for Higgins Diggins generous donation and expressed hopes that other service clubs will take up President Barhydt and the Higgins Diggins Lions Club’s challenge.

Categories: Nevada County Fairgrounds and Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation.

Drive Thru Italian Pasta Dinner (Fairgrounds Fundraiser)

So excited to announce the next Drive Thru fundraising event for the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Get your tickets here for a delicious Italian Pasta Dinner. Each meal feeds four people and includes spaghetti pasta and sauce, 4 Italian sausages, 4 meatballs, salad with Italian dressing, garlic bread and 4 cannoli for only $45. Yum!! All orders must be placed by April 9. Pick up is on Saturday, April 17 between 4 – 6 pm. This event is pre-sales only and there are no onsite sales. Our last event sold out early, so order today!

Hosted by the Fairgrounds Foundation and the Foothill Lions Club with all proceeds benefit the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

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

2021 Fair Slogan: The Fair is Back in Town!

In hopeful anticipation of the 2021 Fair – and using the inspiration of optimism, resiliency, and coming together as a community – we’re happy to announce that the slogan for the 2021 Nevada County Fair is “The Fair is Back in Town!” Congratulations to Lisa Vaughan of Grass Valley for submitting the winning entry in the slogan contest that we ran at the end of 2020. We received almost 150 entries in the contest, so a big thank you to all who entered.

Categories: Nevada County Fair and Nevada County Fairgrounds.

Photo Essay Book Features Draft Horse Classic

Good news, draft horse fans! Photographer Sandy Powell recently released a photo essay book – Cowboy Culture: Capturing the Spirit of the Old West in the Sierra Nevada – that includes 23 chapters of photos and stories of Wagon Trains, Mule-packing, Overland Mail Stagecoaches, Pony Express Re-Ride, Big Hitches, the 20 Mule Team, Bishop Mule Days, and much more. There’s even a chapter dedicated to the Draft Horse Classic! Copies of the book are available locally at The Book Seller or directly from Sandy at Sandy Powell Western Photography. Congratulations, Sandy, and thanks for including the Classic in this fun-filled book!

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

Fairgrounds Foundation Makes Generous Donation to Fairgrounds; Begins Membership Drive for 2021

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 16, 2020

Contact:         Patrick Eidman, CEO, Nevada County Fairgrounds
(530) 273-6217;

NEVADA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS FOUNDATION MAKES $100,000 DONATION TO FAIRGROUNDS

The Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation made a generous donation of $100,000 to the Nevada County Fairgrounds and will begin a membership drive for 2021 to continue raising much-needed funds for the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

The donation comes during a year when COVID-19 restrictions on events and gatherings have financially devastated the Nevada County Fairgrounds. With the cancellation of the annual Fair, the Draft Horse Classic, Country Christmas Faire, music festivals and more than a hundred events on the grounds, revenue at the Fairgrounds has been severely impacted.

“The Foundation plays a critical role in supporting the Fairgrounds, especially during this time of financial crisis,” said Patrick Eidman, CEO of the Nevada County Fairgrounds. “We are extremely thankful to the Foundation for their support and advocacy efforts on behalf of the Fairgrounds. We are very fortunate to have a partner in the Foundation that was ready and willing to step up – in a big way – during a time of great need.” 

The Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation was established in 2005 to fulfill the mission of “building a better Nevada County Fairgrounds through fundraising and contributions to the Fairgrounds.”  Its mission is supported by individual memberships, the annual Cioppino Feed, beer sales from the Foundation Station during Fair, the pouring of cocktails at the Draft Horse Classic and County Christmas Faire, charitable donations, and the recent Fairgrounds BBQ Drive Thru Event.  Additionally, there have been several fundraising events in support of the Foundation and the Fairgrounds, including a fundraising events hosted by West Coast Equine Sports Therapy, Emily Catering’s Cookie for a Cause, Three Lilies Photography, and Nevada Union FFA’s BBQ event.

“We are pleased to be able to support our community Fairgrounds in such a significant way,” said Robin Hauck, President of the Fairgrounds Foundation. “The donation represents many hundreds of hours of volunteer labor by the Board and member volunteers, all of whom work tirelessly on behalf of the Fairgrounds.  We are also extremely thankful to the community and individuals for their donations and fundraising efforts, and their generosity, kindness and creativity to raise funds to preserve one of Nevada County’s most treasured assets.”

“Given that this substantial donation has almost depleted the Fairgrounds Foundation’s reserves, we are now asking the community to support the Fairgrounds and the Fairgrounds Foundation by helping reach the goal of 1,000 memberships in 2021,” said Eidman. “Please consider becoming a member today. Every new membership is an investment in ensuring the survival and viability of the Fairgrounds for future generations.

To become a member of the Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation or to make a donation, visit NevadaCountyFair.com/Foundation.

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Categories: Nevada County Fairgrounds and Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation.

Get Your Treat Street Fanatic T-Shirt Today (and Support Your Favorite Treat Street Booth)

Looking for an easy way to support your favorite Treat Street organization as well as the Nevada County Fairgrounds?  These cool “Treat Street Fanatic” t-shirts are now on sale for $12 ($20 if you want us to ship them to you) and with each shirt sold, $6 will go to the Treat Street nonprofit of the buyer’s choice and $6 to the Fairgrounds. Here’s how it works – call the Fairgrounds office at (530) 273-6217 and let us know your color choices and sizes, the organization you’d like support, and your credit card information. We’ll process your payment and have it ready for curbside pick-up at the Fairgrounds Office. Color choices are charcoal or army green and both come in sizes XS to XL.  Colors/sizes are very limited, so order soon. For those who order four or more t-shirts, we’ll thrown in a surprise gift from the Fairgrounds! 😊 What a perfect holiday gift or stocking stuffer, and a fun way to support your favorite Treat Street nonprofit.

Categories: Nevada County Fair and Nevada County Fairgrounds.