Introducing the 2020 Draft Horse Classic Poster

Introducing the 2020 Draft Horse Classic poster! This year’s artwork was created by talented artist Katherine Plumer and is titled “Rosebud.” Katherine is a long-time exhibitor at Art at the Classic and Rosebud is well-known at the Classic. A perfect match and the artwork is stunning! Thank you, Katherine, for the beautiful artwork! And a big thank you to Kial James for the poster design.  

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

Inspiring Collaboration: Search for the Sheriff Star

We’ve been busy this week at the Western Fairs Association‘s convention learning about the industry’s best practices, and today we did a presentation on an inspiring collaboration between the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office and the Fair. The program, called the Search for the Sheriff Star, won a first place award in WFA’s Achievement Awards program (congratulations, Sheriff’s Office)! We’re so thankful for our community partnerships, and always proud to represent our community!


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

Grass Valley Wedding Fair: January 19

Planning a wedding or know someone who is getting married? Plan on attending Grass Valley’s Premier Wedding Fair on Sunday, January 19, noon – 4 pm, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Admission is free! Wedding and event vendors in Nevada County will be showcased, and vendors will be offering discounts. There will be light bites and sparkling beverages, musical entertainment, and lots of giveaways! Information can be found here. See you on Sunday!

Categories: Events and Nevada County Fairgrounds.

FREE Jam and Jelly Workshop!

A FREE Jam & Jelly Workshop for Youth in Nevada County is being offered by UCCE Master Food Preservers. Kids 5 to 18 years of age are invited to sign up to make their own low sugar jelly and enter it into the Nevada County Fair. All ingredients and supplies are provided. Kids will take home several jars of jelly that they make, and the Nevada County Fair entry forms will be completed at the workshop. Sign up for one 45-minute session and then enter the jelly in Fair! For registration and information, visit here. Fun! 

Categories: Events and Nevada County Fair.

Country Christmas Faire Results

The 35th Annual Country Christmas Faire at the Nevada County Fairgrounds welcomed more than 110 vendors, featured a gingerbread house and a new holiday ornament contest, and partnered with the Interfaith Food Ministry to offer a community canned food drive.

The annual gingerbread house competition featured more than 40 entries. Of those entries, the Best of Show was awarded to Heather Mickelson of Rocklin and the People’s Choice went to the group entry created by Joanne Perilman & Avery Lawson of Grass Valley. Both winners received a gift basket donated by Tess’ Kitchen Store.

The new holiday ornament contest received more than 50 entries. The Best of Show winner was Mary Wood of Rough and Ready, and the People’s Choice was awarded to Cheyanne Marchinek of Penn Valley. Both winners received a gift certificate to Ben Franklin.

At Sunday’s canned food drive, Interfaith Food Ministry collected more than 300 pounds of food for families in need in Nevada County. The Clear Creek School Errand Elves raised funds for science camp tuition, and the Northern Mines Service Unit Girl Scouts provided babysitting to raise funds for community service projects.

The names of all the gingerbread house and holiday ornament contest winners can be found here. The 2020 Country Christmas Faire is Thanksgiving weekend, November 27, 28 and 29.

Best of Show Gingerbread House – Heather Mickelson

Best of Show Gingerbread House – Heather Mickelson

Best of Show Ornament – Mary Wood

Best of Show Ornament – Mary Wood

People's Choice Ornament – Cheyanne Marchinek

People’s Choice Ornament – Cheyanne Marchinek

People's Choice Gingerbread – Joanne Perilman & Avery Lawson

People’s Choice Gingerbread – Joanne Perilman & Avery Lawson

Categories: Country Christmas Faire, Events, and Nevada County Fairgrounds.