Facility Rentals

The Nevada County Fairgrounds offers a variety of indoor, outdoor and camping facilities for almost every occasion. Buildings and outdoor facility rentals are available on a first-come, first-served basis. See our Calendar. Facilities available include buildings and outdoor facilities for events such as trade shows, music festivals and livestock shows.

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Contact our Facility Rental Manager at or at (530) 273-6217 for more information.

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Our Facilities:

Ponderosa Hall with adjoining grassy Oak Grove area

Ponderosa Hall (reception on patio) With its warm, wood floors, serene views, and full kitchen, Ponderosa Hall is an ideal building for weddings, lectures, fundraisers and more.

Daily Rental: $1200
Room Size: 50’ x 60’ (3,000 sq. ft.)
Assembly Capacity: 300 Seating Capacity: 200
Rental includes 16 round tables, 8 rectangular, 200 chairs, 1 trash bin, and use of kitchen.
Rental also includes use of the Ponderosa Hall side room, with private rooms and easy access to the deck.
The large lawn area (Oak Grove) outside Ponderosa Hall is included.

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Whitney Pavilion

Whitney Pavilion A high ceiling, open-air floor plan and expansive views of the grounds make Whitney Pavilion a wonderful choice for a barn dance or wedding.

Daily Rental: $1,000
Size: 72’ x 150’ Rental includes 10 picnic tables

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Quaker Hill

Quaker Hill Under the shade of tall pines, with its small bandstand, dance pad and concrete picnic tables, Quaker Hill is a beautiful setting for a picnic, family gathering or small musical performance.

Daily rental fees by group size:

(up to 250) $450
(251-400) $550
(400-600) $950
Maximum group size: 750

18 concrete picnic tables, stage, large pit BBQ & gazebo

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Main Street Center

Beautiful Main Street Center An inviting foyer, high ceilings, and a large floor plan makes Main Street Center the perfect facility for musical performances, trade shows and events that require lots of space.

Daily Rental: $1,800
Room Size: 68’ x 180’ (12, 240 sq. ft.)
Seating Capacity: 700 Assembly Capacity: 1,500
Rental includes 30 tables & 300 chairs

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Sugar Pine Lodge

Sugar Pine Lodge (side view) Light from the newly exposed cupola, warm wood walls and dual roll-up doors make Sugar Pine Lodge a great choice for birthday parties, meeting hall or vendor space.

Daily Rental: $400
Room Size: 39’ x 60’ (2,340 sq. ft.)
Seating Capacity: 120 Assembly Capacity: 250
Rental includes 10 tables & 125 chairs

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Main Show Arena

Main Show Arena grandstands Lots of seating and open space – and surrounded by the beautiful Fairgrounds – the Arena is the perfect place for a concert, a rodeo, a motor cross event, or anything that requires a large, outdoor setting.

Daily Rental: Starting at $1,800
Seating Capacity: 2,500 (approx)
Rental includes use of arena box office and concession areas.
(Livestock and Horse Barns are not included.)

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RV Park

fairgrounds aerial shot during festival The RV Campground is located with easy access from Highway 20 and Highway 49.
We have 44 full hook-up sites and 100 water and electric hook-up sites.Individual camping is on first-come, first-serve basis.
Reservations are encouraged.
One week maximum stay for individuals subject to availability (based on time of year). Free Wi-Fi for campers.
Full RV hook-up sites
Water/electric sites
Dry Camping
Dump Station
RV StorageFull RV hook-up sites: $40 per rig/per night
Water/electric sites: $35 per rig/per night
Dry camping: $30 per night
Dump station: $10 per use
Showers: $10 per use
Group RV Insurance: $40 under 3 days & up to 100 rigs
Group RV Insurance: $80 over 3 days &/or over 100 rigs
For more information visit our RV Camping page

Northern Mines Building

Northern Mines Building (back side) Unique in its three-wing design and beautiful murals, the Northern Mines Building is a great location for birthday parties, receptions and craft shows.

Daily Rental: $1,500
(7,200 sq. ft.)
Seating Capacity: 600 Assembly Capacity: 1000
Rental includes 30 tables & 300 chairs and use of kitchen


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Contact our Special Events Coordinator at or at (530) 273-6217 for more information about renting any of these facilities.