Auctions at the Nevada County Fair

The 2022 Fair is August 10-14. Auction information will be updated in July.


Support local youth in agriculture by attending the Ag Mechanics Auction and the Junior Livestock Auction at the Nevada County Fair. Each purchase and bid at these auctions is an investment in the next generation of agriculture and supports college funding, vocational training and future agriculture projects.

Junior Livestock Auction–Henry Magonigal Junior Livestock Sale Ring

Bid on market steers, market lambs, market swine, market goats, rabbit meat pens and broiler meat pens.

Buyers’ Dinner: Friday, August 6 (by invitation only for previous buyers)
Live Auction: Sunday, August 15 at 9:00 a.m.
Registration and Buyer’s Breakfast: Sunday, August 15 at 7:00 a.m.
Add-Ons (Bumps) Open Online: Now Open! For the virtual buyer’s preview and to add-on, click here.
Add-Ons (Bumps) Close: Sunday, August 15 at 11:59 p.m.

Ag Mechanics Auction–Sugar Pine Lodge Lawn

Bid on handcrafted items built by Nevada Union & Bear River FFA members.

Live Auction: Friday, August 13 at 5:30 pm
Add-Ons (Bumps) Open Online: Now Open! For the virtual buyer’s preview and to add-on, click here
Add-Ons (Bumps) Close: Sunday, August 15th at 11:59 p.m.

pdf 2021 Buyer Registration Information

We encourage buyers to register online (see instructions in the PDF above), but if not, you can register in person on Friday, August 13, 2021 before the Ag Mechanics Auction or Sunday, August 15th, 2021 before the Junior Livestock Auction. However, to submit Add-Ons/Bumps online, you will need to register online via the process described above.

Are you interested in being a new buyer at any of the auctions? Call the Nevada County Fair Office at (530) 273-6217. Specific Junior Livestock Auction questions? Call Tim at the Nevada County Livestock Producers at (530) 520-1820.

Helpful Information for Buyers

  • If you are unable to attend the auctions in person, please contact Tim Reid with the Nevada County Livestock Producers to place a proxy bid at (530) 520-1820. 
  • All buyers must register and have a buyer’s number to bid.
  • The Junior Livestock Auction is a terminal sale.