Exhibitors – 2021

Fair Exhibitor Information

The 2021 Competition Handbook will be available and posted online on June 1. Still exhibit entries open at that time. Livestock entry dates and deadlines are listed below.


Livestock Entries

Mandatory Entry Deadlines

Market Goats, Lambs, Swine, Turkeys, Dog Showmanship and Ag Mechanics Auction

Broiler and Rabbit Meat Pens 

  • Entries open: May 28
  • Entries close: July 9
  • All entries must be completed online. The entry process requires two separate steps – first complete and pay for entries using the online “ShoWorks” entry system and then complete the Code of Practice and Contact Form, which includes fields for uploading animal photo(s) and bill(s) of sale.
  • All steps must be completed in order for the entry to be valid.
  • Code of Practice and Contact Form
  • Rules and details available beginning June 1 in the Competition Handbook, online and at the Fair Office. 

All Other Livestock

  • Entries open: June 1
  • Deadline: July 9
  • Code of Practice and Contact Form
  • Rules and details available beginning June 1 in the Competition Handbook, online, and at the Fair Office.

Market Beef and Junior Horse – CLOSED

Livestock Changes for the 2021 Fair

  • For junior horse, junior livestock and open livestock exhibitors, there is a mandatory fee of $2 per exhibitor for liability insurance.
  • For junior horse exhibitors, there is a mandatory drug fee of $8 per horse.
  • The Newcastle Disease quarantine has been lifted and we expect to offer poultry classes at the 2021 Fair.
  • Exhibitors are strongly encouraged to enter all classes by the entry deadline. The Nevada County Fair Board of Directors adopted a late entry policy that briefly extends the entry deadline, but requires a substantial late entry fee.

Fair Time Camping Application

  • Camping reservations for the 2021 Nevada County Fair will open on Tuesday, June 22 at 8 am.
  • All camping reservations must be completed online.
  • Livestock exhibitors will receive an email in mid-June with instructions and a link to sign up online on June 22.
  • Camping is limited to livestock exhibitors who must be on the grounds during the Fair for the safety of their animals.
  • Junior livestock exhibitors must have an adult chaperone (25 years of age or older) to stay the night on the grounds during the Fair.