Buy Tickets – Nevada County Fair

All Advance Sale Gate Admission tickets.

Fair admission tickets are also available at the gates during the Fair. Carnival wrist bands will be available only at Butler ticket booths once inside the Fair.  See below for prices.

Online Fair guide

Advanced Sale Gate Admission

General Admission Adult—$7
Children (6-12)—$5
Children (5 and under)—Free
Three Dollar Thursday (valid for Thursday only)—$3
Unlimited Ride Wristband—$30
(will also be available at the Butler Amusement ticket booths during Fair)
Daily Parking—$5
(pay at gate when arriving)
5 Day Parking Pass—$25
5 Day Fair Admission—$30

Arena Events

The following arena events take place at the 2022 Nevada County Fair. Tickets may also be purchased at the box office during the Fair.

Wednesday, August 10
Outlaw Karts & Mini Truck Racing– 7 pm buy tickets
Scholar Day Special, $8 for adults, $8 for kids 12 and under

Thursday, August 11
Monster Trucks – 7 pm buy tickets
$15 for adults, $8 for kids 12 and under

Friday, August 12
Monster Trucks – 7 pm buy tickets
$15 for adults, $8 for kids 12 and under

Saturday, August 13
Rough Truck Challenge – 7 pm buy tickets
$15 for adults, $8 for kids 12 and under

Sunday, August 14
Destruction Derby – 7 pm buy tickets
$15 for adults, $8 for kids 12 and under

Please note that admission to the Fair is not included with an arena event purchase.

Using Nevada County Fairgrounds’ eTix online ticketing system, you can purchase and print your tickets (or have them scanned from your phone at the gate). To make a purchase, simply click on the ticket links above and follow the step-by-step instructions.

If you experience any problems with your online purchase, call the Nevada County Fairgrounds at (530) 273-6217.

*Please note that there is a convenience fee for online purchases. All ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.

Special Day Prices

Wednesday, August 10
Scholar Students Day
Free admission for Nevada County Honor Roll students until 5 pm (by invitation only from the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools)

Thursday, August 11
Community Day
$3 admission all day for adults and children (free to children 5 and under) buy tickets
Free admission for disabled persons (and a chaperone for those who require assistance) until 5 pm

Friday, August 12
Family Friday
One free carnival ride coupon and free Fair souvenir to first 500 guests

Saturday, August 13
Military Appreciation Day
Free admission for active and retired military (who show ID) until 5 pm*
*For active and retired military members only and does not include family

Sunday, August 14
Sunday Funday
Free admission for children 12 and under until 5 pm


Transportation to the Fair

During Fair time, take advantage of our free parking and shuttle buses from Nevada Union High School (39.24011, -121.0570) (map). The buses will take you and your family to and from the Fairgrounds – free of charge! The free shuttle bus runs every half-hour from Nevada Union High School to the Fairgrounds. Shuttle service begins at 8:30 am. The last bus leaves the Fairgrounds at 11:30 pm.


Nevada County Connects will provide a Grass Valley shuttle bus to and from the Nevada County Fair during the days of August 11-15, 2022, with free fares system wide. The direct-to-Fair bus will be available in Grass Valley and will depart from Church and Neal Streets (in front of Tri-Counties Bank) starting at 10:30 am on Wednesday and at 9:30 am on Thursday through Sunday. The bus runs every 30 minutes with additional stops at the Pine Creek and K-Mart shopping centers and the Tinloy Transit Center. The last departure from the Fairgrounds leaves at 11:00 pm. Call 477-0103, extension 0, for schedules, pick-up points or trip planning. Additional information is available at