Exciting Contests Happening Each Day of the Fair


At this year’s Nevada County Fair, August 12 – 16, there are exciting contests and activities going on each day! Here are just a few of the fun contests planned for this year’s Fair.

VJ’s Salon and Day Spa is sponsoring a Locks of Love event on Saturday, August 15, from noon – 3 pm. Donate your hair to help provide a hairpiece to financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss. VJ’s will have stylists available to assist with the hair donation process, as well as to cut and style your hair for free.

Do you think you can text faster than anyone? If so, a Text Messaging Speed Contest will be held on Friday, August 14, from 4 – 6 pm. This is for children and adults alike.

Join us for a Gift Wrapping Contest at 2 pm on Wednesday, August 12. You’ll have 30 minutes to create a gift wrapped box out of a variety of supplies. There’s also the “Just Call Me Martha” contest which allows participants 30 minutes to create something special from a variety of supplies. This contest is also on Wednesday from 4 – 6 pm.

New this year is the Diaper Derby! How fast can your baby crawl? Join us on Sunday, August 16, at 4 pm to find out. There are two categories: 6-9 months (must crawl 8 feet) and 10-12 months (start on knees and crawl or walk 10 feet). This contest is limited to the first 20 contestants in each age category.

So you think you want to be a rock star? The place to be is the Special Events Tent from 4 – 6 pm on Saturday, August 15, for Rock Band 2. Show off your rock start talents for the audience to enjoy. Great prizes for all who participate.
For all those magicians-to-be, join us for a Magic Show Contest on Thursday, August 13, from 4 – 6 pm. Kids can perform their magic tricks for the crowd or learn some new magic tricks. All skill and age levels are welcome.

Attach wheels to the fastest squash or carrot from your garden and enter in the Haretrigger Squash or Carrot Mobile Races. Check in at the “Haretrigger” Speedway at noon on Friday, August 14.

There are no entry forms or fees for these events. Just show up ½ hour before the event at the Special Events Tent and get ready to play. Lots of fun and lots of great prizes!

Also, for your viewing pleasure, each day in the Special Events tent will feature special food contests. Join us to see the judging and meet some of the talented cooks in our community. Special food contests for children, happening each day at 3 pm, include a chocolate treat on Wednesday; carrot cake on Thursday; dipping sauce on Friday; salsa on Saturday; and berry pie on Sunday. Special food contests for adults, happening each day at 6 pm, include cheesecake on Wednesday; pies on Thursday; salsa on Friday, chocolate on Saturday, and carrot cake on Sunday.

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