The hard working folks at The White Barn Project have been busy collecting 4H and FFA clothing donations and are ready for their distribution dates this Friday (July 20) from 4 – 8 pm and this Saturday (July 21) from 8 am – 2 pm at the Nevada County Fairgrounds (Ponderosa Hall). They have white pants and shirts, boots, belts, 4H scarves/hats, FFA jackets and lots of items that will potentially fit our kids! For FREE! If you have 4H and FFA kids who need outfits or clothing items for the Fair, this is the place to visit on Friday or Saturday. Thank you, Soroptimist of Grass Valley, for this resource for our youth in agriculture! For more information, visit here.
Treat Street Fun Facts: Meadowlark 4H
Treat Street Fun Facts: Did you know that the Meadowlarks 4H booth sells 3,000 pasties during the five days of Fair? That’s a lot of pasties! Funds raised by this club during the Fair help with the club’s projects and supplies, helps pay for kids to go to 4H camp, and supports community service projects. The year, The Pasty Shack, a long-time fixture in Sacramento (and featured in the movie “Lady Bird”) will be Meadowlarks pasty provider so Fair-goers can get their pasties on Treat Street! Thank you, Meadowlarks 4H, for all your hard work and for serving our youth!
Donate Your 4H and FFA Clothes (The White Barn Project)
Do you have any 4H or FFA clothing donations or do you know someone who needs an outfit for Fair? Check out the article about The White Barn Project, a free clothing exchange to benefit all 4H and FFA families outfitting their kids for the Fair. See below for donation days (days to drop off clothing) and distribution days (days to receive a uniform or clothing item).
Donation Days (donate items):
Saturday, June 23, 9 – 11:30 in the Kmart Parking Lot (near entrance to the lot)
Every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am – 1 pm at the Interfaith Food Ministry in Grass Valley
Distribution Days (receive a uniform or clothing items):
Friday, July 20, 4 – 8 pm
Saturday, July 21, 8 am – 2 pm
For information, visit The White Barn Project Facebook page here.
Livestock Entry Deadlines and Last Call for Market Beef Entries
All livestock entry deadlines for market animals, all other livestock, and Ag Mechanics Auction for the 2018 Fair are now listed here. As a reminder, this Friday (April 6) is the last call for Market Beef entries! All entries need to be completed online, and we’re here to help with the process.
Youth in Agriculture Busy Preparing for 2018 Fair
While the Fair is still months away, Nevada County’s youth in agriculture work tirelessly all year in order to show animals at the Fair. Here’s to all the hard-working students out there already busy preparing for the 2018 Fair.
Speaker Series: November 8
Fairgrounds Foundation Speaker Series
Thank You for Supporting Local Youth in Agriculture
Hard Working Youth in Agriculture
Counting the days until opening day. We know our livestock community is busy, busy, busy getting ready for this year’s Fair. We can’t wait to see the barns full of animals and showcase the hard work of our youth in agriculture!
Registration Open for Market Goats, Lambs, Swine and Turkeys
Registration for market goats, lambs, swine and turkeys at the Nevada County Fair opened today. The deadline to turn in paperwork is June 9 at 4 pm. All the details can be found here.