Coloring Contest: Enter Now

The Fairgrounds is hosting a coloring contest for children and adults as part of the Country Christmas Faire. Coloring sheets are available at the Fairgrounds office and here. There are two drawings to choose from, so choose your favorite and color away! It’s free to enter and all entries will be displayed at the Country Christmas Faire on Thanksgiving weekend. Winners in each category, so have fun!

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Fairgrounds Begins Winter Hours

Effective immediately the Nevada County Fairgrounds will return to its winter hours. This change in hours means that the Fairgrounds inner grounds and gates will be locked at 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, and closed on weekends.   The inner grounds and gates will remain open during the week to walkers and bicyclists, but all must be off the grounds before the gates lock at 4:30 pm.

The winter hours only affect the inner grounds and gate closures; it does not affect the Main Office, which is open during its normal business hours of Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.  Additionally, the RV Park at the Fairgrounds will remain open, and the gates and inner grounds will remain open for any events that are taking place on the grounds on the weekends and during the winter months.

The Fairgrounds will return to its summer hours beginning May 1.


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Update on Fairgrounds Events

Due to the Fire Camp at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, the following events have been relocated or cancelled:

Music in the Mountain’s Brahms First Symphony – Friday, October 13 at 7:30
RELOCATED to the Don Baggett Theatre at Nevada Union High School
Information can be found here

Gold Country Gathering Alpaca Show – Saturday and Sunday

Sisters on the Fly Wine in the Pines Camping Excursion – Thursday – Sunday

Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation Speaker Series – Wednesday, October 11, 2017

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Are You Entering An Exhibit In This Year’s Fair?

Are you going to enter an exhibit in this year’s Fair? If so, what? If not – how about making this the first year! You have until July 21 to turn in the paperwork.  It’s easy to enter, most categories are free, and it’s fun to see your exhibits on display at the Fair.  You’ll also receive two free admission tickets to the Draft Horse Classic.  Details are here.



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July 3 and 4 Activities

Looking for something fun to do during July 3 and 4? Check out the fun activities happening right here in Nevada County – Music in the Mountains “Patriotic Pops”  on July 3, a parade in downtown Grass Valley on July 4, and fireworks at the Nevada County Fairgrounds on Tuesday night.

July 3:
Music in the Mountains Happening on July 3, Music in the Mountains will end their popular SummerFest Concert Series with an outdoor concert, Patriotic Pops! Pack the family picnic basket, wave the flag, and honor America.  It’s a celebration under the stars! Patriotic favorites, including Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever.”  Gates open at 6:30 pm. Visit for tickets and additional information.

July 4:
Fourth of July Celebration Parade: This year’s parade takes place in historic downtown Grass Valley. The parade begins at 11 am, and will include approximately 60 entries. The festive parade travels down Main and Mill streets in Grass Valley. This year’s Grand Marshal will be Craig Hoddy, publisher of Nevada County Gold magazine and Partnership Development Director at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

Fireworks: Following the parade, there will be a celebration under the pines at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Live music, entertainment, food and refreshments are offered. Fairgrounds gates open at 3 pm, entertainment begins at 4 pm, and the fireworks spectacular blasts off at 9:30 pm.  The Nevada County Fourth of July celebration is co-sponsored by Nevada City Chamber of Commerce, the Grass Valley Downtown Association, and the Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce. Admission rates: Adults $10/advance or $20/gate; children 12 and under are free; and military are free with ID.

For tickets and information, visit: 

Additionally, the Chamber of Commerce will be selling tickets in front of the Fairgrounds Office on Monday, July 3 from 11 am to 3 pm.


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Movies Under the Pines: July 7

Join us for Movies Under the Pines (presented by the Nevada City Film Festival) at the Nevada County Fairgrounds on July 7. Enjoy watching Stand by Me while sitting beneath the stars at the Fairgrounds. Beer, wine, popcorn, soft drinks, as well as Lazy Dog Ice Cream and an Honest Pie, will be available for purchase. Blankets and low back chairs are suggested. Gates open at 7 pm; film begin at sunset. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or at
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Friends of the Fairgrounds: Howard and Hugh

Meet Howard and Hugh, who walk the Fairgrounds 2 to 3 times a week (more now that the weather is warmer). These long-time friends have been walking the grounds for about 4 years, and do it for “health reasons and because of all the friendly people they meet on their walks).  Always happy to see you out here, Howard and Hugh!



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