Grounds Closed to Pedestrians May 23 – 29 (Strawberry Music Festival)

The Strawberry Music Festival is underway, May 23 – 29, the Nevada County Fairgrounds will be closed to pedestrians – walkers and bicyclists – beginning Monday, May 23. The Fairgrounds will re-open its gates to walkers and bicyclists as usual on Tuesday, May 31. This closure does not affect the Main Office, which is open during its normal business hours. If you are interested in attending the Strawberry Music Festival, please visit www.strawberrymusic.com.

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Treat Street Fun Facts: Nevada City Chamber of Commerce

Treat Street Fun Facts:  The Nevada City Chamber of Commerce redid its Treat Street booth last year and it’s beautiful!  Did you know that they serve approximately 3,000 burgers during the Fair and that it takes about 140 volunteers to get through the Fair? They also serve delicious root beer floats! The money made at the booth during the Fair goes to help fund community events like Summer Nights and Victorian Christmas.  Thank you, Nevada City Chamber, for all you do for our community!

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Fair Tickets on Sale Now: Buy Early and Save

Tickets for the Nevada County Fair are on sale now. Purchase your admission, carnival tickets, and arena event tickets before the Fair begins and save time and money! The Fair Office is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm, and Guest Services will be open specifically for ticket sales on Saturday, August 4 and Sunday, August 5 from 10 am to 5 pm on both days. You can also save time by purchasing your Fair tickets online at NevadaCountyFair.com.

Buy your admission tickets before August 7 at 5 pm and get an admission ticket for $7. You can also take advantage of other presale offers, including a five-day Fair pass with unlimited entry for $30, an event parking pass for $25, or a carnival ride bracelet (good for unlimited rides on any one day) for $25.

Now is the time to also purchase your arena event tickets – including tickets to this year’s all new Truck and Tractor Pulls! Tickets are on sale now for the Flying U Extreme Rodeo on Wednesday, Truck and Tractor Pulls on Thursday night, Monster Trucks and Tough Trucks on Friday and Saturday night, and the Destruction Derby on Sunday night.

There are several ways to get your Fair tickets early. Purchase them online at NevadaCountyFair.com, stop by the Fair Office on McCourtney Road, or call the Fair Office at (530) 273-6217 by August 7 at 5 pm. The Fair Office at Gate 1 is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm, and Guest Services at Gate 1 will also be open on Saturday, August 4, and Sunday, August 5, from 10 am to 5 pm on both days.

After August 7, ticket prices for the Fair are $9 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for children
6-12, and free to children under the age of 5. There are also new special promotions on each day of the Fair:

• Wednesday: 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: Community Day
Free coupon book with coupons for Treat Street, souvenirs and the Draft Horse Classic
for the first 10,000 customers.
Free admission for disabled persons until 5 pm

• Friday: Family Friday
Free parking in Fair lots until noon
One free carnival ride coupon for first 500 guests

• Saturday: Military Appreciation Day
Free admission for active and retired military (who show ID) until 5 pm

• Sunday: Sunday Funday
Free admission for children 12 and under until 5 pm

This year’s Nevada County Fair is August 8 – 12 and it is filled with “Bushels of Fun!” The phone number is (530) 273-6217 and the website is NevadaCountyFair.com.

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Fairgrounds and Community Organizations Team Up for Community Involvement Day on July 30

2018 Community Involvement Day, July 30The Nevada County Fairgrounds is teaming up with local nonprofit organizations – the Food Bank of Nevada County, Foothill Lions, Nevada County 2-1-1, NEO Youth Center, Story Club, Community Beyond Violence, Cinderella Project, The Karing Closet, Nevada County Pets in Need, Gold Country YMCA, Nevada County Diaper Project, and BloodSource – on July 30 for Community Involvement Day. This is a day to donate items to these nonprofit organizations while also receiving coupons for buy one, get one admission tickets to the Fair.  Or, donate blood through BloodSource on that day and receive a free admission ticket to the Fair. The organizations will be at the Fairgrounds Gate 1 main parking lot and Main Street Center on Monday, July 30, from 1 – 6 pm, to receive donations of any of the items listed below.

Food Bank of Nevada County: Four cans of food or dry goods (non-expired).  

Foothill Lions: Used hearing aids or prescription eye glasses.

Nevada County 2-1-1: New/unopened toiletries, including soap, shampoo, shaving cream, disposable razors, toothpaste/toothbrushes, mouthwash, deodorant, toilet paper, paper towels, sanitary wipes, tampons and pads, Chapstick, sunblock and Band-Aids.

NEO: Paper, paint supplies, glue sticks, paper towels, sharpies, general craft supplies, packaged snacks, scissors, paint brushes, blank canvases, ping pong and foosball supplies, yoga mats, and music equipment.

Story Club: Two new or slightly used children’s books, or chapter books for teens. 

Community Beyond Violence: Gift cards for local merchants for groceries, clothing, gas, bus passes, movie passes, fast food, calling cards, shelter supplies and maintenance; kitchen products and cleaning supplies; pre-paid phones; new socks and underwear; toiletries; bedding (twin and full size).

Cinderella Project:  Clean and gently used prom dresses and evening gowns, prom-type heels, prom-type jewelry (earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and hair accessories), and small handbags/clutches.

The Karing Closet: Boxes of XL or Jumbo Ziploc bags, packages of index cards, poster board, toothbrushes and toothpaste, packages of new children’s underwear and socks, or one new or gently-used school-ready outfit (from children’s size 5 to Junior’s size 16) in a large Ziploc marked bag. No garbage bags full of clothing, please.

Nevada County Diaper Project: Unopened packages of diaper for any age children (newborn to 6 or pullups)

Nevada County Pets in Need: Four cans of wet cat or dog food.

Gold Country YMCA: Gift cards for supplies and camper clothing needs, movie ticket gift cards, art/craft supplies, sporting goods, current books and yoga mats

BloodSource:  For a free admission ticket to the Fair, make a blood donation at the BloodSource bloodmobile located in the Gate 1 parking lot at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. For information and eligibility about blood donation, visit www.bloodsource.org.

Those who donate items to the Food Bank of Nevada County, Foothill Lions, NEO, Story Club, Community Beyond Violence, Nevada County 2-1-1, Cinderella Project, The Karing Closet, Nevada County Pets in Need, Gold Country YMCA, and Nevada County Diaper Project will receive a coupon to buy one advance special $7 admission ticket and receive one free. That’s two for the price of one!   

Those who make a blood donation at the BloodSource bloodmobile will receive a free admission ticket to any day of the Fair.

Feel free to donate to any one organization or all of them! To receive your coupons or free tickets, all donations must be brought to Gate 1 at the Fairgrounds on July 30 between 1- 6 pm.  Coupons (buy one, get one free) received for donations must be redeemed during pre-sale dates, which take place until August 7. Presale discounted tickets will be available for purchase on Community Involvement Day at Guest Services, Gate 1.

This year’s Fair is August 8 – 12.  For information, visit here or call (530) 273-6217.  

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Enter an Exhibit in the Fair

Are you going to enter an exhibit in this year’s Fair? If so, what? You have until Monday, July 23, to turn in the paperwork, so why not make this the year to enter an exhibit! It’s easy to enter, most categories are free, and it’s fun to see your creations on display at the Fair. You’ll also receive free admission to Friday morning’s Draft Horse Classic just for entering. Photo by Gold Country Photography (and one of the winning photos from the 2017 Fair).

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Community Involvement Day: July 30

2018 Community Involvement Day, July 30Looking for a way to get free tickets to the Fair? Mark your calendar for Community Involvement Day, July 30, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Donate items to participating local nonprofit organizations and you can receive coupons for buy one, get one free Fair admission tickets. For a list of items to donate, visit here.  

 

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Arena Events at the Nevada County Fair

Arena event fun at this year’s Nevada County Fair, August 8 – 12. It’s the Flying U Extreme Rodeo on Wednesday, all new Truck and Tractor Pulls on Thursday, Monster Trucks and Tough Trucks on Friday and Saturday, and Sunday night wraps up with the Destruction Derby. What a line up! Tickets are available at NevadaCountyFair.com or by visiting or calling the Fair Office.

 

 

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White Barn Project: FREE Outfits/Clothing Items for 4H and FFA Kids for Fair

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

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