Community Involvement Day: August 3

Participate in Community Involvement Day and receive free tickets to the Fair

The Nevada County Fairgrounds, the Food Bank of Nevada County, Foothill Lions, Story Club, Nevada County 2-1-1, Sierra Harvest, NEO, and BloodSource are teaming up on August 3 for Community Involvement Day – a day to donate items to non-profit organizations, while also receiving free tickets to the Fair.  These organizations will be set-up at the Fairgrounds Gate 1 main parking lot on Monday, August 3, from 1 – 6 pm, to receive donations of any of the items listed below.

Those who donate items to the Food Bank of Nevada County, Foothill Lions, Story Club, Sierra Harvest, NEO, and Nevada County 2-1-1 will receive a coupon to redeem for one free admission ticket with the purchase of one Fair admission ticket. That’s two for the price of one!

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

Food Bank of Nevada County: Donate four cans of food. For more information about the Food Bank of Nevada County, visit

Foothill Lions: Donate an old hearing aid or old prescription eye glasses.

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

Nevada County 2-1-1: Donate new backpacks, new lunch boxes, and new school supplies. Visit for information.

Sierra Harvest: Donate new or gently used garden tools, including shovels, rakes, stackable boxes, and small tarps. Visit for information.

NEO: Donate paper, paint supplies, sharpies, general craft supplies, ping pong and foosball supplies, yoga mats, and music equipment. Visit for information.

BloodSource:  For a free admission ticket to the Fair, make a blood donation at the BloodSource bloodmobile located in the main parking lot (Gate 1) at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. For information and eligibility about blood donation, visit or call 1-866-822-5663.

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 the Gate 1 parking lot at the Fairgrounds on August 3 between the hours of  1- 6 pm.

Coupons (buy one, get one free) received for the donations must be redeemed during pre-sale dates, which take place until August 11. Presale discounted tickets will be available for purchase on Community Involvement Day at Guest Services, Gate 1.

This year’s Fair is August 12 – 16. Visit for more information or call the Fair Office at (530) 273-6217.


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Entertainment Abounds: Arena Events, Live Bands, Magic Tricks, and Karaoke

Entertainment abounds at this year’s Nevada County Fair, August 12 – 16. This year’s Fair will feature five stages of ongoing entertainment. Providing a little something for everyone, there will be everything from Japanese style drumming, to Country music and a hypnotist, to Blues music and old-fashioned Rock and Roll.

Tyzen: Master of Suggestion will be performing on Friday at 3:30 and 6 pm and Saturday at 2 and 6 pm. Tyzen is one of the world’s most remarkable and dynamic stage hypnotists. His hilarious comedic antics have audiences rolling in the aisles with laughter.

Steel Breeze makes their appearance at the Fair on Friday at 8:15 and 9:30. Mogollon, a crowd favorite, known for their guitar wizardry and dueling fiddles, will perform on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at 8 and 9:30 pm; CoolHeat, playing smooth jazz, will be at the Pine Tree Stage on Friday at 11, 12:30 and 2 pm; and Solid Air will perform original Americana Folk music on Wednesday at 5 and 6:30 pm. New this year, Nevada Hazzurd, playing country and rock, will perform on Thursday at 4:30 and 6 pm at the Budweiser True Music Stage; and Cuesta Drive will play rock and soul on Thursday at 8 and 9:30 pm on the Pine Tree Stage.

Some of Nevada County’s local bands featured this year will be Stepping Stone, a young rock band, on Thursday at 2:30 pm; Nevada County Regulators, providing original and classic rock on Sunday at 5 and 6:15 pm; Grass Valley Taiko, performing Japanese-style drumming on Thursday at 4 and 5:30 pm; and No Taboo, Northern California’s travelin’ party band, will perform on Thursday at 8 and 9:30 pm.

For old-fashioned Rock and Roll, visit the Budweiser Music Stage on Saturday evening at 4 and 5:30 pm to see Highway 49 perform a mixture of Rock and Roll, Blues, and funkadelic Rock. Or, check out Dr. Bach and the Jazz Practitioners, on Sunday at 1:30 and 3 pm on the Pine Tree Stage for some Dixieland, Swing, Dance, Blues and Gospel.

Also, featured on Friday and Saturday nights from 6:30 – 10:30 on the Tumbleweed Stage in the Magic Forest area will be teen bands from the Coalition for a Drug Free Nevada County’s Youth Sector “NEO.” The diverse groups range from Rock, Alternative, Electro, Ska, Metal, Pop Punk, and Indie. Friday will feature Creative Chaos at 6:30 pm; Blue Tuesday at 7:30; Sensual Saint at 8:30; and Electric Shock at 9:30. Saturday evening will feature The Legend of the Sunburst Bandits at 6:30 pm; General Cause at 7:30 pm; Virgin Limbs at 8:30 pm; and 2Hot 3Fast at 9:30.

For something out of the ordinary, check out the Haute Trash Fashion Show, the outrageous fashion show using recycled trash, on Friday at 5:30 pm at the Pine Tree Stage. Or, Spike the Juggler on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 1:30 pm. The Idol Competition will be on Wednesday at 8 pm at the Pine Tree Stage. There’s also nightly karaoke from 8 – 11 pm in the Special Events Tent, and KVMR will be at the Silver Stage, where they will broadcast live during the Fair.

Each night of the Fair will also feature action-packed events in the Arena. On Wednesday – Professional Bull Riding; Thursday – the Rodeo; Friday – Tuff Truck Racing & Monster Trucks; Saturday – Free Style Moto X Riders & Monster Trucks; and Sunday – the Demolition Derby. All arena events begin at 7 pm nightly.

Visit for a schedule of events.