Volunteer at The Draft Horse Classic!

The Draft Horse Classic is the premier draft horse show on the West Coast, with the ambiance of an old-fashioned country fair. Exhibitors and their magnificent gentle giant horses travel from across the United States and Canada to be showcased in captivating competitions.
Drawing thousands of fans, the fairgrounds feature musical entertainment, barn tours, community exhibits, western trade vendors, horseshoeing competition, delicious food, and a fine art show, Art at the Classic. 
Please consider volunteering to pour beer, wine, and other libations, including Bloody Mary’s, while enjoying the festival. The Foundation will be stationed at the Gazebo, centrally located at the Classic. It’s fun, delightful and relaxing!
Volunteer sign-up is quick and easy at the online Foundation newsletter: https://conta.cc/3LdJABy
Categories: Announcements, Draft Horse Classic, and Latest News.

2023 Fair Guide

pdf 2023 Fair Guide

This year there is an assortment of new features including additional food choices, thrilling carnival rides, and grounds entertainment including the Canine Stars Stunt Dog Show which was featured on America’s Got Talent in 2021! This is also a great place to reconnect with your inner child and take a spin on one of Butler Amusements’ attractions. Whether it’s the Zipper or the White-Water Ride, we hope you have a blast!

Throughout this guide, you’ll find hour after hour of great entertainment including well-known bands like the Nipper Brothers performing as a Grateful Dead Tribute Band, Elevation playing Funk Rock, and Chad Bushnell’s Garth Brooks Tribute. As you’re walking around the grounds, don’t forget to stop in at the Special Events Tent where you can find fun activities for the whole family including nightly karaoke.

Our talented fairgrounds team has been working tirelessly over the last several months to produce the most enjoyable Nevada County Fair. We hope that you make memories to last a lifetime!

Andrew Trygg,
Chief Executive OfficerNevada County Fair

Categories: Latest News and Nevada County Fair.

Now Hiring

NOW HIRING! California’s most beautiful Fairgrounds are now hiring for seasonal maintenance staff who will assist with grounds keeping, irrigation, building maintenance, event set-up and tear down, janitorial, using hand tools, and operating equipment.

Must work well in a team environment, have strong customer service skills, and be willing to work outside in a wide range of temperatures and weather conditions. A current, valid California Driver’s License is required.

Several positions are available, with options for part-time or full-time schedules. These positions are limited to a maximum of 1000 hours per year with most available hours during the Summer and Fall.

Gardener Assistant:
Looking for energetic individuals to help with planting, raking, and irrigation of the beautiful grounds of the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Must be able to lift up to 20 lbs., stoop and bend on occasion.
Grounds Worker:
Looking for an energetic individual to assist in the upkeep and beautification of our Nevada County Fairgrounds. Facility maintenance with a variety of projects involving painting, cleaning, setting up for events, etc.

Complete the application below and return it, along with a resume, to the Drop Box at the Nevada County Fairgrounds Administration Office or mail it to the Nevada County Fairgrounds at 11228 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley, CA  95949 or email it to

pdf Nevada County Fairgrounds Employment Application

Categories: Announcements, Latest News, and Site Updates.

Membership Drive!

Annual Membership Drive

The stated mission of the Fairgrounds Foundation is to build a better Nevada County Fairgrounds through fundraising and contribution to the fairgrounds. During the past two years we’ve come to realize that our mission is far more than that – our mission is to provide financial resources to save our wonderful fairgrounds and ensure that it will continue to thrive and remain a valuable community asset for future generations.

Your membership is critical to protect and enhance our great community asset, the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

Take it a step further – Do you have a friend, relative, or neighbor who loves the Fair? Please encourage them to join the foundation and protect the fair! We greatly appreciate your support!

Foundation Membership Application  

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Categories: Announcements, Latest News, and Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation.