So excited to announce the next Drive Thru fundraising event for the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Get your tickets here for a delicious Italian Pasta Dinner. Each meal feeds four people and includes spaghetti pasta and sauce, 4 Italian sausages, 4 meatballs, salad with Italian dressing, garlic bread and 4 cannoli for only $45. Yum!! All orders must be placed by April 9. Pick up is on Saturday, April 17 between 4 – 6 pm. This event is pre-sales only and there are no onsite sales. Our last event sold out early, so order today!
Hosted by the Fairgrounds Foundation and the Foothill Lions Club with all proceeds benefit the Nevada County Fairgrounds.
In hopeful anticipation of the 2021 Fair – and using the inspiration of optimism, resiliency, and coming together as a community – we’re happy to announce that the slogan for the 2021 Nevada County Fair is “The Fair is Back in Town!” Congratulations to Lisa Vaughan of Grass Valley for submitting the winning entry in the slogan contest that we ran at the end of 2020. We received almost 150 entries in the contest, so a big thank you to all who entered.
Good news, draft horse fans! Photographer Sandy Powell recently released a photo essay book – Cowboy Culture: Capturing the Spirit of the Old West in the Sierra Nevada – that includes 23 chapters of photos and stories of Wagon Trains, Mule-packing, Overland Mail Stagecoaches, Pony Express Re-Ride, Big Hitches, the 20 Mule Team, Bishop Mule Days, and much more. There’s even a chapter dedicated to the Draft Horse Classic! Copies of the book are available locally at The Book Seller or directly from Sandy at Sandy Powell Western Photography. Congratulations, Sandy, and thanks for including the Classic in this fun-filled book!
The 17th District Agricultural Association/Nevada County Fairgrounds is seeking confirmation of interest from any interested and qualified carnival companies to bid on the Carnival Services Contract for the 2021 – 2025 Nevada County Fair. To download the Letter of Interest and qualifications, visit here.
Good news! Beginning Friday, the dump station at the Nevada County Fairgrounds will be open to the public every Friday from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Please go to the red A frame office at Gate 4 for assistance. We’re also able to open to recreational travelers again (yippee!), so give us a call at (530) 273-6217 to make a reservation.
Contact: Patrick Eidman, CEO, Nevada County Fairgrounds
NEVADA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS FOUNDATION MAKES $100,000 DONATION TO FAIRGROUNDS
The Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation made a generous donation of $100,000 to the Nevada County Fairgrounds and will begin a membership drive for 2021 to continue raising much-needed funds for the Nevada County Fairgrounds.
The donation comes during a year when COVID-19 restrictions on events and gatherings have financially devastated the Nevada County Fairgrounds. With the cancellation of the annual Fair, the Draft Horse Classic, Country Christmas Faire, music festivals and more than a hundred events on the grounds, revenue at the Fairgrounds has been severely impacted.
“The Foundation plays a critical role in supporting the Fairgrounds, especially during this time of financial crisis,” said Patrick Eidman, CEO of the Nevada County Fairgrounds. “We are extremely thankful to the Foundation for their support and advocacy efforts on behalf of the Fairgrounds. We are very fortunate to have a partner in the Foundation that was ready and willing to step up – in a big way – during a time of great need.”
The Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation was established in 2005 to fulfill the mission of “building a better Nevada County Fairgrounds through fundraising and contributions to the Fairgrounds.” Its mission is supported by individual memberships, the annual Cioppino Feed, beer sales from the Foundation Station during Fair, the pouring of cocktails at the Draft Horse Classic and County Christmas Faire, charitable donations, and the recent Fairgrounds BBQ Drive Thru Event. Additionally, there have been several fundraising events in support of the Foundation and the Fairgrounds, including a fundraising events hosted by West Coast Equine Sports Therapy, Emily Catering’s Cookie for a Cause, Three Lilies Photography, and Nevada Union FFA’s BBQ event.
“We are pleased to be able to support our community Fairgrounds in such a significant way,” said Robin Hauck, President of the Fairgrounds Foundation. “The donation represents many hundreds of hours of volunteer labor by the Board and member volunteers, all of whom work tirelessly on behalf of the Fairgrounds. We are also extremely thankful to the community and individuals for their donations and fundraising efforts, and their generosity, kindness and creativity to raise funds to preserve one of Nevada County’s most treasured assets.”
“Given that this substantial donation has almost depleted the Fairgrounds Foundation’s reserves, we are now asking the community to support the Fairgrounds and the Fairgrounds Foundation by helping reach the goal of 1,000 memberships in 2021,” said Eidman. “Please consider becoming a member today. Every new membership is an investment in ensuring the survival and viability of the Fairgrounds for future generations.
To become a member of the Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation or to make a donation, visit NevadaCountyFair.com/Foundation.
Looking for an easy way to support your favorite Treat Street organization as well as the Nevada County Fairgrounds? These cool “Treat Street Fanatic” t-shirts are now on sale for $12 ($20 if you want us to ship them to you) and with each shirt sold, $6 will go to the Treat Street nonprofit of the buyer’s choice and $6 to the Fairgrounds. Here’s how it works – call the Fairgrounds office at (530) 273-6217 and let us know your color choices and sizes, the organization you’d like support, and your credit card information. We’ll process your payment and have it ready for curbside pick-up at the Fairgrounds Office. Color choices are charcoal or army green and both come in sizes XS to XL. Colors/sizes are very limited, so order soon. For those who order four or more t-shirts, we’ll thrown in a surprise gift from the Fairgrounds! 😊 What a perfect holiday gift or stocking stuffer, and a fun way to support your favorite Treat Street nonprofit.
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the Nevada County Fairgrounds will be closed to the public and walkers November 26 – 29. The Fairgrounds will reopen Gate 1 to walkers and bicyclists as usual at 8 am on Monday, November 30. The Youth Hub/Distance Learning Center at Main Street Center will also be closed during this time. Enjoy the Thanksgiving weekend.
Contact: Wendy Oaks, Deputy Manager, Nevada County Fairgrounds
NEVADA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS BEGINS SEARCH FOR 2021 FAIR SLOGAN
Given the unprecedented year of 2020, and in hopeful anticipation of the 2021 Fair, the Nevada County Fair theme for 2021 is all about optimism, resiliency, and coming together as a community. To find the perfect slogan for the 2021 Fair, the Fairgrounds is offering a slogan contest. Do you have an idea for a catchy or fun slogan that captures the spirit of the 2021 Fair theme? If so, submit it!
Visit the Fairgrounds website at NevadaCountyFair.com to submit a slogan. Submissions must be five words or less and trademarked slogans will not be considered. The contest is open to Nevada County residents only and runs through November 27, 2020. No phone entries will be accepted. The winner of the slogan selected will receive a 2021 Nevada County Fair package that includes two free admission tickets for each day of the Fair, a 5-day parking pass for the Fair, and ride coupons.
Each year, the Fair slogan appears on advertisements, posters, banners and social media, and is used to inspire special contests, exhibit categories, and decorations for the Fair.
The 2021 Nevada County Fair is scheduled for August 11 – 15. For a complete list of contest rules and information, visit NevadaCountyFair.com or call (530) 273-6217.