Country Christmas Faire is Nov. 27-29 at Nevada County Fairgrounds

Mark your calendar for the 31st annual Country Christmas Faire at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley on November 27, 28 and 29.
Rated as one of the top handcrafted shows in Northern California, the Country Christmas Faire features unique gifts and crafts from top artisans from across the state, as well as from Nevada, [...]

Holiday Fairs & Festivals in the Sierra Foothills

Sundays, Dec. 6, 13, 20 1:30-6 p.m.
Wednesdays, Dec. 16, 23, 5-9 p.m.
Welcome the holiday season in style in historic Nevada City, where each year the town’s picturesque downtown transforms into a Christmas card come to life.
The annual, family tradition features holiday activities for all ages: carriage rides, live entertainment, savory [...]

Guided barn tours offered at this year’s Draft Horse Classic

Guided Barn Tours will be offered to visitors to this year’s Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair – giving them an up close and personal visit with the magnificent Gentle Giant Draft Horses. The behind-the-scenes Guided Barn Tours, led by teamster Eleanor Roberts, are another way for visitors to be able to meet [...]

Nevada County Fairgrounds a command post for Lowell Fire

Due to the Lowell Fire, now burning in Nevada and Placer counties, Cal Fire and assisting agencies have set up a command post and fire camp at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.
In emergencies, our magazine has observed how our foothill fairgrounds provide emergency shelter to travelers and locals — as we noted in the case of [...]

Center for the Arts receives $36,768 grant from California Arts Council

The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley is receiving a $36,768 grant from the California Arts Council for WorldFest, the council announced. It is one 347 grants totaling $4.3 million.
A one-time budget increase allowed the California Arts Council to award the largest number of grants provided by the state agency in 13 years, as [...]

KVMR Celtic Festival is October 2-4 in Grass Valley

THE 19th ANNUAL KVMR CELTIC FESTIVAL & Marketplace mixes Celtic music and magic October 2-4 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. A bucolic setting on 100 acres that is transformed into a Celtic village with eight stages and performance areas host many of the world’s best Celtic musicians.
Main Stage music headliners for this [...]

California WorldFest is July 16-21 in Grass Valley

July 16-19
Featuring eight stages with shaded grass seating, the 19th annual California WorldFest is a family event that explores the music and culture of our world. The beautiful Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley make for a perfect camping festival site. Children’s programs, vocal, dance and instrumental workshops, international foods, crafts, yoga and world [...]

Nevada County Fair is August 12-16: one of nation’s top rural fairs

CALIFORNIA HAS 78 FAIRS, AND EACH ONE maintains its local flavor and identity. Some are known for horse racing, such as Del Mar, while others are known for “going green,” such as the Marin County Fair with its solar powered carousel.
The Nevada County Fairgrounds, whose fair is August 12-16, is known as California’s most beautiful [...]

Rea Callender named new CEO of the Nevada County Fairgrounds

The Nevada County Fairgrounds Board of Directors announced this week the appointment of Rea Callender as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Nevada County Fairgrounds, effective June 8, 2015. The Board of Directors retained Ralph Andersen and Associates to conduct the extensive search, which produced interest from talented candidates from across the nation.
An [...]

Bluegrass in Grass Valley

BLUEGRASS ENTHUSIASTS OF ALL ages are going to be jamming under the pines on June 18-21 as the California Bluegrass Association presents the 40th annual Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley.
The four-day festival begins Thursday morning and runs through Sunday afternoon (Father’s Day), with a full slate of main-stage [...]

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