California WorldFest turns 20 in Grass Valley

CALIFORNIA WORLDFEST BEGAN IN 1996 to showcase the world’s finest artists performing music and dance. The summertime jam at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley was founded by longtime Chico residents Dan DeWayne and Christine Myers.
The couple also co-founded the popular Strawberry Music Festival and pioneered the concept of bringing the Bluegrass festival formula, [...]

Strawberry Music Festival returns to Grass Valley on May 26-29

The iconic Strawberry Music Festival is returning to the Nevada County Fairgrounds on May 26- 29. It features four days of music, camping and recreation and draws thousands of musicians, entertainers and music enthusiasts from across the United States.
The festival features a wide range of music, including Americana, bluegrass, blues, folk, swing, rock, Cajun, Celtic [...]

Nevada County Fairgrounds hosts signature musical events

THE NEVADA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS IN GRASS Valley is home to the annual Nevada County Fair, the Draft Horse Classic, and the Country Christmas Faire. Located under tall pine trees, the fairgrounds are commonly referred to as “California’s Most Beautiful Fairgrounds.”
But that’s not all: the Fairgrounds also host some of the region’s signature music festivals and [...]

Boz Scaggs performs at WorldFest in Grass Valley on July 17

Rock/blues icon Boz Scaggs will close out the 20th anniversary presentation of the four-day California WorldFest music festival on Sunday, July 17 at the Nevada County fairgrounds in Grass Valley.
Festival producer Julie Baker says, “We were looking for the perfect way to wrap up the diverse lineup we’ve assembled for this year’s WorldFest and couldn’t [...]

Music in the Mountains Holiday Pops concert

THE AMARAL FAMILY FESTIVAL CENTER at the Nevada County Fairgrounds becomes a winter wonderland on December 12-13 as Music in the Mountains presents “Holly Jolly Holidays,” its annual Holiday Pops concert.
“This year’s program has something for everyone,” says Ryan Murray, MIM’s resident conductor. “We have pieces for the orchestra alone, a cappella choral pieces, great [...]

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

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS IN NEVADA CITY
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 [...]

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