Nevada County Fairgrounds CEO Sandy Woods inducted into Western Fairs Association’s Hall of Fame

Western Fairs Association (WFA) announced this week that they will induct Sandy Woods, chief executive officer of the Nevada County Fairgrounds, into the Western Fairs Association’s Hall of Fame at its upcoming convention in Reno.
The WFA Hall of Fame honors individuals who have made substantial contributions to the Fair industry through leadership, education, legislation and [...]

Nevada County Fairgrounds announce winter hours

Effective November 10, the Nevada County Fairgrounds will return to its winter hours with the inner-grounds and gates locked at 4:30 p.m. and closed on weekends. The inner-grounds and gates will remain open during the week to walkers and bicyclists, but all must be off the grounds before the gates lock at 4:30 p.m.
The winter [...]

Strawberry Music Festival comes to Nevada County Fairgrounds

NEVADA COUNTY HOSTS THE STRAWBERRY MUSIC FESTIVAL in Grass Valley is home to the Nevada County Fair and the Draft Horse Classic. Located under tall pine trees, the fairgrounds are often referred to as “California’s most beautiful fairgrounds.”
But it also is gaining stature as a gathering place for music festivals and world-famous musicians. Two summers [...]

Home Sweet Home

SUMMER IN PROVENCE, ALASKA OR THE SOUTH PACIFIC SOUNDS WONDERFUL, but our own backyard offers an unforgettable vacation experience — from our Gold Rush towns to picturesque vineyards, to crystal-clear Lake Tahoe, to awe-inspiring Yosemite.
The Sierra and its foothills has rebounded from the recession with a more refined food, wine, craft beer, art and [...]

Sierra BrewFest draws from all over

CRAFT BEER ENTHUSIASTS gather at the Nevada County Fairgrounds August 23 for the 25th annual Sierra BrewFest, one of the oldest continuously running brewfests in California.
This year’s event will feature more than 100 hand-crafted beers from popular microbreweries, such as ol’ Republic Brewery, Auburn Alehouse, Out of Bounds Brewing Co. and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., [...]

Treat Street at the Nevada County Fair

The Nevada County Fair is famous for its Treat Street, which consists of food made from our local non-profit community organizations.
Huell Howser featured this infamous street on his show, California’s Golden Fairs, in 2010.
Try a pasty, nachos, a corn dog, a baked potato, an ice cream cone, tacos, corn on the cob, a rice bowl, [...]

Strawberry Music Festival names performers for Grass Valley

We are excited to announce that ticket sales for the Fall 2014 Strawberry Music Festival at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley have begun. There are currently plenty of Camping and Day tickets available for sale or exchange, and we promise to keep you informed when that changes.
While basic festival information is available [...]

California Fairgrounds vow to fight for infrastructure funding

By Western Fairs Association
California’s network of fairgrounds and key lawmakers vowed to continue pushing for infrastructure funding despite being left out of this year’s budget, according to Western Fairs Association (WFA).
Despite strong support from a bipartisan coalition of 32 state senators and assembly members, a budget passed Sunday omitted funding requested by fairs to repair [...]

Bluegrass Festival in Grass Valley on June 12-15

THE CALIFORNIA BLUEGRASS ASSOCIATION presents its 39th Annual Father’s Day Festival June 12-15 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. With top bands from the East and California, the festival offers big-name entertainment, plus many after-hours jam sessions by music-playing fans.
Among the major bands that will be appearing are Junior Sisk, the 2013 International Bluegrass Music Association [...]

WorldFest returns to Nevada County Fairgrounds on July 10-13

The 18th annual California WorldFest returns for the 18th year to the bucolic Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley on July 10-13.
This year’s talent features world-class headliners from the United States and abroad, along with return appearances by WorldFest favorites.
Many of the performers are scheduled to give workshops on one of the festival’s [...]

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