Watch a new commercial for 2014 Nevada County Fair

“Simply Fun!” is the theme for the 2014 Nevada County Fair, August 6 – 10, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. The Fair already is busy planning for five days of excitement and fun for Fair-goers of all ages.
The Nevada County Fair is the perfect opportunity to enjoy live entertainment, delicious food, carnival rides, animals [...]

Music in the Mountains presents Beatles tribute band for “Fab Four’s” 50th anniversary

Along with some extraordinary classical offerings, Music in the Mountains is presenting “The Fab Four” tribute band, outdoors on the lawn at the Nevada County Fairgrounds on June 27.
“On the 50th anniversary of the Beatles landing in America, MIM presents ‘The best Beatles show in the world,’ according to the LA Times.” For each of [...]

Nevada County Fairgrounds hosts Cioppino feed on March 1

Join the Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation at its fourth annual All-You-Can-Eat Cioppino Feed on Saturday, March 1 at Ponderosa Hall at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Doors open at 5 p.m., and dinner service begins at 6 p.m.
For the event, the chefs will create and serve Arnie Romanello’s special 100-year-old recipe for all to enjoy. Dinner [...]

Thanksgiving weekend events in Grass Valley and Nevada City

Grass Valley Events
Country Christmas Faire
Nevada County Fairgrounds
11228 McCourtney Road
Fri & Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
$4 admission. Age 12 and under Free
(530) 273-6217 www.nevadacountyfair.com
Cornish Christmas
Friday of Thanksgiving Weekend
Opening night of Cornish Christmas
Downtown Grass Valley. Hours: 6-9 p.m.
(530) 272-8315 www.historicgrassvalley.com
Holidays at the Empire Mine
Empire Mine State Historic Park
10791 E. Empire Street
Fri & Sat [...]

Draft Horse Classic & Harvest Fair is September 19-22 in Grass Valley

Join the beautiful Draft Horses for the 27th annual Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair, happening September 19 – 22, 2013 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. Featuring six performances by the beautiful Draft Horses, this event is the premier Draft Horse show in the western United States.
The Classic spotlights a [...]

17th annual KVMR Celtic Festival & Marketplace is September 27-29

The 17th annual KVMR Celtic Festival and Marketplace mixes Celtic music and magic with world-class musicians, dance, pageantry, living history, falconry, athletics, storytelling, jam sessions and shopping.
The outdoor event takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 27, 28 & 29 in Grass Valley, California at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, a bucolic setting on [...]

24th Annual Sierra Brewfest is August 24

Beer geeks and aficionados, get ready for one of the greatest events of the summer!
Music in the Mountains (MIM) is gearing up for its 24th Annual Sierra BrewFest to be held at the Nevada County Fairgrounds on August 24th from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 pm. This year’s roster will feature over 100 hand-crafted beers [...]

Nevada County Fair for Homegrown

THE NEVADA COUNTY FAIR in Grass Valley, on August 7-11, is a homesteader’s paradise.
It features sustainable agriculture, home preservation of food and similar activities—at what’s hailed as “California’s most beautiful fairgrounds.”
You can connect with producers of local baked goods, preserved foods, honey, eggs, home-brewed beer, wine and wool fiber.
The food judging includes Cornish items, honoring [...]

“New Gold Rush”: How chefs, farmers, winemakers & artists are resettling the Sierra Foothills

A new generation of chefs, farmers, winemakers and artists are resettling the region.
They are adding new energy and sophisticated offerings for today’s travelers while honoring the region’s rich history. The foothills’ relaxed lifestyle, Mediterranean-like climate and stunning beauty is prompting them to open wineries; restaurants with fresh, local cuisine; and local art galleries.
This [...]

Nevada County Fair: Bucking a trend

CALIFORNIA COUNTIES HAVE A long tradition of celebrating their agricultural bounties with a network of county fairs dating back to the Civil War. The tradition continues to this day, with animals, ag education, rides and attractions, concerts and—of course—fair food.
Just like the state parks, however, the state’s network of 78 fairs has come under severe [...]

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