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
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
The 15th Annual California WorldFest will be held at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley – Thursday through Sunday, July 12-15.
•More than 6000 attendees per day enjoy World-Class performers from 10 AM to 11 PM on 8 stages
•California’s most beautiful fairgrounds with BIG trees and rolling lawns
•Music, Dancing, Workshops, Crafts, Games, Parades for ALL [...]
THE NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF Music in the Mountains, Cristine Kelly, plays the cello, and her teenage daughter is an accomplished violinist. But Kelly and the MIM board are expanding the group’s offerings, which celebrate a tradition in classical music.
On June 23 The Machine performs Pink Floyd, featuring the MIM Festival Orchestra on the lawn [...]
Our blog was the first to report that Willie Nelson was coming to the Nevada County Fairgrounds in September. Now here’s another celebrity performing-arts scoop: American Country Singing Star Lacy J. Dalton is going to perform at the Fairgrounds in late August, Sierra FoodWineArt magazine has learned.
In fact, I spoke directly to Lacy by telephone [...]