Holiday concert shows Music in the Mountains’ renaissance

We’ve been enjoying the renaissance of Music in the Mountains under artistic advisor Pete Nowlen, resident conductor and chorus director Ryan Murray, executive director Cristine Kelly, the board and its staff.
I must admit I enjoy Pete because he’s a fellow Northwestern University grad (in music, in his case), but the main reason is the musical [...]

Strawberry Festival: No “circumstances presented” to return to Mather, at least for now

“With the announcement of the Spring 2015 Festival at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, many of you are wondering if and when we will return to Camp Mather,” the Strawberry Music Festival organizers said on Thursday.
“At this point, we cannot say if this exodus, from our festival home of over 30 years, is temporary or permanent. [...]

Music in the Mountains energizing holiday concerts on December 13-14

DECK THE HALLS, TURN ON THE TWINKLING LIGHTS and let the music take control. Music in the Mountains presents energized annual holiday concerts on Saturday, December 13, and Sunday, December 14, at the Amaral Center at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

This year’s concert is titled “Music in the Mountains Holiday Pops— Celebrate the Magic.” It includes [...]

The Center for the Arts purchases California WorldFest

The Center for the Arts has purchased the iconic California WorldFest from its founders, Sierra FoodWineArt has learned. It has been held at the Nevada County Fairgrounds since its founding in July some 18 years ago.
The magazine called the founders, Dan DeWayne and Christine Myers in Chico, after a report appeared — apparently prematurely — [...]

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, [...]

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