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 [...]

Nevada County Fairgrounds to host Strawberry Music Festival on September 11-16

The Nevada County Fairgrounds is pleased to announce that this year’s Strawberry Music Festival will be held at the beautiful tree-covered Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley on September 11 – 14.
This popular music festival – which features four days of music, camping and recreation – draws thousands of musicians, entertainers, and music enthusiasts [...]

California fair funding action call

Editor’s note: This is an issue we’ve written about before:
•http://www.sierraculture.com/foodwineart/fwablog/fairs-are-local-economic-engines-not-just-about-cotton-candy/#.U3TQkJRgY6o
•http://www.sierraculture.com/foodwineart/fwablog/california-fairs-and-fairgrounds-facing-a-crisis-action-is-needed-now/#.U3TQupRgY6o
As the Chair of the California Fairs Alliance and the CEO of the Nevada County Fair, I have grave concerns regarding the future for the network of California fairs.
California’s fairs fell victim to the total elimination of state funding in 2011, a financially radical step [...]

Music in the Mountains exciting SummerFest is June 11-July 3

FOR THE PAST 33 YEARS, MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS has presented one of the region’s most popular and artistically diverse summer music festivals.
This season features an impressive array of musicians, soloists and guest conductors, including MIM’s first female conductor, accomplished Bay Area musician Dawn Harms. From Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, to 150 violins playing at [...]

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 [...]

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