G R A S S V A L L E Y FUN AT THE NEVADA COUNTY FAIR By Wendy Oaks Live Music There are two main stages – the Pine Tree Stage and the Budweiser Stage – that feature entertainment from 10 am–10 pm each day. Musicians and bands feature everything from bluegrass to classic rock & roll. NEVADA COUNTY FAIR August 9–13 11228 McCourtney Rd. Grass Valley, CA NevadaCountyFair.com (530) 273-6217 Fair Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am–10 pm Treat Street This quaint street is filled with delicious food made by volunteers of local organizations whose booths are used to generate income for services provided to the community. Whether it’s a cold beer, a baked potato, a cinnamon roll, a corn dog, or a pasty, it can be found on Treat Street. and Thursday night is the Flying U Extreme Rodeo, Friday and Saturday night features Tuff Trucks and Monster Trucks, and Sunday night features the Destruction Derby. Exhibits Buildings are filled with more than 7,000 exhibits, showcasing the talent of our community. Plus, there are barns full of livestock. Nevada County students work tirelessly all year in order to present animals at the Fair, so be sure to visit the barns. Special Events Tent Exciting contests and activities happen each day in the Special Events tent. There’s the live art battle, a craft area, duct tape art challenge, squash mobile races, “Minute to Win It” fun, and karaoke – just to name a few. Lots of fun and great prizes! Arena Events Make time to visit the arena events during the Fair. Wednesday Year-Round Fun! Nevada County Fairgrounds 2017 September 2 & 3 October 14 & 15 May 25 – 28 Strawberry Music Festival AKC Dog Show September 9 & 10 Gold Country Gathering Alpaca Show June 15 – 18 Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival September 21 – 24 June 30, July 1, 2 & 3 September 29 – October 1 Music in the Mountains – SummerFest Concert Series July 4 July 4th Celebration Draft Horse Classic KVMR Celtic Festival October 7 & 8 Gem and Mineral Show November 24 – 26 Country Christmas Faire October 21 & 22 Winterfaire Craft Show October 28 December 9 Nevada County Food & Toy Run July 13 – 16 Halloween Fun Day California WorldFest August 9 – 13 October 28 – November 5 Nevada County Fair The Altar Show Grass Valley Wedding Fair August 26 November 11 March 3 Sierra BrewFest The Whole Bead Show Cioppino and Pasta Feed Year-Round RV Park • 30 Roamin’ Angels Car Show Calif orn Most ia’s Be Fairg autiful roun ds N E VA D A C O U N T Y G O L D NevadaCountyFair.com 2018 January 21 • Facility Rentals Available The Nevada County Fair features an array of attractions and activities – on-going entertainment, carnival rides and games, vendors selling wares, and food contests. Here are five favorites to visit at the Fair.