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Grass Valley, Ca.

With a theme of “Bushels of Fun,” this year’s Nevada County Fair is happening August 8 – 12 at the tree-covered Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. The Nevada County Fair features five days of fun for Fair-goers of all ages, and is the perfect opportunity to listen to ongoing musical entertainment, eat delicious food, enjoy carnival rides and games, visit barns full of animals, and see thousands of exhibits – all in a community-friendly environment.

New this year why not try Goat Yoga with pygmy goats in the Special Events Tent, experience travel to other planets or explore the depths of the ocean at the new Virtual Reality interactive exhibit in the Northern Mines Building, check out the Extreme Pogo Stunt Team on the Dance Pad, and visit the new Truck and Tractor Pulls in the Arena. Check out the livestock obstacle courses, the hay bucking contest, horse and stock dog demonstrations, and the small animal costume contests.

In the arena, it’s the Flying U Extreme Rodeo on Wednesday and Thursday night features the all new Truck and Tractor Pulls. Friday and Saturday nights showcase Monster Trucks and Tough Truck racing, and Sunday night wraps up the arena events with the Destruction Derby.

Enjoy ongoing, musical entertainment at one of the two outdoor stages featuring more than 25 musicians and bands during the Fair. Enjoy rock and roll, traditional country, reggae, classic rock, Chicago blues, and West Coast blues.

Enter one of the special contests for adults and kids held daily in the Special Events tent. There’s a Bubble Gum Blow Off, a Frozen Shirt Challenge, Jell-O Eating Contest, Duct Tape Art Challenge, Art Battle Showdown, “Minute to Win It” fun, squash mobile races, and nightly karaoke. No pre-registration required – just show up and have fun.

Crowd favorite Treat Street will be filled with delicious food made by volunteers of local organizations whose booths are used to generate funds for community services. Whether it’s a smoked turkey leg, corn on the cob, pasties, tacos, hamburgers and root beer floats, pulled pork sandwiches or one of many other delicious treats, it can be found on Treat Street.

Tickets are on sale now at The Nevada County Fairgrounds is located at 11228 McCourtney Road in Grass Valley. For a list of daily activities, event details, tickets, or general information, visit or call (530) 273-6217.

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