ABOUT THE NEVADA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
The Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, California is home to the Nevada County Fair, the Draft Horse Classic, and the Country Christmas Faire. Located under tall pine trees, the fairgrounds are commonly referred to as "California's Most Beautiful Fairgrounds."
The Nevada County Fairgrounds are located in Grass Valley, California. We are near highways 80, 49 and 20, approximately a one hour drive from Sacramento. Fairs have been held at this location since 1938. The Gentle Giant Monument marks the entrance to the Fairgrounds and symbolizes the spirit of California's pioneers. The working horse played a large role during the California gold rush.
First Fair - 1884, fairs at this location since 1938.
More than 3,000 trees on 100 acres.
Lions Lake is 4.5 acres, fishing for children 12 & under.
Approximately 25 acres of shaded parking.
Shaded site camping for trailers and motor homes.
Five large exhibit buildings.
Barns for more than 1,000 animals.
The Nevada County Fair is an economic engine generating tangible benefits beyond the educational, cultural and agricultural tradition.
The Nevada County Fair generated approximately $20,813,000 in spending activity alone in 2009 benefiting the local economy and creating a ripple effect of economic benefit for the state.
The network of California fairs generates upwards of $2.5 billion dollars in economic activity benefiting the local, state and global economy.
Economic Impact of Nevada County Fair