September 21, 2018 all-day
Nevada County Fairgrounds
11228 McCourtney Road
Grass Valley, CA 95949
Nevada County Fairgrounds
(530) 273-6217

 32nd Annual Draft Horse Classic & Harvest Fair


Draft Horse Classic Home

September 21 – 23, 2018

2018 Draft Horse Classic, September 21 - 23, Grass Valley, CATickets on sale now.

Join the beautiful Draft Horses at the 2018 Draft Horse Classic. Majestic Draft Horse performances, breath-taking competitions, and seeing a Draft Horse “up-close” – it’s all part of the Annual Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. The Classic has grown to become the premier Draft Horse show in the western United States, and features six majestic performances, along with non-stop entertainment in between classes.

(530) 273-6217
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New Vendor Applications

Would you like to be a vendor at the 2018 Draft Horse Classic? New vendor & concessionaire applications are being accepted now:

Draft Horse Classic, September 21-23, 2018 – New Vendor & Concessionaire Applications

Harvest Fair

In between the Draft Horse performances, the Harvest Fair is bustling with activity. The Harvest Fair is an experience that can be enjoyed by kids and adults – and admission is free! Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the barns and meet the horses, taste the delicious Treat Street goodies, or sit and enjoy the live entertainment. With so much to see and do, there’s a little something for everyone at the Harvest Fair.

As a reminder, pets are not allowed on the grounds during the Draft Horse Classic, except for those canines assisting a disabled Draft Horse Classic visitor or participant.

Buy Tickets – Draft Horse Classic

Tickets on sale now. There are several ways to order your tickets:

  • Call the Fair Office at (530) 273-6217
  • Mail the ticket order form to the Fairgrounds at 11228 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley, CA 95945
  • Visit the Fair Office at 11228 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley
  • Online ticket sales links are below

pdf Ticket Order Form, 2018 Draft Horse Classic (mail-in ticket orders)

Online: Buy Online and Print Your Tickets From Home* by following the link below and following the step-by-step instructions.

opens new page Ticket Order Forms, Parking, and Barn Tours  (online ticket orders)

If you experience any problems with your online purchase, call the Nevada County Fairgrounds during business hours (Monday – Friday; 8am to 5pm) at (530) 273-6217.

*Please note that there is a small transaction fee for online purchases. All ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. If you need camping reservations or ADA seating, please call the Fair Office. Sites without hookups, as well as tent sites, are available with no minimum stay and will be assigned at the time of arrival.

2018 Draft Horse Performance Prices:

Draft Horse Classic performance tickets are available at the Arena Box Office during all three days of the Classic. All tickets purchased after 9/20/18 are an additional $4/per ticket.

Evening and Late Afternoon Performances:
Reserved seating: $19; General admission: $16

Morning Performances:
Reserved seating: $15; General admission: $12

Children’s Tickets (12 & under)
Reserved seating: $13; General admission: $10

Season Pass

Parking: $6 (daily); $15 (event parking pass)