August 8, 2018 all-day
Nevada County Fairgrounds
11228 McCourtney Road
Grass Valley, CA 95949
Adults $9, Seniors $6, Children (6-12) $4, Children 5 and under free
Nevada County Fairgrounds
(530) 273-6217

“Bushels of Fun!” is the theme for the 2018 Nevada County Fair, August 8 – 12


We’re already 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, and exhibits – in a community-friendly environment and at affordable family prices!

Hours of the Fair

Wednesday through Sunday—10 am to 11 pm
Exhibit buildings 10 am—10 pm, Sunday until 9 pm
Carnival opens at 11 am daily
Worship Services: 9 – 10 am on Sunday in the Special Events Tent

Advance Sale Ticket Prices

Advanced Sales begin June 1Buy Tickets
Advance Special Admission Ticket—$6
5-Day Fair Pass—$30. Allows unlimited gate entry for all 5 days.
Event Parking Pass—$25. Allows unlimited parking entry for all 5 days.
“Be A Kid Again” Adult Admission—$4 (Thursday only)
Carnival wristband—$25 “Pay One Price”. Good any one day.

See Arena Events for their advance pricing.

Gate Admission (during the Fair)

General Admission Adult—$9
Senior (65+)—$6
Children (6-12)—$4
Children (5 and under)—Free
Active Military (show ID)—Free*
*Free admission is for active & retired military only; does not include family.
Carnival wristband—$30 (available at the Butler Amusement ticket booths)
Daily Parking—$6 (allows one-time parking entrance only; no in and out parking privileges)
Special Food Contest Exhibitors—Admitted on the Event Day—Free
“Five Until Five” – Fair-goers will be admitted for $5 until 5 pm on Sunday

*Please note that admission to the Fair is not included with an arena event purchase.

New Vendor Applications

Would you like to be a vendor at the Fair?  We love our vendors, and we always welcome new vendors!
New Vendor Application

Stage Entertainment Application for 2018 Fair

Interested in performing at the 2018 Nevada County Fair? The entertainment application is now available! To apply, complete the online application below. All applications must be completed by April 6, 2018 to be considered. For questions, e-mail [email protected]

opens new page Stage Entertainment Application (view online, fill out & submit)