The Nevada County Fair is 5 days full of rides, exhibits, demonstrations, arts & crafts, animals, music and so much more. The fair runs from Wednesday, August 9th through Sunday, August 13th at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, gates open at 10am on Wednesday with activities and fun for the whole family. Check out the daily fair schedule, special contests, entertainment guide, Flying U Extreme Rodeo, Monster Truck and Demolition Derby. Entertainment this year includesOne Sharp Mind Debbie Wolfe & Halfmoon Highway Nevada County Concert Band, Chris Crockett, Nathan Owens Sounds of Motown and Mogollon, to name a few. New this year is the Stingray Encounter (next to the Special Events Tent), where Fair-goers can see and feed the stingrays. For another fun check out the beachcomber area (a 30×50 sandbox) in Magic Forest for kids. Or maybe you want to try one of the Special Events? This year’s contents include: Jell-O Eating Contest, Frozen Shirt Challenge (be the first to unthaw a frozen shirt and get it on) and a Bubble Gum Blowing Contest. There are lots of great local organizations selling food to help raise funds for their programs year round (last year Treat Street raised over $900,000 for local non profit organizations). With 31 different booths on Treat Street do you choose the same thing every year or mix it up? Did you know the Job’s Daughter Corn Dog booth sells between 15,000 – 19,000 corn dogs every year at the Fair? Or that Grass Valley Host Lions Club serves approximately 16,000 ears of corn over the course of the whole fair. If you’re worried about parking, don’t forget you can take the Gold Country Stage to the fair, click here for details and times. Many thanks to local photographer Lenkaland Photography for sharing some of her favorite fair photos with the InnSide Nevada City blog. While you can save time and buy your tickets online, post a comment here and one lucky InnSide Nevada City blog reader will win a giveaway including two admission tickets, a one day parking pass, and coupons for carnival rides. Winner will be announced on Friday, August 11th. *Edited to say the winner is Janet Petanovich.
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