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Three Golds in a Row for FiftyFifty Brewing

Truckee’s own homegrown brewery, FiftyFifty Brewing Co® recently took home top honors at one of the world’s most prestigious beer competitions. For the third year in a row. The 2017 European Beer Star Awards® awarded the Gold Medal in the Wood and Barrel Aged Strong Beer category to Eclipse®, FiftyFifty Brewing Co’s acclaimed barrel-aged Imperial […]

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Rocky Horror Picture Show with Live Shadow Cast

This October, the Nevada Theatre Film Series, Nevada City LIVE! and Untamed Productions present the cult classic film, Rocky Horror Picture Show, complete with a live shadow cast including some of the area’s favorite performers and dancers live on stage at the historic Nevada Theatre. The show goes on four times in three nights in […]

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Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair This Weekend in Grass Valley

Majestic Draft Horse performances, breathtaking competitions, and seeing a Draft Horse “up close” are all part of the festivities at the 31st Annual Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair, September 21 – 24, at the beautiful Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. Featuring six different performances by the Draft Horses, this event has become the […]

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21st Annual KVMR Celtic Festival

The 21st annual KVMR Celtic Festival and Marketplace mixes Celtic music and magic September 29 through October 1 in Grass Valley, California at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, a bucolic setting on 100 acres among giant ponderosa pines . There are eight stages and performance areas. Our main stage hosts many of the best Celtic musicians […]

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Get your race on in Nevada County in September

Nevada County is a veritable playground for those who live an active and healthy lifestyle.  The lakes and rivers provide ample swimming, kayaking, and stand up paddleboarding opportunities.  The endless trails in our towns and Tahoe National Forest allow for everything from casual day hikes to rock climbing and backpacking adventures that will challenge even […]

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Guided barn tours are available to visitors at this year’s Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair, September 21 – 24, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. The behind-the-scenes tours, led by teamster and assistant show manager, Eleanor Roberts, are another way for visitors to be able to meet and talk with draft horse exhibitors, as well […]

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The future is here and now at the Nevada City Film Festival VR & Multimedia Pavillion

Virtual Reality is no longer just the wave of the future; it is here and now, and VR is expanding, giving more users the opportunity to experience a journey into unchartered territories. In an effort to make VR more widely attainable, the Nevada City Film Festival will host a VR & Multimedia Pavilion as part […]

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Gold Country Community Services Celebrates the End of Summer

Summer may be ending, but you can celebrate with Gold Country Community Services (GCCS), at their End of Summer Bash! GCCS invites friends and business supporters to the 3rd Annual End of Summer Bash on Saturday, September 16th, 5:00 pm at Rincon del Rio. This important annual fundraising event ensures vital senior services remain available […]


Savor and Sip While Supporting Art for the Schools – TDMA Presents the 3rd Annual Art & Soul of Truckee

Art & Soul combines visual art, live music, artist demonstrations, craft beer and wine tastings, small bites and more in Historic Downtown Truckee. On Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 1-6 p.m., the Truckee Downtown Merchants Association (TDMA) will present the 3rd annual Art & Soul Downtown Truckee Art Walk. Stroll through Art & Soul’s 30 […]

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Nevada City Film Festival After Dark Series presents Gimme Danger: A Film + Music Tribute to Iggy Pop

No living artist has had as influential a role in punk rock – and thus, independent music in general – as the irrepressible Iggy Pop. After a prolific career with his legendary band The Stooges, Pop has never ceased playing music that is relevant, passionate and serves as the voice of a countercultural revolution. On […]

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Get ready for a fun-filled weekend in Nevada County

There is always a lot going on in Nevada County, but this weekend really takes the cake. From beer tasting to wine tasting to barbecue tasting and more, this is the place to be on August 26-27! Sierra BrewFest Music in the Mountains Alliance presents the 28th Annual Sierra BrewFest from 3-6:30 p.m. on August […]


Tahoe Food Hub Brings the Farm to Truckee with a Series of Pop-up Farm Dinners

Tahoe Food Hub is pleased to announce their series of pop-up farm dinners called, Pitchfork & the Pan. The first of three dinners kicks-off Sunday, August 20th from 5:30– 8:00 p.m. at Sagehen Creek Field Station (10-minutes north of Truckee off Highway 89). “In this scenario, the farmer is the Pitchfork and the chef is […]

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Nevada City Film Festival presents Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid

This Friday, August 18, from 6-9 p.m. at ol’ Republic Brewery, the Nevada City Film Festival will be hosting a complimentary screening of the 1969 Western classic Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid, the true story of fast-draws and wild rides, battles with posses, train and bank robberies, a torrid love affair and a new […]

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Center for the Arts Executive Director Julie Baker to Step Down

The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley (“the Center”) today announced that Executive Director Julie Baker has decided to step down on September 15. After 8 years of overall leadership of the non-profit organization, Julie is looking forward to focusing on her passion for the arts without day-to-day management responsibilities. The Center’s Board of […]

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No pre-registration required. Show up 15 minutes before event and have fun! At the Nevada County Fair, August 9 – 13, there are exciting contests and activities happening each day of the Fair! Here are a few of the fun contests planned for this year’s Fair. New this year is the Bubble Gum Blow Off […]

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South Yuba River Citizens League Kicks Off 20th Annual Cleanup

Want to do some volunterism this year?  For the 20th year, the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) will hold its annual Yuba River Cleanup from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, September 16th. The Yuba River Cleanup is one of the largest of its kind in the Sierra region, and it relies on the power […]

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This year’s Nevada County Fair features a full line up of excitement and loud, crazy fun in the arena each night. Wednesday and Thursday night features the Flying U Extreme Rodeo, Friday and Saturday night features Monster Trucks and Tuff Truck racing, and Sunday night is the return of the Destruction Derby. The Flying U […]

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Summer Pop Up Classical Concert Series in Truckee Kicks off this Friday, Aug. 5

Coburn Music, founded by Truckee’s very own Lindsay McIntosh (nee Hollingshead), announces their lineup for inaugural season August 5th-12th, 2017. Shows features baroque performances curated for favorite local venues such as the Cedar House Sport Hotel, Moody’s and Coffee Bar. Coburn Music opens its inaugural season with a gala showcase on August 5th, at The […]


August Treks with Bear Yuba Land Trust

What: Butterfly Walk with Wildlife Biologist Jessica Abbott When: Sunday, August 6, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Where: Sierra Discovery Trail, located off Bowman Road Cost: Suggested donation $20, Kids 12 and under FREE! Register: www.bylt.org This weekend, join wildlife biologist Jessica Abbott and the Bear Yuba Land Trust for a butterfly walk at the […]

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Submitted by Wendy Oaks Tickets for the Nevada County Fair are on sale now. Purchase your admission, carnival tickets, and arena event tickets before the Fair begins and save money!  The Fair Office is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm, and Guest Services will be open specifically for ticket sales on […]