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Bear Yuba Land Trust and Folk Trails Hiking Club Launch 52 Hike Challenge

Submitted by Laura Petersen Inspired by the 52 Hike Challenge, Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT) and Folk Trails Hiking Club (FTHC) are teaming up in 2017 to encourage Nevada County residents to venture outdoors, hit the trail and explore miles of hiking opportunities found in their own backyard. Started by Karla Amador and Phillip Stinis […]

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Start the year off right with three January Festivals in Nevada County

You might think that after the flurry of activities and events centered around the holidays that Nevada County would want to take a little break and catch its breath. But if you think that, then you don’t know Nevada County! We start off the year with a bang, with a wide variety of great events […]


Paul Emery Music & the Miners Foundry present New Year’s Eve Bash

Submitted by Jesse Locks Ring in the New Year, Nevada City style, to the rocking’ grooves of Achilles Wheel and infectious rhythms of Boca do Rio at Paul Emery and the Miners Foundry Cultural Center’s annual New Year’s Eve Bash, Saturday, December 31st. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and the show begins at 9:00 p.m. […]

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Get in the Holiday Spirit with Christmas Performances in Nevada County

Nevada County is well known as a hub for the arts, and throughout the holiday season we kick it up a notch to provide a wide variety of quality Christmas performances to delight the entire family. Caroling, Caroling Music in the Mountains presents Holly Jolly Holidays this Saturday, December 10 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, […]

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Oh, there’s No Place like Nevada County for the Holidays

December is here, and that means it’s almost time for Christmas, and no one does the holiday better than Nevada County! In fact, you could spend an entire weekend completely immersed in holiday-themed fun! Tonight, Grass Valley Downtown Association once again hosts Cornish Christmas, a weekly celebration taking place from 6-9 p.m. every Friday through […]

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Submitted by Jairo Moncada The Wild & Scenic Film Festival announced today its full lineup of films for its 15th annual presentation. The lineup of more than 115 films includes ten world premieres and is complimented by activist workshops, special events featuring filmmaker meet and greets, environmental fashion shows, and virtual reality environmental experiences. Hosted […]

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BYLT shines a light on conservationist Aldo Leopold during film screening in Nevada City

Submitted by Laura Petersen Next week, join Bear Yuba Land Trust for a film screening of “Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and A Land Ethic for Our Time” a documentary that sheds light on the conservationist’s career and his profound influence on the modern environmental movement. “Bear Yuba Land Trust is pleased to present this documentary […]

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6th Annual Nevada City Winter Craft Fair Features 70 Local Makers & Artists

Submitted by Jesse Locks Nevada County’s premier juried craft fair returns from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday, December 11, at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center. Just in time for those searching for one-of-a-kind gifts for the holidays, the 6th Annual Nevada City Winter Craft Fair showcases over seventy of the local region’s top Etsy vendors, […]


Holt Ballet Conservatory and Miners Foundry present Holiday Favorite Clara and The Nutcracker Ballet in Historic Nevada City

Submitted by Jesse Locks Nevada City, CA–This holiday season, children will be enchanted and adults will be inspired by Holt Ballet Conservatory’s annual production of “Clara & the Nutcracker”, December 8, 9, and 10, at the historic Miners Foundry Cultural Center. This delightful evening of holiday cheer and tradition features a beautiful cast of dancers, […]

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So much to do in Nevada County on Thanksgiving Weekend

The holiday season has begun! Christmas decorations have started to take over our favorite stores and the radio has started to mix in holiday tunes, but first comes Thanksgiving. If you’re going to be in Nevada County for this holiday of family and feasting, think about exploring all of the many things there are to […]


Two great wine events to enjoy this weekend

There are so many great things about western Nevada County. The beauty, the arts, the people…but one of the best attributes, at least for wine lovers, is the number of award-winning wineries right here in our towns and the great events that they host throughout the year. This weekend, there are two wine-themed events for […]

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Jordan Fisher Smith makes special appearance for Land Trust

Submitted by BYLT Join Bear Yuba Land Trust to welcome nationally recognized author Jordan Fisher Smith (Nature Noir) for a reading and discussion of his new Penguin-Random House book Engineering Eden: The True Story of a Violent Death, a Trial and the Fight over Controlling Nature. “We are truly blessed to have such a literary […]

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13th Annual Banner Mountain Artisans Show & Sale

Submitted The 13th Annual Banner Mountain Artisans Show and Sale ushers in the holiday shopping season on November 12th and 13th at the Nevada City Elks Lodge in Nevada City, California. Show hours are 10 to 5 Saturday, and 10 to 4 Sunday. Parking and admission are free and all are welcome. Everyone gets a […]


November Wine Events in Nevada County

We have so many great wineries in Nevada County, with the vintners typically on site to talk to those who come by about their wines and give you a taste of their hand crafted creations. Unlike Napa and Sonoma, Nevada County’s wine scene is laid back and accessible to everyone from casual wine drinkers to […]


Halloween Events in Nevada County – Fun for all ages

Nevada County loves a party, and does all of the holidays up right.  Halloween is no exception; there is something for every age and interest the entire week leading up to the big day.  So get out your costume and come out for some All Hallow’s Eve fun. For the littles On Saturday, October 29, […]


Hike Nevada County for a Great Cause

Submitted by Laura Petersen, BYLT Take The Great Trail Challenge and Get Outdoors! Throughout the month of October, a number of fun activities and events are on tap to get people outdoors as part of Bear Yuba Land Trust’s campaign to raise awareness and support for trails. On Oct. 1, BYLT launched a community photo […]

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Celebrate Autumn this weekend in Nevada County

Fall has finally arrived, and the colors are glorious! There are so many wonderful ways to celebrate the season here in Nevada County. Simply taking a drive or walk through Downtown Grass Valley and Nevada City is enough to take your breath away, but while you’re out enjoying the scenery, consider attending one of the […]


Fall Family Fun at Bierwagens

The leaves are turning and there’s a crispness in the air that heralds the beginning of autumn, which means it’s time for sweaters, evening fires, and a trip to Bierwagen’s pumpkin patch and harvest festival! For many local families, a trip to Bierwagen’s to pick out Halloween pumpkins kicks off the holiday season; a family […]

Winner of the Draft Horse Classic’s Ultimate Hitch Competition – Meadowlake Belgians, owned by David and Patsy Cunningham and based out of Carlton, Oregon – performs in the arena at the 2016 Draft Horse Classic. 
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Submitted by Nevada County Fairgrounds Awards for the 30th annual Draft Horse Classic, held September 22 – 25 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, have been announced. Mike Loveland Jr. of Albion, Michigan, judged the Draft Horse competitions and halter show. Almost 50 draft horse exhibitors – traveling from California, Oregon, Nevada, Idaho […]

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20th Annual KVMR Celtic Festival and Marketplace this weekend

Submitted by KVMR The 20th annual KVMR Celtic Festival and Marketplace mixes Celtic music and magic September 30 through October 2 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 […]