Truckee ranked one of the nation's snowiest cities

Ready for Winter? Here Are the 30 Snowiest Cities in America,” according to Tribune Media Wire on December 3, 2015. “Brace yourself, winter is coming. You’ll sense its imminent arrival with a chill that creeps into the air. A chill that forces us to don our grandma-knit scarves, mukluks and tacky holiday sweaters. “Upon winter’s […]

Nevada City Winter Craft Fair is Dec.13 at Miners Foundry

The fun and festive Nevada City Winter Craft Fair returns just in time for the holiday season to the Miners Foundry Cultural Center, Sunday, December 13, 2015, 10am-6pm, in downtown Nevada City. The independent, juried craft fair showcases over sixty of the local region’s top Etsy vendors, artisans, designers, do-it-yourself crafters, and features their unique, […]

Sierra Master Chorale holiday concerts

Get enveloped in the magic of the season as the Sierra Master Chorale and Orchestra perform two holiday concerts, Dec. 19 and 20 in Grass Valley. The 70-member auditioned choir and 26-member orchestra are conducted by InConcert Sierra Artistic Director Ken Hardin. This December, Hardin has created a program that will weave “Stories of the […]

2015 Country Christmas Faire Nov. 27, 28 & 29

Mark your calendar for the 31st annual Country Christmas Faire at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley on November 27, 28 and 29. Rated as one of the top handcrafted shows in Northern California, the Country Christmas Faire features unique gifts and crafts from top artisans from across the state, as well as from […]

2nd Annual Nugget Fringe Festival

Chicago and San Francisco have one, New York has several, Edinburgh’s is the biggest, and now, so does Nevada County. What are we talking about? Fringe Festivals of course. These exciting, envelope pushing, raucous, large, multi-arts festivals are popping up all over the world to the delight of theater hungry audiences. Quest Theaterworks presents The […]

Nevada City Dance Festival Nov. 14-19, 2015

The Miners Foundry Cultural Center presents the Nevada City Dance Festival, November 14-19, the first-ever festival of professional dance in Western Nevada County. Presented with support from the California Arts Council (CAC) and local sponsors, the Nevada City Dance Festival offers master classes for local dancers, a gala reception, and two professional dance performances by […]

Donner Lake Turkey Trot

The ASC Training Center, based on Donner Summit, will host the Donner Lake Turkey Trot, a run or walk which begins and ends at Truckee’s West End Beach and goes all the way around Donner Lake. This year the Turkey Trot will take place on Saturday, November 7, 2015. The seven-mile events begin at 9:30 […]

Create a Gingerbread House and win!

Now is the time for holiday bakers to think about the creation of a magical Gingerbread House to enter into the 13th annual Gingerbread House Competition at the Country Christmas Faire, held November 27, 28, and 29 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. Houses, bungalows, cottages, and castles fashioned from spicy gingerbread will […]

Nevada County Fairgrounds winter 2015 hours

Nevada County Fairgrounds begins winter hours, effective November 2, 2015 with the inner-grounds and gates to be locked at 4:30 p.m. and closed on weekends. The inner-grounds and gates will remain open during the week to walkers and bicyclists, but all must be off the grounds before the gates lock at 4:30 p.m. The winter […]

Hallmark Channel's "The Christmas Card" to air Nov. 31, 2015

Hallmark Channel’s “The Christmas Card,” filmed in Nevada City, tells the story of a soldier, Cody Cullen, with no family who, while serving in Afghanistan, receives an anonymous holiday card that touches him deeply. The movie will air on the Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 9 p.m. PST. While on leave back home, he […]

Pink Martini with Storm Large to perform in Grass Valley

Pink Martini and Storm Large come to Grass Valley for international holiday show. Unparalleled purveyors of a multilingual blend of cosmopolitan sounds, Pink Martini will deliver a festive holiday concert featuring beloved songs from around the globe during a special Grass Valley show presented by The Center for the Arts on Dec. 4. This performance […]

Nevada County Fairgrounds begins search for 2016 fair theme

Submit the winning theme for the 2016 Nevada County Fair theme and win a prize package to the 2016 Nevada County Fair. The Nevada County Fairgrounds is hosting a contest to find the winning theme for the 2016 Fair. Do you have a catchy or fun theme that you think would be perfect for the […]

Sierra Vintners' wine trails are May 14, July 16 and Sept. 24, 2016

Sierra Vintners’ Regional Wine Trails are May 14, July 16 and September 24 in 2016. The May 14 wine trail is Amour Privé, Bear River, Fawnridge, Lone Buffalo, Mt. Vernon, Naggiar, Sierra Knolls and Viña Castellano. The July 16 trail features Avanguardia, Bent Metal, Coufos Cellars, Grant Marie, Gray one, Pilot Peak and Szabo. The […]

Fright Night on Halloween with Achilles Wheel

Miners Foundry Cultural Center presents FRIGHT NIGHT, Nevada County’s largest Halloween bash, Saturday, October 31st. The legendary Halloween party now in its thirty-seventh year, promises another infamous evening of sensational costumes and ambiance, an epic dance party, and rollicking rock n’ roll. This year’s FRIGHT NIGHT features live music from one of Northern California’s most […]

Award-winning humorist David Sedaris returns to Grass Valley

NPR Humorist and Best-selling Author David Sedaris chooses to return to Grass Valley to make people laugh, one of only two stops in Northern California, as part of his selling out tour, on November 17, presented by The Center for the Arts. With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of […]

Sierra Stages brings Tony Award-winning "Falsettos" to Grass Valley

Sierra Stages presents the groundbreaking musical “Falsettos” for ten performances only from November 5 through November 22 at the intimate Off Center Stage in Grass Valley. “Falsettos” is the final production of Sierra Stages’ seventh season, and is directed by Sandra Rockman, with dance direction by George Jayne and musical direction by Ken Getz, who […]

What's New in Nevada County Fall 2015

GRASS VALLEY October: Bierwagen’s Pumpkin Patch and Harvest Festival Pumpkin patch and an abundant supply of apples and fresh-pressed cider. Oct. 30: Safe Trick or Treat For preschool age children in downtown Grass Valley. Nov. 14: Holiday Open House Downtown Grass Valley Nov. 27-29: Country Christmas Faire Nevada County Fairgrounds One of the top handcrafted […]

Raising Appalachia performs in Grass Valley October 29 & 30, 2015

Sisters Leah Song and Chloe Smith bring their band Rising Appalachia to The Center for the Arts in downtown Grass Valley for two nights October 29 and 30. Rising Appalachia was voted “Green Album of the Year” by the Huffington Post and Atlanta’s Best Folk Act by the Creative Loafing. Their tours have taken them […]

29th annual Draft Horse Classic Awards Announced

Awards for the 29th annual Draft Horse Classic, held September 24 – 27 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, have been announced. Albert Cleve of Farmington, Missouri, judged the Draft Horse competitions and halter show. Dwight Gilbert from Nevada was the judge of the pulling contest; and Robbie Mederos from Danville, CA was […]