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ENTER YOUR EXHIBITS IN THE HARVEST FAIR AT THE DRAFT HORSE CLASSIC

-Submitted by the Nevada County Fairgrounds Entry forms are now being accepted for exhibit entries in the Harvest Fair, which takes place during the Draft Horse Classic, September 22 – 25, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. The deadline to turn in entry forms to enter exhibits is 4 p.m. on Friday, September 16. It’s free […]

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Enjoy some end of summer fun this weekend

The kids are back to school now and the days are getting shorter, but in true Nevada County fashion there is so much going on this weekend that you couldn’t possibly do it all if you tried. There’s something for everyone happening here, so get out and enjoy the last of the season. Friday, August […]

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Sierra BrewFest coming August 27

Music in the Mountains Alliance presents the 27th Annual Sierra BrewFest from 3-6:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 27, at the beautiful Nevada County Fairgrounds. The Sierra BrewFest is known for showcasing small microbreweries in Northern California. This year’s roster features over 70 hand-crafted beers, many of them award-winning, such as Ol’ Republic Brewery who took […]

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Upcoming outings with Bear Yuba Land Trust

WHAT: Classic Treks: Train Tunnels, China Wall, Petroglyphs WHEN: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, August 20 Suggested donation: $12 BYLT Members, $19 Not-Yet-Members – Reservations Required LEVEL: Moderate – 4+ miles at elevation Once again the Land Trust will lead this popular outing to the Donner Summit area with amateur historians Sue Graf and […]

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Nevada County Farmers Markets more than just produce

If you haven’t been to one of the farmers markets yet this season, you are missing out on a huge treat.  More than just fruits and vegetables, our county’s agricultural roots have been sustained and nurtured by our markets’ showcase of local farm-fresh fruit, vegetables, honey, nuts, eggs, nursery stock, cut flowers, herbal products, olive […]

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EXCITING CONTESTS AND ACTIVITIES HAPPENING EACH DAY AT THE NEVADA COUNTY FAIR!

At the Nevada County Fair, August 10 – 14, 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 Jello Eatin’ Contest on Wednesday from 3 – 4:30 p.m. Be the first to finish a […]

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Bear Yuba Land Trust’s Open Spaces and Wild Places – Gala Celebration of Land set for Sept. 10

Submitted by Laura Petersen, BYLT Join Bear Yuba Land Trust for an end-of-Summer Gala to be held outdoors under the oaks at one of BYLT’s most spectacular permanently protected ranches. Imagine a farm-to-fork dinner, dancing under the stars to a live Salsa band, a nature-themed art show, and an entertaining live and silent auction in […]

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Disney’s High School Musical star comes to Nevada City to support girls!

Submitted by Elisa Parker Everyone’s heard it — adolescence is a tough time to parent. Raging hormones, peer pressure, social drama, and self-esteem issues, all weigh heavily on girls. Add in the influence of social media, and pressure from the beauty industry — some moms don’t know where to turn. How do we launch our […]

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Last Chance for Summer Vacation

The stores are full of back to school specials, the festivals are winding down, and we are beginning to daydream of falling leaves, hot drinks, and trick-or-treaters at the door.    Summer is almost over, and it’s your last chance to take that vacation you’ve been meaning to get to all season.  If you’re on a […]

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NEVADA COUNTY FAIR TICKETS ON SALE NOW: BUY EARLY AND SAVE

Submitted by Robin Hauck Fair Office to extend its hours and be open the weekend before the Fair for discounted tickets! 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 […]

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Up and coming Pop-Country singer songwriter Colleen Heauser from Nevada County

Submitted Singer songwriter Colleen Heauser (Houser), raised here in Grass Valley, writes and sings her own Popular Country Original music. She has a passion for music. Now at 26-years-of-age, Colleen began performing and writing during her college years. Using the boldest colors from across many genres as her palate and country as her canvas, Heausers’ […]

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Miners Picnic celebrates 121 years of gold, history and family fun

Submitted by Courtney Ferguson “A picnic, a tradition – and tons of fun since 1895, that’s how many describe the popular Miners Picnic,” said Event Chair Steve Sanchez. “Hosted by Empire Mine Park Association, everyone is invited to come and celebrate our colorful history of gold, grit and glory.” For well over a century, the […]

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Participate in Community Involvement Day and receive free tickets to the Fair

The Nevada County Fairgrounds, the Food Bank of Nevada County, Foothill Lions, Nevada County 2-1-1, NEO, Story Club, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition (DVSAC) and BloodSource are teaming up on August 1 for Community Involvement Day – a day to donate items to nonprofit organizations, while also receiving free tickets to the Fair. These […]

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Warmuth family to be recognized as Family of the Year at the Nevada County Fair

Michelle and Brandon Warmuth have been named the 2016 Family of the Year by the Nevada County Fair’s Board of Directors. The Board chose the Warmuth Family for their volunteer efforts and their ongoing participation in the livestock and exhibit programs at the Fair. Brandon and Michelle, who have attended the Fair every year for […]

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Kick off your weekend early in Nevada County

There is so much going on in Nevada County this week that you’ll wish you could clone yourself to enjoy it all! Wednesday is the kickoff for Summer Nights in Nevada City.  During Summer Nights, Nevada City’s landmark historic district is closed to motorized traffic and filled with arts, crafts, classic cars, food, drink and […]

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Unwind on the Wine Trail this Saturday

Sierra Vintners will be holding their second of three wine trails for 2016 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, at seven locations ranging from Penn Valley to Nevada City. Spend the day touring each location and enjoy wonderful wine tastings, delicious food, and enchanting entertainment. This is the second year that the group […]

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Al fresco dining opportunities abound in Western Nevada County

Summer is here, and it’s time to get outside and enjoy the sun. What is better than enjoying a meal with family or friends in the outdoors? Luckily, we have endless opportunities to dine al fresco here in western Nevada County. So make a reservation, gather your loved ones, and enjoy a meal on one […]

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Summer Days Drifting Away…

Nevada County boasts hot summer days, perfect for a dip in one of the many quality swimming holes along the South Yuba River or Truckee River. If you’re more of a water sports enthusiast, there are plenty of lakes to play in whether your joy is kayaking, jet skiing, fishing, or just lying on the […]

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…But oh those summer nights!

While there is a wealth of recreational and relaxation opportunities to keep you happily busy every day of summer, nothing beats Nevada County’s summer nights. In fact, Nevada City even has a fantastic outdoor festival of art and music called Summer Nights in Nevada City that takes place on Wednesday evenings throughout the month of […]