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 […]

Fall Colors

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. 
Photo by Laurie Ann Martin Photography.


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 […]

Celtic Festival

20th Annual KVMR Celtic Festival and Marketplace this weekend

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 best Celtic musicians […]


Eat, Drink, and be Merry this weekend in Nevada County

Nevada County is a foodie and wine lovers delight this week! There are so many culinary adventures to be had, a wine trail to explore, and more. On Wednesday, Sept. 21, Nevada County Grown presents Bounty of the County. An evening of great food and drink, the event pairs some of the area’s top local […]

Six Up - David Wong Photography

Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair in Grass Valley

Submitted by the Nevada County Fairgrounds Join the beautiful draft horses for the 30th annual Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair, September 22 – 25, 2016, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. Featuring six performances by the beautiful draft horses, this event has grown to become the premiere draft horse show in the […]

photo by Erin Tarr

2,000 Acres of South Yuba Headwaters conserved by Bear Yuba Land Trust

At 7,000 feet elevation in the high Sierra Nevada, three alpine lakes and 2,000 remote acres of forest and granite landscapes important to outdoor recreationists are now permanently protected by Bear Yuba Land Trust (BYLT) on land owned by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E). This month, Fordyce, Meadow and Sterling lakes became protected forever […]


Another weekend jam-packed with fun in Nevada County

Just when you think we’ve done it all and there couldn’t possibly be another weekend full of fun…we have yet another three days of wall to wall activities to choose from. One thing you can say about Nevada County is that we don’t let summer go gently into that good night…we squeeze every last drop […]

American Cheese Society


Nevada City, CA (September 2, 2016) – Wheyward Girl Creamery is proud to announce that owner Barbara Jenness is among the 2016 class of American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professionals® (ACS CCPs®). Barbara is part of an elite group of 155 individuals who passed the 6th ACS Certified Cheese Professional® Exam, which was held July […]

scarecrows at the Harvest Fair


-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 […]


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 […]

2015 BrewFest Pic2

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 […]

BYLT Hikers

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 […]


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 […]

Squash Mobile Races


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]