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 on Friday from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. The biggest bubble in each category will earn the biggest prizes, and bubble gum blowers of all ages are invited to join the fun. Also new is the Frozen T-Shirt Challenge on Thursday and Sunday from 3 – 4:30 p.m. Shirts are doused with water, scrunched and frozen; and the object is to be the first to thaw the t-shirt and successfully fit your head and arms into the shirt. Entrants receive a free t-shirt.
With the “Sea You at the Fair!” theme, we have fun activities like the Pool Noodle Sea Life, where Fair-goers turn pool noodle pieces into floating sail boats
and other seafaring critters on Thursday and Friday from 2 – 3 p.m.; Egg Carton Sea Creatures on Wednesday and Thursday from 1 – 2 p.m.; and Fun in the Sun Kids Games featuring pool noodle games, beach ball hockey and turtle relays on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from noon – 1 p.m.
A returning favorite this year is the Jell-O Eatin’ Contest on Wednesday from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Be the first to finish abowl of Jell-O and whipped cream without using your hands! Also returning this year is the Live Art Battle on Saturday from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Artists of all ages will have 20 minutes to create a painting, and then the audience will vote for their favorite. All supplies provided. Entry forms are available online or at the Fair Office.
If you love creating with Duct Tape, don’t miss the Duct Tape Art Challenge. Kids and adults will have 30 minutes to create an item or thing. Some tape will be available for
use; however, if your project requires specific colors/patterns or supplies, please provide. Happening on Sunday; kids contest at 1 p.m.; adults 1:45 p.m.
We’ve also got Seafaring Squash Mobile Races on Friday at noon, “Minute to Win It” fun each day from 4:30 – 5:30 pm, and karaoke happening every night from 8 – 11 pm and Sunday from 8 – 10 pm.
There are no entry forms for these events (except Live Art Battle) – just show up 15 minutes early at the Special Events Tent and get ready to play. Lots of fun and great prizes!
For a complete list of special contests and activities at this year’s Fair, August 9 – 13, visit NevadaCountyFair.com.
Content and photos submitted by Wendy Oaks, Nevada County Fairgrounds