Nevada County Fairgrounds hosts Cioppino feed on March 4

Join the Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation at its seventh annual all-you-can-eat Cioppino and Pasta Feed on Saturday, March 4 in Ponderosa Hall at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Doors open at 5 p.m., and dinner service begins at 6 p.m. For the event, the chefs will create and serve Arnie Romanello’s special 100-year-old recipe for all […]

Winter Events in Tahoe-Truckee, Auburn, Grass Valley, Nevada City and Lincoln

TAHOE-TRUCKEE March 9-12 Audi FIS World Cup World Cup ski racing returns to California for the first time in 19 years. The event includes concerts, a festival village and a women’s Giant Slalom and Slalom at Squaw Valley. SquawAlpine.com/worldcup March 3-12 North Lake Tahoe SnowFest North Lake Tahoe celebrates its long winter season with SnowFest, […]

Michael Franti & Spearhead to headline WorldFest in Grass Valley on July 16

Michael Franti & Spearhead is going to headline California WorldFest on Sunday, July 16, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. The popular festival runs from July 13-16. The others in the lineup include Seun Anikulapo Kuti, Supaman, dakhabrakha and Joe Craven & The Sometimers, among others. Franti is a musician, filmmaker and humanitarian […]

Nevada County Fairgrounds wins prestigious Merrill Award

The Nevada County Fairgrounds has been selected as the recipient of the Western Fairs Association’s (WFA) prestigious Merrill Award for its Community Involvement Day. WFA made the announcement in Reno on Wednesday at its annual convention, where more than 1,000 Fair CEOs, directors, staff, delegates and Fair-related professionals from throughout the WesternUnited States attend to […]

Center for the Arts wins FestForums innovation award for California WorldFest

“Best of the Fests” is an annual awards ceremony recognizing industry leaders and North America’s festivals in the areas of innovation, sustainability, and charitable works. It is presented by FestForums, a festival conference in Santa Barbara for food, beverage, music and film festival industry leaders. On Monday night, FestForums presented the music festival innovation award […]

‘Tis the Season: Holiday events in the foothills

Cornish Christmas Fridays, Nov. 25, Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23; 6-9 p.m. Recapture the spirit of Christmas past in historic downtown Grass Valley during the annual Cornish Christmas Celebration. Started in 1967 to preserve Grass Valley’s Cornish heritage and holiday traditions, Cornish Christmas remains one of the region’s most popular events. Mill and West Main […]

Nevada County Fair draws 100,000 visitors

By Nevada County Fair More than $540,000 raised for Nevada County youth, more than 7,400 exhibits, and several community partnerships made for a successful 2016 “Kick It Up” Nevada County Fair. •About 100,000 people attended this year’s Fair. •More than $900,000 was generated on Treat Street by local nonprofit organizations. Proceeds raised will allow these […]

Sierra Brewfest at Nevada County Fairgrounds on August 27

MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS ALLIANCE presents the 27th annual Sierra BrewFest on August 27 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. As one of the oldest, continuously running brewfests in California, it is known for showcasing small microbreweries in Northern California. This year’s roster features over 100 hand-crafted beers from some of the nation’s best microbreweries. This […]

Brew Bakers to open Califia Café at the Nevada County Fairgrounds

The Nevada County Fairgrounds is partnering with locally-owned Brew Bakers Coffee and Pastry House to open Califia Café – a coffee trolley serving coffee, specialty drinks, and baked goods – at Gate 1 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Califia Café will open to the public for the first time on Monday, August 1, from 11 […]

Celtic music & magic: KVMR’s festival turns 20

THE 20TH ANNUAL KVMR CELTIC FESTIVAL & Marketplace mixes Celtic music and magic September 30-October 2 in Grass Valley at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, a bucolic setting on 100 acres among giant ponderosa pines. The fairgrounds are transformed into a Celtic Village and concert venue, with eight stages and performance areas. The main stage hosts […]

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