Craft Cocktails

SOUTH FORK VODKA A locally made vodka called South Fork Vodka was released this fall — the latest sign of the boom in craft distilleries. “South Fork Vodka is an elegant hand crafted vodka, distilled six times from American corn, and produced in small batches here in Grass Valley,” according to its owners. South Fork […]

Summer 2018 Events: Nevada County Fair, Summer Nights, and Shakespeare Festival

Nevada County Fair Held under the shade of tall pine trees in Grass Valley, the Nevada County Fair is held August 8-12. This year’s theme is “Bushels of Fun,” featuring a poster by Kathryn Wronski, whose artwork is featured regularly in our magazine. The fair is the perfect opportunity to listen to live music, eat […]

Summer events in the foothills and Sierra

Nevada County Fair Held under the shade of tall pine trees in Grass Valley, the Nevada County Fair is August 9-13. Lakes, rivers, oceans and beaches are being featured, a fitting theme thanks to a wet winter that has revived our area’s drought-ravaged lakes. The fair is the perfect opportunity to listen to musical entertainment, […]

Grass Valley and Nevada City: A Cultural District that rivals a big city

THOUGH IT’S A RURAL REGION, western Nevada County, anchored by historic Grass Valley and Nevada City, is a cultural district that rivals a much bigger city. Nevada City has more than 100 arts and cultural organizations; arts venues that attract the likes of jazz musician Wynton Marsalis, violinist Joshua Bell and singer-songwriter Willie Nelson; famous […]

Nevada County Fairgrounds hosts signature musical events

THE NEVADA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS IN GRASS Valley is home to the annual Nevada County Fair, the Draft Horse Classic, and the Country Christmas Faire. Located under tall pine trees, the fairgrounds are commonly referred to as “California’s Most Beautiful Fairgrounds.” But that’s not all: the Fairgrounds also host some of the region’s signature music festivals […]

Guided barn tours offered at this year’s Draft Horse Classic

Guided Barn Tours will be offered to visitors to this year’s Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair – giving them an up close and personal visit with the magnificent Gentle Giant Draft Horses. The behind-the-scenes Guided Barn Tours, led by teamster Eleanor Roberts, are another way for visitors to be able to meet and talk […]

Nevada County Fair is August 12-16: one of nation’s top rural fairs

CALIFORNIA HAS 78 FAIRS, AND EACH ONE maintains its local flavor and identity. Some are known for horse racing, such as Del Mar, while others are known for “going green,” such as the Marin County Fair with its solar powered carousel. The Nevada County Fairgrounds, whose fair is August 12-16, is known as California’s most […]

Nevada County Fairgrounds: Home to signature music festivals

THE NEVADA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS in Grass Valley is home to the Nevada County Fair, the Draft Horse Classic and the Country Christmas Faire. Situated among hundreds of towering pine trees on nearly 100 acres, the fairgrounds are commonly referred to as “California’s most beautiful fairgrounds.” But that’s not all: The fairgrounds is the venue of […]

Draft Horse Classic & Harvest Fair is September 19-22 in Grass Valley

Join the beautiful Draft Horses for the 27th annual Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair, happening September 19 – 22, 2013 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. Featuring six performances by the beautiful Draft Horses, this event is the premier Draft Horse show in the western United States. The Classic spotlights a variety […]

Nevada County Fair for Homegrown

THE NEVADA COUNTY FAIR in Grass Valley, on August 7-11, is a homesteader’s paradise. It features sustainable agriculture, home preservation of food and similar activities—at what’s hailed as “California’s most beautiful fairgrounds.” You can connect with producers of local baked goods, preserved foods, honey, eggs, home-brewed beer, wine and wool fiber. The food judging includes […]

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