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, […]

Henderson, Drew and Hauck inducted into Nevada County Fair’s Hall of Fame

Karen Henderson and Jim Drew, along with Robin Hauck, have been named to the Nevada County Fair’s Hall of Fame. Henderson and Drew have been attending the Nevada County Fair since childhood and were both Nevada Union FFA members who exhibited steers, market hogs, and lambs. They went on to become local agriculture teachers and […]

Fowler family named “Family of the Year” at Nevada County Fair

Brad and Alana Fowler have been named the 2017 Family of the Year by the Nevada County Fair’s Board of Directors. The Board chose the Fowler Family for their ongoing commitment, participation and volunteer efforts in the livestock program at the Nevada County Fair. Brad and Alana, who were both born and raised in Nevada […]

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 […]

Tasting notes: Andretti, Andis, Bent Metal, Smith and Sierra Starr

INDY 500 WINNING TEAM INTO CALIFORNIA WINE Nevada City native Alexander Rossi won the 100th Indianapolis 500 for Andretti Autosport this summer. He was the first Californian to win the race since 1955. As it turns out, the winning Indy 500 team is into California wine, not just race cars. Andretti Winery in Napa was […]

FoodWineArt Insider: What’s new in our region

BREWBILT: MADE IN NEVADA COUNTY In 2008, Jef and Erin Lewis launched BrewBilt in Nevada City to fabricate brewery equipment, one of their passions. We wrote about BrewBilt last year, as part of ol’ Republic Brewery’s ongoing expansion. BrewBilt is continuing to grow, opening a new 8,000 sq.-ft. facility. It also built additional tanks for […]

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 […]

Nevada County’s oldest wine in existence shown at Fair

Our magazine enjoyed attending the opening ceremonies at the Nevada County Fair in Grass Valley on Wednesday. We visited with the local dignitaries, heard some opening remarks, and noshed on breakfast from Emily’s Catering that was made with fresh ingredients donated from local farms. The Fair runs from Wednesday to Sunday and expects to draw […]

Rod Byers receives 2016 Blue Ribbon Award from Fair

Rod Byers of Grass Valley has been named the 2016 Blue Ribbon Award recipient by the Nevada County Fairgrounds Board of Directors. The award was created by Western Fairs Association (WFA), a nonprofit trade association serving the Fair industry, to recognize those who support and contribute to the quality of their local Fair. Rod is […]

George and Sandy Woods inducted into Nevada County Fair’s Hall of Fame

George and Sandy Woods have been named to the Nevada County Fair’s Hall of Fame. The Fair’s Board of Directors recognized the Woods for their long-time service and dedication to the Nevada County Fair. George and Sandy have been involved with the Fair since they moved to Nevada County in 1985. As active exhibitors, they […]

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