KVMR Celtic Festival on Sept. 27-29 at Nevada County Fairgrounds

THE 24TH ANNUAL KVMR CELTIC FESTIVAL and Marketplace mixes Celtic music and magic September 27-29 in Grass Valley at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, a bucolic setting on 100 acres among giant ponderosa pines. The Nevada County Fairgrounds is transformed into a Celtic Village and headline concert venue featuring many of the world’s best Celtic musicians. […]

Summer 2019: Nevada County Fair, Tower, Bridge Dinner, Loomis Eggplant Festival

NEVADA COUNTY FAIR, AUG. 7-11 Held under the shade of tall pine trees in Grass Valley, the Nevada County Fairgrounds are known as “California’s most beautiful fairgrounds.” This year’s theme is “Farms, Food & Fun,” featuring a poster by Kial James, whose photography is featured regularly in our magazine. The fair is the perfect opportunity […]

Music in the Mountains’ SummerFest: Music for the Family

MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS HAS AN impressive and imaginative lineup for its annual SummerFest concert series, running from June 15 to July 3. The first major event is “Garden Party” on Sunday, June 23, at the Dunham Estate at 5:30 p.m. Imagine yourself transported to a summer night in the court of Prince Joseph II, […]

California WorldFest: A Journey Around the World

CALIFORNIA WORLDFEST, THE ANNUAL celebration of global music, offers an ideal setting to discover new cultures through music. Now in its 23rd year, the music festival returns to the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley on July 11-14 with a stellar lineup. More than 50 artists from around the world perform music on eight different […]

44th annual Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival in Grass Valley

THE CALIFORNIA BLUEGRASS ASSOCIATION presents its 44th annual Father’s Day Festival June 13-16 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. As in the past, this year’s event features a lineup of top touring bluegrass bands and five of California’s best bluegrass and old-time music groups. The festival offers four days of entertainment on three […]

Brewfests in the Sierra Foothills and High Sierra

MUNICH OKTOBERFEST BEGAN WITH the celebration of a royal wedding in October 1810, and since then beer festivals have become popular worldwide. Examples are the Great American Beer Fest, the Keyaki Hiroba Spring Beer Festival, Mondial de la bière, and the Great British Beer Festival. Our region — with its burgeoning craft beer scene — […]

Strawberry Music Festival: camping, jamming and music under the pines

THE STRAWBERRY MUSIC FESTISVAL, one of the region’s premier music festivals, returns to the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley May 23-26, 2019. Since 1982, the iconic festival has drawn musicians and festival-goers from all over the country. The four-day festival features a wide range of musical acts, children’s programming, workshops, and Strawberry’s legendary camp […]

Grammy-winning artist Lila Downs coming to California WorldFest 2019

The Center for the Arts recently announced that Mexican American songstress Lila Downs (pronounced Lee-lah) will close out the 23rd Annual California WorldFest in Grass Valley taking place July 11-14, 2019. There is no question that this opera-trained, international star has a vision. Born in Oaxaca, Mexico, to a Mixtec mother and an American father, […]

FoodWineArt Insider: What’s Up In Our Region

CHRIS STEVENS COURTYARD A walkway in downtown Grass Valley has been dedicated in honor of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens—epitomizing the spirit of coming together in small towns. The Chris Stevens Courtyard is a 10-foot wide by 100-foot long walkway, decorated with a bronze plaque and archway, in the middle of Mill Street. The location dates […]

Nevada County Fairgrounds names new CEO

The Nevada County Fairgrounds Board of Directors announced that Patrick Eidman has been named the new Chief Executive Officer of the Nevada County Fairgrounds, effective immediately. Eidman has served as the Deputy Manager of the Nevada County Fairgrounds since March 2017 and as the acting CEO since July 2018. He brings more than 20 years […]

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