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, […]

Shakespeare, storytelling & serenades this summer

July 8-Aug.21 Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival Entertainment, food, family and friends converge under the stars this summer as the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival launches its 2016 season. Showcasing live entertainment seven nights a week at Sand Harbor in Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s 44th year is headlined by productions of “The […]

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 Fair is August 6-10

“Simply Fun!” is the theme for the 2014 Nevada County Fair, August 6-10. The fair includes animals, exhibits, carnival rides, stage entertainment, a rodeo, and the return of a Destruction Derby. Treat Street is famous for its fair food, including Job’s Daughters’ hand-dipped corn dogs. (They serve between 15,000 and 19,000 per fair). The fair […]

Treat Street at the Nevada County Fair

The Nevada County Fair is famous for its Treat Street, which consists of food made from our local non-profit community organizations. Huell Howser featured this infamous street on his show, California’s Golden Fairs, in 2010. Try a pasty, nachos, a corn dog, a baked potato, an ice cream cone, tacos, corn on the cob, a […]