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Country Christmas Faire Every year on Thanksgiving weekend, over 150 top artisans converge on Grass Valley for the Country Christmas Faire. Gifts, crafts, entertainment, gourmet festival food, hay wagon rides are just part of this holiday event held at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.
Donner Memorial State Park Summer camping, picknicking, boating, fishing, water-skiing and hiking. Winter cross-country skiing and snowshoeing on groomed trails. Plus a pioneer historical museum.
Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair Clydesdales, Percherons and other heavy draft horse breeds compete in the Annual Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.
Empire Mine State Historic Park Visit one of the oldest, largest, deepest and richest gold mines in California!
Father's Day Weekend Bluegrass Festival Five days of family fun: Cloggers, Workshops, Children's Programs, and Jamming. Camping is available on the festival site.
Foothill Theatre Company A professional theatre performing throughout the year, including the Sierra Shakespeare Festival each summer!
Historic Sites and Buildings Historical Landmarks Commission (home page)
Imaginarium The Imaginarium of Nevada County is an interactive science center in Nevada City, California. Modeled after the San Francisco Exploratorium, it is a resource for hands on science, nature, and technology experiences for local residents and visitors to our community.
KVMR Celtic Festival & Marketplace Features world-famous musicians; family-friendly event also offers a kids' area.
Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park California's largest hydraulic mine, where miners washed away entire mountains to find gold. This destruction lead to the first environmental legislation ever passed in the US.
Miner's Foundry Cultural Center A non-profit cultural center, we currently provide a home for the Twin Cities Concert Association, the Nevada County Performing Arts Guild, Tommyknocker Cloggers, and Foothill Theatre Company.
Mother Lode Horse Show Annual Mother Lode Horse Show held at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.
Music In The Mountains The mission of Music in the Mountains is to make major cultural, educational and economic contributions to our community through performances of high quality classical music.
Neighborhood Center of the Arts Neighborhood Center of the Arts' mission is to provide the opportunity for developmentally disabled adults to grow to the best of their ability through the arts and community integration.
Nevada City Bicycle Classic The Winner's List of the Nevada City Bicycle Classic reads like a who's who of modern American cycling. Many riders who have competed in this tough race have gone on to scale cycling's highest peaks. Greg LeMond, America's greatest cyclist, won the Nevada City Bicycle Classic three times before his ascent to three Tour de France victories and two World Championship titles. Lance Armstrong is another rider who competed here on his way to victories in the world championships and Tour de France.
Nevada County Fair Information on the Fair and other events at the Fairgrounds.
Nevada County Fairgrounds The Nevada County Fairgrounds are located in Grass Valley, California. We are near Highways 80, 49 and 20, approximately a one hour drive from Sacramento. Fairs have been held at this location since 1938.
Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad The site for the "Never Come Never Go" Railroad and Lyman Gilmore, Aeronautical Pioneer, and first one to fly (Take that, Wright Brothers!).
Nevada County Traction Company Enjoy this very nice informative authentic Narrow Gauge Railroad Train ride, a Chinese Cemetery walk, a visit to the Maidu Indian Village, and other activities.
Penn Valley Rodeo All the great traditional rodeo events - pony rides, Kid's Corner, petting zoo, mutton dusting, calf dressing, barrel racing, team roping, and dancing.
South Yuba River State Park This 20-mile stretch of the South Yuba River offers lots of recreational options.
Tahoe National Forest Much of Tahoe National Forest is located in Nevada County. (The TNF site has been greatly expanded and improved in 2003, with lots of recreation info!)
Town of Truckee Government of the Town of Truckee home page.
Truckee Jail Museum One of very few remaining 19th century jailhouses, and one of very few of Truckee's original buildings.
Truckee-Donner Historical Society Lots of great information on Truckee's history, plus walking tours, photos, events and more!
Twin Cities Concert Association TCCA presents live classical chamber music performances every fall through spring.
Wolf Mountain Bluegrass Festival Four days of family fun: Vocal and Intrument Workshops, Children's Activities, and a Sunday Morning Bluegrass Gospel Show. Camping is available on the festival site at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.
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