Entries are now being accepted for the Harvest Fair, which takes place during the Draft Horse Classic, September 22 – 25, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. The deadline for Nevada County residents to turn in entry forms to enter exhibits is 5 pm on Friday, September 16. It’s free to enter, and all exhibitors will receive complimentary tickets to the Friday evening performance of the Draft Horse Classic. Chief Executive Officer for the fairgrounds, Sandy Woods says the mood of the Harvest Fair is laid back and nostalgic.
“The Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair is a much more mellow celebration than the fair is and there is that nostalgic harvest feeling of the change of season and of course we have the huge horses coming.”
Entry forms are now being accepted at the Fair Office and on-line at www.NevadaCountyFair.com. Sandy says there are more than 100 different categories to choose from.
“Folks can enter their fruits and vegetables or make cobblers or harvest pies. We’ve got a great scarecrow competition and gardens are just sort of finishing up, so there’s a garden photo contest, jams, jellies, cut flowers, and the produce characters are always a favorite. And there are bird houses, too.”
There’s a division for youth and teens, which includes categories like apple face dolls, decoupage, Halloween masks, painted pumpkins, wreaths, table settings, and ceramics. Plus, there’s a Special People’s division for those interested in showing of their talents at the Harvest Fair. Complete descriptions of all Harvest Fair divisions and categories are available online at www.NevadaCountyFair.com <http://www.NevadaCountyFair.com>, at the Fair’s Office on McCourtney Road, or by calling the Fairgrounds Office at (530) 273-6217. The Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair runs September 22 – 25 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.