The Gentle Giants took over the Nevada County Fairgrounds over the weekend as the 2014 Draft Horse Classic took place. Even with the smoke filled air, crowds turned out to watch the various performances, admire the horses up close, take part in the Harvest Fair and experience quality Nevada County products. One young family has been coming each year since mom came with a friend about 10 years ago and fell in love with the animals. The children are too young to sit through a show, so the family spends the afternoon wandering the fairgrounds. Dad has another reason for visiting the Classic.
The super-sized horses area favorite with the women too.
For people that were looking for other types of entertainment … there was Nevada County Grown- Bounty of the County. Howard Levine explains that special event.
Local farmers and ranchers are paired with local restraunts and a fantastic set of tastings was available for participants to experience. Levine says that the event highlights Nevada County agriculture and its importance to the community.
The Draft Horse Classic, the Fall Harvest Fair, the Bounty of the County, and a BBQ Cookoff all took place over a busy weekend at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.