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The Nevada County Fair’s Competition Handbook, which includes all the information you need to enter exhibits in this year’s Fair, is now available. If you can make it, bake it, grow it or show it, there is a category for you!

Why not showcase a talent, a project, a cooking skill, or a special creation.  Try one of the traditional categories like baking cookies or entering a prized photo; or one of the specialty contests designed specifically for this year’s Fair theme of “Barnyard Safari.”  Or, enter one of the specialty food contests – held each day of the Fair –for adults and children.  The Competition Handbook is filled with hundreds of categories for children and adults.

Copies of the free handbook are available at the Chamber of Commerce offices, county libraries, at the Fairgrounds’ Office, or on-line at www.NevadaCountyFair.com.  Area schools have also received a flyer with information about contests available to Nevada County youth.

It’s easy to enter! Look through the book, pick your favorite categories, and follow the simple steps for entering. You can even enter on-line at www.NevadaCountyFair.com.   This year, there won’t be any entry fees for most categories (yes, it’s free!), you can enter on-line or at the Fair office, there will be an extended entry deadline, and there will be some great prizes!  The deadline for submitting paper entry forms and on-line entries is July 20 at 4 pm.

This year’s Competition Handbook also contains information about discounted Fair tickets available now through August 7, discount days at the Fair, and nightly arena events.

The 2012 Nevada County Fair is August 8 – 12. For more information, visit www.NevadaCountyFair.com or call (530) 273-6217. You can follow the Fairgrounds on Facebook at “Nevada County Fairgrounds.”




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