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Nevada County Fair Opens Today

It’s time. After months of preparation, and 360 days since the last one, the Nevada County Fair opens today. There are some changes this time around. For one, new C-E-O Rae Callendar takes over after Sandy Woods retired…

Listen to Rae Callendar 1

This year’s theme is “catch the fair bug”, and there will be insect exhibits to go with the traditional exhibits, rides, and shows. Getting there will be a little easier this year thanks to a state air quality grant, Transit Manager Susan Healy-Harman says Gold Country Stage will provide shuttles, that this year are free…

Listen to Susan Healy-Harman

The Nevada City shuttle is every 60 minutes. When you wander around the fairgrounds, you may notice that things are pretty green, but Callendar says they have taken drought-relief steps…

Listen to Rae Callendar 2

Callendar says by the end of this year, they will have cut back water use by a million gallons compared to 2013. There are also some changes on Treat Street. The Food Bank is running the tempura booth this year, and Kelly from Job’s Daughters says the corn dog line will be a little different, and hopefully faster…

Listen to Kelly

They will be doing a re-model before next year’s fair, and adding another fryer, which of course means more corn dogs. The 2015 Nevada County Fair opens today and runs through Sunday.

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