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4th Grass Valley Whole Bead Show
Nov
5
to Nov 6

4th Grass Valley Whole Bead Show

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Location
Sugar Pine Lodge

Presented by: The Whole Bead Show

Website: www.wholebead.com

Phone: (530) 265-2725 talk/text

Address: P.O. Box 1100, Nevada City, CA 95959

Free Admission and Parking – Open to the public as well as the trade

Purchase directly from the source…  Vintage glass, gemstones, seed beads, findings, pearls, baskets, artisan beads, stringing supplies, tools, African beads.  Companies such as Blue Heron Bead Company, Elan Beads, Ferrari Original Beads, German Metal, Global Marketplace, Knopfen Strasse, Love Harmony Inc, Mana Beads, Old Man Beads, Permelia’s Beads, Tools & Supplies for Beading, The Whole Bead Shop, Wild Things Beads and Yayin Glassworks.

Bring state issued resale license to purchase as a Wholesale Buyer.

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Halloween Fun Day
Oct
29
9:00 AM09:00

Halloween Fun Day

Location
Main Street Center

Presented by: RE/MAX Performance & Northern California Mortgage Co.

Tickets:  Sold at the door – $5 per person (all ages) includes lunch

Bring your family and friends for Halloween Fun at the Fairgrounds!

Hot Air Balloon rides on the Arena Green from 9am to 11am (weather permitting – limited availability, so be there early) and event in Main Street Center open from 11am to 3pm.

  • Hamburgers & Hot Dogs with all the fixins’
  • Carnival-style Games
  • Face Painting
  • Crafts
  • Prizes – Treats & Candy
  • Costume Contest

*Free parking at Gate 1

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Winterfaire Craft Show
Oct
15
to Oct 16

Winterfaire Craft Show

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/15/2016 - 10/16/2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location
Main Street Center

Presented by: Craft Guild of Nevada County

Website: craftguildnevadacounty.org/

Tickets: Available at the door – $2.00, children under 12 are free.

Pets are NOT allowed at this event.

The Craft Guild of Nevada County presents its annual Fall Festival, Winterfaire, Saturday and Sunday, October 15 and 16 from 10 AM until 4 PM at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, Gate 1, Main Street Building, Grass Valley, CA

Admission is only $2.00 and parking is FREE! Admission for children 12 and under is free. There will be quality hand-crafted items as well as a café area offering drinks and desserts. As in previous years the Guild will partner with Interfaith Food ministries for a canned food drive. Bring a can of food and get $1.00 off the admission price. All food donated will help those in need in Nevada County.

This year, Winterfaire will host more than forty juried artisans, a number of them new to the Faire. Most are local to Nevada County and several are award winning. Shoppers will find a range of items including yard and home décor, hand woven textiles, accessories, jewelry and much more. Get a jump on your Christmas shopping with unique hand-crafted gifts. We hope you will join us at Winterfaire. We appreciate your support, enabling us to continue our services to the community.

The Craft Guild of Nevada County is a non-profit community service organization. Over the years, the Craft Guild has donated to a number of local charitable groups. Recently these include CAFA, Hospitality House, Auburn Spay and Neuter, and the Independent Living Program, a division of the Nevada County Superintendant of Schools. Guild members provide monthly tray favors for two local senior care facilities as well as Christmastime gifts for the senior care residents, and home-bound seniors in Nevada County.

For more information, contact Susan McGuire at contact@craftguildnevadacounty.org
 

http://www.craftguildnevadacounty

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Earth’s Treasures Gem & Mineral Show
Oct
8
to Oct 9

Earth’s Treasures Gem & Mineral Show

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Presented by: Nevada County Gem & Mineral Society

Website: www.ncgms.org/our_show.htm

Phone: (530) 305-9212

Come by to see the fantastic displays of gem and mineral collections, visit the booths of the numerous vendors, bid on minerals and rocks at our silent auction, listen to see if your number is called for the twice-hourly raffle, watch local artisans at work, and see the demonstrations. The Earth's Treasures is a great place to meet other enthusiasts, buy supplies to feed your passion, and experience everything the rock and mineral hobby has to offer.


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KVMR Celtic Festival & Marketplace
Sep
30
to Oct 2

KVMR Celtic Festival & Marketplace

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KVMR’s Celtic Festival & Marketplace is a trip to the past days of the Celtic Lands with 2 stages of music and tons of Celtic actors in authentic costume.  Come for the Music, Stay for the Magic!

September 30, October 1 & 2, 2016

Sept. 1 – 3pm to 10pm    Oct. 1 – 10am to 10pm    Oct. 2 – 10am to 8pm

Presented by: KVMR Community Radio

Website: www.kvmrcelticfestival.org

Phone: (530) 265-9073

Email: events@kvmr.org

Mailing Address: 120 Bridge Street, Nevada City, CA 95959

Pets?: No pets allowed at event, except registered service animals

Tickets & Camping:  See website for details

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30th Annual Draft Horse Classic & Harvest Fair
Sep
22
to Sep 25

30th Annual Draft Horse Classic & Harvest Fair

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Join the beautiful Draft Horses at the 2016 Draft Horse Classic. Majestic Draft Horse performances, breath-taking competitions, and seeing a Draft Horse “up-close” – it’s all part of the Annual Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. The Classic has grown to become the premier Draft Horse show in the western United States, and features six majestic performances, along with non-stop entertainment in between classes.

At a Glance

Dates: September 22 – 25, 2016
Location: 11228 McCourtney Road
Grass Valley, CA 95949
(530) 273-6217
(39.20770, -121.0766) Google Maps

For General Information – times, performance schedule, pricing, parking, etc. – visit the General Information page.

Hours

Thursday: Noon until end of last performance
Friday: Noon until end of last performance
Saturday: 8 am until end of last performance (Eliminations begin at 7 am)
Sunday: 8 am until end of last performance

Pets

As a reminder, pets are not allowed on the grounds during the Draft Horse Classic, except for those canines assisting a disabled Draft Horse Classic visitor or participant.

Performance Schedule and Prices

Performance Schedule

Buy Tickets

Evening and Late Afternoon Performances
Reserved seating: $19; General admission: $16

Morning Performances
Reserved seating: $15; General admission: $12

Children’s Tickets (12 & under)
Reserved seating: $13; General admission: $10

*Tickets purchased after 5 pm on Wednesday, September 21, are an additional $3 per ticket.

*If you have ADA seating needs, please call the Fair Office at (530) 273-6217.

Harvest Fair

In between the Draft Horse performances, the Harvest Fair is bustling with activity. The Harvest Fair is an experience that can be enjoyed by kids and adults – and admission is free! Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the barns and meet the horses, taste the delicious Treat Street goodies, or sit and enjoy the live entertainment. With so much to see and do, there’s a little something for everyone at the Harvest Fair.

As a reminder, pets are not allowed on the grounds during the Draft Horse Classic, except for those canines assisting a disabled Draft Horse Classic visitor or participant.

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20th Annual California WorldFest
Jul
14
to Jul 17

20th Annual California WorldFest

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR
20th Annual California WorldFest
July 14-17, 2016

Featuring 8 stages of music from around the world,
camping with family and friends, workshops, international food,
fine crafts, and the renowned children’s program.

www.worldfest.net


Evening Meadow & Spotlight Stage Lineup


THURSDAY
5:00-5:25 – NATIVE WELCOME
5:30-6:25: SIHASIN
6:30-7:10: EVA SALINA
7:15-8:10: ELAGE DIOUF
8:15-8:55: FLOR DE TOLOACHE
9:00-10:30: DELHI 2 DUBLIN


FRIDAY
5:30-6:25: EMEL MATHLOUTHI
6:30-7:10: DIRTY REVIVAL
7:15-8:15: PETER MAWANGA & THE AMARAVI MOVEMENT
8:20-9:10: BASKERY
9:15-11:00: NAHKO AND MEDICINE FOR THE PEOPLE
11-1AM DJ DANCE PARTY IN THE WELCOME STAGE


SATURDAY
5:30-6:25: TERRANCE SIMIEN & THE ZYDECO EXPERIENCE
6:30-7:10: SAMBADA
7:15-8:15: AWA SANGHO
8:20-9:10: BOOGAT
9:15-11:00: THIRD WORLD


SUNDAY
5:00-5:55: NANO STERN
6:00-6:40: DEAD WINTER CARPENTERS
6:45-7:45: LARRY CAMPBELL & TERESA WILLIAMS
7:50-8:40: LIZ VICE
8:45-10:00: BOZ SCAGGS

Watch for complete 8-stage daytime schedule coming soon.
Lineup and Schedule are subject to change


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Movies Under the Pines – Finding Nemo
Jun
10
7:30 PM19:30

Movies Under the Pines – Finding Nemo

Date/Time
Date(s) - 06/10/2016
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Location
Carnival Green

Presented by: Nevada City Film Festival

Website: www.nevadacityfilmfestival.com

Phone: (530) 362-8601

Email: info@nevadacityfilmfestival.com

Address: 110 Union Street, Floor 1, Nevada City, CA 95959

Well-behaved pets on leash allowed at event?:  YES(Please be a responsible pet owner and clean up after your pet)

Tickets: $7.00 for adults & $5.00 for children

Gates open at 7:30pm, Movie begins at 8pm or 8:30pm depending upon sunset

Movies Under the Pines is an outdoor cinema experience for the entire family!  The Nevada City Film Festival brings in state of the art projection and sound to create an outdoor movie theatre on the lawn of the Fairgrounds.

Beer, wine, sodas, water, popcorn and Lazy Dog ice cream will be available for purchase.  Picnics and outside food allowed, but no outside alcoholic beverages.  Blankets and low-back chairs are suggested.

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Strawberry Music Festival
May
26
to May 29

Strawberry Music Festival

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This year Strawberry presents the gold standard in main stage entertainment, intimate side stage performances, top notch children's programming, workshops and activities for the whole family, and some of the nicest people you will ever meet. Programs like the Breakfast Club and the Band Scramble, live broadcasts by Hog Ranch Radio, and Strawberry's legendary camp jam culture are what makes this YOUR festival. Please join us this season with your instruments and radio in tow, ready to laugh, play, sing, dance, eat, and be entertained!

In addition to twenty Main Stage performances beginning Thursday afternoon through Sunday evening, Strawberry offers Workshop Stage performances, the Band Scramble, the Breakfast Club, the Revival on Sunday morning, Kids Program performances, West side Amphitheater performances, and Hog Ranch Radio broadcasts throughout the festival. Whether it includes audience participation or is a special intimate performance, each program offers a unique feel laced with good ‘ol Strawberry enthusiasm.

Nevada County Fairgrounds
11228 McCourtney Road
Grass Valley, CA 95949

The Nevada County Fairgrounds offers beautiful forest and meadow camping, permanent shower and restroom facilities, lots of indoor and outdoor space for family fun and entertainment, and is accessible to all ages and abilities. Nestled in the heart of the Sierra Nevada foothills, charming gold rush towns Grass Valley and Nevada City are just minutes away with lots of services including lodging options, restaurants, stores, gas stations, and recreation. You can explore the scenery of the Sierra foothills or settle in for the weekend with a variety of cuisine available in the food court and lots of great shopping opportunities. With plenty of space for groups of any size, the Spring Festival is your perfect getaway destination.

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Movies Under the Pines – The Wizard of Oz
May
20
7:30 PM19:30

Movies Under the Pines – The Wizard of Oz

Date/Time
Date(s) – 05/20/2016
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Location
Carnival Green

Presented by: Nevada City Film Festival

Website: www.nevadacityfilmfestival.com

Phone: (530) 362-8601

Email: info@nevadacityfilmfestival.com

Address: 110 Union Street, Floor 1, Nevada City, CA 95959

Well-behaved pets on leash allowed at event?:  YES(Please be a responsible pet owner and clean up after your pet)

Tickets: $7.00 for adults & $5.00 for children

Gates open at 7:30pm, Movie begins at 8pm or 8:30pm depending upon sunset

Movies Under the Pines is an outdoor cinema experience for the entire family!  The Nevada City Film Festival brings in state of the art projection and sound to create an outdoor movie theater on the lawn of the Fairgrounds.

Beer, wine, sodas, water, popcorn and Lazy Dog ice cream will be available for purchase.  Picnics and outside food allowed, but no outside alcoholic beverages.  Blankets and low-back chairs are suggested.

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Grass Valley Old West Antique Show
May
6
to May 7

Grass Valley Old West Antique Show

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May 6th – 10am to 5pm & May 7th – 9am to 2pm

Location
Main Street Center

Presented by: Witherell’s

Website: http://witherells.com/Grass_Valley_Old_West_Show.aspx

Phone: (916) 764-5257

Email: oldwestshow@witherells.com

Tickets: Available at the gate during show hours-$10 daily or $15 for a 2 day pass

Pets?: No pets are allowed at this event.

Witherell’s Presents the Blockbuster Grass Valley Old West Antique Show

Every year excitement mounts as the annual Old West Antique Show draws closer. Witherell’s is very proud to present this unique show that attracts billionaire collectors from all over the world. Visitors to the Old West Antique Show will discover one of the richest collections of antiques and artifacts that define the experience of the American West – from historic firearms to Native American baskets and jewelry, cowboy memorabilia, antique bottles and so much more. The Old West Antiques Show is a feast for the eyes and food for the spirit of America!

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Pine Tree Quilt Show
Apr
30
to May 1

Pine Tree Quilt Show

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April 30 & May 1, 2016 – Saturday: 10am to 5pm & Sunday: 10am to 4pm

Vendors • Country Store • Quilters Cafe
Special Exhibits • Door Prizes • Demonstrations
Opportunity Quilt Drawing on Sunday at 3pm
Silent Auction 3:15pm on both days
Drawings for Baskets on Sunday at 3:30pm

FEATURED QUILTER: JEANIE FERGUSON

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Country Christmas Faire
Nov
27
to Nov 29

Country Christmas Faire

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Enjoy live entertainment and festival foods around the fairgrounds during the Thanksgiving weekend. Shoppers will have a chance to start their holiday shopping with quality hand-made holiday items, ornaments, jewelry, wooden crafts, soaps and lotions, hand-woven baskets, stained glass, candles, bead work, and dozens of other unique gifts.

  • Hours: 10 am to 5 pm on Friday and Saturday; 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday
  • Cost: $4 for adults; children 12 and under are free (Bring a can of food on Sunday, and receive $1 off admission)
  • Parking is free
  • No Pets Allowed
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Winterfaire Craft Show
Oct
17
to Oct 18

Winterfaire Craft Show

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Arts and Crafts made by local artisans in time for the holiday season. Find unique handmade gifts by the Craft Guild of Nevada County. It is a family event that everyone will enjoy.

October 17 & 18, 2015

Presented by: Craft Guild of Nevada County

Tickets: Available at the door – $2.00, children under 12 are free.  Bring a can of food for the Interfaith Food Bank and get $1.00 off your admission.

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Earth’s Treasures Gem & Mineral Show
Oct
10
to Oct 11

Earth’s Treasures Gem & Mineral Show

  • Nevada County Fairgrounds (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come by to see the fantastic displays of gem and mineral collections, visit the booths of the numerous vendors, bid on minerals and rocks at our silent auction, listen to see if your number is called for the twice-hourly raffle, watch local artisans at work, and see the demonstrations. The Earth’s Treasures is a great place to meet other enthusiasts, buy supplies to feed your passion, and experience everything the rock and mineral hobby has to offer.

October 10 & 11, 2015

10:00am to 5:00pm.

Phone: (530) 305-9212

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Celtic Festival
Oct
2
to Oct 4

Celtic Festival

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The 19th annual KVMR Celtic Festival and Marketplace mixes Celtic music and magic October 2, 3 & 4 in Grass Valley, California at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, a bucolic setting on 100 acres among giant ponderosa pines . There are eight stages and performance areas. Our main stage hosts many of the best Celtic musicians on the world stage.

The Nevada County Fairgrounds is transformed into a Celtic Village and headline concert venue. World-famous Celtic musicians perform on our main stage to. Mainstage musical headliners for this year include Galician piper Carlos Nuñez, Irish squeeze box master Sharon Shannon, Irish sister quartet Screaming Orphans, Boston fiddler Hanneke Cassel, Irish singer/songwriters Cassie & Maggie MacDonald, Celtic rockers Daimh, California duo Paul Kamm & Eleanore MacDonald, Sacramento’s own One Eyed Reilly and many more.

Shopping and dining opportunities abound with over 50 vendors and a complete Irish Pub. Hundreds of regional performers, singers, bagpipers, actors, jugglers and storytellers roam the fairgrounds.

We will again be offering our Free Friday Youth Arts Program, giving local students ages 10-18 the opportunity to participate in workshops with headline performers. Also returning will be the Friday night Ceilidh – a Celtic party with music, dancing and revelry under the stars.

Musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments and join in with jam sessions and workshops scheduled throughout the weekend. History buffs can explore several encampments of “Guilds” who re-create points and places in time. Exciting and educational, the Celtic Animals exhibit houses falcons, eagles, hawks, owls, sheep and ponies.

Revelers make music into the night in the campgrounds complete with tall trees and a lake. Camping and RV hookups are available on-site.

Amateur and professional athletes test their strength and skill in Scottish Games. Children are kept engaged with arts and crafts, story telling, and romping on the straw bales.

We hope you and your family will join us for this year’s KVMR Celtic Festival.

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Draft Horse
Sep
24
to Sep 27

Draft Horse

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  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the beautiful Draft Horses at the 2015 Draft Horse Classic. Majestic Draft Horse performances, breath-taking competitions, and seeing a Draft Horse “up-close” – it’s all part of the Annual Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. The Classic has grown to become the premier Draft Horse show in the western United States, and features six majestic performances, along with non-stop entertainment in between classes.

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Worldfest
Jul
16
to Jul 19

Worldfest

  • Nevada County Fairgrounds (map)
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Presented by the Center for the Arts, Worldfest is 8 stages of music from around the world,
camping with family and friends, workshops, international food, fine crafts, and the renowned children's program. Check out the full schedule for a complete listing of performance times and dates or print a complete program to take with you. For full details visit www.worldfest.net.

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