Exciting Contests & Activities At The Nevada County Fair!

This post was written by jd on August 10, 2011
Posted Under: nevada county fair
Art work by Sandy Gold Winner 2011 Fair Art Work Contest

Art work by Sandy Gold Winner 2011 Fair Art Work Contest

By Wendy Oaks


No pre-registration required. Show up ½ hour before event, have fun, and win great prizes!

At this year’s Nevada County Fair, August 10 – 14, there are exciting contests and activities going on each day!  In addition to daily arena events, ongoing musical entertainment, and activities galore, there are fun contests planned for each day. Here are just a few of the fun contests planned for this year’s Fair.

New this year is “Eureka” Cupcake Wars, held Wednesday at 1 pm. The Fair will provide the cupcake, icing, sprinkles and other types of decorations, and participants have to create a cupcake to reflect a theme announced at the beginning of the contest. There will be four half-hour contests beginning at 1 pm.

“Go for the Gold,” based on the popular television show “Minute to Win It,” encourages contestants to complete a stunt within a minute to win prizes. Held on Wednesday at 4 and 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday at 4 pm

The Designer’s Hair Salon is sponsoring a Locks of Love event on Saturday, August 13, from noon – 3 pm.  Donate your hair to help provide a hairpiece to financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss. Stylists will be available to assist with the hair donation process, as well as to cut and style your hair for free.

Do you think you can text faster than anyone? If so, a Text Messaging Speed Contest will be held on Friday, August 12, from 4 – 6 pm. This is for children and adults alike.

Find out how fast your baby can crawl by entering the Diaper Derby! Join us on Sunday, August 14, at 5 pm to find out. There are two categories: 6-9 months and 10-12 months. This contest is limited to the first 20 contestants in each age category.

Show off your dancing talents for the audience at the Just Dance 2 event held on Friday from 8 – 10 pm.

If scrapbooking is your thing, here’s your chance to have some fun and win a prize at a Scrapbooking Contest on Thursday, August 11, from 4 – 6 pm.

Join us for Flower Pot Fantasy Contest at 5 pm on Saturday, August 13. Decorate flower pots using various supplies.  There’s also the “You Can Call Me Martha” contest which allows participants 30 minutes to create something special from a variety of supplies. This contest is also on Wednesday from 6 – 6:30 pm.

There are no entry forms or fees for these events. Just show up ½ hour before the event at the Special Events Tent and get ready to play. Lots of fun and lots of great prizes!

Also, for your viewing pleasure, each day in the Special Events tent will feature special food contests. Join us to see the judging and meet some of the talented cooks in our community.  Special food contests for children happen each day at 3 pm and special food contests for adults happen each day at 6:30 pm.

For details and a schedule of events, visit www.NevadaCountyFair.com or call 273-6217.

Wendy Oaks
Publicist, Nevada County Fairgrounds
(530) 273-6217


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