By Wendy Oaks
Grass Valley, California – Join the beautiful Draft Horses for the 25th anniversary of the Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair, happening September 22 – 25, 2011 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley.
The Draft Horse Classic has grown to become the premier Draft Horse show in the western United States, and features six majestic performances with the beautiful Draft Horses delighting fans with their pageantry, elegance, and strength. In between classes, enjoy showcase specialty acts, including some returning favorites like Clay Maier and Ramon Becerra, as well as some new acts.
To celebrate our anniversary, we’re offering discounted pricing on morning performances and children’s tickets. All tickets are on sale now!
Draft Horse Classic evening and late afternoon performance tickets are $21 for reserved seating and $18 for general admission. For morning performances, tickets are $15 for reserved seating and $12 for general admission. For children (ages 12 and under), any performance ticket is $13 for reserved seating and $10 for general admission. Ticket order forms are available at www.NevadaCountyFair.com. You can order your tickets by FAX, mail, phone or walk-in. General admission tickets can also be ordered at www.NevadaCountyFair.com. There is a small transaction fee if you order your tickets on-line. For all tickets purchased after September 21, there is an additional $3 charge per ticket.
While at the Fairgrounds, take time to visit the many Harvest Fair activities. Featuring live musical entertainment, lumberjack shows, Treat Street goodies, Art at the Classic, a chance to visit with the horses, and hundreds of community exhibits, the Harvest Fair is an experience that can be enjoyed by kids and adults! Although there is a fee for the Draft Horse performances, admission to the Fairgrounds and Harvest Fair activities are free, so stop by anytime during the four-day event.
“Taste of the Gold” will once again be held on Saturday of the Classic. This fun and tasty event features fine food and drink from some of the Gold Country’s finest restaurants and wineries. For tickets and information, visit www.sierravintners.com or call the Grass Valley Downtown Association at (530) 272-8315.
The Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair is held at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, located at 11228 McCourtney Road in Grass Valley, 50 miles northeast of Sacramento, off Highway 49. Visit us at www.NevadaCountyFair.com or call (530) 273-6217 for information.
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