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Bounty of the County and the Classic Barbecue Cook-Off

Submitted to The Union

In between Draft Horse performances at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, Sept. 19-22, take time to visit two tasty events happening on the grounds during the weekend – Bounty of the County and the Classic Barbecue Cook-Off.

On Sept. 21, Bounty of the County takes place from 1-4 p.m. on The Green, near the Northern Mines Building. Bring your appetite to this fun and delicious event, hosted by Nevada County Grown. Bounty of the County is a pairing of local chefs with the finest produce and meats of Nevada County Grown farmers and ranchers. In addition to great food, there will be music, vendors, demonstrations and children's activities.

Tasting tickets – available at two for $5 – will be sold at the event, and all proceeds are for the benefit of local agriculture. Additional details can be found at

On Sept. 22, from 1:30-4 p.m., watch as barbecue experts show off their cooking skills at the Classic Barbecue Cook-Off. Once they're done cooking, you get to taste the treats — ribs, chicken, pulled pork tacos, sandwiches, brisket and a variety of barbecue. Tasting tickets will be available at the event at five for $10. Come taste the treats and listen to live music by The Dyin' Breed.

In addition to these two events, the Harvest Fair is bustling with activities during the weekend, including musical entertainment on the Pine Tree stage, Art at the Classic, Treat Street goodies, a clogging jamboree, a Western Trade Show and visits to the barns.

The Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair runs Sept. 19-22 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. For tickets to the Draft Horse Classic performances, or for details about the Harvest Fair activities, visit or call 530-273-6217.

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