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September 13, 2012
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Sausage, Brats and Beer, barbecue cook-off coming to fairgrounds

In between Draft Horse performances at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, Sept. 20-23, visitors can take time to visit two tasty events happening on the grounds during the weekend ­— “Sausage, Brats and Beer” and the “Classic Barbecue Cook-Off.”

On Sept. 22, there’s a “Sausage, Brats and Beer” showdown, in which six top chefs are paired with a sausage manufacturer to create incredible sausage dishes; you get to sample the results. The challenge begins at 1 p.m. with food sampling from 2-5 p.m.

From 1:30-4 p.m. Sept. 23, 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 sold at both events, and beer and beverages will be available. Live entertainment will be provided on Sunday by The Dyin’ Breed Band.

In addition to these two tasty events, the Harvest Fair is bustling with activities during the weekend, including live entertainment, 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. 20-23 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. There are six performances featuring the magnificent Draft Horses — at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday.

For tickets to the Draft Horse Classic performances or for details about the Harvest Fair activities, visit NevadaCountyFair.com or call (530) 273-6217.

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The Union Updated Mar 29, 2013 09:14PM Published Oct 4, 2012 12:41PM Copyright 2012 The Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.