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Nevada County Fair competition handbook now available

The Nevada County Fair’s competition handbook, which includes all the information you need to enter exhibits in this year’s fair, is now available. If you can make it, bake it, grow it or show it, there is a category for you — and it can be found in the competition handbook.

Why not showcase a talent, a project, a cooking skill, or a special collection? Try one of the traditional categories like baking cookies or entering a prized photo; or one of the specialty contests designed specifically for this year’s Fair theme of “Under the Big Top,” like creating a circus train car out of a shoe box.

Or, enter one of the specialty food contests for adults held each day of the fair. There are also lots of special contests like the Squash Mobile Races, Rain Gutter Regatta, and the Idol Competition. The competition handbook is filled with hundreds of categories for children and adults.

Copies of the free handbook are available at the Fairgrounds’ office, Chamber of Commerce offices, county libraries, Raley’s, or online at

It’s easy to enter. Look through the book, pick your favorite categories, and follow the simple steps for completing the entry forms. You can even enter on-line at This year, there won’t be any entry fees for most categories, you can enter online or at the Fair office, and there will be some great prizes. The deadline for submitting paper entry forms and online entries is 4 p.m. July 19.

This year’s competition handbook also contains information about discounted Fair tickets available now through Aug. 6, discount days at the Fair, and nightly arena events.

The 2013 Nevada County Fair is Aug. 7-11. For more information, visit or call 530-273-6217. You can also follow the Fairgrounds on Facebook at “Nevada County Fairgrounds.”

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The Union Updated Jun 14, 2013 11:38PM Published Jun 14, 2013 04:42PM Copyright 2013 The Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.