Bluegrass festival and county fair make fairgrounds a busy place |

Bluegrass festival and county fair make fairgrounds a busy place

June 14-17 The 32nd Annual California Bluegrass Association’s Fathers Day Bluegrass Festival at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley. Ticket prices range from $13 to $105 and are available at the gate or from the CBA Web site (www.cbaontheweb .org). Prices vary depending on how many days, which days, whether the attendee is a California Bluegrass Association member and whether the attendee is a child, teen or adult. For mail-order tickets call John Erwin, (707)448-1970, or e-mail


June 14 Auburn Art Walk, 6 to 9 p.m. Artists from the Auburn Old Town Gallery will demonstrate their skills in front of the gallery, 218 Washington St., and a reception will be held in the gallery.


July 7 Save Ourselves. Al Gore and the MSN Network are coordinating a 24-hour concert across all seven continents that will bring together 100 of the world’s top musical acts to trigger a global movement to combat our climate crisis. Called Live Earth, it will be broadcast on MSN, one of the world’s most popular Internet destinations. Go to to learn more.


Aug. 8 The Nevada County Fair begins a five-day run at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. The theme this year is “Pirates of the Barnyard.” For details on special admission price packages, events and schedules go online at or call (530) 273-6217.

– The Union staff

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