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Fair board considers raising admission prices

The board of directors for the 17th District Agricultural Association that runs the Nevada County Fair is expected to consider raising the price of admission by $1.

If the board decides to raise rates, it would be the first time in at least five years that the admission price to the fair has been hiked, said Nevada County Fair CEO Ed Scofield.

Scofield said he made the recommendation in part because of the need to upgrade the fair’s facilities, many of which are more than 50 years old.

Scofield said the rising cost of utilities has also played a part in consideration of raising the fees.

Currently, admission to the fair runs $5 for adults, $2 for children aged 5-12 and free for those under 5 and for military in uniform.

Revenue generated from the fair’s gate totaled $302,000 in 2004, representing nearly 20 percent of the fair’s annual revenue raised in 2004.

The board meets at 6 p.m. in the board room at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley.

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