Contests, costume and cupcake walk on tap for Halloween |

Contests, costume and cupcake walk on tap for Halloween

The Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation is hosting a costume contest at its Halloween event from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. The costume parade and contest will take place at 2 p.m. at the Main Exhibit Building, with prizes awarded following the contest.

There will also be games and treats for kids, face painting, and even a cupcake walk. Hot dogs and all the fixings will be served and DJs will provide family-friendly music for all to enjoy. The Nevada County Narrow Gauge Model Railroad will be open for tours, and, weather permitting, Empire Carriage Company will provide carriage rides around the Fairgrounds.

Additionally, the Rotary Club of Grass Valley will host its annual “Ball Drop,” with a chance to win $1,000, at 3:30 p.m. at the Fairgrounds. Tickets will be available at the event. The local Grass Valley Fire Department ladder truck that will do the golf ball drop will be on the grounds at 1:30 p.m. and will provide treats and welcome children to tour the fire truck.

It’s all happening, rain or shine at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. The cost is only $5 per person and includes food, treats, games and entertainment. Tickets can be purchased on the day of the event at the Fairgrounds.

The Halloween Fun at the Fairgrounds event is sponsored by Cirino’s at Main Street/Cirino’s Bar and Grill. Visit for information or call (530) 273-6217.

— Special to The Union

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