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Draft Horse Classic, Harvest Fair set to return

Majestic Draft Horse performances, breath-taking competitions, and seeing a Draft Horse “up-close” are all part of the festivities at the 28th annual Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair, Sept. 18-21, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley.

Featuring six performances, this event has become the premier Draft Horse show in the western United States.

The Classic spotlights a variety of horses, teams, and performances; featuring everything from farm wagons, carriages, and driving competitions to dancing horses and racing mules.

The stars of the show are the horses, and with more than 120 horses stabled on the grounds, the Classic offers a unique chance to observe them in a multitude of settings.

Tickets to this event are on sale now. Discounted pricing is offered on adult admission tickets for evening performances, as well as on morning performances and children’s tickets.

Tickets can be purchased by calling (530-273-6217), faxing (530-273-1146), or visiting the fair office on McCourtney Road, or online at NevadaCountyFair.com. There is a small transaction fee if you order your tickets online.

Order forms are available at http://www.NevadaCountyFair.com. Choose from six performances.

Although there is a charge for the Draft Horse performances in the arena, admission to the fairgrounds is free so all can enjoy the many activities of the Harvest Fair happening during the four days of the Classic.

Visit the grounds to enjoy western music, Harvest Fair agricultural competitions and hundreds of community exhibits, a clogging jamboree, horse shoeing demonstrations, delicious food on Treat Street, and artwork at Art at the Classic. Plus, don’t want to miss the opportunity to visit the barns and meet the famous Draft Horses up close.

On Saturday of the Classic, it’s the Backyard BBQ and Chef’s Challenge Rib Cook-Off, happening from 1-3:30 p.m.

Tasting tickets and alcoholic beverages will be available to purchase at the event.

Enjoy the fall-like weather underneath the tall pine trees for Bounty of the County, on Sunday, Sept. 21. Sponsored by Nevada County Grown, Bounty of the County takes place from 1-4 p.m. and is a pairing of local chefs with the produce and meats of Nevada County Grown farmers and ranchers. Information is available at http://www.NevadaCountyGrown.org.

Visit http://www.NevadaCountyFair.com for tickets to the Draft Horse Classic and for more information.

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