Fair’s theme is ‘Wild About Ewe’
“Wild About Ewe” is the Nevada County Fair’s theme this year and five days of events are being planned to make fairgoers “wild” about their days of fun at the Fair.
This year the Fair will open Wednesday Aug. 9 and run through Sunday, Aug. 13 at the county fairgrounds in Grass Valley.
The Fair’s highly popular daily parade will return this year. Dr. Bach & the Jazz Practitioners will once again lead the procession around the grounds to the beat of their Dixieland rhythms. The parade starts every day at 5 p.m. from the Special Events tent just inside the Main gate.
“The parade seems to capture the festive spirit of the Fair,” says Ed Scofield, the Fair’s CEO. “We’re happy to bring it back for a second year.”
It’s time to start thinking about projects to enter for judging at the Fair, Scofield adds. Again this year all of the categories will be detailed on the Fair’s Web site, http://www.nevadacountyfair.com, and entries can be made online.
Once the Fair opens, families can take the day to enjoy the singers, thrill acts, performing animals, plus hundreds of attractions and blue ribbon exhibits, then top things off with a march to thrilling music.
New this year is the Magic Forest, oriented to the young fair patron, featuring an exotic animal exhibit, laser tag through the trees, a petting zoo and ongoing entertainment on the very popular Tumbleweed Stage.
During the day, The Tumbleweed will feature musical workshops, puppet entertainers, storytelling and magic shows.
In the evening The Amazing Harmonatras and the Band of Bobs take over The Tumbleweed for evenings of fantastic interactive musical fun.
Art appreciation opportunities abound in the Magic Forest where children can express their creativity painting on the Fair’s truck or watch over the shoulder of the artist who created the popular TV cartoon Dragon Tales.
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