John and Teresia Renwick to be inducted in Nevada County Fair Hall of Fame |

John and Teresia Renwick to be inducted in Nevada County Fair Hall of Fame

John and Teresia Renwick have been named to the Nevada County Fair’s Hall of Fame.
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John and Teresia Renwick have been named to the Nevada County Fair’s Hall of Fame. The fair’s Board of Directors recognized the Renwicks for their long-time service and dedication to the Nevada County Fair.

John and Teresia have had a long history with the Nevada County Fair, beginning in 1995, when their children, Chrissy and Brandon, were active exhibitors as members of Meadowlarks 4H Club.

Both John and Teresia were leaders in Meadowlarks, and contributed many hours to the fair. John volunteered his expertise and labor on numerous livestock projects, and he also contributed to major renovations on the Meadowlark’s pasties booth.

Teresia’s poultry passion and expertise has supported the poultry exhibit for many years – from being the poultry superintendent to currently serving as the fair’s poultry health inspector.

For many years, Teresia was the producer of the Happy Valley Youth Rabbit and Poultry Show and donated the proceeds from the show to purchase equipment for the small animal exhibit and to help make improvements to the fair’s small animal exhibit.

The Renwicks have been buyers at both the Junior Livestock Auction and the Ag Mechanics Auction for decades. John has actively participated at the Junior Livestock Auction as a ring man; and, each year, the Renwicks host and prepare a special barbecue for the Ag Mechanics buyers during the fair.

Their company, RE/MAX Performance Real Estate, sponsors numerous youth awards, as well as the setting up of the video monitor during the auction.

In addition to being supporters of the fair, the Renwicks are avid supporters of the Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation. Teresia serves as the secretary of the board, and is the chair of the Cioppino Feed.

At the annual Cioppino Feed, John volunteers his auctioneer talent and has helped raise thousands of dollars at the event’s auctions to benefit the Foundation.

“We love the small town feel of our fair and the beautiful surroundings,” said Teresia. “We also love that when fair time rolls around, it’s like an annual family reunion.”

When asked about their favorite memory of the fair, both John and Teresia agree that it was camping on the hill during the fair with their kids and being woken every morning by the pigs getting their morning bath.

John and Teresia, who were named the 2002 Fair Family of the Year, have been married for 28 years. They have two children, Chrissy, 27; and Brandon, 23.

In 2013, they purchased the RE/MAX franchise for Nevada County and are busy growing the company. They are also active in numerous other community organizations, including the Greater GV Chamber of Commerce, the South Nevada County Chamber of Commerce, Habitat for Humanity, Animal Save, Nevada County 4-H, Bear River and Nevada Union FFA, and Interfaith Food Ministry.

Additionally, John donates his auctioneering services to local nonprofit organizations.

“This is such a huge surprise for us to be chosen for induction into the Hall of Fame,” said Teresia. “We never expected such an honor. We participate because it is so much fun to help and be a part of such a great organization.”

“The Renwicks are a remarkable family, with great enthusiasm and dedication to the fair,” said Sandy Woods, retired CEO of the Nevada County Fair. “Their ongoing passion and commitment to the fair have benefited many, and have greatly contributed to the success of the Nevada County Fairgrounds. This is a well-deserved honor for the Renwick family.”

The Renwicks will be formally inducted into the Hall of Fame at opening day ceremonies on Aug. 12. The honorees will receive a portrait donated by Shaffers Originals of Grass Valley.

The 2015 Nevada County Fair is August 12-16. For more information, visit or call 530-273-6217.

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