Deadline nears for fair entries |

Deadline nears for fair entries

More than 300 categories are listed in the Fair’s Competition Handbook, available now at the Grass Valley and Nevada City Chamber of Commerce offices, county libraries, and at the fairgrounds office. Computer users can access the information online at

The deadline for submitting entry forms is 1 p.m. July 24. For the following week, late entries will be accepted upon payment of a $2 per exhibit late entry fee. After 5 p.m. July 30, no more entries will be accepted.

The 2004 Nevada County Fair opens August 11 and runs through Sunday, August 15. Named Best Attraction by The Union readers, the Fair’s theme this year is “Moo on Down!”

Special contests this year include: the Cheesecake competition, MooooBerry Pie, Salsa Square-Off, Anything Chocolate and Homemade Ice Cream Sunday. These highly popular special events are held one a day throughout the Fair.

New this year, a second set of special contests just for kids will see judges smacking their lips as they taste entries in Milk Chocolate Anything, Bossie’s Favorite desert, Cowboy Cake, Cow Pie Cookie, and Cow-A-Bunga Salsa. The Fair is avidly looking for kids to judge these new special contests; give the Fair a call if to volunteer.

The “Moo on Down” cow mural or cow cut-out competition offers a $300 first prize, $200 for second, and $100 for third place. Look for the herd of “Moo on Down” cows when you visit the Fair.

Juniors who exhibit still entries are eligible to win 60 free carnival ride tickets, 10 admission passes, and a Gate 1 parking permit.

A special publication, the Fair Fun Book, contains information for junior exhibitors, detailing the many competitions available to only the young. It’s available at the same places as the Competition Handbook.

For more information call the Fair Office at 273-6217 or visit the web site at

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