Nevada County
Fairgrounds Foundation

Congratulations Chief Executive Officer Andrew Trygg!
As we welcome in the new year, we also welcome Andrew Trygg as the Chief Executive Officer of the Nevada County Fairgrounds. 

Many of us knew Andrew when he joined the Fair team as a young, dedicated teenager and enthusiastically worked on the fair-time trash crew and drove golf carts to provide transport services. Well over the past two decades, Andrew’s passion for the Fairgrounds has matured as he has assumed leadership roles, including serving as the President of the Board of Directors. 

Read more about CEO Trygg’s background at:

It's back! The Fairgrounds Foundation’s Annual Fundraiser ~

Join the Foundation at its 11th annual fundraiser, an All-You-Can-Eat Crab, Shrimp, and Pasta Feed, on Saturday, March 4, in Ponderosa Hall at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Doors open at 5 pm, and dinner service begins at 6 pm. Before dinner, appetizers will be served in the lounge, allowing patrons to participate in a raffle of marvelous gift baskets and special ticket packages to the 2023 Nevada County Fair and the Draft Horse Classic.

For the event, the Foothill Lions Club, along with Foundation volunteers, will prepare a delicious meal. Dinner includes antipasto skewers, all-you-can-eat crab and shrimp, pasta, Caesar salad, and garlic bread. A no-host bar will be available, and there will be a silent dessert auction and a very lively live auction.

Dinner reservations are $65 per person. If you’d like to purchase a table for eight, it is $650 and includes two bottles of wine. Dinner reservations can be made by clicking on the link below. 
Dinner reservations are also available by visiting the Nevada County Fairgrounds administration office at 11228 McCourtney Road in Grass
Valley or by visiting the Foundation's website - Seating is limited, so don't wait!!

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation and its mission of supporting and improving the community’s beautiful Fairgrounds and supporting our youth in agriculture.  

For more information about the Crab & Shrimp Feed or the Foundation, visit or call (530) 273-6217, ext. 219.
Big Announcement!
The Fair directors have selected this year’s Fair theme
from many creative community entries. 

It’s another delightful theme that should spark many
 creative ideas for posters, decorations, and attire!

Country Roots & Cowboy Boots
2023 Nevada County Fair
August 9 - 13
Annual Membership Drive ~
The stated mission of the Fairgrounds Foundation is to build a better Nevada County Fairgrounds through fundraising and contributions to the fairgrounds. During the recent Covid years, we’ve come to realize that our mission is far more than that – our mission is to provide financial resources to save our wonderful fairgrounds and ensure that it will continue to thrive and remain a valuable community asset for future generations.

Your annual membership is critical to protecting and enhancing our great community asset, the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

Do you have a friend, relative, or neighbor who loves the Fair? Please encourage them to join the Foundation and protect the Fair! We greatly appreciate your support!

Membership benefits for the 2023 season include the following:
  • Tickets to the Fair and the Draft Horse Classic
  • Benefit packages tailored to your desires
  • Invitation to the October Appreciation Dinner Party
  • Contributions are tax-deductible

Become a Foundation Member TODAY! Click this link:
Now is the perfect time to make a difference by supporting with donations, volunteerism and general enthusiasm. Please join us in making a difference!
Member Suggestions and Inquiries ~

We’re open to your suggestion and inquiries. Please email us at
The Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation’s Board of Directors meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 4 pm in Ponderosa Hall at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Foundation members are always invited – so feel free to join us!

Are you interested in being a Foundation director or volunteering? We like to think of ourselves as passionate about the Fair, dedicated, fun-loving, creative, and warm-hearted. Join us!

Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation, Inc.
101 West McKnight Way, B-106
Grass Valley, CA 95949
Phone: 530-273-6217, extension 219
Fax: 530-273-1146