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Victorian Christmas is here!

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Leavenworth Small Towns Christmas

Nevada City Victorian Christmas 2016
Sundays – Dec 4, 11, 18 from 1:30-6pm

Wednesdays – Dec 14 & 21 5-9pm

“The enticing aromas of roasted chestnuts and hearty holiday foods fill the air, along with cries of street vendors hawking their wares and lamp-lit streets filled to overflowing with authentic Christmas treasures — hand-crafted candy, jewelry, pottery, perfume, dolls, and over 100 different items in all. It’s the one & only Victorian Christmas-full of new shows, sights, sounds and attractions.

Welcome the holiday season in style in historic Nevada City, a quaint, Gold Rush town nestled in the foothills of the snow-capped Sierra where each year the town’s picturesque downtown transforms into a genuine Christmas card come to life. It’s a magical setting of hilly streets outlined with twinkling white lights and authentic gas lamps, wandering minstrels and carolers dressed in Victorian attire, and a myriad of visitors sharing holiday cheer and good tidings.

This annual, family tradition takes place 2 Wednesday evenings and 3 Sunday afternoons in December and features holiday activities for all ages: carriage rides, live entertainment, savory yuletide treats and libations, and of course, Father Christmas!

There is oh so much to see, hear, feast upon and experience at Victorian Christmas. Whether you’ve been naughty or nice…we look forward to welcoming the best of the holiday Season with you and yours!

Entertainment at Victorian Christmas

At locations throughout downtown, Victorian singers, bagpipers, brass bands and strolling minstrels provide warm Christmas music. Nevada City’s famous Walking Christmas Tree and a living nativity scene can be found, along with hot roasted chestnuts and horse drawn carriage rides.

Why not add to the party by dressing as a Victorian?

We’re encouraging people to dress up and add to the Victorian nature of the event. You’ll find costume tips and ideas costume tips and ideas here.”

The Fair is here!

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

The fair is in town August 10-14th….Disabilities day is Friday….Get in free with a companion if you have a disability….Come on down and enjoy the fun and food! Information at; 530-273-6217

Along Ride Alley

Along Ride Alley

Ferris Wheel

Few from top of the Farris Wheel

Few from top of the Farris Wheel


Sunday, July 24th, 2016

Wonderful weather and a beautiful nature shot!



Saturday, June 4th, 2016

Our Canadian Geese have hatched this years flock…They are so very cute!



Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

Have a wonderful Christmas…filled with  friends, family and love……and of course lots of wonderful food!


Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

Draft Horse Classic

“Join the beautiful Draft Horses for the 29th annual Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair, happening September 24 – 27, 2015 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. Featuring six performances by the beautiful Draft Horses, this event has grown to become the premiere Draft Horse show in the western United States.

The Classic spotlights a variety of horses, teams, rigs 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.

Like last year, we’ve kept lower pricing on adult admission tickets for evening performances, and we’ve also continued the discounted pricing for the morning performances and children’s tickets.

In between classes, enjoy showcase specialty acts. New this year, enjoy Gladius the Show, an acrobatic equestrian production that incorporates aerialists, fire, and Roman riding. There’s also the California Cowgirls, chariot and chuck wagon races, and the Gold Rush Fire Brigade.

Also taking place at the Fairgrounds during the four days of the Classic is the Harvest Fair, which features musical entertainment, a clogging jamboree, food vendors on Treat Street, Art at the Classic, horse shoeing demonstrations, a chance to visit with the horses, guided barn tours, and hundreds of community exhibits.

This year’s Draft Horse Classic is September 24 – 27 at the tree-covered Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased by calling the Fairgrounds Office at (530) 273-6217 or visiting

(Source: Nevada County Fairgrounds; Photo: Gena Tharp)”

Farm to table this Sunday!

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

This is a great event! Thx Reinette!

Reinette Senum's photo.

We cordially invite and encourage the public to join us THIS SUNDAY to enjoy the Farm to Table Banquet on Commercial Street. While this is a sit down dinner for 120 guests, the live music, the festivities, the lights, and extra straw bales are available for folks to come down and enjoy! This will be our final Farm to Table, folks! We would like to end on a high note! Sometimes the best things in life are fleeting… enjoy this while you can!

Nevada County Fair

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

The fair is in town….Disabilities day is Friday….Get in free with a companion if you have a disability…New this year….Chocolate covered grasshoppers and roach racing…Come on down and enjoy the fun and food!

Along Ride Alley

Along Ride Alley

Ferris Wheel

Few from top of the Farris Wheel

Few from top of the Farris Wheel

4th of July fun!

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Grass Valley  the not-so-far from town:
July 3-4, 8pm (July 3) & 11am-10:30pm (July 4), Nevada County Fair Grounds & Grass Valley. For a 4th of July getaway in the pines, head to Grass Valley for 2 days of patriotic fun. Start the weekend at the Nevada County Fairgrounds on July 3 for a Music in the Mountains outdoor concert under the stars that celebrates American tunes. The next day, enjoy a parade through historic downtown Grass Valley and performances by two local bands. Evening festivities back at the fair grounds also include live music in addition to a craft fair, food, and fireworks starting at 9:30pm. More info and

Music in the Mountains (stage at twilight)

Our sky last night

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Our sky last night…in line waiting for the Melissa Etheridge concert. She…by the way…. was AMAZING!