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Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair

  • Nevada County Fairgrounds 11228 McCourtney Road Grass Valley, CA, 95949 United States (map)

Come and Enjoy the fun!!!

The 30th annual Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair, happening September 22 - 25, 2016 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. In between classes, enjoy showcase specialty acts like 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 Bobby Kerr Mustang Act. 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, 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 22 - 25 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 

Earlier Event: August 29
Longines Masters of Los Angeles
Later Event: September 24
Heros and Horses Jewels & Jeans Gala