Dates, Location, Maps & FAQs
Nevada County Fairgrounds
11228 McCourtney Rd
Grass Valley, CA 95949
Thursday through Sunday, July 15-18, 2021
DAY USE PARKING: GATE 1
MAIN ENTRANCE/GATE 1:
Thursday: 4 PM-11PM
Friday–Saturday: 9AM – 11pm
Sunday 9AM – 11PM
Festival grounds close at 2AM on Friday & Saturday nights.
Thursday 8am – 11:00pm
Friday-Sunday 8:00am – 10:00pm
Closest airports are Sacramento (1 hour drive)
and Reno (1.5 hour drive)
Approximately 1 hour from Sacramento, 1.5 hours from Reno, 2.5 hours from SF Bay Area
Traveling on Hwy. 80 heading east from Sacramento:
Use the Hwy. 49 off-ramp in Auburn. Proceed north on Hwy. 49 toward Grass Valley – approximately 25 miles. In Grass Valley, take the first off-ramp, McKnight Way. Turn left on McKnight Way and proceed over the freeway, past the shopping center on the left. Turn right on Freeman Lane, past another shopping center on the left. Freeman Lane will turn into McCourtney Road at the second 4–way stop sign. Continue straight on McCourtney Road until the Nevada County Fairgrounds appears on the right, approximately 2 blocks.
Traveling on Hwy. 80 heading west from Reno:
Use the same directions as above, Hwy. 49 off-ramp in Auburn, head north to Grass Valley.
Or, for a scenic and mildly curvy shortcut, take the Hwy. 20 off-ramp to Grass Valley, just after the Eagle Lakes Rd. off-ramp on I-80. Travel time on Hwy. 20 is approximately one-half hour. Stay on the highway through Nevada City and Grass Valley. Take the Hwy 20/Marysville off-ramp and immediately off Hwy 20 exit by staying right on the Mill Street exit. At the end of the ramp take a right on Mill Street. At the first stop sign take a right on McCourtney Road. Continue straight on McCourtney Road until the Nevada County Fairgrounds appears on the right, approximately 2 blocks.
Traveling on Hwy. 20 heading east from Marysville:
Take the McCourtney Road/Fairgrounds exit off of Hwy. 20 just before actually entering Grass Valley. Turn right on McCourtney Road, until the Nevada County Fairgrounds appears on the right, approximately 1 block.
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