Sports Events - Gold Country

Draft Horse Classic - Join the beautiful Draft Horses at the 2013 Draft Horse Classic. Majestic Draft Horse performances, breath-taking competitions, and seeing a Draft Horse “up-close” – it’s all part of the Annual Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. The Classic has grown to become the premier Draft Horse show in the western United States, and features six majestic performances, along with non-stop entertainment in between classes.

Tuolumne Lumber Jubilee - Events include axe throwing, hot power saw, stock power saw, choker setting, crosscut sawing, “Jack & Jill Events” (Man and Woman), and not to be forgotten, the most exciting event of the show... The “Bull of the Woods”

Nevada City Bicycle Classic - Held on Father’s Dayin historic downtown Nevada City.  The Nevada City Classic is one of the premiere sporting events in the Sierra foothills, the largest and oldest bike race on the West Coast, and the second-oldest race in the nation.

The Tevis Cup – One hundred mile, one day trail ride from Tahoe to Auburn.  The world’s best known and most difficult equestrian endurance ride. 

Frog Jumping Jubilee - The Calaveras County Fair & Jumping Frog Jubilee is one of the longest running events in the State of California.  Its earliest roots date back to 1893, held that year in Copperopolis.  In the spirit of the old movie classic "State Fair," the Calaveras County Fair is a blend of entertainment, exhibits, livestock, arena events, great food and our signature event, the Frog Jump. This piece of Americana will have you Leaping to return year after year.