August 6, 2018 – The Nevada County Fair starts on Wednesday, August 8th. Get a free ride with free fares on all Gold Country Stage routes with free shuttle buses to the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Stop by the Nevada County Library’s Virtual Reality (VR) Experience exhibit in the Northern Mines Building, or talk to our Office of Emergency Services’ Defensible Space Inspectors (DSI) about defensible space, fire safety, or signing up for CodeRED Emergency Alerts.

Ride with Gold Country Stage:
Gold Country Stage will provide free fares on all routes and the shuttle bus to the Nevada County Fair stating Wednesday, August 8th, through Sunday, August 12th.  Fair-goers can catch the Grass Valley Shuttle Bus from Church and Neal Streets, at Tri Counties Bank, starting at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday and 9:30 a.m. Thursday through Sunday. The Shuttle runs every 30 minutes with stops at the Pine Creek and K-Mart Shopping Centers and the Tinloy Transit Center. Last departure from the Fair is 10:30 p.m.

For Gold Country Stage information on routes and the shuttle call (530) 477-0103 x 0, or visit Nevada County Transit’s website. Free Fare Days is funded through the Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP).

VR Experience with the Nevada County Library:
The Nevada County Community Library (NCCL) is collaborating with the California State Library and XRLibraries for an exciting Virtual Reality (VR) Experience at the Nevada County Fair in the Northern Mines Building.

The VR Experience exhibit will include the Virtual Sandbox, an immersive and tactile learning environment where users manipulate the miniature landscape, while a 3D camera collects elevation data to update a topographic map projected directly onto the sandbox in real time. Visitors to the VR Experience Library booth can also explore the Getting Virtual equipment, which takes participants to distant lands where time and place are interchangeable or try out Augmented Reality (AR) Tattoos and see your temporary tattoo come alive! NCCL Youth Services staff will also be on hand registering new users for library cards and offering fun activities for all ages, including Sphero robots.

Fire Safety with the Office of Emergency Services:
Defensible Space Inspectors from Nevada County’s Office of Emergency Services will be at the CAL FIRE and Tahoe National Forest gazebo to connect with residents about being fire safe. County staff will be able to assist residents in signing up for CodeRED Emergency Alerts or requesting a Defensible Space Inspection for their home or neighborhood. Staff can also answer fire safety questions and help connect residents to local resources.