The Nevada State Fair was originally founded in 1874 and had been Nevada's longest running event. The Board of Directors for the Nevada State Fair met on Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 and decided to close, ending a 136 year run. (1874 to 2010) In August of 2013, a completely new entity was formed to continue to the legacy of the Nevada State Fair with collaborative efforts from both state and private sectors, and The Nevada State Fair reopened and proved to be a community building event in Carson City, NV.
The fair was again closed in 2020, due to safety concerns from COVID-19 pandemic, but carefully reopened in 2021 to continue to rebuild and re-establish the legacy of the Nevada State Fair. We hope you will join us this year in Carson City, NV.
Our mission is to preserve and enhance the annual State Fair for the benefit of all citizens of Nevada and be a premier annual event that maximizes its resources to host a wide range of activities. To be recognized as the best State Fair in the country, showcasing the great State of Nevada's diversity in an educational and entertaining environment.
Director of Operations