Event Schedule

Participant Information & Schedule of Events

Saturday, March 25th from 9 AM-3 PM - FREE Family-Friendly Event
Project displays, on-the-spot challenges, hands-on activities, community and school partner exhibits and more!
Location: Nevada County Fairgrounds
11228 McCourtney Rd., Grass Valley, CA 95949
maps and directions

9 AM - 2 PM

► Student Showcase, on-the-spot competitions, community and school exhibits, STEAM demos, food vendors, and more from 9 AM - 2 PM

► STEAM activities, individual, and team challenges that you can join throughout the day from 9AM - 2 PM

Arts Showcase and Competition - Featuring the new category Digital Media in partnership with the CA Student Media Festival!

2 PM - 3 PM

► Awards Ceremony: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM - Announced on stage at the Nevada County Fairgrounds and shared with all participants countywide via nevcoexpo.org and our media sponsors. A special thanks to our community sponsors for supporting student STEAM learning!
Announcement of Tech Test Jr., Da Vinci Art Competition, and Scientific Inquiry winners and Nevada County CSEF nominations will take place at the main stage of building 1 located at Gate 1 of the Nevada County Fairgrounds complex.

3 PM - 4PM

ALL student projects must be picked up at the conclusion of the STEAM Expo between 3-4 PM at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.
► Projects that are not picked up by 4:30 PM on Saturday, March 25th at the Nevada County Fairgrounds will be recycled - thank you for your time and support.

All arts & science projects must be registered on NevCoExpo.zFair.com by Wednesday, March 8th, 2023 by 9pm for competition.

Tech Test Jr. Student Registration Link
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 by 9PM - Tech Test Jr. Math Competition - Last day to register teams to compete!

Scientific Inquiry - Project Submissions on zFair
Arts Showcase & Competition - Project Submissions on zFair
Wednesday, March 8th, 2023 by 9 PM - Project Registration Deadline

Project Set-Up
Thursday, March 23rd from 9AM - 4PM

Project drop-off & display set-up at the Nevada County Fairgrounds - All arts and scientific inquiry project will be on display to the public on Saturday, March 25th. Please do not send electronic devices as wi-fi is NOT available for project displays and devices cannot be supervised.

Community and School Exhibit Set-up
Friday, March 24th from 9AM - 4PM

Community, school, and partner agencies set-up hands-on exhibits and activities, including on-the-spot challenges, robotics displays, STEAM tools, and more!