Grass Valley Fact Sheet
The California Bluegrass Association Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival is held each June on Father’s Day weekend at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, Located at 11228 McCourtney Road in Grass Valley, California. The four-day festival begins Thursday morning and runs through late afternoon Sunday (Father’s Day), with a full slate of main-stage concerts, workshops and round- the-clock jamming. The festival is preceded by a three-day bluegrass music camp offering music students of all ages an opportunity to learn from some of the country’s best bluegrass musicians and teachers. For more information about music camp, please visit www.cbamusiccamp.org.
Sacramento International Airport (SMF) The Sacramento International Airport (SMF) is located 12 miles northwest of downtown Sacramento on Interstate 5. The airport is served by Alaska, Aloha, America West/US Airways, American, Continental. Frontier, Delta, Horizon, JetBlue, Mexicana, Northwest, Southwest and United. As there is no convenient public transit between the airport and Grass Valley, most will need to rent a car. Seven different companies have rental counters at the airport: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz and National.
Nevada County Airport For those flying their own planes, the closest airport is the Nevada County Airport located three miles east of downtown Grass Valley, at 13083 John Bauer Avenue, Grass Valley, CA 95945. Phone: 530-273-3374.
Alta Sierra Village Inn - 11858 Tammy Way; Grass Valley; Phone: 530-273-9102
Best Western Gold Country Inn - 11972 Sutton Way; Grass Valley; 530-273-1393
Coach & Four Motel - 628 S. Auburn St.; Grass Valley; 530-273-8009.
Golden Chain Resort Motel - 13413 State Highway 49; Grass Valley; 530-273-7279.
Grass Valley Courtyard Suites - 210 N. Auburn St.; Grass Valley; 530-272-7696.
Holbrooke Hotel; 212 W. Main St - Grass Valley; 530-273-1353.
Holiday Lodge; 1221 E. Main St - Grass Valley; 530-273-4406.
Sierra Mountain Inn; 816 W. Main St - Grass Valley; 530-273-8133.
Stagecoach Motel; 405 S. Auburn St - Grass Valley; 530-272-3701.
There are also several bed & breakfast establishments in Grass Valley. For more information: www.grassvalleychamber.com.
Cirino’s at Main Street - 215 W. Main St.; Grass Valley; 530-477-6000.
Maria’s Mexican Restaurant - 226 E. Main St.; Grass Valley; 530-274-2040.
Marshall’s Pasties; 203 Mill St - Grass Valley; 530-272-2844.
Old Town Café; 110 Mill St - Grass Valley; 530-273-4303.
Owl Grill & Saloon; 134 Mill St - Grass Valley; 530-274-1144.
Panoy Thai Restaurant - 442 Colfax Highway; Grass Valley; 530-273-3713.
Tofanelli’s Gold Country Bistro - 302 V. Main St.; Grass Valley; 530-272-1468.
Tuscany Gardens - 491 Sutton Way; Grass Valley; 530-271-1300.
Villa Venezia; 124 Bank St - Grass Valley; 530-273-3555.
Grass Valley also has numerous fast-food restaurants, with most of the national chains present.
Briar Patch Co-op Natural Foods Market - 131 Joershke Dr; Grass Valley; 530-272-5333.
Raley’s Supermarket - 692 Freeman Lane; Grass Valley; 530-272-1958.
Natural Selection Food & Wine Warehouse - 589 Ii Main St.; Grass Valley; 530-272-8789.
Music Store Several of the on-site vendors at the festival sell musical instruments and accessories. There is also a bluegrass-friendly music store in Grass Valley: Foggy Mountain Music - 104 W. Main St; Grass Valley; 530-273-6676.
Pets/Kennels Due to fairgrounds regulations, no pets are allowed on the grounds during the Father’s Day Festival. This policy is strictly enforced, with no exceptions, so please don’t ask. For those of you traveling with dogs or cats, they will need to be boarded during the festival (pets must be current on vaccinations). Local kennels that can do this include:
The Kennels - 12736 McCourtney Rd.; Grass Valley; 530-272-4670.
Empire Kennels - 11377 Amsel Way; Grass Valley; 530-272-6971.
Grass Valley Dentistry - 122 Bank St.; Grass Valley; 530-273-4814.
Dentistry for Children - 1061 E. Main St., Ste. 101, St.; Grass Valley; 530-272-9026.
Mark Winger, D.D.S. - 509 S. Auburn St.; Grass Valley; 530-273-9374.
Hospital Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital - 155 Glasson Way; Grass Valley; 530-274-6000.
Dr. Jerry Chan & Dr. Lisa Moon - 360 Sierra College Drive, Ste. 100; Grass Valley; 273-3190.
Grass Valley Eye Care - 670 Sutton Way; Grass Valley; 530-272-8420.
Place to watch a movie Sierra Theaters - 840-C E Main St.; Grass Valley; 530-477-1100.
Drug store Spring Hill Pharmacy - 102 Catherine Lane; Grass Valley; 530-273-2268.
Local points of interest for non-bluegrassers
California State Railroad Museum - Sacramento; ww.csrmf.org.
Empire Mine State Historic Park - Grass Valley; www.empiremine.org.
Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park - North Bloomfield; www.parks.ca.gov.7page_id494.
Place to buy ponchos, tent stakes and other things you forgot
K-mart - 111 W. McKnight Way; Grass Valley; 530-272-9611.
Sears - 129 Idaho-MaryLand Rd.; Grass Valley; 530-273-9511.
How far is it from Grass Valley to. . .?
Nevada City 8 miles
Sacramento 60 miles
Reno 82 miles
Lake Tahoe 91 miles
Yosemite National Park 183 miles
San Francisco 146 miles
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