Donate Food, get $1 Off Admission

Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley Elks Team Up At The Country Christmas Faire
 
Donate a can of food on Sunday, December 1, and receive $1 off admission

The Nevada County Fairgrounds and Grass Valley Elks are teaming up for a canned food drive to help feed those in need in Nevada County.

Bring a can of food (or two or three) to the Country Christmas Faire on Sunday, December 1, and the Fairgrounds will give you a coupon for $1 off general admission to the Christmas Faire on that day (one coupon per person). Volunteers from Grass Valley Elks will collect the cans at the food collection bins at the Fairgrounds from 10 am – 4 pm at Gates 1, 3 and 5, which is also where you’ll receive your coupon.  All food donated will help feed those in need in Nevada County.

The Country Christmas Faire is happening Thanksgiving weekend, November 29, November 30, and December 1, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Hours are 10 am – 5 pm on Friday and Saturday, and 10 am – 4 pm on Sunday. Cost is $4, and free to children under 12.  Parking is $5; however, Faire-goers will receive one free admission for each paid parking pass.
For information call (530) 273-6217.

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Country Christmas Faire

November 29, November 30, and December 1

Mark your calendar for the 29th annual Country Christmas Faire at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley on November 29, November 30, and December 1. Rated as one of the top handcrafted shows in Northern California, the Country Christmas Faire features unique gifts and crafts from top artisans from across the state.

Exhibit buildings will be filled during the Thanksgiving weekend, giving shoppers a chance to start their holiday shopping with quality hand-made holiday items, ornaments, jewelry, wooden crafts, soaps and lotions, hand-woven baskets, stained glass, candles, beadwork, and dozens of other unique gifts.

Visitors to the Faire will enjoy strolling live entertainment, festival foods, the magical Gingerbread House exhibit, errand elves, and a community bon-fire. Wagon rides around the Fairgrounds will be offered; and Victorian singers, the bell ringing RiverBells, and the Sierra Symphony quartet will perform throughout the event.

Santa will be available each day until an hour before the event closes, so bring your camera to capture that special photo with Santa.

Free babysitting will be offered in Tall Pines Building, so parents can drop off their children while they enjoy holiday shopping.  Additionally, Story Club, with free children’s story telling and free book giveaways, will be offered daily in the Tall Pines Building at 10 am, 11 am, and 3 pm.

On Sunday of the Faire, the Nevada County Fairgrounds will partner with Grass Valley Elks for a canned Food Drive. Bring a can of food on Sunday, December 1, from 10 am to 4 pm, and receive $1 off Sunday’s admission price (one coupon per person). All food donated will help feed those in need in Nevada County.

The Country Christmas Faire begins Friday, November 29, and runs through Sunday,
December 1. Admission is $4 for adults, and children 12 and under are free. Parking is $5; however, Faire-goers will receive one free admission for each paid parking pass.  The hours are 10 am – 5 pm on Friday and Saturday, and 10 am – 4 pm on Sunday.

The Nevada County Fairgrounds is located at 11228 McCourtney Road in Grass Valley, 50 miles northeast of Sacramento, off Highway 49. For more information,  call (530) 273-6217.

Gingerbread House Best of Show, 2011

Part of the fun at the annual Country Christmas Faire, Thanksgiving Weekend, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, is seeing the talent showcased in the annual Gingerbread House competition.

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Altar Show This Weekend at the Fairgrounds

Take time during the next two weekends to visit the Altar Show at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

November 9 – 17
11 am to 7 pm
Nevada County Fairgrounds, Northern Mines Building

The Altar Show: Renewal and Remembrance, is a community-based, non-profit organization that provides a free annual exhibition, originally inspired by Day of the Dead, that involves and educates the community while providing a safe place to renew and remember in a respectful and safe space.

The show is non-juried and not for profit, and features more than 60 altars from altaristas ranging in age from five years old to 75 years old.  Admission is free. For additional information, visit www.thealtarshow.org, or call Meg at (530) 432-4280.

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Create A Gingerbread House And Win!

Submit your entry form by Friday, November 22

Now is the time for holiday bakers to think about the creation of a magical Gingerbread House to enter into the 11th annual Gingerbread House Competition at the Country Christmas Faire, held November 29, November 30 and December 1 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley.

Houses, bungalows, cottages, and castles fashioned from spicy gingerbread will be displayed for holiday shoppers to enjoy at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley during the Thanksgiving weekend festivities.

Competitors may enter any of the many categories, including children, teens, adults, special needs, families, and groups.  There’s even a category for children under 8 years of age who want to enter a house made by a kit.

Ribbons are given to all winners, and, additionally, the Best of Show winner will receive $100. A special gift basket from Tess’ Kitchen Store will be also awarded to the Best of Show winner and the People’s Choice Award.

Entry forms must be received at the Fairgrounds between now and Friday, November 22 by 4 pm. The actual gingerbread house entry must be delivered to the Fairgrounds on Tuesday, November 26 between the hours of 11 am – 6 pm.  The cost is $2 to enter, and all Gingerbread House exhibitors will receive two free passes to the Country Christmas Faire.

Entry forms and a complete list of rules can be picked up at the Fairgrounds office on McCourtney Road, or downloaded here.

The 29th annual Country Christmas Faire begins Friday, November 29, and runs through Sunday, December 1.  The hours are 10 am – 5 pm on Friday and Saturday; and 10 am – 4 pm on Sunday. Admission is $4 for adults, and children 12 and under are free. Parking is $5; however, Faire-goers will receive one free admission for each paid parking pass.  

Talented artisans fill the Fairgrounds exhibit buildings with quality hand-made crafts and unique gifts, so you can get all your holiday shopping done in one location. Visitors to the Faire will enjoy strolling live entertainment, festival foods, wagon rides, and a community bon-fire. Santa Claus will be on hand to greet children, so bring your camera to get that special photo. Santa will be available each day until an hour before closing time.

Free babysitting will be offered so parents can drop off their children while they enjoy holiday shopping, and errand elves will be available to assist shoppers throughout the event.

The Nevada County Fairgrounds is located at 11228 McCourtney Road in Grass Valley. For more information,  call (530) 273-6217.

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