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.
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.