Country Christmas Faire Results

The 35th Annual Country Christmas Faire at the Nevada County Fairgrounds welcomed more than 110 vendors, featured a gingerbread house and a new holiday ornament contest, and partnered with the Interfaith Food Ministry to offer a community canned food drive.

The annual gingerbread house competition featured more than 40 entries. Of those entries, the Best of Show was awarded to Heather Mickelson of Rocklin and the People’s Choice went to the group entry created by Joanne Perilman & Avery Lawson of Grass Valley. Both winners received a gift basket donated by Tess’ Kitchen Store.

The new holiday ornament contest received more than 50 entries. The Best of Show winner was Mary Wood of Rough and Ready, and the People’s Choice was awarded to Cheyanne Marchinek of Penn Valley. Both winners received a gift certificate to Ben Franklin.

At Sunday’s canned food drive, Interfaith Food Ministry collected more than 300 pounds of food for families in need in Nevada County. The Clear Creek School Errand Elves raised funds for science camp tuition, and the Northern Mines Service Unit Girl Scouts provided babysitting to raise funds for community service projects.

The names of all the gingerbread house and holiday ornament contest winners can be found here. The 2020 Country Christmas Faire is Thanksgiving weekend, November 27, 28 and 29.

Best of Show Gingerbread House – Heather Mickelson

Best of Show Gingerbread House – Heather Mickelson

Best of Show Ornament – Mary Wood

Best of Show Ornament – Mary Wood

People's Choice Ornament – Cheyanne Marchinek

People’s Choice Ornament – Cheyanne Marchinek

People's Choice Gingerbread – Joanne Perilman & Avery Lawson

People’s Choice Gingerbread – Joanne Perilman & Avery Lawson

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Donate Canned Food on Sunday of the Country Christmas Faire and Receive $1 Off Admission

The Nevada County Fairgrounds and Interfaith Food Ministry are teaming up at the Country Christmas Faire 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 you’ll receive a coupon for $1 off general admission to the Christmas Faire on that day. Volunteers from Interfaith Food Ministry will collect the cans at the food collection bins on that Sunday at the Fairgrounds from 10 am – 4 pm at Gates 1, 3 and 5, which is also where you’ll receive your coupon. One coupon per person. All food collected will be used to help feed those in need in Nevada County.

The Country Christmas Faire is happening Thanksgiving weekend, November 29, 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 $5, and free to children 12 and under. Parking is free.

For more information, about the Country Christmas Faire, visit here

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Country Christmas Faire: November 29, 30 and December 1

The 35th annual Country Christmas Faire is happening at the beautiful Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley on November 29, 30 and December 1.

Four large exhibit buildings will be filled with unique handcrafted gifts, crafts and holiday décor, giving Fairgoers a chance to begin their holiday shopping and purchase quality handmade items, including ceramics, jewelry, wooden crafts, soaps and lotions, ornaments, stained glass, candles, beadwork, fiber arts, and thousands of other unique gifts created by talented artisans.

Visitors to the Faire will enjoy musical entertainment, a gingerbread house and holiday ornament display, a community bonfire, and wagon rides around the Fairgrounds. There will also be delicious food and beverages available.

Santa will be available in the Cowbell Barn from 11 am – 4 pm on Friday and Saturday and from 11 am – 3 pm on Sunday. Bring your camera to capture that special photo. Babysitting is offered by Girl Scouts of the Northern Mines Service Unit, so parents can drop off their children while they enjoy holiday shopping. Errand Elves from Clear Creek School will be at Main Street Center and available to assist with packages throughout the event.

On Sunday of the Fair, the Nevada County Fairgrounds will partner with Interfaith Food Ministry for a canned food drive. Bring a can of food on Sunday, December 1 from 10 am to 3 pm, and receive $1 off Sunday’s admission price (one coupon per person). All food collected will be distributed to feed those in need in Nevada County.

The Country Christmas Faire begins Friday, November 29 and runs through Sunday, December 1. Admission is $5 for adults, and children 12 and under are free. Parking is free. 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. For more information, visit here or call (530) 273-6217.

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Enter the Gingerbread House and Holiday Ornament Contest

There are two fun contests for holiday bakers, decorators and crafters to enter at this year’s Country Christmas Faire – a gingerbread house competition and the new holiday ornament contest.

The gingerbread house competition includes divisions for youth, adults, individuals with disabilities, and groups. New this year is a Fairgrounds Building/Scene division for exhibitors who want to create a gingerbread house that represents a building or scene at the Fairgrounds.

Enter your best decorated ornament in this year’s new holiday ornament contest. With divisions for youth, adults and individuals with disabilities, exhibitors can either decorate a premade ornament or make an ornament from scratch. Class descriptions and rules are available here

The deadline to turn in entry forms is Friday, November 22 by 4 pm. To enter, complete the process online here or submit an entry form at the Fairgrounds Office on McCourtney Road. It’s free to enter! Ribbons will be awarded to winners in both contests, as well as Best of Show and People’s Choice prizes. All gingerbread houses and ornaments will be on display in Ponderosa Hall during the Country Christmas Faire.

The Country Christmas Faire features of the work of talented artisans who fill the Fairgrounds exhibit buildings with thousands of quality handmade crafts and unique gifts. Visitors can also enjoy holiday music, gourmet festival foods, wagon rides, and a community bonfire. Santa Claus will be on hand with candy canes to greet children, so bring your camera to get that special photo. Free babysitting will be offered by Girl Scouts of the Northern Mines Service Unit in the Tall Pines Building. Errand Elves from Clear Creek School will be available in the lobby of Main Street Center to assist shoppers with packages throughout the event.

The 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 $5 for adults and free to children 12 and under. Parking is free.

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

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