Country Christmas Faire
- Thanksgiving Weekend (driving directions)
- Hours: 10 am to 5 pm on Friday and Saturday;
10 am to 4 pm on Sunday
- Cost: $5
- Parking is free
- No Pets Allowed
Four exhibit buildings will be filled with handcrafted items and gifts, giving shoppers a chance to start their holiday shopping and purchase quality handmade holiday items, ornaments, jewelry, wooden crafts, soaps and lotions, stained glass, candles, beadwork, fiber arts, and hundreds of other unique gifts created by talented artisans.
Visitors to the Faire can enjoy strolling musical entertainment, a gingerbread house exhibit, and a community bonfire. Coloring contest entries will be on display alongside the gingerbread houses in Ponderosa Hall, wagon rides around the Fairgrounds will be offered, and the RiverBells and the Sierra Symphony quartet will perform at the event. There will also be delicious food and beverages, including cinnamon rolls, coffee, hot chocolate, pulled pork nachos, fine chocolates, Philly cheesesteak, quesadillas, hand dipped doughnuts, and kettle corn. New this year, the Fairgrounds Foundation will be serving holiday spirits.
Santa will be available 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. Free babysitting will be offered by Girl Scouts of the Northern Mines Service Unit, and Errand Elves from Clear Creek School will be at Main Street Center and available to assist shoppers throughout the event.
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, November 26 from 10 am to 4 pm, and receive $1 off Sunday’s admission price (one coupon per person). All food collected by the Elks will be distributed in their Christmas baskets in December.
Would you like to be a sponsor of this event? Please visit our Sponsorship Opportunities page for more information.
As a reminder, pets are not allowed on the grounds during the Country Christmas Faire, except for those canines assisting a disabled Country Christmas Faire visitor or participant.