Country Christmas Faire
2016 Country Christmas Faire
November 25, 26, & 27, 2016
Gingerbread House Results
The results of the 14th Annual Gingerbread House Competition are in! With 66 entries received, the Best of Show winner is Jan Haverty of Nevada City, and the People’s Choice Award goes to Owen Strolle of Grass Valley. The names of all the Gingerbread House Competition winners can be found in the results PDF below. Thanks to everyone who participated, and congratulations!
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.
- 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
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, nuts and candies, handmade hats, wine barrel furniture, 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, 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 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 available to assist shoppers throughout the event.
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.