Coloring Contest: Enter Now

The Fairgrounds is hosting a coloring contest for children and adults as part of the Country Christmas Faire. Coloring sheets are available at the Fairgrounds office and here. There are two drawings to choose from, so choose your favorite and color away! It’s free to enter and all entries will be displayed at the Country Christmas Faire on Thanksgiving weekend. Winners in each category, so have fun!

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Enter the Gingerbread House Competition

How about creating a gingerbread house to enter in the Gingerbread House Competition at the Country Christmas Faire? There are lots of categories to choose from, and all those who enter receive two free admission tickets to the Christmas Faire. Forms are available here or at the Fairgrounds Office, and the deadline to turn in the form is November 17. It’s all part of the fun at the Country Christmas Faire, Thanksgiving weekend, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

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Year-Round Fun at the Fairgrounds

Always something fun happening at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. So much fun in one place!

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Crafters: Interested in a Booth at the Country Christmas Faire?

Are you a crafter? Are you interested in being a vendor at the 2017 Country Christmas Faire? Last year’s event had almost 10,000 visitors! If you’re interested in being part of this unique event, the application is available here. Photo by @straubglass.

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Country Christmas Faire: November 25, 26 and 27

Mark your calendar for the 32nd annual Country Christmas Faire at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley on November 25, 26 and 27. 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, as well as from Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and New York.

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 entertainment, festival foods, the magical Gingerbread House exhibit, errand elves, and a community bon-fire. Coloring contest entries will also be on display in Ponderosa Hall. 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 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 Gate 1 Guest Services 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 27, from 10 am to 4 pm, and receive $1 off Sunday’s admission price (one coupon per person).  All food donated is collected by the Grass Valley Elks and used in their Christmas baskets that they hand out in December.

The Country Christmas Faire begins Friday, November 25, and runs through Sunday, November 27. 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, 50 miles northeast of Sacramento, off Highway 49.

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County Christmas Faire: Thanksgiving Weekend

Join us for the Country Christmas Faire, Thanksgiving Weekend, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. This is a great place to get all your holiday shopping done, while also visiting with Santa, taking a wagon ride, listening to Carolers, checking out the Gingerbread House display, or sitting by the bonfire.



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Carriage Rides at the Country Christmas Faire

Did you know carriage rides will be offered (weather permitting) by Empire Horse and Carriage on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Country Christmas Faire? Join us this weekend for carriage rides, lots of craft vendors, delicious food, a community bonfire, and a gingerbread house display. Photo by @george_of_d_jungle.carriage-rides-george_of_d_jungle

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Decorating Santa’s Village

Today, these cuties from Tall Pines Nursery School decorated the trees in Santa’s Village at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Our little friends do an excellent job of preparing Santa’s Village for the Country Christmas Faire, which begins next Friday. Thank you to our little friends for their holiday spirit and joy!
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