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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Don’t Forget to Enter the Coloring Contest

Don’t forget to enter the Country Christmas Faire coloring contest. There are categories for adults and children, and winners in each category will receive 2017 Fair admission tickets. Coloring sheets are at the Fairgrounds office and at 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.



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Gingerbread House Competition: Don’t Forget to Turn in Your Entry Form

Only a few more days to turn in your paperwork to enter a gingerbread house in the Gingerbread House competition. This is such a fun competition … we have lots of categories to enter, and everyone who enters gets two free admission tickets to the Fair. Plus, your house will smell delicious from the gingerbread preparations.  Turn in the entry from by November 18.
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Country Christmas Faire Coloring Contest

The Nevada County Fairgrounds is offering a coloring contest for children and adults as part of the annual Country Christmas Faire, November 25 – 27, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

Coloring sheets were inserted in The Union Newspaper on November 2, and are also available at the Fairgrounds office on McCourtney Road, or can be downloaded here.

There are two drawings to choose from, and it’s free to enter the coloring contest. Simply choose your favorite drawing of the two, fill out the entry from, complete the drawing, and return it to the Nevada County Fairgrounds – either by mail or in person – before November 18.  The coloring contest is open to Nevada County residents only, and limited to one entry per person.

The coloring contest is divided into seven categories: five years old and under, 6 – 8 years, 9 – 12 years, 13 – 17 years, 18 – 64 years, 65 and over, and special needs. First, second and third place prizes will be awarded for each category.  First place winners will receive a 2017 Fair package; second place winners will receive two 2017 Fair admission tickets; and third place winners will receive one 2017 Fair admission ticket.

All entries will be on display in Ponderosa Hall with the Gingerbread House display during the Country Christmas Faire.  Winners will be announced with ribbons on opening day of the Country Christmas Faire.

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