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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Categories: Country Christmas Faire and Nevada County Fairgrounds.

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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Coloring Contest Entries!

We’re starting to receive entries in our coloring contest. So, so cute! If you’re interested in entering the contest, coloring sheets are 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. There are categories for adults and children, and winners in each category will receive 2017 Fair admission tickets. Have fun!

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Country Christmas Faire: Thanksgiving Weekend

Mark your calendar for Thanksgiving weekend! The Country Christmas Faire 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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Coloring Contest

The Fairgrounds is hosting a coloring contest for children and adults as part of the Country Christmas Faire. Coloring sheets will be inserted in The Union on November 2, and also 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 will receive 2017 Fair admission tickets. Have fun!

pdf Coloring Sheets for the Coloring Competition

 

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Enter the Gingerbread House Competition

Want to enter the Gingerbread House Competition at the Country Christmas Faire? The deadline to turn in the form is November 18. Forms are available here or at the Fairgrounds Office. It’s all part of the Country Christmas Faire, November 25 – 27 at the Fairgrounds.

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Categories: Country Christmas Faire.

Country Christmas Faire: Thanksgiving Weekend

Mark your calendar for Thanksgiving weekend! The Country Christmas Faire 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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Categories: Country Christmas Faire.

Mark Your Calendar: Country Christmas Faire

Mark your calendar for Thanksgiving weekend! The Country Christmas Faire 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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Categories: Country Christmas Faire, Events, and Nevada County Fairgrounds.

Visit the Fairgrounds in 2016

Visit us in 2016 for the annual Cioppino feed, the Nevada County Fair, the Draft Horse Classic, and the Country Christmas Faire!

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Categories: Country Christmas Faire, Draft Horse Classic, Events, Nevada County Fair, and Nevada County Fairgrounds.

Country Christmas Faire: November 27, 28 and 29

Mark your calendar for the 31st annual Country Christmas Faire at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley on November 27, 28 and 29. 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 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, 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 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 29, 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 27, and runs through Sunday,

November 29. Admission is $4 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.

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