2018 Fun at the Nevada County Fairgrounds

Mark your calendar with these dates! Whether it’s the Fair, Draft Horse Classic, Home and Garden Show, The Strawberry Music Festival, AKC Dog Show, Roamin’ Angels Car Show, California WorldFest, Halloween Fun, Gem and Mineral Show, or Country Christmas Faire – it’s happening at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in 2018.

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This Weekend (October 21 & 22): Winterfaire Craft Show

The Winterfaire Craft Show is happening tomorrow and Sunday (October 21 & 22) from 10 am to 4 pm in Main Street Center at the Fairgrounds. The show features locally made arts and crafts, as well as door prizes and food. The cost is $2, or bring a can of food and receive $1 off admission. Parking is free. Presented by the Craft Guild of Nevada County. For information, visit here
 
 
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This Weekend: Winterfaire Craft Show (October 15 and 16)

The Winterfaire Craft Show is happening Saturday and Sunday (October 15 & 16) from 10 am to 4 pm in the Main Street Center at the Fairgrounds. The show features tons of locally made arts and crafts – as well as door prizes and food. The cost is $2, or bring a can of food and receive $1 off admission. Parking is free. Presented by the Craft Guild of Nevada County. For information, visit http://craftguildnevadacounty.org/.
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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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Create a Gingerbread House and Win!

Now is the time for holiday bakers to think about the creation of a magical Gingerbread House to enter into the 13th annual Gingerbread House Competition at the Country Christmas Faire, held November 27, 28, and 29 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. Houses, bungalows, cottages, and castles fashioned from spicy gingerbread will be displayed for holiday shoppers to enjoy during the Thanksgiving weekend festivities.

Competitors may enter any of the many categories, including children, teens, adults, special needs, families, and groups.  There’s even a category for children under 8 years of age who want to enter a house made by a kit. All those who enter a Gingerbread House exhibit will receive two free passes to the Country Christmas Faire.

Ribbons are given to all winners, and the Best of Show winner will receive $100. A special gift basket from Tess’ Kitchen Store will also be awarded to the Best of Show winner and the People’s Choice Award winner.

Entry forms must be received at the Fairgrounds between now and Friday, November 20 by 4 pm. The actual gingerbread house entry must be delivered to the Fairgrounds on Tuesday, November 24 between the hours of 11 am – 6 pm at Ponderosa Hall.  The cost is $2 to enter, and all Gingerbread House exhibitors will receive two free passes to the Country Christmas Faire.

Entry forms and a complete list of rules can be picked up at the Fairgrounds office on McCourtney Road, or downloaded from here.

The Country Christmas Faire features talented artisans who fill the Fairgrounds exhibit buildings with quality hand-made crafts and unique gifts, so you can get all your holiday shopping done in one location. Visitors to the Faire will enjoy strolling live entertainment, festival foods, wagon rides, and a community bon-fire. Santa Claus will be on hand to greet children, so bring your camera to get that special photo. Santa will be available each day until an hour before closing time.

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.

The 31st annual Country Christmas Faire begins Friday, November 27, and runs through Sunday, November 29.  The hours are 10 am – 5 pm on Friday and Saturday; and 10 am – 4 pm on Sunday. Admission is $4 for adults, and free to children 12 and under. Parking is free. On Sunday, if you bring a can of food, you’ll receive $1 off admission. All food donated is collected by the Grass Valley Elks and used in their Christmas baskets that they hand out in December.

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Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Oh my cuteness! First time Christmas Craft Faire attendee Sarah Deyermenjian captured this sweet photo of her baby meeting Santa for the first time last year at the Country Christmas Faire. Don’t you love the expression?! Come on out and meet Santa this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. He’ll be here from 11 am – 4 pm on Friday and Saturday; and from 11 am to 3 pm on Sunday. 

Baby with Santa (Sarah Deyermenjian) - 2014

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This Weekend: Winterfaire Craft Show and an Alpaca Show

October 17, 2014

This weekend, we’ve got two fun, unique events happening at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

Winterfaire Craft Show
Happening Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm at the Main Street Center, the Winterfaire Craft Show features quality hand-crafted items, including art, jewelry, toys, gourds, hand woven items, wood crafts, and metal work. There are also door prizes, a dining area, and free activities for children. The cost for admission is $2, or bring a can of food and admission is only $1. Parking is free. Presented by the Craft Guild of Nevada County. For more information, visit here.

Gold Country Gathering Alpaca Show
Visit the Alpaca Show, happening Saturday and Sunday in the Livestock areas at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. There will be vendors, a fleece show, and a silent auction. Admission is free. Additional information can be found here.

Two fun events in one beautiful location. See you at the Fairgrounds!

Alpaca

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