Roasting Chestnuts: Carrying on the Tradition (Thank You, Kathlene Snow)

In memory of her Dad, Dean Pitts, Kathlene Snow will be roasting chestnuts at this year’s Country Christmas Faire. For the past 10 years, Dean (picture here with Sharon, his wife of 64 years) roasted chestnuts at the bonfire at the Country Christmas Faire. When he passed away earlier this year, Kathlene decided to step in to continue the tradition. According to Kathlene, “the Country Christmas Faire was his event. He loved the people and the chance to volunteer. He became close friends with the firefighters who watched over the fire pit, and he loved visiting with the public. He never knew a stranger.  His shoes will be hard to fill, but I am thankful for the opportunity. It will be healing for us all.”  When visiting the Country Christmas Faire, be sure to stop by the community bonfire, try a roasted chestnut, and say hi to Kathlene (who will be wearing her Dad’s hat).

Categories: Country Christmas Faire, Events, and Nevada County Fairgrounds.

Enter An Exhibit – Get Free Classic Tickets

Have you thought about entering an exhibit in this year’s Harvest Fair at the Draft Horse Classic? You have until next Friday, September 15 to turn in the entry forms. You can enter online or at the Fair Office. As a bonus, all those who enter receive free tickets to the Draft Horse Classic on Friday night. It’s a win-win, so get those entry forms in.
Categories: Draft Horse Classic, Events, and Nevada County Fairgrounds.

Enter an Exhibit in the Harvest Fair

Gardeners, crafters, bakers and artists – how about entering an exhibit in the Harvest Fair at the Draft Horse Classic? The deadline to turn in entry forms is Friday, September 15. It’s free to enter, and all exhibitors will receive complimentary tickets to the Friday evening performance of the Draft Horse Classic. Details can be found here
 
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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.

Vendor (@straubglass)

 

 

Categories: Country Christmas Faire.

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.

Enter Your Exhibits in the Harvest Fair

Entry forms are now being accepted for exhibit entries in the Harvest Fair, which takes place during the Draft Horse Classic, September 22 – 25, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. The deadline to turn in entry forms to enter exhibits is 4 pm on Friday, September 16. It’s free to enter, and all exhibitors will receive complimentary tickets to the Friday evening performance of the Draft Horse Classic.

Entry forms are now being accepted at the Fair Office and here. There are more than 100 different categories to choose from, including fruits and vegetables, cobblers, harvest pies, scarecrows, jams, honey, cut flowers, produce characters, and birdhouses. There’s even a “Garden Photo Contest” to share the beauty of your own garden and plants; and an Adult Artistic Corner for those interested in showing off arts and crafts. So many fun categories to choose!

There’s a division for youth and teens, which includes categories like apple face dolls, decoupage, Halloween masks, painted pumpkins, wreaths, table settings, and ceramics. Plus, there’s a Special People’s division for those interested in showing off their talents at the Harvest Fair.

Exhibitors must either submit paper entry forms at the Fair office or enter online between now and Friday, September 16 at 4 pm.  It’s free and it’s simple!

Complete descriptions of all Harvest Fair divisions and categories are available here, at the Fair’s Office on McCourtney Road, or by calling the Fairgrounds Office at (530) 273-6217.

The Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair runs September 22 – 25 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. There are six performances featuring the beautiful Draft Horses – Thursday and Friday at 6:30 pm, Saturday at 10 am and 6:30 pm, and Sunday at 10 am and 4 pm.

In addition to the Draft Horse performances, the Harvest Fair is happening at the Fairgrounds throughout the event. Musical entertainment, Art at the Classic, food vendors on Treat Street and around the grounds, a clogging jamboree, Harvest Fair exhibits, and visits to the barns make for a fun family day at the Harvest Fair.

scarecrows at the Harvest Fair

Categories: Draft Horse Classic.

Enter An Exhibit: Friday is the Deadline to Turn in Paperwork

Don’t forget! Friday is the last day to turn in your paperwork to enter an item in the Fair. Or, enter online, and you have until Sunday evening to complete the paperwork! From flowers to photography to quilts to poetry! It’s easy to fill out the paperwork, and you could win a pretty sweet ribbon for those yummy cookies! Enter here or visit the Fair Office on McCourtney Road.

Floral display (in boots)

 

Categories: Nevada County Fair.

Deadline to Turn in Paperwork to Enter an Exhibit in the Fair is Friday

Are you going to enter an exhibit in this year’s Fair? If so, what? You have until the end of this week to turn in the paperwork!  It’s easy to enter, most categories are free, and it’s fun to see your exhibits on display at the Fair. Oh, and you’ll also get free admission to the Draft Horse Classic.

Proud Dad Moment (exhibits)

 

Categories: Nevada County Fair.