Wanted: Crafters for 2018 Country Christmas Faire

Are you interested in being a vendor at the 2018 Country Christmas Faire? Last year’s event had more than 10,000 visitors! If you’re interested in being part of this unique holiday event, the application is available here. Photo by @sweetpickensreno.

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

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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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.

Competition Handbook Available: All the Info You Need to Enter an Exhibit

The Nevada County Fair’s Competition Handbook, which includes all the information you need to enter exhibits in this year’s Fair, is now available. If you can make it, bake it, grow it or show it, there is a category for you – and it can be found in the Competition Handbook!

Why not showcase a child’s artwork project from school, a cooking skill, or a special collection? Try baking cookies, entering a photo, creating a produce character, making the Ugliest Decorated Cake, writing a poem, entering the Pet Look-A-Like photo contest, or making a bookmark. This year, we have some new categories like blue jean art, creative yard art, toothpick art, or creating a string garden (Kokedama).

There are also lots of special contests like the Squash Mobile Races, Daily Special Food Contests, and an Instagram contest. With hundreds of categories available for children and adults – the Competition Handbook has something for everyone.

Copies of the free handbook are available at the Fairgrounds’ Office, Chamber of Commerce offices, post offices, county libraries, Raley’s, SPD, Ben Franklin, Foothill Mercantile, and other local businesses, as well as on-line at NevadaCountyFair.com.

It’s easy to enter! Look through the book, pick your favorite categories, and follow the simple steps for completing the entry forms. You can even enter on-line.  Most categories are free to enter, and you can enter on-line or at the Fair office. The deadline for submitting entry forms and on-line entries is July 22 at 4 pm.Ribbons and awards

Categories: Nevada County Fair.