Last weekend’s 34th Annual Country Christmas Faire at the Nevada County Fairgrounds welcomed more than 8,000 visitors and 115 vendors, featured 45 gingerbread houses and 75 coloring entries, and hosted a canned food drive.
The 16th Annual Gingerbread House Competition featured 45 entries. Of those entries, Best of Show ribbons and gift baskets donated by Tess’ Kitchen Store were awarded to Leeam Eaton, Owen Strolle, Johanna Pease, and Avery Lawson/Joanne Perilman. The People’s Choice/Best of Show Winner was Kathy Kinney, who received a gift basket from Tess’ and a cash prize.
First place winners in the Gingerbread House Competition include Charlie McCollum, Breck Lumbard, Emelina Lumbard, Christian Augustine, Lilah Black, Evie Black, Hazel Duran, Annabelle Husak, and Deacon McCollum (age 5 & under); Leeam Eaton (age 6-8); Finn Beckin (age 9 – 12); Jessa Jaskier (Kits); Owen Strolle (age 13-17); Kathy Kinney (age 18 -64); Johanna Pease (Special Needs); S.S.J. Stalcup and Ramey Cousins (group – children); Avery Lawson/Joanne Perilman, and Margo Murphy (family); and Christie Harris (group – adult).
At Sunday’s canned food drive, Interfaith Food Ministry collected more than 578 pounds of food for families in need. In addition, the Clear Creek School Errand Elves raised funds for science camp; and Big Horse Works, who provided carriage rides at the Faire, donated more than $300 to those impacted by the Camp Fire.
The names of all the Gingerbread House Competition winners can be found here. The 2019 Country Christmas Faire is planned for Thanksgiving weekend, November 29, 30 and December 1.
Photo by Lenkaland Photography
Thanks to Interfaith Food Ministry and to all who donated food at Sunday’s canned food drive at the Country Christmas Faire, more than 578 pounds of food were collected, which is enough to help approximately 30 families! Thank you for your generosity!
Mist, rain and happy trees at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Photo by Lenkaland Photography.
Thank you for a fantastic three days (rain and shine) at the Country Christmas Faire! So many smiling faces out here! Our talented vendors are busy packing up and we’re already talking about next year’s event on November 29, 30 and December 1, 2019! Happy holidays and we hope you enjoyed your visit!
These cuties from Tall Pines Nursery School handmade ornaments and decorated a tree in Main Street Center for visitors to enjoy at the Country Christmas Faire, which opens on Friday. Thank you to our little friends for their holiday spirit and for helping us make the Fairgrounds look festive!
Check out the new green tables installed today at Lions Lake! Makes you want to have a picnic, doesn’t it?! Thank you to our local Lions clubs for the new shade structures and tables!
Thanks to local Lions clubs, we now have four beautiful shade structures at Lions Lake at the Nevada County Fairgrounds! New tables are assembled and coming soon.
Kate has her bow on and she’s ready for next week’s Country Christmas Faire!
What do you love most about the Country Christmas Faire? Or, is this your first time attending? Leave a comment on our Facebook page, and we’ll randomly choose a few winners to receive free admission. This year’s Country Christmas Faire is November 23 – 25 and we’re counting the days!