The Nevada County Fairgrounds Administration Office and innergrounds will be closed to the public from December 21 to January 6. The RV Park Office will remain open daily. Happy holidays!
Beautiful sunset at Lions Lake at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Photo by 11:eleven Photography.
The Nevada County Food And Toy Run happens Saturday, December 14. Motorcyclists meet at the Rood Center and then leave at noon to begin their run to the Nevada County Fairgrounds. There is no fee or registration, just show up with an unwrapped toy. Details are provided here. Have fun!
Another beautiful photo of Kate in the November snow. Photo by Matthew Zeledon.
“Miners, Marigolds & Memories!” is the slogan for the 2020 Nevada County Fair. So much fun! Congratulations to Kristin Slade of Grass Valley for submitting the winning entry. We received almost 200 entries in the slogan contest, so a big thank you to all who entered.
Happy Holidays from Kate! Photo by Joy Porter.
The 35th Annual Country Christmas Faire at the Nevada County Fairgrounds welcomed more than 110 vendors, featured a gingerbread house and a new holiday ornament contest, and partnered with the Interfaith Food Ministry to offer a community canned food drive.
The annual gingerbread house competition featured more than 40 entries. Of those entries, the Best of Show was awarded to Heather Mickelson of Rocklin and the People’s Choice went to the group entry created by Joanne Perilman & Avery Lawson of Grass Valley. Both winners received a gift basket donated by Tess’ Kitchen Store.
The new holiday ornament contest received more than 50 entries. The Best of Show winner was Mary Wood of Rough and Ready, and the People’s Choice was awarded to Cheyanne Marchinek of Penn Valley. Both winners received a gift certificate to Ben Franklin.
At Sunday’s canned food drive, Interfaith Food Ministry collected more than 300 pounds of food for families in need in Nevada County. The Clear Creek School Errand Elves raised funds for science camp tuition, and the Northern Mines Service Unit Girl Scouts provided babysitting to raise funds for community service projects.
The names of all the gingerbread house and holiday ornament contest winners can be found here. The 2020 Country Christmas Faire is Thanksgiving weekend, November 27, 28 and 29.
Thank you to all who attended the Country Christmas, and a huge thank you to all the talented crafters and artisans for all their work. We’re already planning next year’s event. Happy holidays!
The Nevada County Fairgrounds and Interfaith Food Ministry are teaming up at the Country Christmas Faire for a canned food drive to help feed those in need in Nevada County.
Bring a can of food (or two or three) to the Country Christmas Faire on Sunday, December 1, and you’ll receive a coupon for $1 off general admission to the Christmas Faire on that day. Volunteers from Interfaith Food Ministry will collect the cans at the food collection bins on that Sunday at the Fairgrounds from 10 am – 4 pm at Gates 1, 3 and 5, which is also where you’ll receive your coupon. One coupon per person. All food collected will be used to help feed those in need in Nevada County.
The Country Christmas Faire is happening Thanksgiving weekend, November 29, 30 and December 1 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Hours are 10 am – 5 pm on Friday and Saturday, and 10 am – 4 pm on Sunday. Cost is $5, and free to children 12 and under. Parking is free.
For more information, about the Country Christmas Faire, visit here.
The 35th annual Country Christmas Faire is happening at the beautiful Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley on November 29, 30 and December 1.
Four large exhibit buildings will be filled with unique handcrafted gifts, crafts and holiday décor, giving Fairgoers a chance to begin their holiday shopping and purchase quality handmade items, including ceramics, jewelry, wooden crafts, soaps and lotions, ornaments, stained glass, candles, beadwork, fiber arts, and thousands of other unique gifts created by talented artisans.
Visitors to the Faire will enjoy musical entertainment, a gingerbread house and holiday ornament display, a community bonfire, and wagon rides around the Fairgrounds. There will also be delicious food and beverages available.
Santa will be available in the Cowbell Barn from 11 am – 4 pm on Friday and Saturday and from 11 am – 3 pm on Sunday. Bring your camera to capture that special photo. Babysitting is 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 at Main Street Center and available to assist with packages throughout the event.
On Sunday of the Fair, the Nevada County Fairgrounds will partner with Interfaith Food Ministry for a canned food drive. Bring a can of food on Sunday, December 1 from 10 am to 3 pm, and receive $1 off Sunday’s admission price (one coupon per person). All food collected will be distributed to feed those in need in Nevada County.
The Country Christmas Faire begins Friday, November 29 and runs through Sunday, December 1. Admission is $5 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.
The Nevada County Fairgrounds is located at 11228 McCourtney Road in Grass Valley. For more information, visit here or call (530) 273-6217.