The Nevada County Food and Toy Run is happening Saturday! Watch the procession of more than 1,000 motorcycles as they make their way from the Rood Center to the Fairgrounds. If you want to help, please bring an unwrapped toy or non-perishable food item to the Fairgrounds. Remember, 12-16 year olds need toys, too. Additional information, along with the procession route, can be found here.
Holiday Concerts This Weekend
Don’t miss Music in the Mountains Holiday concerts happening this weekend at the Nevada County Fairgrounds! Join them for a turbo-boost performance of symphonic rock arranged by Mannheim Steamroller and Trans-Siberian Orchestra, along with your favorite carols. Part of their awesome concert lineup includes a FREE holiday concert to the kids in our community. They are also partnering with the Nevada County Food And Toy Run this year to make spirits bright for all. See you out here!
Gingerbread House Results and Canned Food Drive Results
A successful canned food drive, more than 120 vendors, and 45 gingerbread houses built made the 30th Annual Country Christmas Faire at the Nevada County Fairgrounds a success.
The 12th Annual Gingerbread House Competition was once again a crowd favorite, with 45 entries received. Of those entries, the Best of Show award went to the Files Family of Chicago Park, and the People’s Choice Award went to Kathy Kinney of Penn Valley. The Best of Show is chosen by the judges, and the People’s Choice is selected through ballots cast by individuals who attend the Christmas Faire.
First place winners in the traditional categories include Caylee Sinnock and Preston Lancaster (age 5 & under); Hunter Casteel and Finn Becker (age 6-8); Owen Strolle, McBride Family, Nate Becker, Kimberly Pfadt, and Evelyn Grandfield (age 9-12); Alyssa Porter, Jillian Beaver, J&C Anderson, and Willow West (Kits: Age 8 and under); Molly Becker (age 13-17); Sherry Andreini (age 18 -64); Joan Morton (age 65 & over); Nancy Pease (special needs); Scotten Out of School 3rd Grade, Scotten Out of School 2nd Grade, Scotten Out of School K/1st Grade, and Scotten Out of School 4th Grade Girls (group – children); Ali McDaniel and Pfadt Family (family); and the Files Family (Adult/Group – ages 18 and over).
The first place winner in the non-traditional categories is Joanne Perilman & Crew (adult/group – ages 18 and over).
At Sunday’s canned food drive, Grass Valley Elks Lodge #538, with help from Boy Scout Troop 21, collected more than 200 pounds of food. These donations will help complete Christmas food baskets for 28 local families during the holiday season.
The names of all the Gingerbread House Competition winners can be found here. The 2015 Country Christmas Faire is planned for Thanksgiving weekend, November 27, 28, and 29.
200 Pounds of Food Collected!
At Sunday’s canned food drive at the Country Christmas Faire at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley Elks Lodge #538, with help from Boy Scout Troop 21, collected more than 200 pounds of food. These donations will help complete Christmas food baskets for 25 local families during the holiday season.
These food baskets will include all the ingredients for a nice Christmas dinner, including ham, potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. Thanks to the Faire patrons, additional items will be added to each basket to support additional meals. SPD Market is helping the Elks get a good buy on the products purchased, and Boy Scout Troop 21 will assemble the baskets and carry them to the cars for those receiving them.
Great teamwork, and nice job!!
Donate a Can of Food; Receive $1 Off Christmas Faire Admission
The Nevada County Fairgrounds and Grass Valley Elks are teaming up 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, November 30, and the Fairgrounds will give you a coupon for $1 off general admission to the Christmas Faire on that day (one coupon per person). Volunteers from Grass Valley Elks will collect the cans at the food collection bins at the Fairgrounds from 10 am – 4 pm at Gates 1, 3 and 5, which is also where you’ll receive your coupon. All food donated will help feed those in need in Nevada County.
The Country Christmas Faire is happening Thanksgiving weekend, November 28, 29 and 30 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Hours are 10 am – 5 pm on Friday and Saturday, and 10 am – 4 pm on Sunday. Cost is $4, and free to children under 12. Parking is free.
Altar Show: Nov. 8 – 16
During the next week, take time to visit the Altar Show at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.
November 8 – 16
11 am to 7 pm daily
The Altar Show: Renewal and Remembrance, is a community-based, non-profit organization that provides a free annual exhibition, originally inspired by Day of the Dead, that involves and educates the community while providing a safe place to renew and remember in a respectful and safe space.
Co-sponsored by the Miners Foundry Cultural Center, this is an annual exhibit of more than 60 altars honoring our common human experience. Admission is free. For additional information, visit here, or call Meg at (530) 432-4280.
This Weekend: Bead Show, and an Altar Show
Here’s a look at some fun events happening this weekend at the Nevada County Fairgrounds!
The Whole Bead Show
November 8 and 9
Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm; Sunday noon to 5 pm
Sugar Pine Lodge
Presented by The Whole Bead Show, Inc., this is a small and intimate boutique show with a nice selection of beads, findings, buttons, artisan glass, resin beads, jewelry, seed beads, and more. Open to the public as well as to wholesale. Discover vintage through contemporary pieces made from glass, stone, metal, pearl, amber and porcelain. Admission is free. Wholesale buyers need to bring state-issued reseller’s permit. Visit www.WholeBead.com for information, or call (530) 265-2544.
November 8 – 16
11 am to 7 pm daily
Take time during the next two weekends to visit the Altar Show at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. The Altar Show: Renewal and Remembrance, is a community-based, non-profit organization that provides a free annual exhibition, originally inspired by Day of the Dead, that involves and educates the community while providing a safe place to renew and remember in a respectful and safe space.
Co-sponsored by the Miners Foundry Cultural Center, this is an annual exhibit of more than 60 altars honoring our common human experience. Admission is free. For additional information, visit www.thealtarshow.com, or call Meg at (530) 432-4280.
Preparing for the Country Christmas Faire
…and out come the preparations for the Country Christmas Faire, happening Thanksgiving weekend at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Three days of fun! We love this event!
Mortis Manor is Here for Terror at the Feargrounds!
Mortis Manor has arrived at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. It’s time for Terror at the FEARgrounds – tonight through Friday from 6 – 9 pm. Tickets on sale at the door. Want more information? Visit DrMortis.com. Be prepared to be scared and to scream!!!
Terror at the FEARgrounds Happening This Week
Terror at the FEARgrounds happens this week – Tuesday through Friday from 6 – 9 pm at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Tickets on sale at the door or in advance at the Fairgrounds, SPD markets, Raley’s, or online. We heard a lot of screaming at this event last year. Be there and be scared!!