35th Annual Country Christmas Faire

The 35th annual Country Christmas Faire is returning to the beautiful Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley on November 29, 30 and December 1.

Four large exhibit buildings will be filled with handcrafted items and gifts, giving shoppers a chance to start their holiday shopping and purchase quality handmade holiday items, ornaments, jewelry, wooden crafts, soaps and lotions, stained glass, candles, beadwork, fiber arts, and hundreds of other unique gifts created by talented artisans.

Find just the right unique gift.

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.

Come see which entries won the Gingerbread House contest.

Santa will be available in The Cowbell Barn from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Sunday.  Bring your camera to capture that special photo. Free babysitting with activities will be 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 shoppers throughout the event.

Take a horse drawn wagon ride at Country Christmas Faire. Photo by Lenkaland Photography.

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 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday.

The Nevada County Fairgrounds is located at 11228 McCourtney Road in Grass Valley. For more information, visit NevadaCountyFair.com or call (530) 273-6217.

Content and photos submitted by Wendy Oaks, Nevada County Fairgrounds.