Nevada City Virtual Tour

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Country Christmas Fair Nevada County

November 25, 26 and 27

Nevada County Fairgrounds

GIFTS AND CRAFTS GALORE: With multiple buildings filled with thousands of unique gifts and crafts, you'll find something for everyone on your list - plus a little something for yourself.

FESTIVITIES: In between shopping, enjoy strolling carolers, the magical gingerbread house display, wagon rides, delicious food, the bell ringing RiverBells, and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Or, for a slower pace, grab a cup of hot chocolate and a bag of kettle corn and sit and enjoy the bonfire. We've even got some chestnuts roasting on an open fire!

FREE BABYSITTING AND ERRAND ELVES: The Northern Mines Girl Scouts will offer free babysitting so parents can drop off their children while they enjoy holiday shopping. Errand elves will also be available to assist you throughout the event.

CANNED FOOD DRIVE: The Nevada County Fairgrounds has teamed up with HOPE (Help Other People Eat) for a canned Food Drive. Bring a can of food on Sunday, November 27, from 10 am to 4 pm, and get $1 off Sunday's admission price. All food donated will help feed those in need in Nevada County.


Friday, November 25 from 10 am - 5 pm

Saturday, November 26 from 10 am - 5 pm

Sunday, November 27 from 10 am - 4 pm

Admission: $4 for adults and free for children 12 and under. Parking is $5; however, Faire-goers will receive one free admission for each paid parking pass.

For information, visit or call (530) 273-6217.

Gingerbread House Competition

Now is the time for holiday bakers to think about the creation of a magical Gingerbread House to enter into the 9th annual Gingerbread House Competition held at the Country Christmas Faire.

Competitors may enter any of the 11 categories, including children, teens, adults, special needs, families, groups and businesses. There is even a category for children under 8 years of age who want to enter a house made by a kit.

Entry forms must be received at the Fairgrounds by Friday, November 18; the actual gingerbread house entry must be delivered to the Fairgrounds on Tuesday, November 22. All Gingerbread House exhibitors will receive two free passes to the Country Christmas Faire.

Entry forms and a complete list of rules can be picked up at the Fairgrounds office on McCourtney Road, or downloaded here. For more information, call (530) 273-6217.

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