The 29th annual Country Christmas Faire continues today and Sunday at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley.
The fair features unique gifts and crafts from artisans from across the state.
Exhibit buildings are filled during the Thanksgiving weekend, giving shoppers a chance to start their holiday shopping with quality handmade holiday items, ornaments, jewelry, wooden crafts, soaps and lotions, hand-woven baskets, stained glass, candles, beadwork and dozens of other unique gifts.
The faire features strolling live entertainment, festival foods, the magical Gingerbread House exhibit, errand elves and a community bonfire. Wagon rides around the fairgrounds are offered, and Victorian singers, the bell-ringing RiverBells and the Sierra Symphony quartet are performing throughout the event.
Santa is available each day until an hour before the event closes, so bring your camera to capture that special photo with Santa.
Free babysitting is available in the Tall Pines Building, so parents can drop off their children while they enjoy holiday shopping. Additionally, Story Club, with free children’s storytelling and free book giveaways, are offered daily in the Tall Pines Building at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
On Sunday, the Nevada County Fairgrounds will partner with Grass Valley Elks for a canned Food Drive. Bring a can of food from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and receive $1 off Sunday’s admission price (one coupon per person).
All food donated will help feed those in need in Nevada County.
Admission is $4 for adults, and children 12 and under are free. Parking is $5.
However, fair-goers will receive one free admission for each paid parking pass.
The hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
The Nevada County Fairgrounds is located at 11228 McCourtney Road in Grass Valley. For more information, go to http://NevadaCountyFair.com or call 530-273-6217.