Nevada County’s Country Christmas Faire results |

Nevada County’s Country Christmas Faire results

Last weekend’s Country Christmas Faire at the Nevada County Fairgrounds saw more than 10,000 visitors, welcomed more than 120 vendors, featured 60 gingerbread houses and hosted a canned food drive.

The 15th Annual Gingerbread House Competition featured 60 entries. Of those entries, the “Best of Show” was awarded to Kathy Kinney of Grass Valley and the “People’s Choice Award” went to Mary Sweet and Austin Ault of Rocklin. 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 include Keilani Strachan, Breck Lumbard, and Deacon McCollum (age 5 and under); Caylee Sinnock and Katelyn Ines (ages 6 through 8); Savannah McNeely, Finn Becker, and Kenzie McCormick (ages 9 through 12); Nicholas Husak, Sebastian Lancaster, Sunny Deily, and Jacklynn Anderson (kits age 8 and under); Owen Strolle (ages 13 through 17); Kathy Kinney (ages 18 through 64); Richard Decker (age 65 and over); Violet Weston (special needs); First Grade Scotten After School Program (group, children); Ramey Cousins (group, teens); and the Dorer-Bratton Family (family category).

At Sunday’s canned food drive, Grass Valley Elks Lodge #538, with help from Boy Scout Troop 21, collected canned food donations for families in need during the holiday season.

The names of all the Gingerbread House Competition winners can be found on the Fairgrounds’ website at

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