Gingerbread, Ornament Contest Signup Announced |

Gingerbread, Ornament Contest Signup Announced

There are two fun contests for holiday bakers, decorators and crafters to enter at this year’s Country Christmas Faire – a gingerbread house competition and the new holiday ornament contest. The gingerbread house competition includes divisions for youth, adults, individuals with disabilities, and groups.

New this year is a Fairgrounds Building/Scene division for exhibitors who want to create a gingerbread house that represents a building or scene at the Fairgrounds.

Enter your best decorated ornament in this year’s new holiday ornament contest. With divisions for youth, adults and individuals with disabilities, exhibitors can either decorate a premade ornament or make an ornament from scratch. Class descriptions and rules are available at

The deadline to turn in entry forms is Friday, Nov. 22 by 4 p.m. To enter, complete the process online at or submit an entry form at the Fairgrounds Office on McCourtney Road. It’s free to enter! Ribbons will be awarded to winners in both contests, as well as Best of Show and People’s Choice prizes.

The Country Christmas Faire features of the work of talented artisans who fill the Fairgrounds exhibit buildings with thousands of quality handmade crafts and unique gifts. Santa Claus will be on hand. Free babysitting will be offered by Girl Scouts of the Northern Mines Service Unit in the Tall Pines Building. Errand Elves from Clear Creek School will be available in the lobby of Main Street Center to assist shoppers.

The Country Christmas Faire begins Friday, Nov. 29, and runs through Sunday, Dec. 1. The hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults and free to children 12 and under. Parking is free.

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