November 11, 2016 – The Nevada County Fairgrounds is offering a coloring contest for children and adults as part of the annual Country Christmas Faire, November 25 – 27, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

Coloring sheets were inserted in The Union Newspaper on November 2, and are also available at the Fairgrounds office on McCourtney Road, or can be downloaded at

There are two drawings to choose from, and it’s free to enter the coloring contest. Simply choose your favorite drawing of the two, fill out the entry from, complete the drawing, and return it to the Nevada County Fairgrounds – either by mail or in person – before November 18. The coloring contest is open to Nevada County residents only, and limited to one entry per person.

The coloring contest is divided into seven categories: five years old and under, 6 – 8 years, 9 – 12 years, 13 – 17 years, 18 – 64 years, 65 and over, and special needs. First, second and third place prizes will be awarded for each category. First place winners will receive a 2017 Fair package; second place winners will receive two 2017 Fair admission tickets; and third place winners will receive one 2017 Fair admission ticket.

All entries will be on display in Ponderosa Hall with the Gingerbread House display during the Country Christmas Faire. Winners will be announced with ribbons on opening day of the Country Christmas Faire.

The Country Christmas Faire features exhibit buildings filled with quality hand-made crafts and unique gifts. Visitors to the Faire also enjoy strolling entertainment, festival foods, wagon rides, and a community bon-fire. Santa Claus will also be on hand to greet children. The Country Christmas Faire begins Friday, November 25, and runs through Sunday, November 27. The hours are 10 am – 5 pm on Friday and Saturday; and 10 am – 4 pm on Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults, and free to children 12 and under. Parking is free.

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