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2019 Christmas Fair!

2019 Christmas Fair Information

The Christmas Fair is Sandpoint's finest Christmas market, featuring local handmade crafts, vendors, unique gifts, treats, coffee, delicious food, "Santa's Workshop" kid's activities and Christmas Fun! Our children's area will feature Face Painting (free) and activities. Come join us for the festivities for this year's two-day fair!

The 2019 Christmas Fair is on Saturday, November 16 (9 AM - 4 PM) & Sunday, November 17 (10 AM - 3 PM). Find something unique & handmade for everyone on your list!

We will be hosting our 2ND ANNUAL Gingerbread House Competition again this year, to benefit the Bonner Community Food Bank! All Gingerbread Houses must be made prior to entry (not at the event), and entered on Friday, November 15th, between 11 am - 5 pm. They will be on display and voted on by the public for great prizes for local businesses and sponsors! The Gingerbread Competition is FREE to enter, but each participant must donate a canned food item to participate.

SANTA VISITS DAILY FROM 12 - 2 PM. Santa will be making rounds to say hello throughout the Main Exhibit Building, reading a Christmas Story, and doing Christmas Photos with kiddos (Please note: photos are just with your phone/camera- we won't have a photographer present). The Christmas Fair and all of the activities are FREE!

Last year, we had performances from several musical groups, and will have entertainment throughout the day, so come out and get a sweet Christmas treat and sit down to enjoy some great music. We had over 3,000 attendees in 2018 and plan to have more this year.

The Christmas Fair will feature several new, fun, exciting things for 2019, so get ready for a fun and festive time! And if you're looking for a great gift for that hard-person-on-your-list, this is the place to find it!

Download the 2019 Christmas Fair Flyer and hang it up to help us spread the word! The PDF file for download is below attached!

2019 Christmas Fair Flyer

2019 Christmas Fair Vendors


2nd Annual Gingerbread House Competition

This year, we will host our 2ND ANNUAL GINGERBREAD HOUSE COMPETITION to benefit the Bonner Community Food Bank!, thanks to the generous sponsorship from Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant! This exciting competition is FREE for anyone to enter, at any age - all we require is that you bring a canned food donation for the Bonner Community Food Bank! The winner in each age category will win PRIZES!

Gingerbread House entries will be accepted at the fairgrounds Main Exhibit Building on Friday, November 15th, from 11 AM - 5 PM. Entries must be completed at home before you enter them. You will fill out an entry form and get a competition number to attach to your Gingerbread House. You must not include your name anywhere on the gingerbread house!

The public attending Christmas Fair will have the chance to VOTE on their favorite Gingerbread House on Saturday, November 17th during Christmas Fair from 9 AM - 4 PM. There will be two age categories for entry: 14 & Under, 15 & Up. Only one vote per age category will be allowed per attendee.

Winners will be announced on Sunday, November 17th at 11 AM from the stage at Christmas Fair! All Gingerbread House entries must be picked up at the fairgrounds by 3 PM on Sunday, November 17th.

A couple other notes:
- Entries must be no larger than 12 x 12 inches.
- Bases do NOT need to be edible, (plywood, thick cardboard or a baking sheet recommended), but all visible materials must be edible.
- The Bonner County Fair Association has the right to remove any display at any time, for any reason, and at its sole discretion.

The full list of rules and competition information are in the PDF attached below. Good luck, everyone, and have FUN!

2019 Gingerbread House Competition Entry Form

2018 Christmas Fair Recap

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Check out some great photos from the 2018 Christmas Fair!
The 2018 Christmas Fair was a huge hit! With the first ever Gingerbread House Competition bringing in twenty entries and over 100 pounds of canned food for Bonner Community Food Bank, this was a fun, first-time event for a great cause.

The Christmas Fair was one of the highest attended - with over 2,000 attendees on Saturday and nearly 1,000 attendees on Sunday. Our Vendor Booth Spaces were completely full - and our vendors were AMAZING! Thanks to all of our fantastic vendors for coming out. Our Kid's Area was a hit, including face painting, ornaments, and coloring, as well as Santa Storytime and more.
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