Sonora Victorian Christmas Festival

November 27 - 29, 2020 | Fri & Sat 10 to 5 | Sun 10 to 4
Mother Lode Fairgrounds, Sonora, California

The tradition of a Sonora Christmas Festival, over Thanksgiving weekend, has gone on for over 40 years. Brothers Promotion is continuing the tradition with the Sonora Victorian Christmas Festival. The Festival will be again be held over the Thanksgiving weekend at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds, Sonora.

When you walk into the festival you will feel like you have stepped back into Victorian times with the Victorian theme throughout the Festival. The 2020 Sonora Victorian Christmas Festival will feature over 100 hand crafted artisans dressed in Victorian outfits with unique one of a kind gifts, musical entertainment, door prizes and shopping dollars given every hour and more!

With over 100 exhibitors, the Festival will provide shoppers with one-of-a-kind gifts that cannot be found anywhere else. Featuring art, crafts, jewelry, clothing, woodcraft, music, photography, toys, Christmas décor, and much more makes this a gift buyer’s delight.

This is an outing for the whole family where the Christmas spirit combines entertainment, food and shopping as a delight for all.  

The Event's Entertainment

Please check back in a bit! We're adding new entertainment to this event and will post them soon.

The Event's Cuisine

Rogue Pye by Artisan Hand Food

Rogue Pye makes the absolute best Savoury Hand-Held Pyes.  We have over 30 varieties of Vegetable, Chicken and Meat Pyes. Veg: Spinach-Artichoke-Mushroom, Veg Tikka Masala, Cheese & Onion, Cheese & Broccoli, Veg Pasty, Breakfast Pye and Ve …

The Event's Artists

Canvas Prints by Jerome

Canvas prints of wonderful nature scenes

Bill Bloom Arts

Ceramic artist Bill Bloom creates original Raku and Cone 5 sculptural work.  Each unique piece is individually slab-built, textured, and richly glazed.  His mystical designs are composed of imagery inspired by mythic, nature, sacred geometry, …

JEEBA Jewelry

JEEBA is an Australian Aboriginal word meaning, “Let’s get together and have fun!” JEEBA was established in Melbourne, Australia in 1983. Our designs reflect the Art Nouveau movement of Australiana which is inspired by indigenous organic shapes. Our je …

Heller Enterprises

fabric home decor – place mats, potholders, plastic bag holders, tortilla/potato bags, gift bags, paperback book covers, tree skirts and Christmas wreaths

J&K Beef Jerky

Premium Beef Jerky at a Value price

Jungle Maiden Jewelry

Ironside Pipes

Handcrafted in Northern California’s Gold Country, these sturdy, palm-sized travel pipes are tip-proof, break proof and discreet.  All pipes are made from sustainable North American white oak, with a beautiful marquetry mahogany inlay and fitted l …

Phoenix Fiber Mill

Phoenix Fiber Mill is a family owned and operated natural Fiber Mill. Besides manufacturing our own socks, we grow Alpaca fiber and wet/needle felt fiber gifts and products. We weave, knit and also teach fiber arts classes. We travel to approximately 3 …


We make harnesses for dogs. It’s a doggy thing! Our story begins with a 10 year old Chihuahua named Ren. Ren loved going on walks but soon found it difficult due to a fatty tissue around his neck region that caused many leashes and harnesses on the mar …


Assemblage. adornment. fiber. bit piecery. glass. greenlings and wild things. A happy spectrum of artful goodness 100% designed & handmade among the knots & tangles of my twisted, tiny studio in the heart of San Francisco Bay. “Welcome to my li …

Artisans at Mooseworks

Unique hand-crafted jewelry, utilizing semi-precious, glass, and metal beads, silver, gold-filled, and other metals wire, handmade ring chain, fiber (crochet, micro-macramé, and kumihimo) and precious metal clay. Artist’s Statement Color, shape, and te …

Ken Mayer Photography

Ken Mayer is a photographer living in Sonora.  He has been a member of Professional Photographers of America since 2014.  His work can be seen on several mediums such as; web site, paper, metal and canvas.  Known for his landscape and se …

Vendor Information

The Sonora Victorian Christmas Festival is going to build on the tradition of a many decades of Christmas festivals in Sonora and include features that will make this show a must do on vendors calendars. Sonora’s population swells on Thanksgiving weekend as many people from the Bay Area spend their holidays in this area.

With over 100 exhibitors, the Festival will provide shoppers with one-of-a-kind gifts that cannot be found anywhere else. Featuring art, crafts, jewelry, clothing, woodcraft, music, photography, toys, Christmas décor, and much more makes this a gift buyer’s delight.

All staff and vendors will dress in a Victorian theme creating the mood to capture the public’s heart. There will be multiple music stages plus kids’ entertainment as well as roving entertainment. Every hour there will be a give-away of 25 shopping dollars that must be spent on that day. Attendees LOVE such giveaways, and this will encourage them to spend more.  Vendors will turn in their collected ‘shopping dollars’ to Brothers Promotions for reimbursement.

Musical entertainment will include local school children as this always is a crowd pleaser and will help to bring out the locals.

Advertising will be extensive throughout the region with a yearlong campaign to capture the public’s attention.

Booth Sizes 10 x 10 and 10 x 8 (dependent on fire restrictions), inside at $435. Larger booths are available. Outside tent might might be available, depending on number of vendors.

Go to “Vendor Sign Up” page to apply for booth space. Save $50 by paying in full for your space by January 31, 2020.