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

Maddie Partida Music

Maddie Partida is a multi-talented musician from beautiful Santa Cruz, California. She has been performing since the age of five and is completely self-taught; specializing in vocals, piano and songwriting. Only recently has she decided to take classic …

Sierra Strings

Our mission is to provide music education, community, and performance to the Sierra Foothills. Students learn a strong technical foundation on their instrument, while expressing themselves through musical creativity. As President Gerald Ford once said, …

The Event's Cuisine

Natures Candy Company

Gourmet Nuts and Dried Fruits, most of which are grown on our family farm in Turlock, CA.   Using fresh nuts and natural ingredients,  we strive to provide you with a better way to snack.

J&K Beef Jerky

Premium Beef Jerky at a Value price

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

Patricia’s SIlver Designs

I am a second generation master jeweler with  former schooling in fine arts. Our designs are modern and architectonical yet still feminine , but never girlie :). We hunt most of our own stones and gems and use sterling silver .950 and .925 . A few …

Fractured Art Co.

we use the fractal burning method to make unique wood art in our studio.

DAVE CHRISTIAN ART

Dave Christian Art offers a large selection of travel prints from Dave’s original paintings that feature locations from Tuolumne County, Calaveras County and beyond.

Homegrown

In 1973 Michael Lingg, Bruce Johnson, and Patrick Durr got together “to play a little music for the summer.” Forty-seven years later the Home Grown trio is still focused on acoustic instruments and tight harmonies, enjoying the music of various decades …

JACK’S YARD ART

ceramic totems, ceramic planter yard art, refrigerator magnets, Bohemian sun catchers for home and weddings, wooden crates with vintage labels, wind chimes in driftwood and shells, wind chimes with beads and bells,

Rural Roots

I have heard Rural Roots products referred to as boho, earthy, western, worldly, and chic – which is quite the spectrum, but also fitting of who I am. I grew up in a small town cradled by National Forest land; raised by parents who are infinitely craft …

Verdant California (will be Crescent & Craft Apothecary)

Founded in 2015, we end your search for nontoxic and accessible, yet effective skin care products in sustainable packaging. All of our products are handcrafted in small batches in Santa Cruz (will be Carmel Valley) by owner and herbalist Liz Hodges. Ou …

JL Vision

I use a slab construct technique to create each one of my textured dishes.  I wheel throw my garlic keepers and use a New York style cut on my olive dishes.  My two clay bodies consist of icelia porcelain and navajo wheel and I use Coyote bra …

Doughfun

Bread dough Christmas ornaments designed to personalize

1948

Hand Knits

Paloma Pollinators

We start with forest stewardship, restoring land after intense fire and cleaning up hazardous and overgrown trees.  This not only improves the watershed and reduces the risk of catastrophic wildfire, it also produces usable logs.  We mill the …

Imagination Unlimited

Handmade Raggedy Ann’s, Christmas ornaments, rugs, soft sculpture

Laurie Jo Designs

I was born and raised in Southern California. I love the ocean and mountains that surround this area. I wanted to be a psychologist but decided that I wouldn’t make it if I couldn’t solve people’s problems, and besides it’s hard to spell. So I took the …

Canvas Prints by Jerome

Canvas prints of wonderful nature scenes

Dawn Discovered

Scarves of many colors

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

Jungle Maiden Jewelry

www.junglemaidenjewelry.com

Kalimba and basket

Hand woven Basket

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 …

Pawzly

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 …

thelisainez

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.