Thank you for a wonderful WinterFaire 2016!  Our next WinterFaire will be on:

All details below are subject to change.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

10 – 4 pm

At The Siskiyou School (631 Clay Street)

PARKING:  Please note, there is NO PARKING at all at or near the school.  There is plenty of parking in various places within a 5 – 10 minute walk of the school.   Of course, carpooling and coming on foot or by bike is encouraged!

No matter what, please park kindly and legally!

What is WinterFaire?

The Siskiyou School’s Annual WinterFaire holiday event has been a tradition in the Rogue Valley for over 30 years!   At this family-friendly, old-fashioned event, you and your children may dip your own beeswax candle, choose a treat in the Crystal Cookie Room, pick a treasure from the Pocket Person, visit the magical throne room of the Fairy Queen, and more!  Many other enchantments, crafts, and activities, along with delicious food and more than 25 gift vendors, will be awaiting YOUR family!

Interested in being a vendor?  2017 Vendor Letter & Application
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Activities for Children & Families

Fairy Queen – 1 ticket

Visit the Fairy Queen in her throne room!  So magical for the young ones!

Puppet Story — “The Tomten” – 2 tickets per person/4 tickets per family

A small, friendly troll visits all of the residents of a wintry farm on a starry night. Story length is approximately 12 minutes.  No late entry.

Puppet Story Times:  11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, and 2 pm

The children absolutely love it–it is wonderful to see the enchantment in their eyes as the beautiful story unfolds.

Beeswax Candle Dipping – 4 tickets

Make your very own beeswax candle!  Children never stop marveling at the creation of their very own candle.  Both the beeswax and wicks are lead-free.

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Candleholder Making – 3 tickets

Make a candle holder out of a freshly sawed off round of wood and some decor to hold your beautiful new beeswax candle!

Fortune Teller – 5 tickets for kids, 10 tickets for adults

Want a little insight into the most interesting person in the world: YOU?  Meet with our fortune teller and her crystal ball and see what the mystery has to say!

Wooden Toolboxes – $25 per box

Pre-cut wooden pieces are assembled by your child into a functional, beautiful wooden toolbox with a natural wood handle.  Each toolbox comes with a Siskiyou School sticker for the side!  You may purchase your tickets in advance for this keepsake, wooden craft.

Crystal Cookie Room – 1 ticket

Walk into the magical winter wonderland and choose a simple cookie from the crystal landscape!  The cookies are free from nuts, corn syrup, and artificial colors and flavors.  Many cookies are gluten-free, as well.

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Jump Rope Making – 6 tickets, 18 for an extra long jumprope (when space & time allows)

What can be more fun than making your very own, excellent quality jump rope from colors of your choosing!?

The Gingerbread House – varies (2 – 5 tickets generally)

In this sweet room, young shoppers can choose a lovely gift from a small selection of items (constantly restocked) as a holiday gift and even have it wrapped!  The intention of this room is to give children an opportunity to buy gifts for family or friends, but not for themselves.

Sleeping Giant – 2 tickets

Children can brave a run in with the Sleeping Giant to grab a golden egg or an amulet from his “bedroom.”  This hilarious event is as much fun to watch as to participate in!

Go Fish – 2 tickets

Get a fishing rod and catch a fish!  Each magical fish has a prize for you inside!

Blacksmith – Make a Hook – 5 tickets

Hammer your own hook with our blacksmith!

Pocket Person – 1 ticket

Choose a special item from one of the many pockets on the stunning cape of the Pocket Person!


Peanut Butter Bird Feeders – 2 tickets

Make your own peanut butter bird feeder.  This is always fun for the little ones, especially!

Clove Oranges – 2 tickets

Stud a fresh, organic orange with cloves and string it with a ribbon.  This is a fragrant and festive holiday craft!

Wreath Making – 20 – 30 tickets

Make your own wreath from fresh greens and adornments!  Add a bow, and, voila, a festive item for the whole season!

Dragon Catapult – Free

Can you get an egg into the dragon nest with our mini dragon catapult?

Football Toss – Free

Take a break from the festivities and throw a football!

Face Painting – varies (3 – 5 tickets generally)

Our face painting artists are truly exceptional!  This is always a favorite!

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Henna – 5 tickets

Embody the fair with a henna tattoo!  Non-toxic and not permanent.

Dragon Bread – 1 ticket

Roast some bread on a stick over the fire for a tasty and toasty treat!

Siskiyou School Curriculum Table

Learn more about The Siskiyou School directly from teachers and see some of the truly amazing main lesson books from students.

Update:  Please note that our blacksmith is unable to attend this year.


WinterFaire Market & Silent Auction


Mix Café

That’s right! Mix Sweet Shop (from the plaza in Ashland) is here with goodies and lunch fare!

Katrina’s Tamales

A favorite at the Ashland Grower’s Market, Katrina offers delicious tamales made with GMO-free masa.

Peruvian Point

Enjoy delicious Peruvian food from one of the Rogue Valley’s newest food trucks!  What’s not to like about french fries with steak? 

Full Moon Crepes

See a delicious crepe made before your eyes! 

Live Music

10:00       Conrad & Merrel

11:00       Franky Hernandez – joyful & funky kids songs!

12:00       Creekside Strings Fiddlers

1:00         Still open!  Contact Meghein or Katie!

2:00         Still open!  Contact Meghein or Katie!

3:15      Heather Hutton – sacred music


If you or a group of you would like to volunteer at WinterFaire, your help would be appreciated.  Please contact Katie LaCroix (see below).


Please contact Katie LaCroix at (541) 482-8223 x38 or

All events are subject to change without notice.