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Annual event supports the town
A number of special events occur throughout the year in Genoa. None are bigger than the Annual Candy Dance Arts & Crafts Faire which has over 300 craft and food vendors and draws thousands of people to Genoa during the two-day event.
- Event Dates
- Parking and Shuttles
- Driving Tips
- Dinner-Dance: Tickets and Info
- Dinner Menu
- Meet the Band
- Road Closures
- History of the Candy Dance
- 2012 Candy Dance Sponsors
If you are interested in helping Genoa continue its Annual Tradition and would like to volunteer, please contact the Town Office, (775) 782-8696.
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53rd Annual International Virginia City Camel Races
Now who wouldn’t pay to enjoy watching a bunch of cowboy’s (professional jockey’s) race around on various International animals such as Camels, Ostriches and Emu’s, in their, what appears from the photo, to be, their skivvy’s (for you city folk, that’s cowboy talk for long underwear).
It’s a real hoot’n-holler’n good time!
NOTE: Bleacher seats fill up fast; blankets, low back lawn or camp chairs allowed. No coolers or outside food or beverage allowed.
The 53rd Annual Virginia City International Camel Races run from September 7th-9th, 2012 and will feature international jockeys racing every kind of unlikely species,…from camels to ostriches, and even emus! Set atop a historic mining quarry in historic Virginia City behind the Silverland Inn & Suites on E St., this unique legacy event combines an annual entertainment tradition with gold-rush era nostalgia. This year’s Camel Races are being produced by NV Shows, LLC in partnership with Road Shows, Inc., and The Virginia City Tourism Commission.
Race Start Times are as follows:
Friday, 9-7 and Saturday 9-8
~ 1PM GATES OPEN AT ~ 11:00am
(Don’t miss the HUGE, we’re kidding, Camel Parade right down the middle of C St, downtown Virginia City, at High Noon on Saturday, September 8th!)
~ 12PM GATES OPEN AT ~ 10:00am
Tickets Prices are as follows:
Adults ~ $12
Active Duty Military, Seniors 62 and over, Kids 5 to 12 ~ $8
Kids 4 and Under ~ FREE
Family Pack ~ $30 (includes 2 adult tickets and 2 kids tickets)
VIP Tickets ~ $40 (includes VIP Hospitality Tent with lots of shaded tables and chairs, and a delicious barbeque and one drink)
There’s still a plethora of activities to do. If you haven’t been now’s a great time to get out and enjoy this last weekends events. Event Schedule
Hot August Nights History
During an evening night on August 1, 1986, the Reno-Sparks Convention Center was bursting at the seams with hundreds of revelers who were partying, cheering and pushing to be let in to a first-time event of a magnitude yet to be realized. Inside, 10,000 spectators were massed together in anticipation of seeing and hearing a live event of the Righteous Brothers, Wolfman Jack, and Jan & Dean! It was that night when nostalgia was unleashed among an audience who excitedly relived their childhood years of the 50’s and 60’s- a time of innocence, prosperity, cars and the birth of Rock and Roll. The weather was HOT, the month of AUGUST was right, therefore, HOT AUGUST NIGHTS was born!
The aim of Hot August Nights was to fill a void in tourism in Reno during the month of August and to raise money for local charities. The first concert was held in the Convention Center parking lot where most hadn’t danced to “that” music, to a live band, under the stars, since high school. The memories flooded back and so did the desire for more! The first year of Hot August Nights was more of a nostalgia event than a car event. But it was the car parade that was the highlight of the Event for the participants and the crowds who thronged Virginia Street. The car owners were thrilled to show off their cars. They’d never had so many people “oohing and aahing” over their “works of art”. It was a proud moment for classic car owners.