Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Genoa Cowboy Festival

Genoa Cowboy Festival Scheduled for April 30th through May 2nd, 2015

Genoa, Nevada – March 17, 2015 – The Town of Genoa, Nevada, announced today that the sixth annual Genoa Cowboy Festival will take place from April 30th through May 2nd in the Town of Genoa. Previous Cowboy Festivals have attracted thousands of visitors to the picturesque community located in the eastern foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Genoa, widely recognized as Nevada’s oldest town, is a short 45-minute drive south from Reno and in close proximity to South Lake Tahoe.

This year’s event will feature performances by some of the best-known entertainers in Western music and cowboy poetry, including Lacy J. Dalton, Gary Allegretto, Mike Beck, Belinda Gail, Richard Elloyan, Sourdough Slim, Larry Maurice, “Bimbo” Cheney, The Western Flyers western swing band, and many more. 

Other festival events include: Chautauqua performances; a birding nature walk at the River Fork Ranch; a “Birds and Buckaroos in the Carson Valley” photography show at The Nature Conservancy’s Whit Hall Interpretive Center; and a dinner and barn dance on Thursday evening, April 30th, at Trimmer’s Outpost in the Town of Genoa.

The Genoa Cowboy Festival is a wonderful blend of beautiful setting, entertainment, heritage and Western culture. This year’s event is free to the public and also features cowboy mercantile crafts and clothing, Western art exhibits, pioneer and Old West living history reenactors, and a variety of delicious food from popular local eateries. 

From its 19th century beginnings, cowboys and ranching have shared work, words and music in this historic community. The Town of Genoa celebrates that rich history and tradition with its annual celebration of the Western lifestyle. For tickets to evening concerts and more information go to:  www.GenoaCowboyFestival.org or call 775-782-0326.

Monday, March 9, 2015


Carson Valley is well-known for it's trails.  Whether you are on foot, hoof, or wheel you can enjoy easy public access to some of the finest trails around.  The Carson Valley Trails Association  has done it once again.  This time in the Pine Nut Mountains. The Pinyon Trail and Trail head is now open with a formal opening Saturday, March 14th. The trail is just over 5 miles long and is located about 7 miles east of Gardnerville. This trail is open to hikers, equestrians, mountain bikers and dogs. This trail project was funded by the CVTA in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management and Douglas County.  Come on out and enjoy another beautiful trail we have in Carson Valley.  Hope to see you there!  For more information, visit:  http://www.carsonvalleytrails.org/index.html