Carson Valley Events
One of the most anticipated events of the year is coming up soon:
The Genoa Candy Dance & Faire
The dates for the 93rd Annual Candy Dance Faire are Saturday and Sunday, September 28-29, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The first “candy dance” took place in 1919, back when Nevada’s first settlement was was securing its roots. The event was originally more of a fundraiser than a faire, suggested by the town judge’s daughter. The intent to help raise money to buy streetlamps for Genoa and the idea was to spend the day making candy to pass out to guests during an evening dance. If a hosted dance with sweets to go around wasn’t enough of an incentive for folks to come and support their community, the event featured a midnight supper as well. The judge and his daughter did end up raising enough money to purchase streetlights for the town, however, the candy dance continued to take place year after year in order to pay for the electricity to power those lamps.
Now, 93 years later, his fun festival celebrates Genoa’s history and Nevada’s admission to the United States. It takes place during the last full weekend in September near many quality affordable residential real estate properties at the Genoa Town Park Complex. The event boasts over 300 craft food and drink vendors, more than 90 artists and craft vendors, live music, family activities, an annual BBQ dinner and, of course, dancing.
Home buyers can find out more details about Carson Valley Candy Dance Faire by calling the Genoa Town Hall Office Complex at 775-782-8696 during normal business hours, or by visiting the Town of Genoa, Nevada events page
Other events that take place near Carson Valley homes for sale include the following:
Genoa Cowboy Festival (May):
The Genoa Cowboy Festival is a rustic blend of entertainment, heritage, Western culture, and a beautiful setting at the base of the Sierra Nevada in picturesque Carson Valley. Historic Genoa, home of many Nevada “firsts,” including the first ranch still has working cattle ranches just steps from the town. The Cowboy Festival celebrates this rich history with Western music, Cowboy Poetry, food & drink and a number of different events. This fascinating festival features lots of Native American and Western demonstrations including drum making, blacksmithing, dance, and so much more.
Carson Valley Days Carnival (June):
The Carson Valley Days Carnival is a five-day summer carnival that is a fundraiser for several Minden, Nev. charities. It takes place each June at several venues including Lampe Park and Minden’s downtown area. It offers Carson Valley residents many fun activities including carnival rides, games and live music concerts. Other popular attractions include an art bazaar, a parade and several food courts.
The Topaz Lodge Fishing Derby (January):
The Topaz Lodge Fishing Derby is annual New Year’s Day fishing tournament that takes place at Topaz Lake. It attracts hundreds of anglers each year who compete for cash and prizes. Home buyers can enter this tournament by calling the Topaz Lodge Resort & Casino at 800-962-0732 at least six weeks in advance.
Hot August Nights (August):
Hot August Nights is your chance to get up close and personal with America’s coolest cars, watch adrenaline-pumping drag races, and rock out to the best live music. With events taking place in Reno/Sparks, and Tahoe South.
The Corley Ranch Harvest Festival (September-October):
The Corley Ranch Harvest Festival is an annual celebration of autumn’s arrival that teaches home buyers about the Carson Valley’s unique agricultural history. It takes place each weekend from Sept. 29 to Oct. 31 in Gardenerville, Nev. at the Corley Ranch.
Some of the festival’s most popular attractions include a corn maze, a petting zoo, hay wagon rides and a miniature golf course. Other popular recreation attractions include a pumpkin patch, a craft fair and several food booths. Children will also enjoy visiting the haunted corn maze that is open during October.
The Carson Valley Days Golf Tournament (June):
The Carson Valley Days Golf Tournament is a friendly golf competition that takes place during the Summer at the pristine Carson Valley Golf Course and the Carson Valley Golf Club. It features a scramble format that offers golfers a chance to win prizes. It also features a catered lunch and a silent auction. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Carson Valley’s Active 20-30 Club’s charitable activities.
The Carson Valley Christmas Kickoff Festival (December):
The Carson Valley Christmas Kickoff Festival takes place during the first weekend in December at Gardenerville’s Heritage Park. It features many activities that offer Carson Valley residents a fun way to welcome the Christmas season. Some of these activities include concerts, wagon rides and a light show. Finally, Carson Valley residents will also enjoy the food booths that dot the area around Gardenerville’s Town Square Center.