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Gardnerville * Genoa * Minden * Topaz Lake
Welcome to Carson Valley! Here you’ll find everything the area has to offer, including event information, trip-planning tools, special offers and links to dozens of attractions and businesses throughout the valley. From bird watching, cycling, fishing, golfing, hiking, soaring and numerous other outdoor recreational activities you’d expect to find within the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Lake Tahoe and the Carson River, to information on the areas authentic dining, gaming and lodging options and rich artistic, cultural and historical scenes. Explore our site then come visit the Rugged ∙ Relaxed ∙ Reachable, Carson Valley!
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Genoa Candy Dance
September 27th & 28th
The Arts & Crafts Faire was added in the 1970s, and later became a two-day event. The first Faire was held on the front lawn of a private residence in Sierra Shadows on Genoa Lane with twelve vendors. A few years later the popular Faire was moved to the Mormon Station Historic State Monument grounds. Expanding proved necessary and now Faire exhibitors are also found along Nixon Street, and along the sides of Genoa Lane and Main Street. With all the people visiting the Faire these days, the streets in and out of Genoa are temporarily closed during the day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Shuttles bring people from the main parking lots on Genoa Lane and Foothill Road, as well as the limited parking lot at the Genoa Cemetery. There is also a shuttle that runs from the Carson Valley Inn and Douglas High School to the Genoa Lane parking lot.
The 94th Annual Candy Dance offers music from a live band playing everything from rock-n-roll, country-western, swing and hop to waltzes for all ages. Everyone is invited to the Saturday night dinner and dance. A limited number of tickets are sold to the event. 2009's dinner-dance in Genoa Park was a huge success with over 700 tickets sold.
Outdoor Recreation AboundsGet ready for hiking, fishing, road cycling and mountain biking, golf courses (we have GREAT golfing), OHV and motorcycle areas, wildlife viewing and horseback riding. Learn more »
Carson Valley Rider takes to the skies with Soaring Nevada
Take a break. Kick back and get a bird's eye view of the Soaring Capital of the World with the Carson Valley Rider.
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The Corley Ranch Harvest Festival
September 27 - October 26
Come out and enjoy this family friendly event, The Harvest Festival Extraordinary! There will be live entertainment, vendors, crafters, food and drink, petting zoo, Kiddie Land and a bouncy house for kids 5 and under, giant sling shot, hay rides, miniature horse rides, miniature golf, pig races and much more in addition to the 3 ACRE CORN MAZE and train rides. The pumpkin patch is open in October with over 30,000 pumpkins that you pick or you can purchase your fall decor in the Country Store.
On Saturday evenings, there is a "Night Crawler Maze Event" where you go in the maze with your own flashlights. It's a blast!
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